Money talks.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #103



今回のフレーズは「Money talks.」です。

「Money talks.」は、直訳すると「金が物を言う」となります。


例えば、お金で物事が決まるのを目の当たりにして、「In this world, money talks.(この世界では金が物を言う)」のように言えるかもしれません。また、「In politics, money talks and influences decisions.(政治では、お金が物を言い、決定に影響を与える)」と言えるかもしれません。そのほかにも、「Sometimes, it feels like only money talks.(時には、お金だけがものを言うように感じる。)」のようにも言います。

「Money talks.」の起源は、お金の影響力に関する類似の表現から派生したとされています。例えば、17世紀のイタリア語のことわざに「Man prates, but gold speaks.(人はおしゃべりするが、金は話す)」というものがあります。また、紀元前5世紀頃の古代ギリシャでは、劇作家エウリピデスが同様の考えを述べていました。こうした背景から、「Money talks.」というフレーズが生まれ、19世紀頃から英語圏で広く使われるようになりました。

まとめると、「Money talks.」は、文字通り「金が物を言う」という意味で、お金が大きな影響力を持つことを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、お金で物事が決まることを強調することができます。

この「Money talks.」を使って、お金の影響力を感じる場面で活用してみてください。

Money talks.


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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A blessing in disguise.
A dime a dozen.
A feather in one's cap.
A penny for your thoughts.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A watched pot never boils.
Add insult to injury.
All ears.
All is fair in love and war.
All thumbs.
As cool as a cucumber.
As high as a kite.
Back to square one.
Back to the drawing board.
Backseat driver.
Barking up the wrong tree.
Beat a dead horse.
Beat around the bush.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Better safe than sorry.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bite off more than one can chew.
Bite the bullet.
Blood is thicker than water.
Break a leg.
Burn the midnight oil.
Call it a day.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Clean as a whistle.
Close, but no cigar.
Cost an arm and a leg.
Cut corners.
Cut to the chase.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Easy come, easy go.
Every dog has its day.
Fish out of water.
Fit as a fiddle.
Fortune favors the bold.
From rags to riches.
Get a taste of one's own medicine.
Get one's act together.
Get out of hand.
Give it a shot.
Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
Give someone the cold shoulder.
Go the extra mile.
Hit the hay.
Hit the nail on the head.
Hit the road.
Hit the sack.
Hold your horses.
Honesty is the best policy.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Ignorance is bliss.
In the blink of an eye.
In the heat of the moment.
In the twinkling of an eye.
It takes two to tango.
Jump on the bandwagon.
Jump the gun.
Jumping through hoops.
Jumping to conclusions.
Keep it under your hat.
Keep one's fingers crossed.
Keep your chin up.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Mind over matter.
On the ball.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Put a sock in it.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The ball is in your court.
Under the weather.
Where there's a will, there's a way.