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.


father figure; a man who treats you as a father would; 父親のような人

Take two steps forward if you grew up with a father figure in the home. 

discourse; talk; 会話

We need to discuss this. We need to have some sort of discourse. 

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Pro-anorexia; 拒食症は精神疾患ではなく、個人のライフスタイルだと主張する動き
拒食症は、Anorexia nervosaといいます。

For those who don't know, #proana means pro-anorexia. 

self-esteem; confidence in your own ability and value

They have lower self-esteem. 

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AZUZ: OK. Last night was round two of three. At Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri, the Democratic and Republican nominees for U.S. president had their second head to head debate. 
locker room talk; ロッカールームでの会話
I`m not proud of it; うれしく思ってはいないよ。
I'm proud of it. うれしいよ。よかったね。 といった気軽な表現です。

DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: This was locker room talk. I`m not proud of it. I apologize to my family. I apologize to the American people. Certainly, I`m not proud of it.
town hall (meeting) ; 候補者と有権者が討論する場、(トランプと市民との対話といったイメージ)
uncommitted voters ; どちらに投票するか決めかねている投票者、中立の投票者

AZUZ:As you just saw, it was in a town hall format. And while the moderators were scheduled to ask half the questions, the other half were intended for members of the audience who were described as uncommitted voters.

the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
; 医療保険制度改革法(オバマが公約に掲げ、署名した)

Premium ;保険会社に定期的に支払うお金(毎月払う保険料のようなもの)

coverage ;保険の適用額

QUESTION: Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, it is not affordable. Premiums have gone up. Deductibles have gone up. Copays have gone up. Prescriptions have gone up. And the coverage has gone down.
What will you do to bring the cost down and make coverage better?

; 廃止にする

be tailored ;
/ˈteɪ.lɚd/ (adj) 状況をよくするように変える

TRUMP: We have to repeal it and replace it with something absolutely much less expensive and something that works, where your plan can actually be tailored. 
a Supreme Court justice; 最高裁判所の判事(合衆国)

QUESTION: Good evening. Perhaps the most important aspect of this election is the Supreme Court justice. What would you prioritize as the most important aspect of selecting a Supreme Court justice?