やさしい英語会話 (319) New Year's Magic

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Happy New Year to our listeners!
2019年がリスナーの皆さまにとって素晴らしい年でありますように、スタッフ一同心よりお祈り申し上げます。

新年最初の配信は「やさしい英語会話」です。今回はロシアでの新年の過ごし方について紹介します。日本では初詣でその年の願い事をしますが、ロシアでは少し違うようですね。番組では、日本の新年の行事についての英語表現も登場します!

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*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

promotion
昇進

current
現在の

accounting department
経理課

go on a date
デートする

my innermost desires
心からの望み

lose weight
減量する

a bundle of money
たくさんのお金

go on a diet
ダイエットする

a well-paid job
給料のいい仕事

attentive
注意深い

mix up
取り違える、間違える

*** Script ***

New Year’s Magic

Situation: In Russia there’s a tradition to make a wish on New Year’s Eve, and on this day people write letters to a type of Santa, called ‘Ded Moroz’ in Russian, literally translated as “Grandpa Frost”. Two friends are talking.

M: Hmm… I don’t know about you, but I can’t decide what exactly I want this year. A kind boss? Or a promotion?!

W: Ha ha… Why can’t you just be nice to your current boss and work harder to get promoted? I think it’s easier, and you don’t need to wait for a miracle.

M: Hmm, maybe you’re right. Then… I want that girl from the accounting department to go on a date with me! And what do YOU want?

W: I prefer to dream BIG and to ask only for my innermost desires to come true!

M: Oh, I got it! You again want to lose weight! And you also want a thick bundle of money!

W: Ha ha! How did you know?

M: Oh, come on. I’ve known you for 5 years, and every year you ask for the same things!

W: Of course girls want to be beautiful, and to have money. Someday, for me, it WILL come true!

M: Why don’t you just go on a diet, go to the gym, and find a well-paid job? They’re easier and faster.

W: I just want to believe in miracles, that’s all!

M: OK, it’s your right. Just this time be careful and ask Santa to be attentive so that he does not mix up your wish again! Ha ha.

Note: Last year she got a fat body and almost no money…

(Written by Andrei Goncharov)

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