やさしい英語会話 (275) Meeting People Can Be Nerve-wracking

Posted by: huepod




新年度は「出会い」の季節。見知らぬ人との出会いはワクワクする反面、少し不安にもなります。今回の会話に登場するのは、これからパーティに出かけようとしている男女。不安そうな男性を、女性は励ましたり助言したりと大変そうです…。

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

this blue tie or the green
=this blue tie or the green (one/tie)

How aren't you ready yet?
どうしてまだ準備できていないの。
※Whyよりも苛立ちの気持ちが強調されている。

I thought guys were supposed to get ready BEFORE girls.
男の子というものは、女の子よりも当然先に準備ができているものと思っていた。

I don't know how formal it's supposed to be.
どれだけ(服装を)フォーマルにするべきか、その度合いが分からない。

appropriately
ふさわしく

(to) rush
急かす

adorable
カワイイ

It's just, ...
正直ね、...

you look like you're teaching the Joker to dance to Single Ladies.
まるで(バットマンの)ジョーカーに「シングル・レディース」のダンスを教えてあげている人のようね。
※動きがぎこちないということ。Single Ladiesはビヨンセの2008年のヒット曲。

charming
魅力的な


*** Script ***
Meeting People Can Be Nerve-wracking

M: Hey, Alex, do you think I should I wear this blue tie or the green?

W: Neither. They don't match. Hey, how aren't you ready yet? I thought guys were supposed to get ready BEFORE girls.

M: Well, I don't know what's happening tonight. I don't know who we're meeting with, or where we're meeting them, and I don't know how formal it's supposed to be. I'm trying to dress appropriately, so don't rush me!

W: Awww, are you nervous? That's adorable.

M: Let me concentrate! ... Okay, I think I look good.

W: Awesome! So, can we go now?

M: Uhh.. Yeah, I guess…

W: That doesn't sound very confident.

M: Yeah, it's just, it sounds like there's going to be a big group of people.

W: It's only a couple of drinks.

M: Yeah, but what if they don't want me to be a part of their group? Or, what if I can't talk to them?

W: You'll be fine! When you see them just smile and wave. Practice with me.

M: (Through gritted teeth) Is this good?

W: Uhhh… you look like you're teaching the Joker to dance to Single Ladies. Okay, then, you're a charming guy, just talk like you do with me. Except about politics: avoid talking about politics.

M: (Breathes deeply) Okay then, let's go!

(Written by Stella-Maree Trounson)

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