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0216 10面 英会話 He Said, She Said by Kobayashi Chikako

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(Sean sees Saori and Anne returning from a conference room, giggling)

Sean: What's so funny?

Anne: Saori made a minor mistake on our video conference call with a client in the New York office.

Saori: I don't think it was a minor mistake.

Anne: (Laughing) Let me rephrase that. You completely butchered the client's name, but I don't think it was a big mistake. Everyone was satisfied with how the call went.

Sean: What was the name?

Saori: Mr. Stephanopodopoulos?

Anne: (Laughing) It was Mr. Stephanopoulos. I think you botched it all five times you tried to say it.

Saori: Oh, no.

Sean: Don't worry about it. I'm sure he couldn't say your surname, either. Oh, I bet he could. Your last name's Honda. Who doesn't know how to say that?!

Saori: Exactly.

Anne: Don't worry about it. Greek surnames are difficult to pronounce for people who aren't accustomed to them. I just happened to know how to pronounce Stephanopoulos because there's an American news anchor by that name.

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Feb 15, 2019 英会話 |