やさしい英語会話 (351) Dog Lovers

Posted by: huepod





今回の会話は、かわいいワンちゃんについての会話でお楽しみください…と言いたいところですが、「訴える」「刑事事件」「公証人」など、物々しい言葉が聞こえてきます。いったい何があったのでしょうか?

今回の会話では、そういった事件や訴訟に関する用語や、若き環境活動家のスピーチで有名になったあの表現が登場します。
 

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

beast
野獣

How dare you~?
よくもまあ~できるものだ

bite
噛む(過去形はbit、過去分詞形はbitten)

Hold on a minute.
ちょっと待ってください。

sue
訴える

settle everything
すべてを解決させる

court
裁判所

Notary Public
公証人

criminal incident
刑事事件

How is it even possible?!
いったいどうやったらそれが可能なのですか。

doggie
ワンちゃん

leash
ひも

otherwise
さもなければ

*** Script ***

Dog Lovers

A man is holding a very small dog (cat-sized), and he arrives at a women’s house. He knocks on the door, and she opens it.

M: Good evening. We’re very sorry for what happened today…

W: (screams) Get out of here with that terrible animal! Your dog is a beast!

M: Please, don’t panic. I’m holding him. Nothing will happen this time.

W: How dare you come to my place after your dog bit me? Get out of here!

M: Hold on a minute. You need to listen to me…

W: No, I will sue you! It’s easy. My husband’s a lawyer, and he knows that you have to pay me a lot. The beast bit me!

M: Hey, it’s not necessary to sue me. I said that I was ready to settle everything without going to court.

W: You’re ready to settle everything? Ha! OK. Then pay the money now. Did you bring the money?

M: No… but today I went to a Notary Public and they’ve settled everything.

W: What can they settle about this criminal incident? How is it even possible?! I was bitten by your dog! That’s a fact.

M: But it’s not!

W: Uh…..??

M: Well, please, here you are: a Notarized Deed of Gift. (Gives the paperwork). I gave you this dog as a gift! So it’s NOT my dog that you were bitten by.

W: But whose is it then?

M: You were bitten by your own dog. So it’s yours now. (Gives the dog and walks away). And guard your doggie on a leash! Otherwise it’s dangerous for other people walking! (to self) Oh, these dog lovers…

(Written by Andrei Goncharov)

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