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7月18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 butt heads

    (There is shouting in the hallway)

    Sean: They're at it again.

    Saori: Who are they?

    Anne: I don't know, but I wish they would stop. It's so distracting.

    Sean: They must be people from another department on this floor. They seem to be butting heads every day.

    Anne: They probably think they're being courteous by stepping out of their department office. But what they don't realize is that by doing so, they're simply advertising their arguments to all the departments on our floor.

    Sean: They're so loud, everyone in their own office can hear them as clearly as if they hadn't left anyway.

    Saori: It sounds like it's always the same two men, right?

    Sean: Yeah.

    Anne: You'd think they would run out of things to argue about, or figure out a way to work together without all that wasted energy.

    Sean: From what I've gathered, it seems like one's a boss to the other one. Also from the bits and pieces I've been able to pick up from their arguments, I think the boss is wrong and the other guy is right in a lot of situations.

    Anne: If this continues, we should contact human resources.

    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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