やさしい英語会話 (342) Christmas German Style

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Merry Christmas! 今年もクリスマスにまつわるエピソードでお楽しみください。今回はドイツのクリスマスのお話が登場します。日本とドイツでは、クリスマスの過ごし方はどのように異なるのでしょうか。
 

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

Boy
うわあ

put on a party
パーティを催す

find out
突き止める、知る

label
(動詞・発音注意)ラベルを貼る

ingredients
材料、食材

What else am I supposed to do?
他にどうしろというんだ。

go out with
...と遊びに行く(=hang out)

*** Script ***

Christmas German Style

Situation: Peter and Yuka talk at a Christmas party.

M: Boy, this sure is a nice party!

W: Yeah, the International Office sure knows how to put on a great party for us! They even have German Christmas cookies over there!

M: Ho ho! Really? Do they taste as good as in Germany? I wanna find out!

W: Is there really a difference?

M: For a lot of food here in Japan, I’ve been a little disappointed because it’s labelled "German." But then it doesn’t taste the same to me. Probably other ingredients are used.

W: I see.

Situation: A couple of days later, outside of Peter’s apartment.

W: Hey, Peter, do you have any plans for Christmas?

M: No, not yet. Maybe I'm going to a bar with some friends.

W: With friends to a bar? Why’s that?

M: Well, what else am I supposed to do? If I was in Germany, I’d be with my family.

W: So, you celebrate Christmas with your family in Germany?

M: Yeah.

W: Wow.

M: Um… you look surprised.

W: In Japan we young adults DON’T spend Christmas with our families.

M: College students don’t spend Christmas with their families? Then, WHO do you go out with on Christmas?

(Noisy male friends suddenly arrive.)

M: Oh, look! My friends are here! Hi Gabriel! Hi Hans! Let’s watch the football game on TV!

W: Ah! Men! Bye-bye, Peter!

(Written by Gabriel Germann)

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