2007年01月24日

こんな英語、言ったら危険!(総集編 その1)



■オバケを信じる?

× Do you believe ghosts?
○ Do you believe in ghosts?

A: Do you believe in ghosts?
B: Yes, but I've never seen one.
A: I have.

■何のにおいでしょうか?

×What's that smell?
○What's that good smell?

A: Mmm. What's that good smell?
B: I'm making soup for dinner.
A: It smells delicious.

■私には2人スタッフがいる

×I have two staffs.
○I have two employees.

A: I'm looking for an office.
B: I see. How big is your company?
A: I have two employees.

■刺し身を食べた

× I had raw fish.
○ I had sashimi.

A: What did you have for lunch?
B: I had sashimi.
A: I've never had sashimi, but I've heard it's really good.

■転んでしまって恥ずかしかった

× I was ashamed because I fell down.
○ I'm embarrassed because I fell down.

A: Is something wrong?
B: I'm embarrassed because I fell down.
A: In front of everyone? That's too embarrassing.

■少しはお役に立てますよ

× I can do little to help you.
○ I can do a little to help you.

A: Could you somehow help me to get a job at that company?
B: Well, I can do a little to help you.
A: I'd really appreciate it.
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