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If a liquid such as coffee, soup or paint is too thick or too strong, you can make it thinner or weaker by adding water. This is called watering it down. We use the same words to describe anything that has been made weaker or milder.


コーヒー、スープ、ペンキなどの液体が濃い、または強すぎると水で割ることによって薄くできます。これを英語でwater downと言います。液体に限らずどんな事でも弱くしたり、軽くしたりするときに使えます。