(The conversation between me and wife)
Wife : Hi, sweetie, which do you like better, my cute face or sexy body?
Me : (After look at her) Umm, sense of humor.
- Pick it up. それを拾いなさい。
- I’ll check it out. 調べておきます。
- I’ll think it over. それについてよく考えます。
- Take it easy. 落ち着いて。
- Take it off. それを脱ぎなさい。
- Let’s look it up on the Internet. それをインターネットで調べてみよう。
- Put it on the desk. それを机の上に置きなさい。
- Turn it off. スイッチを切りなさい。
- Turn it on. スイッチを入れなさい。
- Drink it up. それを飲み干しなさい。
Welcome to my place!
--- Thanks. A nice place!
Oh, your shoes… Take them off, please.
--- Oh, yes.
Put them in that Getabako.
--- I see.
Why do Japanese take their shoes off at home?
--- I’ll check it out.
No. Let’s pick it up on the Internet now.
--- OK. Turn it on.
think it over : このoverはover and over何度も何度も、という意味
Take it easyは「じゃあね」という意味でも使われる。Thanks, take it easyと返すとよい。
Lisa: [ ] you [ ] to [ ] your [ ] tailer-made?
Jun: No, that [ ] too much [ ] and [ ].
Lisa: So, you're going to [ ] something [ ]-the-[ ]?
Jun: Yes and Ann Taylor is [ ] a [ ] right now.
If I look [ ], I might [ ] a good [ ].
[Lisa and Jun [ ] the store.]
Salesperson : [ ] may I help you?
Jun: I'm just [ ] around, [ ] you.
Lisa: Don't you want to have your dress tailer-made?
Jun: No, that takes too much time and money.
Lisa: So, you're going to buy something off-the-rack?
Jun: Yes and Ann Taylor is having a sale right now.
If I look hard, I might get a good deal.
[Lisa and Jun enter the store.]
Salesperson : How may I help you?
Jun: I'm just looking around, thank you.
If I look hardのhardのdはほとんど聞こえない
How may I help you?のHowがつくことで「“今日は”何をお探しですか」というニュアンス。
Jun: I [ ] like [ ] salespeople!
Salesperson: Sure, please [ ].
Lisa: Jun, is this the dress you were [ ]?
Jun: Yes. It's [ ], isn't it?
Lisa: Yes, it's [ ]!
Jun : Really ?
I 'm so [ ] - it 's 20 % off the [ ] price.
Lisa: Why [ ] you [ ]?
Jun: I don't like pushy salespeople!
Salesperson: Sure, please take your time.
Lisa: Jun, is this the dress you were talking about?
Jun: Yes. It's totally gorgeous, isn't it?
Lisa: Yes, it's also on sale!
Jun : Really ?
I 'm so excited - it 's 20 % off the regular price.
What a bargain!
Lisa: Why don't you try it on?
take your time 「どうぞ」と相手の今のタスクをゆずるときに便利な表現
試着室 fitting room
Q: What was the name of your high school?
A: It’s ___________.
Q: Where was it?
A: A city called “____________”.
Q: What was the name of the closest station?
A: A station called “__________”.
Q:How about a restaurant near your school?
A: ______ restaurant called “_______”.
Q: Did you take the train to school?
A: Yes. / No, I was in the dorm.
Q: Did you wear a uniform?
A: Yes, the first 2 years.
Q: What was your favorite subject?
Q: What was your LEAST favorite subjet?
Q: Who was your favorite teacher?
A: Mr. Nishi.
Q: Who was your best friend?
Emperor’s Final New Year’s Speech
[ ] in Japan: Emperor Akihito will [ ] down from the [ ] in April, [ ] his three-decade [ ].
The [ ] royal [ ] his final New Year's speech on Wednesday, saying that he is [ ] for world peace.
A record crowd --- more than [ ] people [ ] to [ ] the [ ] at the [ ] Palace.
The widely [ ] emperor will be the first to [ ] in more than two centuries.
An end of an era in Japan: Emperor Akihito will step down from the throne in April, ending his three-decade reign.
The 85-year-old royal delivered his final New Year's speech on Wednesday, saying that he is praying for world peace.
A record crowd --- more than 140,000 people reportedly came to greet the monarch at the Imperial Palace.
The widely adored emperor will be the first to abdicate in more than two centuries.
era : 時代
throne : 王位
reign : 統治
85-year-old : ここは形容詞的な表現なのでyearは複数形にならない
monarch : 君主
Imperial Palace : 皇居
adore : 敬慕する 熱愛する
abdicate : (王位から)退く abは「切り離す」の意