Manners maketh man.の意味や使い方を解説!英語で1日1フレーズ #302



今回のフレーズは「Manners maketh man.」です。

「Manners maketh man.」は、直訳すると「礼儀が人を作る」となりますが、実際には「人間の価値は礼儀作法によって決まる」「礼儀が人格を形成する」という意味になります。


例えば、子供に礼儀の重要性を教える際に「Remember, manners maketh man.(忘れないで、礼儀が人間を形作るんだよ)」と言うことができます。また、「Good manners maketh man, so always be polite.(良い礼儀が人を作るので、いつも礼儀正しくしなさい)」と言うこともできます。

また、いつも礼儀正しく接してくれる人に、「He’s always so polite. Manners really do maketh man.(彼はいつもとても礼儀正しい。本当に礼儀が人を作るんだね)」と言うことができます。

「Manners maketh man」は14世紀頃から使われている表現で、古いラテン語の格言に由来しています。ここで使われている「maketh」は昔の中英語(1150~1500年頃)の頃の用法で、現在の「make」の三人称単数現在形に当たります。つまり、古風なフレーズになりますが、現在でも礼儀の重要性を伝えるために広く使われています。

まとめると、「Manners maketh man.」は、文字通り「礼儀が人を作る」という意味ですが、礼儀が人格を形成することを指しています。このフレーズを使うことで、礼儀作法の重要性を強調することができます。

この「Manners maketh man.」を使って、礼儀正しい行動や態度の大切さを示す場面で活用してみてください。

Manners maketh man.


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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.