November 2017

久々に驚いたニュース。Matt Lauerがセクハラで解雇された。
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Good grief.; (Peanutsのお決まりフレーズ)Oh my god!

reprimand; to tell someone that her behavior is wrong; 叱責する
たいていは”reprimand somebody for doing sth”といった形で使われます。
【例】He reprimanded him for his uncooperative attitude.

After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act. (Matt Lauerのセクハラにおいて)

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I'm stuck on sth; in love with sth; 〜に夢中である

Ferris wheel; 大観覧車

Sometimes I feel like I'm stuck on a Ferris wheel. 

rock bottom; the lowest level; どん底

One minute I'm on top of the world, and the next, I'm at rock bottom. 

今回はCNN Student NEWSから。


fraudulent ;(adj) intended to cheat sb, usually in order to make money illegally (OALD)

; (n) the system of voting in writing and usually in secret(OALD)

Hillary Clinton about to receive thousands of fraudulent ballots in her favor. 

neither ;(/naiθ"er/) not one nor the other of two things (OALD) どちらも〜ない

viral; like or caused by a virus 
viral video とかと言ったりもします。

To be clear, neither of these stories was
true. But they still went viral. 

; (adj) is very common at a particular time (OALD)

These problems are not brand new, but they`re becoming a lot more prevalent.

choke off
; to bring to an end

revenue; money that a business receives over a period of time (OALD)

It`s a first effort to choke off some of the revenue.

relentlessly ; (adj) strict, cruel without ever stopping 

We have to be relentlessly skeptical of absolutely everything.

make our blood boil; to make someone angry
bound to; certain to do sth (2回目です)

We have to go outside of our personal comfort zones and read and watch and listen to things that are bound to make our blood boil.

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scrutiny; the careful and detailed examination; 精密な調査

ethnicity; 民族性

And some of that scrutiny and you ended up making a very public statement about it, some of that scrutiny was centered around your ethnicity, Meghan. When you realized that, what did you think?
(婚約相手のMeghan Markleの母親がAfrican Americanであることから)

boots on the ground; 〜に足を踏み入れる
【例】We need to get more boots on the ground. (軍関連の話題のとき)

And at the same time I think in these beginning few months and now being boots on the ground in the U.K. I'm excited to just really get to know more about the different communities here, smaller organizations we're working on the same causes that I've always been passionate about under this umbrella.

monarch; (n)君主

It's incredible, I think, you know, a) to be able to meet her through his lens, not just with his honor and respect for her as the monarch, but the love that he has for her as his grandmother, all of those layers have been so important for me so that when I met her I had such a deep understanding and of course incredible respect for being able to have that time with her.

thick as thieves; very friendly; とても親密
【例】You're thick as thieves.

over the moon; extremely pleased; 大喜びする
【例】I was over the moon. 

Oh they'd be thick as thieves, without question. I think she would be over the moon, jumping up and down, you know so excited for me, but then, as I said, would have probably been best friends - best friends with Meghan.

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myth ;(miθ/) an idea or story that many people believe, but which is not true (LDOCE)

You've likely heard many of these myths in your life

apnea ; 無呼吸(病名)
diabetes (/daiebi;ti;z/) ; 糖尿病
depression ; うつ病

Longer sleeping patterns have been linked to sleep apnea, diabetes, and even depression.

melatonin ; メラトニン(専門)

when our bodies are exposed to blue light, which televisions emit, they stop producing melatonin and we actually feel more awake.
marathoning; watching an entire season of a TV series in a short period of time, especially if you are watching it in one sitting (URBAN DIC.)(ここでは)
I'm marathoning it right now! 

So chill with the Netflix before bed or else you've gone be up all night marathoning and marathoning.


have a soft spot for; 〜が大好き
【例】I have a soft spot for her. 

I have a soft spot for dogs. 

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monarchy; 君主制

With Meghan Markle now an American in the royal family, that means America has a little piece of our monarchy

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Anticipation;(n) a feeling of excitement about sth ( usually sth good ) that is going to happen (OALD)

chill out; to relax instead of worrying or feeling anxious( Cambridge Dic) 

good to be chillin' out 


今回は、unaware of の前によく来る語を紹介します。それが、blithely unaware ofとblissfully unaware ofです。blithely とblissfully どちらにもenjoyingでhappyな意味が含まれており、「知らずにのほほんとしている状態」を表しています。知らぬが仏のようなものです。

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lapis; (ラテン語)石、鉱石

cerulean; 空色の

blithely; without thought, carefree;のんきに
よくblithely unaware ofと続きます。

It's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. 

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blissfully; この上なく幸せに
blissfully unaware of で、「何も知らずにのほほんとしている」ようなイメージです。

But at least I was blissfully unaware of how miserable I was! Whereas now, because of you, I am acutely aware of how completely and totally unhappy I am!  

meet someone halfway; to compromise with someone; 歩み寄る
【例】Can we meet halfway on this? I'm willing to compromise. (Source

Don't do all the work, son! Make her meet you halfway! 

English Lesson: 日本人がよく間違える英語

How's it going?

What? (sはつけない)

This is Disney Land. (これがnaturalってだけで動画に出てきた例が間違いと断言はできない)

This is John.

Did you write it? (it をつける)

Do you like it?

I'm gonna go back to Japan,
I'm going back to Japan.

things on the menu
menu items

Do you have time?

Let's do laundry. (Let'sのあとは動詞です)

I'm excited.

I had a dream about you. 夢を見た(haveを使います)

I'm dating John. (withはいりません)
Are you dating her?

I can't taste the alcohol at all. (feel はNG!)
I can't smell ...
He looks bored.

He looks like he has nothing to do.

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intimidate; (v) to make fearful; 脅す
intimidation が名詞。ここでは、「(才能により)おじけずく」というように、圧倒される意味で使われています。画像検索でわかるように、強い攻撃を表す場合もあります。

Is there an intimidation factor working with her? 
- There is. Maybe it's intimidation or just nervous to meet her...
(Julia Robertsとの共演で、彼女の才能におじけずく)

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clique; a narrow exclusive group; 仲間グループ

Every high school has cliques, jocks, and popular girls. 

credential; evidence of authority; (仕事に必要な)経歴

Five minutes into my math class, he questioned my credentials. 
He said I was intimidated by his intelligence.

実際のドラマでは、He said I was intimidated by his intelligence, and then, he offered to be my "leader". と実は続きます。(Young Sheldon E01(12;38))


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最高裁判所の判事について話しています(Supreme court justice)

conservative ;保守的な、政治的伝統を重んじる
bent ; (n) 気質 
; 修正 

DONALD TRUMP;They will have a conservative bent. They will be protecting the Second Amendment. 

; (v)栄える

CLINTON: When the middle class thrives, America thrives. And so, my plan is based on growing the economy, giving middle-class families many more opportunities.

regime ; 政権
President Obama's regime でオバマ政権になります。 

TRUMP: During President Obama`s regime, we`ve doubled our national debt.

be sucked out
suck 吸引する→取り除くとなります。

Our jobs are being taken out by the deal that her husband signed, NAFTA, one of the worst deals ever. Our jobs are being sucked out of our economy.

terminate; 終わらす


I am going to renegotiate NAFTA. And if I can`t make a great deal -- then we`re going to terminate NAFTA and we`re going to create new deals. 

amnesty ; 一般的な感謝、恩赦

She wants to give amnesty, which is a disaster and very unfair to all of the people that are waiting on line for many, many years. We need strong borders.

deploy ; (v)広げていく、やっていく、展開する 

CLINTON: There are some limited places where that was appropriate. There also is necessarily going to be new technology and how best to deploy that.

But it is clear, when you look at what Donald has been proposing, he started his campaign bashing immigrants, calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals and drug dealers, that he has a very different view about what we should do to deal with immigrants.