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11月28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。

    ~を肌で感じる feel ~ in one's bones

    Kenichi: What was your video conference about?

    Rachel: About our department being downsized due to poor sales likely resulting from the novel coronavirus pandemic.

    Kenichi: Are you getting ... fired?

    Rachel: No. But Yuriko is.

    Kenichi: Oh no! You guys have become close friends over the years. She taught you everything when you started at the company.

    Rachel: I know.

    Kenichi: But she wasn't a regular employee at the company, was she?

    Rachel: Unfortunately no. And it's not just her, about half the people in the department are being laid off.

    Kenichi: I'm so sorry to hear that. How are you feeling?

    Rachel: I just feel so sorry for everyone who's losing their job.

    Kenichi: You must be feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in your skin.

    Rachel: What do you mean that I feel it "in my skin?"

    Kenichi: You know what it's like because you're actually experiencing its effects.

    Rachel: I see. You probably want to say that I feel it "in my bones" or that I'm feeling the pandemic's effects firsthand. The year 2020 has been such a bummer. I can't bear to think of the possibility that things could get any worse.

    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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