An apple a day keeps the doctor away.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #178



今回のフレーズは「An apple a day keeps the doctor away.」です。

「An apple a day keeps the doctor away.」は、直訳すると「1日1個のリンゴが医者を遠ざける」となります。実際は、リンゴは万能薬という意味ではなく、健康的な食事の重要性を強調しています。


例えば、健康について話しているときに「I eat an apple every day because an apple a day keeps the doctor away.(私は毎日リンゴを食べているよ、だって1日1個のリンゴが医者を遠ざけるからね)」と言うことができます。また、リンゴを食べるメリットを言う際に、「Remember, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.(1日1個のリンゴが医者を遠ざけるんだよ)」と言うことができます。

「An apple a day keeps the doctor away.」の由来は、19世紀のウェールズにさかのぼります。もともとは「Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.(寝る前にリンゴを食べれば、医者に稼ぎを与えない)」という格言でした。時間が経つにつれて、シンプルで覚えやすい形に変わり、現在の「An apple a day keeps the doctor away」というフレーズが広まりました。このフレーズは、リンゴを食べることが健康に良いと示唆していますが、すべての病気を防ぐという意味ではなく、健康的な食事が重要であるということを強調しています。

まとめると、「An apple a day keeps the doctor away.」は、文字通り「1日1個のリンゴが医者を遠ざける」という意味で、リンゴを食べることが健康に良いことを伝えています。科学的な評価に関しては賛否があるようですが、リンゴには食物繊維やビタミンCが含まれ、栄養価が高い果物とされています。

この「An apple a day keeps the doctor away.」を使って、健康的な生活習慣の重要性を伝える場面で活用してみてください。

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.


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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.