やさしい英語会話 (140) Mosquitoes Love My Blood

Posted by: huepod



7月に入り、暑い日が増えてきました。今回のテーマは、夏の暑い季節に人を悩ませるもの、蚊(mosquitoes)です。

男性は周りをぶんぶん飛ぶ蚊に悩まされています。どうやら彼は蚊に好かれているようですね。一方女性の方はそれほど蚊をうっとうしく思ってはいないようです。そんな中、女性は男性に蚊を寄せ付けないための方法を提案しますが・・・。今回の会話も奇想天外な結末が待っています。ぜひ最後までお聞き逃しなく!

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(17:51 10.3MB 初級~中級)
Mosquitoes Love My Blood

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

・オープニングに登場した虫
a mosquito
=蚊
※複数形はmosquitoes

a wasp
=スズメバチ

a butterfly
=チョウ

a centipede
=ムカデ

a fly
=ハエ

a dragonfly
=トンボ

a cicada
=セミ

a cockroach
=ゴキブリ

・会話に登場した重要表現
to have dark rings under one's eyes
=目の下に隈ができる

to buzz around 〜
=の周りをぶんぶん飛ぶ

annoying
=うっとうしい

Beats me.
=I don't know.(イントネーション注意)

to get a mosquito bite
=蚊に噛まれる

a bunch of 〜
=たくさんの
※後には可算・不可算名詞の両方を取る。

a prey
=えじき
※反対語はa predator。

can't stand〜
=〜に堪えられない
例:納豆には堪えられない。I can't stand fermented beans.

to help someone out
=の手助けをする

mosquito-repellant incense
=蚊取り線香

a long-sleeved shirt
=長袖シャツ

a vampire
=吸血鬼

a werewolf
=狼男


*** Script ***
(Slow speed) 03:35-05:50
(Natural speed) 14:00-15:40

Mosquitoes Love My Blood

W: Hi, Sam. Hey, you look kind of tired today. You seem to have dark rings under your eyes. Didn't get much sleep last night?

M: Hi, Mary. I couldn't sleep well at night because mosquitoes were buzzing around me. They're really annoying, you know!

W: Ah, mosquitoes! Luckily, I don't really have problems with them. How'd they get in?

M: Beats me! They were just flying around my face. I got a bunch of mosquito bites today.

W: Boy, I wonder why they like you.

M: Maybe it's because of my blood. I am so healthy! I'm a good prey for mosquitoes.

W: Mosquitoes are not so bad. They're not going to eat you. Um, delicious blood…

M: Huh?

W: Ah, I mean delicious blood for mosquitoes. Right?

M: Yes, unfortunately.

(Buzz) (Sound of a clap)

M: Ah! There are mosquitoes in here too! Oh, I can't stand them! Can you help me out?

W: How about burning mosquito-repellent incense? I think it would work.

M: Yeah, that might work, but I don't like the smell.

W: OK, then. How about sleeping in a mosquito net?

M: Yeah, but I don't want to buy one.

W: OK. You can sleep with long-sleeved shirts?

M: Too hot. And my face will be bitten by mosquitoes.

W: Well, there are no other solutions, I'm afraid. It seems like you just have to make good friends with them!

M: Oh, annoying mosquitoes during summer nights!!

W: Hey, I have a final great idea. How about… removing all of your blood from your body? Yes, I… am… a Vampire! (Scary laugh)

M: Oh, no problem. Mosquitoes are NOT going to bite the skin of… a werewolf! (Howl)

(Written by Inori Okawa)

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