April showers bring forth May flowers.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #185



今回のフレーズは「April showers bring forth May flowers.」です。

「April showers bring forth May flowers.」は、直訳すると「4月の雨が5月の花をもたらす」となりますが、実際には「悪いことの後には良いことがある」という意味になります。


例えば、困難なプロジェクトが終わった後に素晴らしい成果を得た場合、「Our hard work will pay off in the end. Remember, April showers bring forth May flowers.(私たちの努力は最後には報われるよ。4月の雨が5月の花を連れてくることを忘れないで)」と言うことができます。

また、厳しい試練に直面した際に、「The challenges we face now will lead to better times. April showers bring forth May flowers.(今直面している困難は良い時期へと導いてくれるよ。4月の雨が5月の花をもたらすんだ)」と言うことができます。

「April showers bring forth May flowers.」は、4月に雨が多くて5月に花が咲くことが多いイギリスで生まれたことわざです。具体的な由来は、イギリスの詩人であるトーマス・タッサーの1557年の著書『A Hundred Good Points of Husbandr』にあり、もともとは「Sweet April showers, Do spring May flowers(4月の優しい雨が5月の花を咲かせる)」というフレーズでした。また、14世紀後半のジェフリー・チョーサーも、著書『カンタベリー物語』で4月の雨が花に与える良い影響に触れています。より詳細な言い回しである、「March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.(3月の風と4月の雨が5月の花を運んでくる)」というフレーズも使われています。

まとめると、「April showers bring forth May flowers.」は、文字通り「4月の雨が5月の花をもたらす」という意味ですが、困難や試練が後に良い結果を生むことを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、困難な状況にいる人に対して希望や励ましを伝えることができます。

この「April showers bring forth May flowers.」を使って、困難な状況を乗り越えた後の希望や成功を表現する場面で活用してみてください。

April showers bring forth May flowers.


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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.