やさしい英語会話 (345) Picking up a Girl

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今週のテーマは「ナンパ」。本Podcastでは12年前に同じテーマの会話をお届けしましたが、大学生にとっての「出会い」は永遠のテーマと言えそうです。今回も、恋愛に使えそうな(?)クサいセリフ(corny lines)など、生きのよい会話表現が満載です。

さて、今回の会話の場面は大学の図書館。もちろん実際にはこのような顰蹙を買うような人はいませんが、図書館を利用する際にはどうぞお静かに…。
 

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

We gotta (do)
= We have got to (do)
〜しなければいけない

at all times
常に

Boy
(感嘆詞)まったく

check out
確かめる、チェックしてみる

worth a trip over there
あそこまで行くだけの価値はある

What’s your name?
名前は?
※日常のコミュニケーションで相手の名前を尋ねる際は、Could I ask your name?などを使う。

What do you say?
(提案の後で)どう?

without getting caught and yelled at
捕まって怒鳴りつけられることなく

It’s a deal.
わかった、決まり。(交渉成立)

Here goes nothing.
当たって砕けろ、ダメ元だ。

Woah
(感嘆詞)うわー。(元々は馬を止める時の「ドードー」にあたる)


*** Script ***

Picking Up a Girl

Situation: In the library

M: Hi there!

W: (whispering) Hey, we’re at the library. We gotta stay quiet at all times.

M: (starts to whisper) Oops. Sorry. Um… are you a freshman? It’s my first time seeing you here.

W: Yeah. It’s actually my first time coming to the library too. Boy, this library sure is huge!

M: I know. You should check out the West Library as well. It’s not as big as this one, but it’s still worth a trip over there.

W: Thanks! I’ll surely check it out soon.

M: By the way, I’m Hiroki. What’s your name?

W: Mine’s Samantha.

M: Wow, you have a beautiful name! I hope we can go out to a movie or something next time, what do you say?

W: Well… if you do something impressive right now, I MIGHT say “yes”.

M: Hey… I can show you one of my magic tricks!

W: Magic tricks? Um… you gotta have something cooler to show me… I’m so tired of guys showing their magic to impress me.

M: Oh, OK, OK.. let me think. How about if I shout here at the library without getting caught and yelled at by the librarian. Will you be impressed?

W: Ha ha… That sounds so stupid. But… it’s a deal.

M: Well, here goes nothing... “Samantha! Let’s go to a movie!” (loud voice)

W: Woah. I’m pretty sure the librarian heard that, and is going to yell at you for it. Sorry, Hiroki.

M: Maybe next time you should check what ID I’m wearing first!

W: Hm? “Hiroki Tanaka, University Librarian”?!

M: Yep. The librarian is NOT going to be yelling at you. Saturday night? 7 is OK?

W: Ah!

(Written by Mikael Kai Nomura)

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