やさしい英語会話 (358) Ninjas!

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今回のテーマは「忍者」。海外では日本のカルチャーを代表するイメージの一つとなっていますが、英語で忍者について説明するのは意外と難しいもの。皆さんならどのように説明しますか?
【リモート収録】
 

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

mister
miss
それぞれ男性、女性への丁寧な呼びかけ

exist
存在する

ancestors
祖先

evidence
証拠

I have no intention of …ing
…するつもりはない

be inspired by…
…に影響を受ける、…にインスピレーションを得る

I just felt that I should…
ただ何となく…しなきゃと思った(感じた)


*** Script ***

Ninjas!

W: Wow, today’s trip is gonna be awesome! First, I should ask someone to show me where I should go next… Umm, excuse me, mister.

M: Yes… May I help you?

W: I heard that the last Ninja in Japan is living in this village! Do you have any idea where he lives?

M: I’m sorry, miss; Ninjas don’t exist anymore. They’re just tales made by our ancestors.

W: What? I do NOT believe you! I’ve read a lot of research regarding how Japan had Ninjas to protect the citizens. As evidence, I know that there are still things around that they used to use. Umm… Hey, it took me 12 hours to drive into this village. Is there really no evidence of Ninjas here?

M: Hmm… Why do you wanna find them?

W: I have no intention of earning money by putting Ninja stories in the media. I used to have a grandfather, and his stories about Ninjas were incredibly amazing! His dream was to meet a Ninja! So, I was inspired by him. But now he’s gone… I just felt that I should continue his dream by finding the last Ninja in Japan!

M: I see… I’m sorry, miss. Actually, I lied to protect the truth. The thing is… Ninjas used to exist, and this village was their central meeting place. I heard that there’s one last Ninja living in Japan, but even WE don’t know where he is. The only clue we have is the last message that the Grand Ninja left us.

W: And that message is?

M: “Kono Hana, Naze.” In English, it means “This flower, why?”

W: Hmm… That’s weird. My name… My name is… Konoha Nanase.

M: Wha… What?! Umm… Please tell me your grandfather’s name!

W: His name was Konomaru Nanase.

M: Grand Ninja Konomaru was THE LAST GRAND NINJA! That means…

W: I’m the last Ninja in Japan?!

(Written by Mikael Kai Nomura)

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