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続 今日の英語

はてなダイアリーで地味に続けていた「今日の英語」の続き。日常出会った気になる英語表現を、オンライン辞書の例文などとともにメモしています。

第8回-08/5/30 words & expressions

lesson memo

 思いがけずプライベートレッスンに。でも1対1だと意外と先生に頼ってしまうし向こうもヒントをくれがちなので、ある程度のグループレッスンのほうが私には向いているなと思った。

  • we talk very casual each other
  • give me quick updates
  • I can't keep it in!
  • they hooked up
  • they are making good couples
  • something comes up/何らかのことが話題にのぼる
  • she's smart
  • you have a difficult time lying
  • you can keep a straight face?
  • diplomatic/外交の、外交上の;駆け引きのうまい、外交的な(dealing with people politely and skilfully without upsetting them)=tactful(機転がきく)(08/6/4)
    • They were always very diplomatic with awkward clients.
    • a diplomatic answer
  • if you find out, tell me.
  • reflexology/リフレクソロジー(手足のマッサージにより臓器など体の部位を活性化させる)
  • girls he was hooking up with
  • does he hit on women?
  • she's really loud/目立って下品な、無遠慮な
  • do you have updates on her?
  • mocking me/mock:あざける、あざ笑う、ばかにする、人の動作などをまねてからかう
  • i'm so difficult
  • email are going back and forth/back and forth:行ったり来たり
  • 宴会コース/combo, set meal
  • balance statement
  • withdraw money/お金を引き出す
  • no direct transfer
  • deposit money=put money in
  • take my money with me
  • confiscate/(財産などを)没収する
  • everything goes to him
  • grade A〜E/成績
  • allowance/お小遣い
  • catch up
  • he's not stable
  • it's your banding story
  • we're banding/距離が縮まってきた
  • he's like your hidden backstage to guys
  • devil's advocate
  • hey bro,
  • I'm an alumna of ○○○university. ※alumnaiと教わったがどうやらalumnaが正しそう。最初 "○○○university is my alma mater"って言ってみたんだけど、発音のせいかうまく通じず、こちらの言い方を教えてもらった。alumnaは女性の卒業生。
  • keep going!(08/6/11)
  • it' s a little off by speed
  • do you loose anything?/スキルが下がった?
  • intimidation/おそれ
  • rejection/the act of not accepting, believing in, or agreeing with something
  • that's the biggest hurdle ※hurdle/a problem or difficulty that you must deal with before you can achieve something. (=obstacle)
  • it's affecting to you
  • I'm scaredをI'm scaryと言ってしまう超基本的な間違いをしていたなあ。


●使いたかった英語を使ってみた

  • I'm happy for you!!  ※この "for you" が言いたかったのよね!(07/8/30)
  • Speaking of 〜 ※「今だ!」って思って使ったのに、なめらかに口から出てこずあと一歩!って感じ。
  • before long ※これ、ずっと昔から実際に使ってみたかったんだよねー。


●発音が不安で言いよどんでしまった英単語

  • generous

●プリントワーク

  • eat one's words=admit what you said isn't correct
    • I'm going to make you eat your words!
    • They will eat their words when I win.
    • She told me I'd never be able to give up smoking, but she had to eat her words.
    • She made him eat his words about women not having the physical strength to become boxers.
  • give the green light=give the OK to start something
    • The government has given the green light to Sunday trading.
    • They've just been given the green light to build two new supermarkets in the region.
  • be a bookworm=love reading
  • behind bars=in prison
    • Her killer was finally put behind bars.
    • It's impossible to imagine what it would be like to spend your whole life behind bars.
    • He spent ten years behind bars after being convicted for armed robbery. ※armed/武装した convict/有罪を宣告する
  • turn over a new leaf=behave better
    • I see fatherhood as a chance to turn over a new leaf.
    • Apparently he's turned over a new leaf and he's not drinking any more. ※apparently/どうやら〜らしい、外見上、見たところでは
  • throw cold water on something=discourage someone's plans
    • The proposal seemed reasonable enough, but authorities quickly thew cold water on it. ※authority/権力を委任されている機関、当局、政府、官庁
  • the apple of one's eye=one's favorite person or thing ※これは知ってた
    • Ben was always the apple of his father's eye.
  • roll out the red carpet=greet someone with hospitality
    • They rolled out the red carpet for two special guests.
    • The red carpet was rolled out for the President's visit.
  • smooth sailing=easy and problem-free ※be plain sailingとも
    • If you can answer the first question, the rest of the test should be plain sailing.
    • He is pleased to report that the tour has been plain sailing.
  • learn the ropes=learn how to do something ※the ropes=all the things someone needs to know to do a job or deal with a system
    • I spent the first month just learning the ropes.
    • New boys were expected to learn the ropes from the old hands.
    • He works repairing streets, and knows the ropes when it comes to safety.
    • He will show you the ropes and answer any questions.
    • I want you to show her the ropes.