故障って英語でなんて言うの?

パソコンが故障した時に、英語でなんて言えばいいのかわからなかったので知りたいです。
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mackyさん
2017/11/04 17:06
英訳例
  • My computer is dead.

  • My car broke down today (present tense = break down)

  • My washing machine has stopped working

I dropped my smartphone and the screen's shattered. It has also stopped working.
My car battery is dead. (My car has broken down).
I dropped my camera into water and now it doesn't turn on.
I dropped my laptop this morning and it is not functioning well now.
Mariashanti DMM英語講師
英訳例
  • It isn't working anymore.

  • It won't power/come on at all.

  • It probably stopped working.

I used these three different answers, because this is what we say in a common and natural conversation. For example if my computer broke then I would explain to the computer technician that "it isn't working anymore", "it won't power/come on at all", or "it probably stopped working.
Celeste O DMM英語講師
2017/11/08 23:26
英訳例
  • My computer broke

  • My computer is broken

My computer broke
→パソコンが壊れた

My computer is broken
→パソコンが故障している


インフォーマルな言い方です。
"break" は「(機械などが)動かなくなる」という意味の動詞。
"broken" は「故障した」という意味の形容詞です。

参考になるといいです
ありがとうございました。
鈴木隆矢 翻訳家
英訳例
  • My computer has broken down

  • My computer has crashed.

  • My car has broken down

The phrase 'break down' functions both as a noun and a phrasal verb. In this context, it has been used as a phrasal verb and it means 'to stop working (of a piece of equipment)'. So, when referring to a computer, you may say: My computer has broken down.

In this case, the past participle tense of the verb to 'break' has been used, 'has broken'.

The verb to'crash' has several meanings, but, in this context, it means '(of a computer, computing system, or software) fail suddenly'.
So, you may say: My computer has crashed.

This phrasal verb 'break down' can also be applied to a car or any machine that has stopped working.
So, you may say: My car has broken down.


Teddy Zee DMM英語講師
英訳例
  • I broke my computer.

*I broke my computer.
The definition of broken is split, out of order, or not continuous.
An example of broken used as an adjective is the phrase "a broken home," which means a home where the father and mother are not living together.
An example of broken used as an adjective is the phrase "broken watch," which means a watch that is not keeping accurate time.
Therefore if your computer breaks it means that you dropped it and broke your computer screen.
Natsai DMM英会話講師
英訳例
  • It's given up the ghost!

  • It packed up!

  • It's bitten the dust

To give up the ghost = To quit; to cease functioning.
"My old computer finally gave up the ghost the other day."
To pack up = This is an informal, British expression - if a machine or piece of equipment packs up, it stops working
"The camera packed up after I dropped it in the sea."
To bite the dust = be killed, expire, die, pass away/on, expire, decease, perish, depart this life, be no more, breathe one's last, draw one's last breath, meet one's end, meet one's death, meet one's Maker, give up the ghost, go to the great beyond, cross the great divide
"The baddies bite the dust with lead in their bellies."
Ian W DMM英会話講師

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