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9月12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。

    痛くもかゆくもない couldn't care less   

    (Watching the news)

    Kenichi: It's so painful to hear about kids dying by suicide because they've been bullied at school.

    Rachel: It really is. And it's infuriating when adults refuse to admit that the young person had been bullied.

    Kenichi: Did you ever get bullied when you were younger?

    Rachel: Some girls in school tried to.

    Kenichi: What do you mean that "they tried to?"

    Rachel: They spread awful rumors about me and excluded me from group activities.

    Kenichi: So you were bullied.

    Rachel: Well, they weren't successful, because I couldn't have cared less about what they were saying about me or doing to me.

    Kenichi: Why not?!

    Rachel: I had a whole life outside of school. I was on a gymnastics team, where I had great friends, and they comprised my social life, since our families hung out together, too. I was close to my extended family also, so I had a great family life. School took up little emotional space for me, so whatever happened there didn't affect me so much.

    Kenichi: I knew you were close to your friends from gymnastics and your relatives, but I didn't realize the extent of it.

    Rachel: They saved me from what could've been a sad adolescence.

    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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