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趣味やアクティビティなど自由時間の過ごし方を伝えるのに使える15の句動詞


「休みの日はいつも何してるの?」「先週末はどう過ごしたの?」なんて英語で聞かれたら、皆さんはどう答えるでしょうか?
家でゆっくり過ごしたり、友人や家族と遊びに出かけるなど、自由な時間の過ごし方は人それぞれなはず。それらを英語でどう表現すればいいかわからない場合でも、「Nothing special.」(特に何もしていないよ)のように回答し、せっかくの会話を弾ませられるチャンスを逃すのはもったいないですよ。

そこで本日は、カナダ人ライター直伝。
最近はまっていることや趣味、アクティビティなど自由時間の過ごし方を伝えるのに使える英語表現を15個紹介していきます。




What do you like to do in your free time? Do you like hanging out at home or do you prefer to go out every day? Are there any activities you’re really into?

However you spend your days, there are expressions that can help you talk about your plans and activities.

Below, we go through 15 phrasal verbs to talk about leisure time activities.


1. Be into


→ To be interested in something 

Are you into soccer? I have an extra ticket to the game on Saturday if you’d like to come.


2. Catch up


→ To meet with a friend and talk about what you have been doing recently

I’m so glad you’re back from your vacation! Let’s get a coffee tomorrow and catch up.


3. Come out


→ To go somewhere with someone 

You can’t stay home on this beautiful evening. Come out with us—we’re going for a walk. 


4. Drop in/drop by


→ To casually visit someone’s home

If you have time later, you should drop by for a drink.


5. Eat out


→ To have a meal at a restaurant

I’m so glad the lockdown restrictions have ended in my city. I’ve been so excited to eat out!


6. Get together


→ To meet with someone

I can’t believe half the summer is gone already. We need to get together and have a beach day soon!


7. Go out


→ To leave one’s home, often to do something fun

I’ve worked hard all week; I’m ready for the weekend so I can finally go out!


8. Hang out


→ To spend time with someone, not doing anything important 

I don’t really feel like going to a movie. Do you want to come here and just hang out?


9. Join in


→ To participate in an activity

My friend hosts a game night every Friday. You should join in sometime!


10. Set up


→ To organize an activity

You have a three-year-old son too? We should set up a playdate!


11. Show up


→ To arrive, sometimes unexpectedly 

Can you believe he showed up at my house even though he wasn’t invited to the party?


12. Sign up


→ To register for an activity

I wanted to try something new so I signed up for a dance class.


13. Take (someone) out


→ To take someone somewhere socially

I like you—can I take you out to dinner sometime?


14. Take part


→ To be involved in an organized activity; to participate

It’s important to get involved with our kids’ school. I take part in all of their fundraisers.


15. Tag along


→ To join someone in their plans

Oh, you’re going to the new exhibit at the art gallery? Can I tag along?


Get into phrasal verbs


Hopefully, we’ve given you a bit of extra vocabulary to talk about your leisure activities. Take some time to review and remember them so you can take part in every conversation about plans and activities!



本記事の執筆者:Andrea Byaruhanga(education technolgy writer based in Vancouver, Canada.)




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