ブログカテゴリ:使えるフレーズ



2019/11/13
Hello all! Now that fall is here, let’s learn a phrase related to the autumn season. When you hear about something from someone else, you can say that you got wind of it. Examples: Mary: Did you hear that Bill got fired? John: Yeah, I just got wind of it five minutes ago. In this example, John just heard that one of his colleagues was fired, so he says, “I just got with of it.” Mary: John, don’t tell anybody I’m looking for a new job. I don’t want our boss to get wind that I’m...

2019/10/30
Hello! Today’s useful English expression is really easy. When you want to ask someone the time or date of something, you say, “When is ~?” or “When are ~?” Examples: Tammy: When are you going to Korea? John: I’m going August 30th. John: When is the movie tonight? Jen: It is at 8:00. John: Okay. Let’s meet at the theatre at 7:30. Mary: When is Halloween this year? John: It’s Thursday. ●日本語訳:『いつ~するの?』という意味です

2019/10/23
Hello! Do you like things to happen quickly? If so, you can use the expression, “As soon as possible,” to tell someone to do something very quickly. You can also use it to tell someone you’ll do something very quickly. Examples: Girl: Do you want to have a drink with me this Sunday? Boy: I might be busy. I’ll let you know as soon as possible if I’m free. A husband calling his wife: Hello Alice. Please call me as soon as possible. Adam: John, please get here as soon as possible. John:...

2019/10/16
Greetings all! Today’s useful expression is: “What do you think?” Use this expression to ask for someone’s opinion. When we use this expression, we say, “What do you think of ~? Examples: Wife: What do you think of this dress? Husband: I don’t like the color. Young Girl: What do you think of this music? Old Man: It’s okay but I prefer jazz. You can also use the past tense with this expression. Examples: Ayu: What did you think of the movie? John: It was awesome! Boy: What did you...

2019/10/05
Hello. Today’s useful English expression is, ‘What are you going to...?’ This is used to ask what someone plans on doing. Use this to ask about weekend plans, evening plans, or what someone is going to do. Examples; A: What are you going to do this weekend? B: I’m going sky diving. Want to come? A: No, thanks. A: What are you going to see tomorrow? B: The new Spiderman movie. Want to come? A: Yeah. A: What are you going to eat for dinner? B: Gyoza. A: Sounds deliciou:00s....

2019/09/25
Hello. Today’s useful phrase is, ‘Who is...?’ This is used to ask about the identity of someone. This can be used when you want to know who one person is or multiple people. Examples: A: Who is that man? B: That’s the new section manager, Mr. Tanaka. A: Who is your favorite actress. B. Ishihara Satomi. I love her. A: Who is coming to the beach with us? B: My sister and a couple of her friends. ●日本語訳:『~は誰?』という意味です

2019/09/11
Greeting all! Let’s talk about our jobs. Today’s useful phrase is: ‘I work as a/an...’ Use this phrase to talk about what you do for your job. Examples: A: What do you do for work? B: I work as an English teacher. A: What do you do for a living? B: I work as an Engineer. Pretty easy, right? ●日本語訳:「~の仕事をしている」という意味です。

2019/08/21
Many trees are full of green leaves now but one thing that does not grow on trees is money. Have you ever heard the expression, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” This means that money is hard to come by or isn’t easily acquired. Parents will often say to their children when their children are being wasteful that money doesn’t grow on trees. For example, parents yelling at their children for using the air conditioner too much during summer might say, “Turn the air conditioner off. Do...

2019/08/10
Hello! Today’s phrase has the word summer in it but it actually happens during autumn. Do you know what an Indian summer is? An Indian summer describes a period of warmer than usual weather during autumn. It may only last a week or two. The next time you’re experiencing warmer than usual weather during autumn, you can say to your friend or co-worker, “It feels like we’re having an Indian summer.” Another example: John: It’s November but it feels like summer right now. Adam: Yeah,...

2019/07/31
Hello! Now that it is summer, let’s enjoy the sun. Do you want to go to the beach to catch some rays? I know I do! 'Catch some rays’ means to lay out in the sun tanning. ‘Rays’ refers to rays of sunlight. 【For example】 Mary: What are you doing today? John: I’m going to the beach to catch some rays. Mary: Don’t forget sunblock or else you’ll burn. John: Thanks. ●日本語解説:「日光浴をする」という意味です。

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