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Let’s Learn! 間違えやすいDaily とDairyと Diary の違い

This is another set of words that are often confusing for English students.

They all look the same and have very similar pronunciations.

“Daily” means “day-to-day things”.
「Daily – デイリー」は「日々のこと、毎日」を意味します。

“Dairy” means the “products from cows” like Milk, cheese and yogurt.
「Dairy – デアリー」は、牛乳、チーズ、ヨーグルトなどの「牛製品」を意味します。

“Diary” is the thing you write in to record your day-to-day happenings.
「Diary – ダイヤリー」は、あなたの日々の出来事を記録することで書くもの「日記」です。

Learn and have fun with them! Good luck!

Have Lunch Vs. Have for Lunch

Let’s look at ‘have lunch’ vs. ‘have for lunch’.

Incorrect: ‘I had for lunch at a restaurant.’

Correct: ‘I had lunch at a restaurant.’

Correct:  ‘I had pasta for lunch at a restaurant.’

Incorrect: ‘I went out for have lunch.’

Correct: ‘I went out for lunch.’

Also, ‘a’ is not used before the words ‘breakfast’, ‘lunch’ or ‘dinner’.

Incorrect: ‘I had a breakfast at 7 am.’

Correct: ‘I had breakfast at 7 am.’

However, if used with a descriptive word, you need to use ‘a’.

Correct: ‘I had a buffet lunch with my friend.’

Incorrect: ‘I had buffet lunch with my friend.’

Also, ‘have’ and ‘eat’ can be interchanged in these sentences.

For example, ‘I ate breakfast at 7 am.’


Let’s Learn “Humidity”

Today’s word of the day is ‘humidity’. 

In Japanese it means 加湿.

Example sentences:
“The humidity is 60% today.” 

Related words are humid 湿っぽい,  humidifier 加湿器.

Example sentences:
“It’s very humid today! “

Be careful not to confuse it with the word ‘humility'(謙遜).

注意!humidity (加湿) と humility(謙遜) は発音と綴りが似ていますので注意ください!

Good luck with your English study!