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12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。

    手に負えない incorrigible   

    Rachel: I wonder if we would've been friends if we'd met as kids.

    Kenichi: We wouldn't have met because I was in Japan and you were in the U.S.

    Rachel: Just try to imagine our past as if our physical location wasn't a consideration. You know, if both of us were in Japan or both of us were in the U.S. Or even a completely different country.

    Kenichi: I'm not sure we would've been friends. I was pretty naughty.

    Rachel: Your mom told me you were incorrigible.

    Kenichi: What does that mean?

    Rachel: That you were more than she could handle.

    Kenichi: That's definitely true.

    Rachel: I can't imagine you being too much to handle. You're quiet now.

    Kenichi: I got it out of my system as a kid. What were you like?

    Rachel: I think I was precocious and annoyed adults with my know-it-all attitude.

    Kenichi: So we were both incorrigible?

    Rachel: And we both mellowed out as we got older. Maybe that's why we get along so well.

    Kenichi: Hmm. I don't know if you've mellowed out that much.

    Rachel: Is that a backhanded way of saying we're not a good match?

    Kenichi: See? (Laughing) I never said that! You're still too much to handle!

    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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