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0105 10面 英会話 He Said, She Said by Kobayashi Chikako

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基本英語 de 便利フレーズ

奇数週は東京で働くさおりが主人公。同僚や友人との交流を通し、日常英会話で役立つ表現を身に付けましょう

「今週のフレーズ」 give or take

(Anne, Saori and Sean are talking)

Anne: It's already been a year since that company in Yokohama skipped town. Remember -- the one that used to rent out kimonos to customers, do their hair and makeup and take their photos?

Saori: That's right. The company had taken money from customers who were planning for their Coming-of-Age Day ceremonies.

Anne: It was amazing, though, that hair salons and other businesses volunteered to provide kimonos and assistance to the 20-year-olds who were all freaking out.

Saori: There were even some private Coming-of-Age Day celebrations held for those who didn't make it to the ceremony hosted by the municipal government.

Anne: It's times like that that I feel hopeful for humanity.

Saori: I heard that some people had even made reservations with that company for this year. But the company declared bankruptcy.

Sean: Oh, time flies when you get older. That felt like yesterday.

Anne: (Jokingly) You're not much older than those kids that got ripped off on their special day.

Sean: (Jokingly) Right. I'm basically their age. Give or take a decade.

週刊英語学習紙 毎日ウィークリーのサイト 「Mainichi Weekly」

Jan 4, 2019 英会話 |