やさしい英語会話 (303) How to Get the Girl

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本日の話題は、男子にとって永遠のテーマかも知れない「女の子を振り向かせる方法」。会話に登場する男子は、図書館で出会った女子の気を引こうと、突拍子もない行動に出ます。図書館は静かに本を読む場所、どうかマネはしないでくださいね…!?
*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

Keep it down.
= Be quiet.

ballistic
= excited

Just got carried away.
我を忘れていた。

I've been hooked on this crazy book.
このとんでもない本に夢中になっていた(ハマっていた)

I had to say that line out loud
ここのセリフを大声で言わずにはいられなかった

It's like… when you really want it to end already, but no, you can't let it go just yet?
言ってみれば、頭のなかで早く止んでほしいと思ってることが、なかなか消えてくれない…そんな感じかな。
※already「すぐに」、not just yet「今すぐには〜しない」

(a) cardiac arrest
心不全

This is the only time I can get you alone.
僕が君と二人きりになれる唯一の時間だからね。

That makes all the difference.
(二人きりになるとならないとでは)大違いだよ。

oblivious
無関心な

I figured reading this could get you to notice.
これを読んだら君の気を引けると気づいたんだ。

merely
単に

upside down
逆さまに

I blew it.
しくじっちゃった。

***Script***

How to Get the Girl

(In the library)
  
M: (shouts) Hey, you! I need you!

W: (harsh whisper) Hey, keep it down a bit! This is NOT the place to get all ballistic. I'm trying to study here!

M: Sorry. Just got carried away. I've been hooked on this crazy book, and I had to say that line out loud to feel fine. It's like… when you really want it to end already, but no, you can't let it go just yet? Actually, I'm still halfway done, but it's all so crazy. I think I don't have enough energy to continue reading.

W: But you have the strength to shout? Inside the library?

M: I needed it. I told you! Almost had a cardiac arrest, if I didn't do it. Besides, it's a good thing you're the only one who heard.

W: We're the only people in the room!

M: Exactly! Which is why I yelled. To get your attention.

W: I told you: I'm studying right now. Maybe some other time.

M: But this is the only time I can get you alone! That makes all the difference.

W: I... I don't understand.

M: I've been seeing you here for the past two months and I know you read plenty of books around here. And, obviously, you remember me, because we had eye contact just last Monday. Then I managed to smile a little on Tuesday, but you didn't notice. Wednesday, I waved from my corner over there; still not effective. Thursday, I tried walking past your usual desk, and you're quite… oblivious. From Friday till the weekend I was trying to think of what to do. I figured reading this could get you to notice.

W: I, uh, was merely trying to be polite. And you haven't really read the book. I may be "oblivious" but I can tell one thing: You've been reading the book upside down. Haha!

M: Ah! I blew it. Um, Can I…try again next week?

(Written by Bea Jianne Roque)

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