♪I have an allergy to pollen. – 花粉症です。




Hi everyone! Thank you for tuning in to Time for English.

According to the meteorological agency, cedar pollen counts could be twice as high this year compared to last year. Bad news but I think it’s true. My nose can tell. I have hay fever.

If you’re suffering from hay fever, you are allergic to pollen. Actually, people can be allergic to different things. If cats make you sneeze, you may be allergic to cats. When I eat shrimp, I get a rash around my neck. I think I have an allergy to shrimp. A friend of mine has a metal allergy. She must be careful about the jewelry she wears against her skin.

Now, I guess you’ve noticed there are several ways of saying you have hay fever. First, use be-verb and say you “are allergic to” pollen. Secondly, use the verb “have” and say you “have an allergy to pollen”. You can also say you “have a pollen allergy”.

I’ll give you two example sentences today. Let’s practice together. Repeat after me:

I’m allergic to pollen.
I have an allergy to pollen.





さて、英語で「自分は花粉症だ(花粉アレルギーだ)」と言いたいとき、いくつかバリエーションがあります。まずBE動詞を使う表現。I am allergic (You are allergic) to pollen です。次に、動詞haveを使う表現。I (You) have an allergy to pollen です。ちょこっと変えて I (You) have a pollen allergy と言うこともあります。



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