Thank you for the nice conversation again, Kathryn.It's easy to lose track of time when I talk to you because it's so fun!! See you soon and take care of yourself.
Kathryn G.先生 01/23
I enjoyed our lesson. We looked at some cute cat pictures. It cheered me up so much. Thank you for helping me with my translation practice. See you soon!
Deborah先生 01/23
Thank you very much for the interesting news from the BBC.
Andrew B.先生 01/23
This was the first lesson with Vlada. At first I could not catch his request for contact because of my bad condition of Skype. Looking for FAQ, I finally found the way how to contact a teacher not on my contact list. There's a skype name on my booking list! So I gave a call to Vlada and we were able to start our lesson at last although I still faced a trouble about screen sharing. Vlada patiently waited for solving my skype troubles and corrected my English e-mail quickly. In spite of his photo, he is very frank and friendly teacher;-) He kindly supplemented our lesson with extra time for introducing ourselves. Thank you, Vlada. See you soon!
Vladimir K.先生 01/23
Tonight we talked about Fukuoka that CNN took up as a most innovative city in Japan. The head offices of big companies are in Tokyo. We have to create innovative cities in local areas in order to invite young people. From that viewpoint, I will pay proper attention to the future of Fukuoka.
Mark M.先生 01/23
After a small talk about our weekend, we discussed inequality of income in the world with an article about it. Under the present world situation like inauguration of Trump and hard Brexit, I have a strong interest in this topic. Frou suggested me a good topic at the right time. We talked about a relation between inequality and happiness, social change and inequality, present Japanese and Filipino income situation, factors on modern Japanese historical change of inequality, AI & robotics's future influence to unemployment, etc. I proposed to talk more about this topic and she said she would give me another related article in near future. Thank you for always giving me an interesting topic, Frou. See you soon. Take care!
Froulaine A.先生 01/23
Today we read an article about reindeer situation. It says reindeer are having a hard time to getting their food in colder winter and get pregnant earlier, which leads to smaller, weaker reindeers. This is all the effect of human-made climate change. That's sad reality but every single one of us should think about what we can do to stop it. I appreciate this kind of articles, which promote our awareness about the serioue issue we are facing. I like this article,, thank you Max!
Mark M.先生 01/23
Today we talked about how British people spend their Christmas and New Year Holidays. It was interesting as I have learned a lot from Kathryn. Then I asked about riding a bike in England. I had a good time talking with her.
Kathryn G.先生 01/23
It was very nice talking with you, see you next time ! :D Andrew is a very nice teacher with a very clear british accent, which is easy to catch. Beginners who had started learning English by the American accentmight find that slightly hard to understand, but I am sure that you'll be used to it very easily. Nowdays, even the English tests popular in Japan like the Eiken, requires people to be able to catch, understand, and find the right information from every accents. Which means, every people learning English needs to be used to every popular accents. I recommend you all to try his lesson. He taught me about the collocations today. I'm not very good at those stuff, but his explanation of that was tremendously easy to understand.
Andrew B.先生 01/23
Thank your for the lesson to my daughter. The lesson was awesome and Riana really enjoyed and she's looking forward to talking to you again soon.
Mauricio G.先生 01/23

第18回: 丁寧語 vs スラング (4) 
( 掲載日: 2014.5.14 )

こんにちは !

…と言いたい所ですが、最後の最後に城ヶ崎海岸吊り橋に行き、acrophobia ( 高所恐怖症 ) な私は3歩目で足が
進んで行くんです…かと思えば心優しいおじちゃんおばちゃんが「真ん中渡ったら怖くないよ !」と声をかけてくれ…

リフレッシュもできたところで、Eigoxの方にも益々力をいれて頑張りますよ〜 !


Here we go!

Catch ya ( you ) later! = またね !
See you laterと同じく別れ際の定番フレーズ。

Check it out! = 見て ! / 聞いて !
日本語で流行った「ちぇけら☆」は本当はcheck it out が日本人に聞こえたままカタカナになったものです。

( e.g. )
Check it out, you’ll love it!
見てみて ! 絶対好きだから !
Check it out guys, we’re going to have the hottest party tonight!
皆聞いて ! 今夜は1番熱いパーティーがあるよ !

Chill = まったりする / リラックスする

( e.g. )
A: Hey, what are you up to? ( 何してるの? )
B: Just chilling. ( くつろいでるよ)

Chillax = まったりする / リラックスする
Chilling + relaxing がくっついてできた造語。

Dude = よう ! / 人 or 奴 /
性別問わず、挨拶 / 呼びかけ / 感動詞として使える。

( e.g. )
Hey dude! What’s up?
よぉ ! 元気?

A: This is my new car. ( これが僕の新しい車だよ)
B: Dude, that is so cool ! ( おぉー! 超かっこいい ! )

Damn = 超
馬鹿な / まぬけな、といった意味もあるので使い方には要注意です。
Damn! とだけ叫んでしまうと馬鹿め ! と罵っている事になります。

( e.g. )
The meal was damn good.
You’re damn right.

  このように right を強調する副詞の働きをする場合はOK.

Epic = 素晴らしい / 最高
元々epicは「叙情詩のような / 大規模な」という意味がありますが、最近の若者にはスラングとして使われています。

( e.g. )
That movie was epic.

Epic fail = 大失敗

( e.g. )
A: How was your first date? 初デートどうだった?
B: Epic fail. 大失敗。

Freak out = びびる / パニックに陥る

( e.g. )
I freaked out when I saw all the answers on the exam were false.
Don’t freak out!
落ち着いて !

Freaking = とても / 非常に

( e.g. )
I’m just so freaking happy today!
私今日すっごく嬉しい !

Go for it! = 頑張れ! / どうぞ
友達を励ます時に。Keep it up! Hang in there! Cheer up! と似たような表現。

( e.g. )
Go for it! You can do it! 頑張れ! 君ならできるよ !
I knew I had to go for it. やってみるしかないのは分かっていた。

A: May I have some fruit tart? フルーツタルト頂けますか?
B: Go for it! どうぞどうぞ !

I got your back! = 私がついているよ !

( e.g. )
Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! 心配しないで、私たちがついてるよ !

Gotcha! = 了解
I got youの短縮形。

Gotta = 〜しなくてはいけない
Have got toの短縮形。

( e.g. )
I gotta go now. Catch ya later! もう行かなきゃ。またね !

Hang out = ぶらぶらする / くつろぐ / 遊ぶ

( e.g. )
Do you wanna hang out tonight?
I love hanging out with you!
あなたと遊ぶの大好き !

Hell yeah! = やったー ! / もちろん !
Yesのスラングの yeah と、地獄という意味の hell から成り立っている造語で、yesを強調している。
勢いよくYes! と言いたい時に使える。

Hit me up! = 連絡ちょうだい !
私を叩いて ! と直訳してはいけません。笑
Hit you up! なら、連絡するね ! という意味。

Hot / Hottie = セクシーな / かっこいい

( e.g. )
Oh my gosh, David Beckham is so hot. ベッカム超かっこいい !
Your boyfriend is a real hottie. あなたの彼氏本当にセクシーだね。

Into = 〜にはまる

( e.g. )
I’m into studying English! 私英語の勉強にはまってるの !

ish = 〜ぐらい / 〜ぽい

( e.g. )
I’ll be there at 5ish. = 5時ぐらいに行くね。
It’s a yellowish color. = 黄色っぽい色です。

It’s all good = すべて順調 / なんの問題もない

( e.g. )
A: Is everything all right? もう全部大丈夫なの?
B: All good! 問題ないよ !

Keep one’s fingers crossed = うまくいくよう祈る

( e.g. )
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
あなたの成功を祈っています !

Kinda = 一種の / ある意味 / なにげに
Kind of の短縮形。
( e.g. )
I’m kinda busy at the moment. ちょっと今忙しい。
It’s kinda nice. なんとなく素敵。

Lame = 最悪 / ひどい / ださい / だるい

( e.g. )
That is so lame ! = それはひどすぎる !

Later! = じゃあね !

( e.g. )
I gotta go now, later! = 行かなきゃ、じゃあね !

Like = なんか / 〜さ / てか

( e.g. )
This dress is like totally cool! = このドレスほんと素敵 !

You know like I went to my friend’s house today and we baked cookies together and it was like really fun!
= 今日ね友達の家に行って一緒にクッキー焼いたんだけど超楽しかったの !
( like はあってもなくてもいいという事がこの例文で分かるかと。)

Mean = いじわる / 本気 / いい

( e.g. )
You’re so mean! = あなたすごくいじわる !
I mean it. = 本気だよ !
You mean a lot to me. = あなたは私にとって大切な人なの。

Mess up = めちゃめちゃになる

( e.g. )
I completely messed up. = 大失敗しちゃった。
That is messed up! = それはひどい !

Muah = チュッ

( e.g. )
Lots of love and hugs, muah! = たくさんの愛とハグを、チュ! ( メールなどで )

Munchies = スナック / おなかがすいた

( e.g. )
I got the munchies! = 小腹が減った !
It’s time for munchies! = おやつの時間だよ !

ぜひ使ってみて下さいね !
それ以降はまた少々堅苦しいお話に戻ろうかなと…お楽しみに !

☆ 伊豆高原にて。自然に囲まれて… ☆

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