Time flies when you’re having fun.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #131



今回のフレーズは「Time flies when you’re having fun.」です。

「Time flies when you’re having fun.」は、直訳すると「楽しいときは時間が飛ぶように過ぎる」となりますが、実際には「楽しい時間はあっという間に過ぎる」という意味になります。


例えば、友達と楽しい時間を過ごした後に、「We had such a great time together, time flies when you’re having fun.(一緒に素晴らしい時間を過ごしたけど、楽しいときはあっという間だね)」と言うことができます。また、休暇が終わるのが早く感じられるときに、「I can’t believe our vacation is already over. Time flies when you’re having fun.(休暇がもう終わるなんて信じられない。楽しい時間はあっという間に過ぎるね)」と言うこともできます。

「時間が飛ぶように過ぎる」という考え方は古代からあり、例えば、紀元前の古代ローマの詩人ウェルギリウス(Virgil)がラテン語で「tempus fugit(時は飛ぶ/逃げる)」というフレーズを使っています。英語では1800年頃に直訳の「time flies」という表現が登場し、さまざまな文学作品で使用されるようになりました。「Time flies when you’re having fun.」というフレーズは19世紀に入ってから使われ、楽しいと時間があっという間に過ぎてしまう感覚を表現しています。

まとめると、「Time flies when you’re having fun.」は、文字通り「楽しいときは時間が飛ぶように過ぎる」という意味ですが、実際には楽しい時間があっという間に過ぎることを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、楽しい経験や時間がどれほど早く感じられるかを表現することができます。

この「Time flies when you’re having fun.」を使って、楽しい時間の速さを感じる場面で活用してみてください。

Time flies when you’re having fun.


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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.