やさしい英語会話 (170) Lost Password

Posted by: huepod



リスナーの皆さんは、パソコンやスマホを使って本ポッドキャストをお楽しみいただいていると思います。最近はこれらの機器で便利に使えるネット上のサービスも増えてきましたが、悩みの種はパスワードの管理ではないでしょうか。なるべくわかりにくく、しかも自分が忘れにくいパスワードは、なかなか思いつかないものです。

今回の会話では、パソコンのパスワードを忘れた女性が、知り合いのパソコンオタク(a nerd)の男性に助けを求めています。この男性、パスワードがなくてもアクセスできるのでしょうか・・・。

なお、1年間にわたりHiroshima University's English Podcastのホストを務めてくれたYukiさんは、今回が最後となります。リスナーの皆さんには1年間ご愛聴下さりありがとうございました。そしてYukiさん、どうもありがとうございました。

来月から「やさしい英語会話」は、新たなホストを迎えて引き続き楽しい番組をお届けいたしますので、どうかよろしくお願いいたします。

※今回のリカバリーの方法は、会話の中で設定されたフィクションです。

今回お借りした素材
写真:xkcd
効果音:Freesound



(19:47 11.4MB 初級~中級)
Lost Password

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

What's up? - Not much.
= (出会った時のあいさつ)やあ、調子はどう。ぼちぼち。

But forgot my password...
= But [I] forgot my password...

Blimey!
= しまった!
※海賊をまねしたおどけた表現。

should've
= should have

Tell you what(口調注意)
= あのね

to give it a go
= to try it

a nerd
= オタク

to recall 〜ing
= 〜しなければいけないことを思い出す

a tribal voodoo doctor
= 魔術師

pesky mortal
= 平凡な人間

I'd say that's way too heavy
= かなり重すぎるんじゃないかな。
※I'd say (=I would say)は相手に対するやわらかいアドバイス

way too = much

a giant of a ...
= 巨大な...

fatigue
= 披露

keep + 人 + fit
= 〜を健康に保つ

a more or less obvious form
= 多少なりともわかりやすい形で

to grump
= 不平を言う、ブーブー言う


*** Script ***
(Slow speed) 02:05-04:45
(Natural speed) 16:30-16:35

Lost Password

M: Hey, what's up?

W: Not much. But forgot my password and I can't use my laptop! It's been three gloomy days without the Internet, you know.

M: Blimey! You should've said so earlier. Tell you what - bring your laptop to the library this afternoon, and I'll give it a go.

W: Why, thank you! I guess having a nerd friend has its advantages after all!

M: On the other hand, I seem to recall having very important business to attend to.

W: Oh, come on! A computer nerd in the modern age is like a tribal voodoo doctor from old times. You can get us pesky mortals out of computer troubles with your techno magic! (sexy voice) Michihiro, you have power! You are so cool...

M: Hmm... OK, I suppose I'll help out this particular pesky mortal, after all!

W: Great. See you at the library!

M: [ at the library ] Wow, I'd say that's way too heavy. You've probably forgotten your password because you have to carry around this giant of a laptop all day long. Fatigue, memory loss...

W: On the positive side, it keeps me fit!

M: OK, what do we have here... User "Fishes" with a password hint "human being." Hmm... not much.

W: Those hints are useless, unless they contain your password in a more or less obvious form, which kinda destroys the purpose of having a password in the first place!

M: You're 100% right. Now quit grumping and look here. I'm going to use a Windows DVD to enter Recovery Shell by pressing "Shift+F10" and mess around with some files... Next, I restart... Now, I press "Shift" five times... type this... and that... there we go! Hmm... new password for user "Fishes" is... "mermaid". Which is undoubtedly a fish, as well as a human being!

W: Thank you, Michihiro! You are incredible!

(Written by Dmitry Mamchur)

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