There are two sides to every story.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #227



今回のフレーズは「There are two sides to every story.」です。

「There are two sides to every story.」は、直訳すると「すべての話には2つの側面がある」となりますが、実際には「物事には必ず異なる見方がある」という意味になります。


例えば、相手の話を聞かない人に、「Remember, there are two sides to every story.(忘れないで、どの話にも二つの側面があるんだよ)」と言うことで、もう一方の視点も考慮するよう促すことができます。また、意見の対立の際にも、「We need to consider both perspectives because there are two sides to every story.(すべての話には2つの側面があるので、両方の視点を考慮する必要がある)」と言うことができます。

「There are two sides to every story.」の由来は、紀元前5世紀頃の哲学者プロタゴラスにまでさかのぼることができます。プロタゴラスは「人間は万物の尺度である」と唱え、相対主義の立場を取った人物として知られています。この表現は、一方的な見方ではなく複数の視点から考察することの重要性を説いています。その後、18世紀頃には英語圏で広く使われるようになり、現在では普遍的なことわざとして定着しています。「story」の部分は、「question」「issue」「coin」など、状況に合わせて様々なバリエーションに置き換えることができます。

まとめると、「There are two sides to every story.」は、文字通り「すべての話には2つの側面がある」という意味ではなく、物事や出来事について異なる見方や意見を尊重することの重要性を示しています。このフレーズを使うことで、公正でバランスの取れた判断をすることの重要性を強調することができます。

この「There are two sides to every story.」を使って、物事や出来事に対する異なる見方を考慮する場面で活用してみてください。

There are two sides to every story.


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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.