A little learning is a dangerous thing.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #165



今回のフレーズは「A little learning is a dangerous thing.」です。

「A little learning is a dangerous thing.」は、直訳すると「少しの学びは危険である」となります。実際には、中途半端な知識はかえって危険であるという意味になり、日本語では「生兵法は大怪我のもと」とも意訳されています。


例えば、医療知識が不十分な人が自己判断で薬を使用する場合に、「Be careful, a little learning is a dangerous thing.(気をつけて、生兵法は大怪我のもとだよ)」と言うことができます。また、「He tried to fix the car himself, but a little learning is a dangerous thing.(彼は自分で車を修理しようとしたが、生半可な知識はかえって危険だ)」と言うこともできます。

「A little learning is a dangerous thing」の由来は、18世紀のイギリスの詩人であるアレキサンダー・ポープ(Alexander Pope)の詩『An Essay on Criticism(批評論)』から来ています。彼は詩の中で、「少しの学びは危険なものだ(A little learning is a dang’rous thing)」と警告し、中途半端な知識が過信や誤解につながる危険性を指摘しています。このフレーズは、当時から現在に至るまで、知識や学びの重要性を強調するために広く使われています。

まとめると、「A little learning is a dangerous thing.」は、文字通り「少しの学びは危険なこと」という意味で、中途半端な知識がかえって危険をもたらすことを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、知識を適切に得ることの重要性を強調することができます。

この「A little learning is a dangerous thing.」を使って、中途半端な知識の危険性を伝えたい場面で活用してみてください。

A little learning is a dangerous thing.


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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.