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7月4日号 基本単語 de 便利フレーズ

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 東京で働くさおりが主人公。同僚や友人との交流を通し、日常英会話で役立つ表現を身に付けましょう。

    今週のフレーズ vanilla   

    Saori: Is Sean here yet?

    Anne: Yeah, he just went to get some coffee, I think. Why?

    Saori: I want to know how his interview went.

    Anne: Oh, that's right. That was why he wasn't at work yesterday.

    Saori: It's weird to think he might take a job somewhere else.

    Anne: He said he wasn't that serious about it. He was just going to see what was out there.

    Saori: If he liked what he saw, though, I'm sure he would take it.

    (Sean walks in with a cup of coffee)

    Saori: How was it?

    Sean: Keep your voices down.

    Anne & Saori: Sorry.

    Sean: In a word, it was all very vanilla. The people, the office, the work they do, all of it.

    Saori: Vanilla?

    Anne: It means something is bland, conventional, uninteresting.

    Saori: In that case, I never would have imagined that company to be vanilla.

    Anne: Yeah, I would've thought it would at least be Neapolitan.

    Saori: What does that mean?

    Sean: Anne's just joking.

    Anne: Sorry to confuse you, Saori. Neapolitan is a type of ice cream. I'm just as surprised as you are to hear that the company is conventional.

    Kobayashi Chikako さんの「英会話 He Said, She Said 基本単語 de 便利フレーズ」は毎日ウィークリーで毎月第1・3週に掲載中です。

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