キリンは木の上の葉っぱを食べる。って英語でなんて言うの?

子供に説明をしたいのですが、どうやっていっていいかわかりません。

「キリンは木の上の葉っぱを食べて、豚は下の葉っぱを食べる。
ゾウは鼻が長いので木の上のリンゴも食べられる。(鼻が長いので上まで届く等)」

よろしくお願いします。
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  • Giraffes eat the leaves at the top of the tree.

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Giraffes eat the leaves at the top of the tree.

キリンは木の上の葉っぱを食べて、
Giraffes eat the leaves at the top of the tree.
豚は下の葉っぱを食べる。
Pigs eat the leaves at the bottom.
ゾウは鼻が長いので木の上のリンゴも食べられる。
Elephants (have long noses so they) can even reach the apples at the top of the tree.
カッコ内が鼻が長いので、にあたります。

even を抜いてもいいですが、evenがあると木の上のリンゴにさえもという協調がつくのでよりドラマチックに聞こえると思います。

Natsuka K 英語講師
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  • Different animals eat different things. Giraffe's eat leaves from the top of the trees that they can reach with their long necks.

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  • Giraffe's have long neck so they can reach the leaves on tops of trees to eat them.

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  • The leaves at the top of the trees get eaten by the giraffe's because they have long necks and can reach them.

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Different animals eat different things. Giraffe's eat leaves from the top of the trees that they can reach with their long necks.
Giraffe's have long neck so they can reach the leaves on tops of trees to eat them.
The leaves at the top of the trees get eaten by the giraffe's because they have long necks and can reach them.

There is a little song that says, "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy." A doe is a female deer.
Different animals eat different things. Giraffe's eat leaves from the top of the trees that they can reach with their long necks.
(動物によって食べるものは違います。キリンは長い首を使って木のてっぺんから葉っぱを食べます)

Giraffe's have long neck so they can reach the leaves on tops of trees to eat them.
(キリンは首が長いので、木のてっぺんの葉っぱを食べることができます)

The leaves at the top of the trees get eaten by the giraffe's because they have long necks and can reach them.
(木のてっぺんの葉っぱは長い首を持つキリンが食べます)


次のような歌詞のあるちょっとした歌があります。
"Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy."(雌馬がカラス麦を食べて雌鹿がカラス麦を食べて仔羊がツタを食べる)

"doe" は「雌鹿」のことです。
Bobbi S DMM英語講師
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  • Girraffes mainly eat the leaves at the top of the trees.

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This is saying that the main source off food for giraffes are the leaves at the top of the tree. If someone has not see a giraffe before they would not assume that it would be because of their long necks. So more concentration would have been required in a following sentence to explain why.

For example:
Giraffes mainly eat the leaves at the top of the trees because of their exceptionaly long necks.
これは、「キリンは主に木の上の葉っぱを食べる」と言っています。相手がキリンを見たことがない場合には、その理由が首が長いことだとは分かりませんね。ですから、次のように説明できます。

例:
Giraffes mainly eat the leaves at the top of the trees because of their exceptionaly long necks.
(キリンは首がすごく長いので主に木の上の葉っぱを食べます)
Kayleb DMM英会話講師
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  • Because of their long necks, Girrafes find it easier to eat the leaves at the top of trees.

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"Because of their long necks, Girrafes find it easier to eat the leaves at the top of trees."

In this expression, you are explaining to your young ones the reason why Girrafes eat from the top of the tree. This way they have a better grasp as to why they do it. It is very simple so you will not confuse them giving them a long explanation. This expression is clear, concise and to the point.
"Because of their long necks, Girrafes find it easier to eat the leaves at the top of trees."
(キリンは首が長いので、木の一番上の葉っぱを食べることができます)

この文では、子どもに、キリンが木の一番上の葉っぱを食べる理由を説明しています。これで、キリンがどうしてそうするのかが伝わります。非常にシンプルな文です、長い説明だと子どもを混乱させるかもしれません。この表現は明確で簡潔、そして要点を押さえています。
Salomon DMM英会話講師
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  • Giraffes have the ability to eat leaves on tree tops because they have long legs and long necks.

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  • It's interesting to watch giraffes eat leaves from tree tops with ease because their long legs and long necks enable them to do so.

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There is no other animal that eats tree leaves from the top of trees except th e giraffe. This is because the giraffe is the tallest animal on earth. The giraffe is so tall because of it's long legs and it's long neck. The average height of a giraffe is between 5 and 6 meters according to zoologists. That is why giraffes are able to eat leaves from tree tops. They do this with 'ease'. The noun 'ease' used in the second statement means 'without difficulty'.
So, you may tell someone who has never seen a giraffe physically at a zoo as follows:
Giraffes have the ability to eat leaves on tree tops because they have long legs and long necks.
or
It's interesting to watch giraffes eat leaves from tree tops with ease because their long legs and long necks enable them to do so.
キリン以外に木のてっぺんから葉っぱを食べる動物はいません。キリンは地球で最も背の高い動物です。キリンの背が高いのは長い脚と長い首のおかげです。動物学者によると、キリンの平均的な身長は5メートルから6メートルです。だから、木のてっぺんから葉っぱを食べられるのです。彼らはこれを「簡単に」やってのけます。二つ目の文の 'ease' は「簡単に」という意味です。

動物園で実際にキリンを見たことがない人には、次のように言えます。

Giraffes have the ability to eat leaves on tree tops because they have long legs and long necks.
(キリンは長い脚と長い首のおかげで、木のてっぺんの葉っぱを食べることができます)

It's interesting to watch giraffes eat leaves from tree tops with ease because their long legs and long necks enable them to do so.
(キリンが長い脚と首を使って木のてっぺんの葉っぱを簡単に食べる様子は見ていて面白いです)
Teddy Zee DMM英語講師
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  • Giraffes like to eat the leaves at the top of the tree.

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  • The leaves at the top of a tree are a Giraffes favorite treat.

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  • Giraffes have long necks and so they can reach the healthiest leaves at the top of the tree.

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Giraffes are herbivores which means that they eat only herbs.
Carnivores are meat eaters while omnivores eat both meat and herbs.
Giraffes have long necks and this helps them reach the leaves at the very top of trees.

treat: something that provides enjoyment, food, drinks or activities.
Giraffes'(キリン)は 'Herbivores'(草食動物)です。
肉食動物は 'Carnivores' といいます。

肉と植物どちらも食べる動物は 'Omnivores' といいます。

キリンは首が長いので、木の一番上の葉っぱを食べることができます。

Treat: 喜びを与えるもの、食べ物や飲み物、活動。
Tiyani DMM英会話講師
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  • Giraffes like to eat the leaves at the top of trees

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  • Giraffes have long necks, so they like to eat leaves at the top of trees

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  • The leaves at the top of trees are food for giraffes

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When explaining to a child, it is probably necessary when explaining what giraffes eat, to point out that giraffes have very long necks and this is why they have to eat the leaves at the top of trees, otherwise this might be confusing for a child.
There are many ways to phrase this idea. If you wanted to make it more interesting you could also say:
'When giraffes are hungry, they like to eat the leaves at the top of trees'
'Leaves at the top of trees are giraffe's favourite food'
相手が子どもということなら、木の一番上の葉っぱを食べるのは「キリンは首が長い」からだと説明する必要があるでしょう。でないと、子どもには分からないかもしれません。

これはいろいろな言い方ができます。

もっと面白くしたいなら、次のように言うこともできます。
'When giraffes are hungry, they like to eat the leaves at the top of trees'(キリンはお腹がすくと、木の一番上の葉っぱを食べます)

'Leaves at the top of trees are giraffe's favourite food'(木の一番上の葉っぱはキリンの大好物です)
Harriet R DMM英会話講師
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  • Giraffes will eat leaves that are at the top of trees.

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  • Leave at the top of the trees will be eaten by the giraffes.

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"Giraffes will eat leaves that are at the top of trees."
the sentence is referring to the 'giraffes' (the animal which has a very long neck and is often found in Africa).
"Leave at the top of the trees will be eaten by the giraffes."
This is a more formal statement, for something to be 'Eaten' is often used in the past tense, describing something that had been consumed/to eat.
"Giraffes will eat leaves that are at the top of trees."(キリンは木の一番上の葉っぱを食べます)

は、'giraffes'(キリン)について言っています。'giraffes' はアフリカに生息する首の長い動物です。


"Leaves at the top of the trees will be eaten by the giraffes."(木の一番上の葉っぱはキリンが食べます)

は、よりフォーマルな言い方です。'Eaten' は過去時制で使われます。「食べた」ものを表します。
Jack F DMM英会話講師
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