やさしい英語会話 (285) A Blind Date Goes Bad

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ブラインド・デート(blind date)という言葉をご存知でしょうか。

これは知り合いの紹介で、見知らぬ相手とデートをすること。カジュアルで健全な出会いの手段として活発に行われている国も多いようです。今回は、このブラインド・デートの様子を覗いてみましょう。このデート、どうやら台無しになりそうな予感…。

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

the chicken kiev(発音注意)
キエフ風カツレツ

(to) end up ...ing
結局...することになる

(to) throw up
吐く

What do you do for a living?
ご職業は何ですか。

(to) take down
やっつける、懲らしめる

corrupt corporations and politicians
腐敗した企業や政治家

fugitive
逃亡者

(to) get framed
濡れ衣を着せられる

a classy restaurant
高級レストラン

I wonder if ...
...ではないかと思う

(to) slurp
すする

I think that I left my stove on.
レンジをつけっぱなしにしていたわ。

*** Script ***

A Blind Date Goes Bad

W: Hmm… I wonder where my blind date is... He's late! (Hums a tune)

M: Hi… You're Donna? I'm Takayuki. Sorry to be late. We've been talking online, but it's nice to finally meet you. Hey, you're really beautiful!

W: Uh, thank you. Um, so what are you planning on ordering?

M: This restaurant makes an amazing soup, so I'll get that.

W: I see. I think I might have... the chicken kiev?

M: My buddy had that one time. We came here for a few drinks, but we ended up throwing up in the garden outside! Ha ha…

W: Oh, is that so? Well, there's no way that story will make me lose my appetite… Hmm… I think I'll get the soup too. So, what do you do for a living?

M: I'm a writer. My novels are starting to get a bit of attention lately as well. You never know: I might be the next J. K. Rowling! Ha ha.

W: Oh, that's cool... ... I work as a journalist, so I-

M: Hey, one of my characters is a journalist! He's a freelance journalist who takes down corrupt corporations and politicians, all the while protecting his secret girlfriend who's a fugitive because she got framed.

W: Oh, how interesting.

M: I think so too. I'm sure I'll become famous! Oh, our food is here.

W: It looks delicious! I'm really glad you chose-

M: Hold on a moment, I've just got to take a picture.

W: A selfie? In such a classy restaurant?

M: It's for my fans on Insta. Oh, look! John Green is taking his wife out to dinner as well. I wonder if they're having as much fun as we are. Ha ha!

W: Ha ha… I wonder..

M: (starts slurping his soup) Oh, wow, this is delicious! (Slurps)

W: This has been wonderful, but I... Uh... I think that I left my stove on. So.. Um.. Goodnight!

M: Oh, she suddenly left. Well, I guess I'll eat her soup too! (slurping)

(Written by Stella-Maree Trounson)

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