異文化ディスカッション (72) College Life in America and South Korea

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今月まで、第1週は「異文化ディスカッション」をお届けします。広島大学に学ぶ留学生をゲストに招き、東広島での学生生活や、身近な話題について、英語で話してもらいます。
アメリカ出身のジャスミンと、韓国出身のジョーをお迎えしてのトークも最終回となりました。今回の話題は「アメリカと韓国での学生生活」。

聞き手:Joe Lauer(広島大学外国語教育研究センタ―)

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College Life in America and South Korea

tough
= hard

elite
= high-quality

tons of
= lots of

an extension of
= an extra part of

to pursue
= to chase, to try to get

to achieve
= to accomplish

academically
= related to study and research

like
= Note: Two often-used meanings: 1) "similar to," and 2) "um"

with real agency
= with the ability to use power

did, like, a community college
= 短大 (Again, note the use of "like")

to an extent
= in some way, ある程度

it's on me
= it's my responsibility

Kyonggi University
= a private university in Seoul

Reno, Nevada
= the city and state in the southwestern part of the US

a grant
= money formally given (often by the government)

not my thing
= not something I'm involved with or interested in

Greek Life
= university clubs called fraternities (for boys) and sororities (for girls). It is called Greek Life, because the clubs have names with Greek letters, such as Phi and Beta.

embarrassing
= 恥ずかしい (Note: She probably says this because the fraternities and sororities often stand out (目立つ), organizing large projects, or having big parties. In contrast, a lot of students outside of Greek Life prefer to do individual, quieter things.)

politics
= 政治

regulations
= rules

an incident
= a happening (often becoming news)

a frat
= a fraternity

to embezzle
= to illegally use someone else's money, 横領する

a subject
= 科目

an expectation
= 期待

strict
= 厳しい

pretty
= rather, quite, to some extent

fortunate
= lucky

for the most part
= overall, generally

linguistics
= the study of languages

to go on and on
= to talk a lot

to be supportive
= to be helpful

to go out of (one's) way
= to try very hard

faculty
= Note: Two common meanings are used by the speakers here. The first is "group of college teachers." The second is 学部.

pretty much similar
= for the most part similar

to interpret
= to understand, 解釈する

a credit
= 単位

nuts
= crazy

the drinking theme
= to topic of drinking alcohol

a get-together
= a gathering of people, a party

to throw a party
= to host and organize a party

literally
= actually

totally different
= completely different

Oh, my goodness!
= Wow!

sneaky
= secretly, hiding actions from others (Note: Here, Jazmine infers that some college students are sneaky, and drink alcohol even though they are not 21 years old.)

sorry, guys
= Note: Here, Jazmine seems to be talking to her Japanese friends who are listening

to revolve around
= to be centered upon

アルバイト
= a part-time job (Note: She says the Japanese word here.)

school oriented
= related to school

involvement with the community
= doing public things in the town or city

student-run
= student-organized, managed by students

a literary magazine
= related to literature

GPA
= Grade Point Average, 成績の平均

critical
= very important

to be into (something)
= to concentrate on, to mostly do only one thing

to be attached to
= to be connected to

to pass
= 合格する、単位をもらう

a priority
= a very important thing

over
= more than

criteria
= standards or principles

prestigious
= famous and high quality

to be neglected
= to be ignored

to have tenure
= to have the right to stay as a college teacher until retirement. Thus, the teacher cannot be fired.

ridiculous
= crazy, terrible, horrible

to be fired
= 解雇される

to allocate (money)
= to distribute or spend (money)

to afford
= to be able to pay for

to drop out of school
= to quit school

to upkeep
= to modernize

to get a full ride
= to get 100% of one's tuition paid by the school. (Note: Indeed, high-quality athletes in the US, especially those who play American football and basketball, often do not need to pay school fees.)

a 2.0 GPA
= a C average. (Note: In America, usually 4.0 = all A's (the highest), on a four-point scale. 3.0 = a B average. D = 1.0 and F = 0. Most colleges do not allow students to continue if their average is below 2.0)

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