1月なのに、クーラーつけなきゃいけないくらい暑いって英語でなんて言うの?

~くらい暑い、という表現が分かりません。
よろしくおねがいします。
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maikoさん
2017/01/01 13:09
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  • Even though it's January, it's so hot we need air conditioning.

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毎年気候は大荒れですねえ。

"it's so ~ we need ~"
→「~しなきゃいけないほど~」

幅広い京教で使える表現なので、ぜひ覚えて置きましょう。暑すぎる、寒すぎる、遅すぎる、早すぎる、大げさすぎる、地味すぎる…全部この表現一つで大丈夫です。
なおクーラーは基本的に"air conditioning"と訳してください。英語で"cooler"は冷蔵庫のことを指します。
Ken Rose 株式会社フェーズシックス 翻訳・通訳者
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  • It's so hot today, I can't believe we need the air conditioner on in January.

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  • I know it's January but it's so hot we need the air conditioner on.

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  • January has been so hot here that we even have the air conditioner running.

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It's so hot today, I can't believe we need the air conditioner on in January.
I know it's January but it's so hot we need the air conditioner on.
January has been so hot here that we even have the air conditioner running.
It's January but we had to turn on the air conditioning because it's so hot.
This January has been so hot in temperatures, we need air conditioning.
It's so hot today, I can't believe we need the air conditioner on in January.
(今日は本当に暑い、1月にエアコンをつけないといけないなんて信じられない)

I know it's January but it's so hot we need the air conditioner on.
(1月なのは分かってますけど、暑いから、エアコンをつけないと)

January has been so hot here that we even have the air conditioner running.
(こちらの1月はすごく暑くなっていて、エアコンをつけているほどです)

It's January but we had to turn on the air conditioning because it's so hot.
(1月だけどすごく暑いのでエアコンをつけないといけませんでした)

This January has been so hot in temperatures, we need air conditioning.
(今年の1月はエアコンが必要なほど暑いです)
Bobbi S DMM英語講師
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  • Even though it's January, it's hot and we still need the AC

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  • Although it's only January, it's hot enough to turn on the AC

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Native speakers call the air-conditioner "AC". AC is the acronym for "air-conditioner". We use both "AC" and "Air-conditioner" but tend to use "AC" more often since it's a lot shorter and faster to say.
Now let's talk about why I chose these sentences.

"Even though it's January, it's hot and we still need the AC"
"Although it's only January, it's hot enough to turn on the AC"

"Even though" means "Although".
"Although" is a conjunction and means "even with the fact of..".
The fact is, it's January and should be cold(depending on where you live, but in the northern hemisphere, January is wintertime). But because it's not cold and instead it is hot, you need to have the air-conditioner on to cool down.
"Even though it's January/Although it's only January" will equal "Even with the fact that it's January and it's supposed to be cold". You do not need to say this long sentence because "Even though it's January/Although it's only January", will already imply the "Even with the fact that it's January and it's supposed to be cold".

One more point "It's hot enough". In this case, "enough" is used to emphasize how hot it is and how it is at the limit.
"It's hot enough to turn on the AC" equals, "The temperature is at the level where I need to have ac on".
ネイティブスピーカーはエアコンのことを "AC" といいます。これは "Air-conditioner" の頭字語です。"AC" と "Air-conditioner" どちらも使われますが、"AC" の方が短く速く言えるのでよく使われます。

では、なぜ私がこれらの文を選んだのか見ていきます。

"Even though it's January, it's hot and we still need the AC"(1月なのに暑くてエアコンが必要)
"Although it's only January, it's hot enough to turn on the AC"(まだ1月なのに、エアコンが必要なほど暑い)

"Even though" は "Although" という意味です。
"Although" は "Even with the fact of.."(..という事実があるにもかかわらず)という意味の接続詞です。
その事実というのは、「1月で寒いはずなのに」(地域によりますが、北半球では1月は冬です)。しかし、寒くはなく暑いのでエアコンを入れないといけないということです。

"Even though it's January/Although it's only January"(1月なのに)は "Even with the fact that it's January and it's supposed to be cold" と同じ意味です。ただ、この長い文を言う必要はありません、"Even though it's January/Although it's only January" で "Even with the fact that it's January and it's supposed to be cold" のニュアンスになります。

もう一つ、"It's hot enough"。この場合 "enough" は暑さを強調しそれがどの程度のものなのかを表します。
"It's hot enough to turn on the AC"(エアコンが必要なほど暑い)は "The temperature is at the level where I need to have ac on" と同じ意味です。
Adeline English teacher
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  • Even though...Although...

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  • Even though it's January, it's curently so hot ...we need aircon running!

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Weather is ever-changing and some conditions are not seasonal to say the least ;-D
Pouring rain in summer & mini heatwaves in January are not unheard of...
In these situations we often use the phrase EVEN THOUGH ( or although...)
Although it's onlyJanuary, it's curently so hot ...we need aircon running!
天候は絶えず変化していますし、気象条件には控えめに言って、*"Seasonal" でないものもあります。
*Seasonal = ある季節に限定される

「夏の土砂降り」や「冬の暑さ」は、ないわけではありませんね...
こうした状況では "EVEN THOUGH (または although)" というフレーズがよく使われます。

Although it's only January, it's curently so hot ...we need aircon running!
(まだ1月だけど、今すごく暑いです。エアコンを入れないといけません)
Scobie DMM英会話講師
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  • In January, it's usually so hot that we need to turn on the air conditioning

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  • It's so hot that we have to turn on the air conditioning even though it's still January

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When you want to explain that it's usually so hot in January that you have to turn on the air conditioning; then you may explain this in the following ways:
-In January, it's usually so hot that we need to turn on the air conditioning
-It's so hot that we have to turn on the air conditioning even though it's still January
「1月は普通、エアコンが必要なくらい暑い」と説明したいなら、次のように言えます。

-In January, it's usually so hot that we need to turn on the air conditioning
(1月は普通、エアコンが必要なくらい暑いです)

-It's so hot that we have to turn on the air conditioning even though it's still January
(まだ1月なのにエアコンが必要なくらい暑い)
Aiden J DMM英会話講師
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  • I can't believe that it's so hot in January that we have to use the air conditioning.

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It is unusual to turn on the air conditioning in January so the phrase "I can't believe that" to describe your surprise. Air conditioning can be shortened to A/C. I hope that this helps. :)
1月にエアコンをつけるというのは異常なことなので、驚きを表すフレーズ "I can't believe that" が使えます。

"Air conditioning" は "A/C" と省略できます。

参考になれば幸いです。
Natalie A DMM英会話講師
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  • It's so hot even in January that we have to turn on the AC.

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  • It's still January and we still have to turn on the AC since it's so hot.

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It's so hot even in January that we have to turn on the AC. - you can use "even" to emphasize that it is something surprising or extreme. So it is surprising that it's hot in January as it is usually cold.

It's still January and we still have to turn on the AC since it's so hot. - you can use "since" to easily express 'for the reason, because'.
It's so hot even in January that we have to turn on the AC.(まだ1月なのにエアコンをつけないといけないほど暑い)
→"even" は、驚くべきことや、異常なことを表します。1月は普通は寒いので、暑いというのは「驚くべきこと」ということ。


It's still January and we still have to turn on the AC since it's so hot.(まだ1月なのに暑いのでエアコンを入れないといけません)
→「なぜならば」「~であるから」は "since" で表すことができます。
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