||- English in the US - |
|セーフティードライブ ||safety drive ||driving safely |
|フロントガラス ||front glass ||windshield |
I've heard "windscreen" is also used in UK.
|バックミラー ||back mirror ||rearview mirror |
|ハンドル ||handle ||steering wheel |
|クラクション ||Klaxon ||car horn |
|ウィンカー ||winker ||blinker/turn signal |
"Indicator" is used in U.K.
|チャイルドシート ||child seat ||car seat |
|ボンネット ||bonnet ||hood |
Bonnet in U.K. but hood in USA.
|ガソリンスタンド ||gasoline stand||gas station |
"Petrol station" is used in U.K.
|ベンツ ||Bentz ||Mercedes |
Porsche is Porche. Ford is Ford. But Bentz is different.
I've heard that called same in Germany.
|シボレー ||SHI-VO-Rei? ||Chevrolet(Chevy)
I guess Chevrolet sounded Shi-vo-rei for Japanese when first imported.
|ハイウェー ||highway ||express way / free way |
Many of "highway" in U.S. have intersections and traffic lights.
"Motorway" is used in U.K.
|ナンバープレート ||number plate ||license plate |
"Number plate" is OK in U.K.
|タンクローリー ||tank lorry ||tanker |
|パンク ||punc(ture) ||flat tire |
|オートバイ ||auto-bi(ke) ||motorcycle |
|RV ||RV ||sports utility vehicle/SUV |
Somehow, cars such as Jeep Cherokee and Ford Explorer are called RVs, not SUVs, in Japan.
In U.S. RV is also called a camper, which is much bigger than "micro bus" in Japan, and has a bed,
a stove, and a shower inside.
|キャンピングカー ||camping car ||trailer house? mobile home/RV?|
|パト（ロール）カー ||patrol car ||squad car/police car |
"patroll car" is used but "squad car" seems more popular.
|バン ||van ||(station) wagon |
|ワゴン ||wagon ||van |
Somehow these two are mixed in Japan. A wagon is as tall as a sedan and
usually uses a same model name, such as "Camry wagon."
But a full-size van is much taller.
|マイカー ||my-car ||owned car |
|サイドブレーキ ||side-brake ||parking brake|
|セルモーター ||cell-motor ||starter |
|オープンカー ||open car ||convertible|
|ペーパードライバー ||paper driver ||person with a driving licence who seldom drive|
|メット・イン ||metto-in ||a style of scooter which has a compartment under the seat to hold the crash helmet|
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|スリーA ||3A(three A) ||triple A |
|ホームイン ||home-in ||come home / is scored |
|ナイター ||nighter ||night game|
|フォアボール ||four ball ||walk |
|デッドボール ||dead ball ||hit by a pitch |
After a batter is hit by a pitch, the ball is dead.
Then runners can not move because it is a bead ball now.
|タッチアップ ||touch-up ||tag up|
|タッチアウト ||touch-out ||tag out|
|バックネット ||back net ||backstop|
|フルベース ||full base ||bases loaded|
|ランニングホームラン||running home run ||inside-the-park home run |
|テキサスヒット||Texas hit ||Texas leaguer |
|スリーベース・ヒット||three-base hit ||triple|
|ツーベース・ヒット||two-base hit ||double|
|エンタイトルド・ツーベース・ヒット||entitled two-base hit ||ground rule double|
||the competition on the number of winning games among professional baseball pitchers(?)|
|キャンプ・イン||camp-in||start/report to spring training|
|ショート、ミドル、ロング ||short/long/middle hole
||par 3/5/4 hole |
|ニアピン ||near pin ||closest to pin
|ドラコン ||driving contest ||longest drive|
|パー・オン ||par-on ||hit the green in regulation|
|フック・ライン ||hook-line ||right-to-left breaking putt|
|ブービー ||booby ||the second from the last |
|ブービーメーカー ||booby maker ||booby|
|Pro wrestling |
|バックドロップ ||back-drop ||suplex |
|フロントスープレックス ||front-suplex ||belly-to-belly|
|サイドスープレックス ||side-suplex ||back-drop |
|スコルピオンデスロック ||scorpion-death-lock ||sharp-shoop |
|ラリアット ||lariat ||close-line |
Thanks to Nemoto-san who gave me those words.
Actually I have no idea of these words.
|クイックターン ||quick turn (swimming)||flip turn|
|How to turn at the end of the swimming pool
|フライング・スタート||flying (start) ||false start |
|ルームランナー ||room-runner ||treadmill |
|ヨット ||yacht ||sail boat |
"Yacht" in Japan is usually used
to discribes a small one masted sail boat while
"yacht" in English is for a small ship
and not limited to a ship with sails.
|マラソン ||marathon ||jogging/long distance race |
Please use "marathon" only when you run 42.195 km.
Personally I do't like them to call a 5k race as "xx city marathon" in Japan.
You know it is much harder to
|リュックサック ||rucksack(German) ||backpack |
|シーズンオフ ||season off ||off-season |
|ボブスレー ||bobsleigh ||bobsled |
"bobsleigh" is English. But I've never heard it in TV
during the Nagano Olympics. Every time "bobsled" was used.
|スラップスケート ||slap-skate ||klap-skate |
In Olympic in Nagano most of speed skaters used this new type of skate shoes.
"Klap" is a Dutch word for "slap" in English. ("Klapschaats" in Dutch) I don't understand
why Japanese use "slap", which is not Japanese of cource, while "klap" is used
|バトンタッチ ||baton touch ||baton pass |
|ゴール ||goal ||finish|
Your goal in a race is not the goal but the finish line.
|ラストスパート ||last-spurt ||last hard drive/|
dash to the finish line ?
|バトンガール ||baton girl ||baton twirler|
|. ||. ||. |
|コカコーラ ライト||Coca-Cola Lite ||------ |
Coca-Cola Lite is a product of Coca-Cola(Japan) and is not sold in USA.
It has 12kcal/100ml, while Diet Coke has no calories. (Note:Summer in 99, Diet Coke
is being introduced in Japan)
|フライドポテト ||fried potato ||French fries |
|ポテトフライ ||potato fry ||French fries |
|バイキング ||Viking ||buffet |
This is about a style of restaurants.
Because Japanese people pronounce it as "biking", the confusion is sometimes big.
|ホットケーキ ||hotcake ||pancake |
"Hotcake" is used but "pancake" seems to be more popular.
|プリン ||pudding ||caramel cream/caramel custared |
Pudding in Japan is a kind of pudding. But
because there are various puddings here, it is
hard to order in restaurants unless you know the
|アメリカンコーヒー ||American coffee ||weak coffee |
Coffee served in the US is usually as weak as "American coffee"
in Japan. I know a restaurant where they give us a choice of "French"
or "American". French one is strong as regular one in Japan.
At Starbucks Coffee they sell "cafe Americano, " though it is
made of espresso and hot water.
|ソフトクリーム ||soft cream ||soft serve ice cream |
|シュークリーム ||chou (a la) creme ||cream puff |
|ハンバーグステーキ ||hamburg steak ||chopped steak |
|アイスティー ||ice tea ||iced tea |
|ミンチボール ||mince ball ||meatball|
|モーニングサービス ||morning service ||boiled egg, coffee and toast served as a breakfast combo menu|
Let me assure you that there is nothing relevant to any religions.
|カウンター||counter||bar (in a restaurant)|
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