@ I Have A Question About The Word "Although" 質問です、お願いします。

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Jun 28, 2016 22:35
I bought an instructional book of English written by a British man. He writes the book both in English and Japanese, as he studied translation at Tokyo undergraduate university. In addition, he used to be a member on Lang-8, and I know how good his Japanese is.

The book is useful and I enjoy it though, when I came across a page where he explains the usage of "although," I was perplexed. I am actually almost always unsure where I should put "although" or "though."


Could you please read these two sentences and the translation in the book for me?

1. I really enjoyed my trip to England although I didn't really like the food.
(イングランド旅行は楽しかったけど、食べ物はあまり好きじゃなかった)

2. Michelle is a really great girl, though I don't like her boyfriend.
(ミシェルは本当にいい人だけど、その彼氏はあまり好きじゃない)


As far as my knowledge of the usage of "although", I would write the sentences like these followed by the Japanese translation.

1. Although I really enjoyed my trip to England, I didn't really like the food.
 (/ I really enjoyed my trip to England though, I didn't really like the food.)

2. Although Michelle is a really great girl, I don't like her boyfriend.
(/ Michelle is a really great girl though, I don't like her boyfriend.)


I wonder why he put "although" and "though" at the place...

If there is anyone who thinks that I am right, vote for me! lol
英国人の書いた英語の参考書を買った。 彼は、東大の大学院で翻訳学を学んだバイリンガルなので、その本も英語と日本語で書いてある。 しかも、彼はもとLang-8のメンバーだったので、私は彼の日本語の力がどのくらい上手いかも知っている。

その本は役に立つしいい本だと思うんだけど、”Although"を説明するページを読んだとたん、私は困惑した。実際、私はほとんどいつも、"Although"や"Though"を置く場所に自信がない。

次の二つの例文と彼の翻訳を読んでもらえる?

I really enjoyed my trip to England although I didn't really like the food.
Michelle is a really great girl, though I don't like her boyfriend.


私の学んだ知識だと、その文はこのようになるはずだ。

Although I really enjoy my trip to England, I didn't really like the food.
Although Michelle is a really great girl, I don't like her boyfriend.

どうして、彼は、Although と Though をあの場所に置いたんだろう。。。

私の方が正しいって思う人、この指とまれ!