やさしい英語会話 (251) Life Is Tough for Men

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「大学デビュー」というスラングもあるように、新大学生の皆さんの中には、違う自分に変身したい!という願望をもつ人も多いかもしれませんね。でも、あまりやり過ぎると過去の自分からしっぺ返しを受けることも…。

今回の会話に出てくる男性も、そんな一人かもしれません。舞台はニューヨークのナイトクラブ。高校時代に"The No.1 Nerd"と呼ばれ、いかにもオタク風ファッションで登場した彼は、果たしてクラブのバウンサー(黒服)によるチェックをパスできるのでしょうか…?
(初級〜中級)

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

a bouncer
用心棒

to act normal for once in your life
一度でいいから普通に振る舞う

What's THAT supposed to mean?
それどういう意味だよ。

like
えっと

a nerd
おたく、ださいやつ

Keep it down!
静かにして、蒸し返さないで

to score
女の子を(ナンパして)モノにする

Buzz Lightyear pajama pants
バズ・ライトイヤー(映画Toy Storyのキャラクター)のパジャマのズボン

YOLO
人生楽しく生きよう(You Only Live Once、若者言葉)

There's a lot more to a man than the clothes he wears!
男は着てる物がすべてじゃないんだよ!

Oh, so you're a man now?
えー、あなたって男の子だったの?(皮肉)

What do you know?
まさか。(皮肉)

Don't even bother checking.
チェックする手間は要らない。

a loser
負け犬

*** Script ***
Life Is Tough for Men
Situation: Christen and Mark are waiting in line to get into the most popular night club in New York.

M: I can't believe we're finally here! I've been trying to get into this club for months!

W: Just try to act normal for once in your life, and you might actually get in this time. (Christen laughs.)

M: Hey! What's THAT supposed to mean? I was, like, the coolest guy in high school, and the ladies LOVE a guy with a sense of humor.

W: Oh really? Um, if I remember correctly, you were the Number One Nerd in high school!

M: Hey, will you keep it down! People are gonna hear you saying stuff like that and its going to affect my chances of scoring tonight!

W: Alright, Mark, I didn't want to say this, but there's NO WAY you're gonna "score" tonight while wearing your Buzz Lightyear pajama pants and wearing a shirt with nothing but the word "YOLO" on it.

M: Any REAL girl in this club will recognize that there's a lot more to a man than the clothes he wears!

W: Oh, so you're a man now?... Hey, we've finally gotten to the front.

(Mark and Christen reach the front of the line and are greeted by the bouncer.)

Bouncer: Yo, you on the list? What're your names?

W: I'm Christen Schwartz.

Bouncer: What do you know? You're on the list. And what's YOUR name?

M: I'm Mark Kingston, and of course I'm on the list so don't even bother checking.

Bouncer: Mark Kingston? Hey, you're that loser, Mark the Nerd, from high school!? No way am I letting a loser like you in!

M: Please! I've changed! I'm cool now!

W: I'm going in. See ya later, Mark!

(Written by David Shaner)

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