2007年06月15日

いつでもどこでも ひとりごと英語(18)


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After Five アフターファイブ 
Scene 2 Going out for a drink 飲みに行く 
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「ビールを飲みに居酒屋に行こうかな」
I think I'll go to the tavern for a beer.

「帰る途中で一杯ひっかけようかな」
Maybe I'll have a drink on the way home.

「お金がほとんどないや」
I'm almost out of money.
・out of money とほぼ同じ意味の表現に broke がある。

「今日は給料日だ。パーッとやるか!」
Today's payday. Let's party!
・この party は動詞で「盛り上がる、楽しく過ごす」などの意。

「一杯のビールがあればあとは何もいらないや」
I'd give anything for a mug of beer.

「とりあえずはビールかな」
I think I'll have a beer first.

「今夜はあんまり羽目を外さないほうがいいかも」
Maybe I should take it easy tonight.
・take it easy には「リラックスする」という意味もあるが、ここでは「(酒などを)加減して飲む」という意味で用いられている。

「今夜はカラオケに行こうかな」
I think I'll go to a karaoke bar tonight.


2007年05月16日

いつでもどこでも ひとりごと英語(5)


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The Commute 通勤、通学時
Scene 1 On the way to the station 駅に向かう途中
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「雨が降ってなくてよかった」
I'm glad it's not raining.

「傘を持っていったほうがいいみたいだ」
I'd better take an umbrella with me.

「また遅刻したくないなあ」
I don't want to be late again.

「ここの交差点で右に曲がるんだよね」
I turn right at this intersection.

「歩行者用信号が点滅してる。急いで渡らなきゃ」
The pedestrian signal is flashing. I'd better hurry and cross the street.

「何も忘れてないよね?」
Am I forgetting anything?

「留守電をセットし忘れた」
I forgot to set the answering machine.

「ハンバーガーショップで朝食に何か食べようかな」
Maybe I'll grab a bite to eat at the hamburger shop for breakfast.

「あの家のうるさい犬、またほえるつもりかな」
I wonder if that noisy dog is going to bark at me again.

「猫にエサをあげ忘れちゃった」
I forgot to feed the cat.

2007年04月27日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!総集編7



He's a good doctor.
→He's a 【fantastic】 doctor.
A: Who was your doctor?
B: Robert Smith.
A: He's a 【fantastic】 doctor.

The food was good.
→The food was 【out of this world】.
A: Did you have a good time in Italy?
B: Yes, the food was 【out of this world】.
A: I'd love to go someday.

That's a good movie.
→That's a 【far-out】 movie.
A: Did you see Titanic II?
B: Yeah, that's a 【far-out】 movie.
A: Really? I didn't like it.

Jack has a good computer.
→Jack has an 【awesome】 computer.
A: Jack has an 【awesome】 computer.
B: How much did he pay for it?
A: About $6,000.

2007年04月25日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!総集編6



He's a bad husband.
→He's a 【lousy】 husband.
A: I hear that Bill and Alice are getting a divorce.
B: Yeah, he's a 【lousy】 husband.
A: I heard that he's an alcoholic.

I had a bad day.
→I had a 【rotten】 day.
A: I had a 【rotten】 day.
B: What happened?
A: I lost my job, and on top of that my girlfriend left me.

That's a bad reason to quit.
→That's a 【pitiful】 reason to quit.
A: Why do you want to quit school?
B: I don't like one of my teachers.
A: That's a 【pitiful】 reason to quit.

He's a bad mechanic.
→He's a 【good-for-nothing】 mechanic.
A: Why are you walking?
B: My car still doesn't work.
A: Didn't John fix it?
B: Yes, but he's a 【good-for-nothing】 mechanic.

The weather was bad.
→The weather was 【horrendous】.
A:How was your camping trip?
B: Not very good. The weather was 【horrendous】.
A: That's too bad.

2007年04月23日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!総集編5



I'm really bored.
→I'm bored 【stiff】.
A: Let's get out of here.
B: But the movie's only half over.
A: I'm bored 【stiff】.

He's really angry.
→He's 【boiling】 angry.
A: I'm going to talk to the boss.
B: You'd better wait. He's 【boiling】 angry.
A: Thanks for warning me.

It's really hard.
→It's 【rock】 hard.
A: Why didn't you eat the cookie?
B: It's 【rock】 hard.
A: They're not that hard.

That's bad.
→That's 【lame】.
A: I can't give you my homework because my dog ate it.
B: That's 【lame】.
A: But it's true!

2007年04月20日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!総集編4



That's really ridiculous.
→That's【simply】ridiculous.
A: I was kidnapped by aliens last night.
B: That's【simply】ridiculous.
A: No,it's not. I' m serious.

I'm really hungry.
→I'm【seriously】hungry.
A: Let's get something to eat.
B: I'm not hungry yet. Are you?
A: I'm【seriously】hungry.

She's really nice.
→She's【incredibly】nice.
A: How do you like your new boss?
B: She's【incredibly】nice.
A: Good, I'm happy for you.

I'm really tired.
→I'm【dead】tired.
A: I need to take a rest.
B: Let's just walk another 15 minutes.
A: I'm【dead】tired. I can't take another step.

I really understand.
→I【totally】understand.
A: Why can't you go drinking with us?
B: I have a sick child waiting for me at home.
A: I see. I【totally】understand.

2007年04月18日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!総集編3



He's very rich.
→He's filthy rich.
A:I wonder why George drives such an old car.
B:He probably doesn't have the money for a new one.
A:He's filthy rich. Didn't you know?

That's very gross.
→That's so gross.
A:What are you drinking?
B:It's a green drink.
A:That's so gross!

I'm very prepared.
→I' m ultraprepared.
A:Are you ready for the meeting?
B:I'm ultraprepared.
A:That's good to hear.

He's very poor.
→He's dirt poor.
A:Maybe Jim can lend you some money.
B:He's dirt poor.
A:I know, but he just bought a new car.

I'm very sure.
→I'm positively sure.
A:Are you sure you locked the door?
B:I'm positively sure.
A:OK, I believe you.

2007年04月16日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!総集編2



I'm out of time.
→I'm completely out of time.
A: Could we talk for just a few more minutes?
B: I'm sorry. I'm completely out of time.
A: Well, OK. I'll call you later.

You're right.
→You're absolutely right.
A: You look tired.
B: You're absolutely right.
A: Why don't you go home? I'll finish up here.

It's very hot in here.
→It's burning hot in here.
A: It's burning hot in here.
B: I know. The air conditioner is broken.
A: Let's hurry and get it fixed.

It's very cold today.
→It's freezing cold today.
A: Aren't you going to wear a coat?
B: No, it's not that cold.
A: It's freezing cold outside.

2007年04月13日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!総集編1




I'm in trouble.I'm in deep trouble. → I'm in deep trouble.
A: I'm in deep trouble.
B: What did you do?
A: I messed up and we lost the contract.

I have a headache. → I have a killer headache.
A: Are you OK?
B: I have a killer headache.
A: Maybe you'd better lie down.

You're wrong. → You're way wrong.
A: Miso is made from corn.
B: You're way wrong.
A: But I read it on the Internet.

That's not true. → That's so not true.
A: I heard that you and Jim are getting married.
B: That's so not true.
A: I guess it was just a rumor.

I didn't like it. → I didn't like it one bit.
A: How was the movie? Did you like it?
B: I didn't like it one bit.
A: Yeah, I heard it was pretty boring.

2007年04月11日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(32)



A: Jack has an awesome computer.
B: How much did he pay for it?
A: About $6,000.

2007年04月09日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(31)



A: Did you see Titanic II?
B: Yeah, that's a far-out movie.
A: Really? I didn't like it.

2007年04月06日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(30



A: Did you have a good time in Italy?
B: Yes, the food was out of this world.
A: I'd love to go someday.

2007年04月04日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(29)



A: Who was your doctor?
B: Robert Smith.
A: He's a fantastic doctor.

2007年04月02日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(28)

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(28)




A: How was your camping trip?
B: Not very good. The weather was horrendous.
A: That's too bad.

2007年03月30日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(27)



A: Why are you walking?
B: My car still doesn't work.
A: Didn't John fix it?
B: Yes, but he's a good-for-nothing mechanic.

2007年03月28日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(26)



A: Why do you want to quit school?
B: I don't like one of my teachers.
A: That's a pitiful reason to quit.

2007年03月26日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(25)



A: I had a rotten day.
B: What happened?
A: I lost my job, and on top of that my girlfriend left me.

2007年03月23日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(24)



A: I hear that Bill and Alice are getting a divorce.
B: Yeah, he's a lousy husband.
A: I heard that he's an alcoholic.

2007年03月20日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(23)



A: I can't give you my homework because my dog ate it.
B: That's lame.
A: But it's true!

2007年03月19日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!(22)



A: Why didn't you eat the cookie?
B: It's rock hard.
A: They're not that hard.
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