異文化ディスカッション (78) Cultural Friction (1)

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今回から3回にわたり、3人のゲストに登場してもらいます。広島大学のKai、Pearline、そしておなじみKeiです。それぞれに違うバックグラウンドを持つこの3人と、聞き手のJoeが、異文化に触れる時に起こるさまざまな摩擦について語り合います。

「異文化ディスカッション」では、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。

聞き手:Joe Lauer(広島大学外国語教育研究センタ―)

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Cultural Friction (1)

to be horrible
= to be very bad

minority immigrant groups
= 民族的少数派の移民

to be discriminated against
= 差別される

rarely
= almost never

to interact with
= to communicate with, to become friends with

exaggerations
= 大げさ

to experience
= 経験する

a master’s student
= 修士課程の学生

the Faculty of Biological Science
= 生物生産学部

Integrated Global Studies (IGS)
= 国際共創学科

to conduct
= to do, to lead, 行う

the Million Dollar Question
= the most important question

to be patriotic
= 愛国の

a hallway
= 廊下

fortunately
= luckily

to manage to
= to successfully do with difficulty

to be aggressive = 攻撃的

when it comes to = in relation to, concerning

to depend on
= ~によって

to have ~ on (one’s) mind
= to think about ~

the atomic bomb
= 原子爆弾

an atomic bomb victim
= 被爆者

like
= um, ええと

to be deep
= to be meaningful and emotional, 意義がある

to get close
= to become good friends

to have an inner circle
= to have a group of close friends (Note: A “small inner circle” is having only a couple of close friends. A “big inner circle” is having a lot of close friends.)

a Filipino
= a person from the Philippines

to be too pushy
= to be too outgoing, 出しゃばりすぎる

conflict
= friction, problem, 葛藤

racial
= 人種(上)の

to encounter
= to meet, to experience

to have hatred toward
= to not like

weird
= strange

blood
= 血

to colonize
= 植民地にする

to be separated
= to be apart, not together

African Americans
= Black Americans

to be prejudiced
= 偏見を持つ

Do as the Romans do.
= 郷にいれば郷に従え (Note: The longer expression is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”)

beforehand
= in advance

Hindi
= a major language in India

to connect with (someone)
= to get along well with (someone)

to adapt
= to accept and change

my own identity
= 独自性、本性

to be respectful
= 敬意を表す

Peace Corps
= the name of the American government project which sends people to developing countries

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