Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #192



今回のフレーズは「Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.」です。

「Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.」は、直訳すると「美しさは見る人の目の中にある」となりますが、実際には「美しさの基準は人それぞれ」という意味になります。


例えば、絵などの好みが異なる場合に、「Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.(まあ、美しさは人それぞれだからね)」と言うことができます。また、異なる文化や背景を持つ場合に、「Different cultures have different standards of beauty, as beauty is in the eye of the beholder.(美しさの基準は文化によって異なる、なぜなら美しさは見る人の感性によるから)」と言うことができます。

美が主観的であるという概念は、古代から世界各地で認識されてきました。例えば、孔子は「すべてのものに美しさはあるが、すべての者に見えるわけではない」と述べ、美の捉え方が異なることを示唆しました。また、紀元前3世紀に古代ギリシャの哲学者プラトンらは、美が客観的か主観的かについて議論しました。英語での「Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.」という表現は、19世紀にアイルランドの作家であるマーガレット・ウルフ・ハンガーフォード(Margaret Wolfe Hungerford)が初めて使用したと考えられています。

まとめると、「Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.」は、文字通り「美しさは見る人の目の中にある」という意味ではなく、美しさの基準は人それぞれであることを指します。このフレーズを使うことで、人それぞれの美的感覚や価値観の違いを尊重することができます。

この「Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.」を使って、美的感覚の違いについて話す際に活用してみてください。

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


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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.