今週のフレーズ know ～ by heart
(Saori, Sean and Anne get together on video chat)
Sean: (Humming a song) You know what? I don't know all the words to a single song by heart.
Anne: Even the lyrics to your favorite songs?
Sean: Uh-huh. I might know the beginning of a song and the chorus, but that's usually it.
Saori: I'm the same. I thought I couldn't memorize the lyrics to English songs because they were in my second language, but when I thought about it, I realized I couldn't memorize the lyrics to Japanese songs either.
Anne: Really? So when you sing along to your favorite song, you can't sing the entire thing?
Sean & Saori: No.
Sean: I always thought that not knowing all the words to a song was normal until pretty recently. At karaoke, the words show up on the screen, so I never imagined that some people might not even need them.
Anne: No way. I can sing songs in their entirety if I like them. It must be so unsatisfying not being able to sing a full song.
Sean: (Jokingly) That's what humming is for, Anne.
Saori: I admit, it must be nice to be able to sing every word in a song.
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。