合わせ鏡 opposing mirrors
(Rachel walks into the kitchen, where Kenichi is having his morning coffee)
Rachel: You look different from last night.
Kenichi: (Smiling) Really?
Rachel: Wait. Did your hair get shorter while I was sleeping?
Kenichi: Yeah, I cut it last night.
Rachel: You cut it yourself?!
Kenichi: When I asked you last night to trim it, you said you didn't want to because you didn't feel confident you could do it well, so what was I supposed to do?
Rachel: Get it cut professionally!
Kenichi: Remember I had a bit of a disagreement with my barber the last time I went? I'm too uncomfortable to go back to him now, and you wouldn't help me, so I figured I'd cut my hair myself.
Rachel: There are plenty of barbers to choose from. Actually, though, it looks like you did a pretty good job. Turn around. Let me see the back.
(Kenichi turns his head)
Rachel: Wow. How did you get it so even, especially in the back?
Kenichi: I just stood in front of the mirror in the bathroom and held up the small mirror we have in the bedroom behind my head so the mirrors were opposing each other, and I cut the back. It was pretty simple.
Rachel: This is a skill I never knew you had.
Kenichi: Me, neither!
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。