異文化ディスカッション(63) International Friendships

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今月は第2週に「異文化ディスカッション」をお届けします。

アメリカ・ノースカロライナ出身のマディソン(Madison)と、フランス出身のニコラ(Nicolas)を迎えてのトークの最終回をお届けします。今回の話題は「異文化の友達」です。

聞き手:Joe Lauer(広島大学外国語教育研究センタ―)
(中級〜上級向け)

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International Friendships

by
= until

to throw (someone) off
= to confuse (someone). (Example: “What he said completely threw me off.”)

to hang out
= to spend time (especially with friends)

occasionally
= sometimes

awkward
= ぎこちない

to relate to (something)
= to understand (something)

inappropriate
= not proper, ふさわしくない

entertaining
= funny, interesting

to let (someone) know
= to tell (someone)

to force
= to make, (人に)強いて<...>させる

broader
= wider

an African-American
= a black (American) (Note: This is in contrast to “a white (American)” or “a Caucasian American.” Madison is a white.)

not… necessarily
= 必ずしも… ない

friction
= 摩擦

skimpy
= sexy, small

an outfit
= a set of clothes

Oh, my gosh!
= Oh, my goodness! Wow! (Note: This is more polite than “Oh my god!”)

to bump into
= ぶつかる

as long as
= if, under the condition that

to apologize
= to say you are sorry

whereas
= on the other hand, conversely

to be aware of what’s going on
= to know what’s happening

a hypocrite
= ねこかぶり

in the first place
= in the beginning

to complain
= 文句をする

a senpai
= (Note: This is NOT really English. In English, the best translation is “another student” because age is not usually important in a lot of English-speaking countries.)

a conbini
= (Note: This is also not used much in English. Widely known would be “a convenience store”)

to withhold (one’s) opinion
= to not say (one’s) opinion

weird
= strange

sweet
= cute, nice

absolutely
= definitely, for sure

to make fun of
= to joke with (often in a negative way)

to mind
= to be concerned about, to worry about, 気にする

to be liberal
= to be open-minded and accepting of other cultures

to have a crush on (someone)
= to really like or love (someone)

up
= finished (Note: Especially in sentences such as “Time is up.”)

to be over the top
= too much

to be open
= to clearly talk about your emotions and feelings

to have a tendency to
= への性向がある

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