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3月14日号 これって英語で何て言う?

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 東京在住の日米夫婦・健一とレイチェルが主人公。「これ英語で何て言うのかな?」を考えます。

    かゆい所に手が届く attentive and thorough   

    (Rachel and Kenichi are at a hot-spring resort where they are enjoying a weekend getaway)

    Rachel: This hotel is so beautiful. The view is amazing. The food is great. And I love the hiking trails around the hotel.

    Kenichi: It's not just the hotel itself, but the service also has been great. It's like they can reach where it's really itchy.

    Rachel: I don't know what you mean or what kind of extra service you're receiving that I'm not, but you're going to have to explain that in detail to me.

    Kenichi: It's when someone is paying such great attention to your needs that you feel like all your itches are being scratched.

    Rachel: Oh, so you're saying the service here at the hotel is attentive and thorough.

    Kenichi: Yes.

    Rachel: Gotcha. That's a funny expression, but I get it. Oh, and last but not least, we even have our own private outdoor tub!

    Kenichi: (Sneezes) I just wish I didn't have allergies to pollen.

    Rachel: Poor thing. I wish you didn't have allergies, either. At least they have an air purifier in the room, but I guess no luxury hotel can help you with your allergies when you go outdoors for a dip in the tub.

    Kenichi: Yes, but the view helps ease the pain.

    Kobayashi Chikako さんの「英会話 He Said, She Said これって英語で何て言う?」は毎日ウィークリーで毎月第2・4週に掲載中です。

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