やさしい英語会話 (336) What’s Saijo Famous For

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今月第3週と第4週は「やさしい英語会話」をお送りします。

広島大学のある東広島市は日本酒の醸造所が集まっています。今回はこの「酒都・西条」についてのお話です。毎年秋に開かれる「西条酒まつり」の話題も登場します。

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

a bunch of
たくさんの

(a) brewery
酒蔵、醸造所

guarantee (that)
保証する

be into〜
〜にはまっている、〜が好きである

upcoming
もうすぐやってくる

one of the most famous liquor festivals in Japan
日本で最も有名なお酒のお祭りの一つ

whether
〜かどうか

(a) souvenir
お土産

don't hesitate to [do]
ためらわずに〜する、遠慮なく〜する

dude
ねえ(my friend)

*** Script ***

What’s Saijo Famous for?

W: Hey Takumi, I’m planning to visit Hiroshima next week. You’re from there. What are some places that I should definitely go to?

M: Oh, wow, great! There are a bunch of good places, but I especially recommend my hometown, Saijo!

W: Ah… Never heard of that. What’s famous in… Saijo?

M: Well, Saijo’s THE capital city of sake. You know: the traditional Japanese alcohol? There are a lot of breweries you can go to and try some delicious sake. I can guarantee that you’ll love sake!

W: Umm… I’m not that into alcohol, but, anyway, it sounds amazing! What else do you recommend doing there?

M: Also, I forgot to remind you that there’s an upcoming festival in Saijo. It’s one of the most famous liquor festivals in Japan, where you can have an unlimited amount of sake for a whole day!

W: Umm.. as I said, I’m not that into alcohol. In fact, I get drunk really easily. I’m not sure whether I can handle that festival…

M: Jessie, it’s not just about drinking alcohol for an entire day. It’s about having fun! I would say… it’s the best opportunity to experience Japanese culture. And you can get to know more about people in Japan.

W: OK, if you say so. Anyway, I‘ll definitely go to Saijo.

M: If you want to go to the festival, you need to buy a ticket. If you want to go, I can contact my friend in Saijo to buy a ticket for you!

W: Umm… I’ll contact you later… Hey, when I go there, do you want any souvenir from Saijo?

M: I’d love it if you could buy me one bottle of sake. My favorite brand of sake is called Kamoizumi. I really recommend it. Also, if you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

W: Kamo…? Ah! Camouflage? Japanese is too hard, dude. Just text me the name of the brand later. Thanks so much!

(Written by Kyoung Jo)

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