やさしい英語会話 (312) The Saijo Sake Festival

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広島大学のある東広島市は、「酒都・西条」を有する日本有数の酒どころ。来る10月6日と7日に、年に一度のお酒の大イベント「西条酒まつり」が開催されます。今回は、この酒まつりに来た男女の会話をお届けします。

Image credit:東広島市オープンソース(CC-BY 4.0)
 
*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

How do you do?
はじめまして。

※映画『ローマの休日』などでおなじみの初対面の挨拶。
現代の日常会話で使うと、古風で堅苦しい感じなので
ここではKotaroがわざとおどけて使っていると思われます。

must have+過去分詞
〜したに違いない

arduous
つらい、根気のいる

You should relieve your stress with alcohol today!
今日はアルコールでストレスを発散しちゃいなよ!

Boy!
まあ

Your face is flushing!
顔が赤くなってるわよ。

I need to go to the bathroom.
トイレに行かなくちゃ。

※アメリカ英語では「トイレ」を表すのに
toiletは使わず、bathroomやrestroomなどを使います。

I think I'm about to puke!
げぼが出そうかも!

※最初の"How do you do?"との表現の落差にご注目を。
(to) pukeは「吐く」の俗語表現。
「吐く、もどす」の一般的表現としては、
throw upやvomitを覚えておきましょう。

I have no choice but to drink by myself!
ひとりで飲むしかなさそうね!

※have no choice but + to doで「〜する以外選択肢がない」。
butの後の動詞は必ずto不定詞。
(これによく似た表現で、do nothing but + doがありますが
こちらはbutの後は原形不定詞(toがつかない))


*** Script ***

The Saijo Sake Festival

Situation: In front of Saijo Station

M: How do you do? I'm Kotaro, Takumi's friend. Nice to meet you Jessie.

W: Nice to meet you too! Thanks for buying me a ticket for the Sake Festival. I can't wait to drink sake for the first time in my life!

M: No problem! It must have been an arduous trip to come all the way to Saijo from Michigan. You should relieve your stress with alcohol today! Ha ha.

(They enter the Sake Hiroba)

W: Wow… look at how many people are here… It's so crowded!!

M: Welcome to the Sake Hiroba, or in English: the Sake Square. Get a sake cup. It's called o-choko in Japanese.

W: What? Choco? Ha ha. That's a funny name. Boy, it sure is a small cup. It's totally different from a beer glass or whiskey shot glass.

M: Yep. Hey, would you like your sake sweet or drier?

W: Oh, sweet sounds good. By the way, how do you say "cheers" in Japanese?

M: We say kanpai! Let's do it. Kanpai!

W: Kan..kan-pai? Wow, that's hard to pronounce. Anyway kanpai!

M: Wow… This is really good. The flavor's unbelievable. What do you think about it?

W: Yeah, it's pretty sweet and tastes good. I think I can drink lots of this. Hey, wait: your face is flushing! Are you alright?

M: Um… I'm totally fine. Don't worry about me… Oh, sorry, I need… I need to go to the bathroom. I think I'm about to puke!

W: What? Don't tell me he can't drink any alcohol? Well… I have no choice but to drink by myself!

(Written by Kyoung Jo)

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