Variety is the spice of life.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #142



今回のフレーズは「Variety is the spice of life.」です。

「Variety is the spice of life.」は、直訳すると「多様性は人生の香辛料」となりますが、実際には「変化が人生を豊かにする」という意味になります。


例えば、新しいことが好きな人は、「I love traveling because variety is the spice of life.(多様性が人生を豊かにするから、旅行が好きだ)」と言うことができます。また、友人に新しいことを勧めるときに、「You should try new things more often. Variety is the spice of life.(もっと新しいことを試してみるといいよ。多様性が生活を楽しくさせるから)」と言うこともできます。

「Variety is the spice of life.」の由来は、イギリスの詩人ウィリアム・クーパー(William Cowper)の詩『The Task』(1785年)にあります。クーパーは、変化が生活を豊かにするという考えを表現するために、「Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.(多様性は人生のスパイス、それが人生に味わいを与える)」という表現を用いました。この一節は、スパイスが食べ物に味を加えるように、多様性が人生に豊かさをもたらすという意味で、現在でも広く受け入れられています。

まとめると、「Variety is the spice of life.」は、文字通り「多様性は人生の香辛料」という意味ではなく、変化や新しい経験が人生を豊かにすることを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、さまざまな経験や活動を取り入れることの重要性を表現することができます。

この「Variety is the spice of life.」を使って、日常生活に多様性を取り入れる場面で活用してみてください。

Variety is the spice of life.


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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.