Time flies.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #136



今回のフレーズは「Time flies.」です。

「Time flies.」は、直訳すると「時間が飛ぶ」となりますが、実際には「時が経つのは早い」「光陰矢の如し」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「I can’t believe it’s already midnight. Time flies when you’re having fun.(もう真夜中なんて信じられない。楽しい時間はあっという間だね)」と言うことができます。また、年末になって「Another year has passed. Time really flies.(また一年が過ぎたね。時間が経つのは本当に早い)」と感じることもあります。そのほかにも、子供の成長の早さに、「My son is already in high school. Time flies.(息子がもう高校生だなんて。時間が経つのは早いものだ)」と言うこともあります。

「Time flies.」という表現は、紀元前3世紀に古代ローマの詩人ウェルギリウス(Virgil)が『農耕詩(Georgics)』で用いたラテン語のフレーズ「tempus fugit(時間は飛ぶ/逃げる)」に由来します。このフレーズは、時間がはかない一時的なものであることを強調し、人生の移ろいや速さを表現する象徴となりました。英語では1800年頃に「time flies」という直訳が広まり、その後「Time flies when you’re having fun.」という派生表現も広く用いられています。

まとめると、「Time flies.」は、文字通り「時間が飛ぶ」という意味ではなく、時間が非常に速く過ぎていくことを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、楽しい時間や忙しい時間が速く過ぎ去る感覚を表現することができます。

この「Time flies.」を使って、楽しい時間や忙しい日々を振り返る際にぜひ活用してみてください。

Time flies.


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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.