異文化ディスカッション (82) Love, Dating, and Marriage

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クリットとパーリーンを迎えてのトークの二回目をお届けします。今回の話題は「大学生の恋愛事情と結婚観」。

「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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Love, Dating, and Marriage

linguistics
= the study of language

a hot topic
= a popular (and maybe sexy) subject (Note: The words “topic” and “subject” are much better and more natural than “theme” or テーマ)

You guys
= あなたたち

It depends on…
= 〜によって

According to…
= 〜によると

to tend to
= 傾向がある

middle school
= junior high school

Like
= Um…

to connect with each other
= to get to know each other well, to really like each other

looks
= 見た目

to be good-looking
= to be handsome or beautiful (Note: This expression can be used for
both men and women. Especially when talking about men, avoid
the adjective “handsome.” Instead, an expression such as “He is really
good-looking” is much more natural and commonly-used.)

to matter
= to be important

to be attractive
= 魅力的

the character
= the personality

to be funny
= to have a sense of humor, making other people laugh

to be hilarious = to be very funny

to be confident in (one’s) skin
= to be confident in oneself, to have confidence (自信)

to go Dutch
= each person pays his or her own way, for their own food, movie tickets, etc. (Note: The origins of this expression date back to relations between the England and the Netherlands (Holland, Dutch culture). But the origins are NOT important and almost nobody knows why it is called “to go Dutch.” Students just need to remember the expression as a set phrase.)

love at first sight
= 一目ぼれ

to be judged by
= to be decided by, determined by

“Your partner is like your shoe, so you had better try your shoe on first. Because you’ll be wearing that shoe for the rest of your life.”
= an expression translated from the Thai language

to be conservative
= 保守的 (Note: the opposite is “liberal.”)

generation
= 世代

arranged marriages
= お見合い

to be widespread
= to be common

rare
= very infrequent

totally
= completely

to have a strong voice
= to be powerful (in making decisions)

permission
= 許可

kind of
= to some extent, to some degree, ある程度

calm
= peaceful, quiet

for the rest of
= for the remainder of, 残りの部分

awkward
= uncomfortable, embarrassing

to be single
= 独身

to prioritize (something)
= to make (something) important

to focus on
= to concentrate on

to settle down and raise children
= to get married and have children

to get tired of
= 飽きる

religion
= 宗教

perspectives
= views, opinions

proof
= evidence, 証拠

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