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11月21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 slack off   

    Saori: Where have you been?

    Anne: In a business meeting with some people in New York.

    Sean: Did the advertising department ask you to interpret for them?

    Anne: Yes. Did they ask you, too?

    Sean: Yeah, but I said "no." I'm not trained to interpret.

    Anne: Neither am I, but I didn't know that saying "no" was an option.

    Saori: What's all this about?

    Sean: A guy from the advertising department came here to ask if anyone could interpret for them in a meeting. I was the only one here aside from our boss, and I said that I didn't feel qualified to do it. So they left.

    Anne: And the guy must've caught me walking into our building afterward. He asked me to do it, and I said that I would do it if my boss said it was OK. He called our boss right there. So I didn't even have time to come to my desk and put my stuff down. The meeting was about to begin.

    Sean: I wonder who was slacking off and leaving them without an interpreter for a meeting with New York just minutes before it was supposed to start.

    Saori: How did it go?

    Anne: (Sighing) It was pretty rough.

    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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