使えるフレーズ≪It takes two to tango≫

 

Do you like to dance?

Have you ever tried the tango?

 

Today’s expression is:

 

“It takes two to tango.”

 

 

Meaning: It takes two people to do something; two people are responsible for something.

Tango requires two people, so if you want to dance the tango, you need another person to dance with.

 

 

【For example】

 

ex1.

 A. It was difficult having a conversation with her because she wasn’t asking me any questions and only giving me short answers.

 B. Yeah, it takes two to tango.

 

Conversations requires both people speak.

Both people need to contribute, like playing catch with a ball.

 

 

ex2.

 A. I like her but she doesn’t like me. I want to date her but it takes two to tango.

 

A romantic relationship requires two people to like each other.

 

 

 

●日本語解説:「お互いに協力が必要・双方に責任がある」という意味です。