Gaba英会話復習: Level6-11 What if no one comes? - “Speculating”

Phrase

同調と意見

  • I understand where you are coming from.(あなたの言いたいことはわかります。あなたの気持ちはわかります。)
    = I understand you position, but …
    = I understand your opinion, but …
    = I understand your point of view, but …
  • That's a good idea, but it could be too expensive.(良い提案だが、非常に高価だろう)
  • It's too difficult for (noun)([noun]は非常に難しい)
  • It's too difficult to [phrase]([phase]することは非常に難しい)

可能性

  • will probably = definitely
  • will = very likely
  • might = likely
  • possible = unlikely
  • won't = very unlikely
  • probably won't = definitely not
    例)

    • I will probably not go to the meeting unless manage can't go.(マネージャが行けない限り、私は会議に行くするだろう)[90%〜]
  • likely will vs will likely
    => will likelyが一般的。likely willは強調時に用いる。
  • It's possible …(…は可能だ)
    例)

    • It's possible we will receive more bonuses.
    • We will possibly receive more bonuses.

条件(〜である限り / 〜でない限り)

  1. That could work, as long as it's sunny.(晴れている限り、それはできます)
  2. We could use Bush Park Field Center, but there might not be enough parking.(Bush Park Field Centerは利用可能だが、十分な駐車場がないだろう)
  3. That might work… unless it's already booked.(予約で一杯でない限り、うまくいくだろう)
    否定形)

* That won't work
* That wouldn't work
* That -couldn't- work[過去的な意味になる]

Words

  • In general(ほとんど)
  • obligatory(義務としてなすべき、義務的な、義務となって、必修の)
    = mandatory
  • be tipsy(ほろ酔いの、千鳥足の)
    = I'm tipsy. = I'm a bit drunk.
  • be wasted(むだな、無益な、衰弱した、やせ衰えた、酒に酔った、麻薬中毒の)
    = I'm wasted. = I'm really drunk.
  • provided that …(…である限り)
    = as long as …
  • another country(一カ国) / other countries(複数カ国)
  • work flexible hours(始業・終業の時間を自由に選択して働く)

From free talk / Useful phrases

  • What if [SVO] ? (もし〜ならば、どうしますか?)
  • Unless [A], (then) B.(Aでない限り、Bです)
    = If Not [A],(then) B.(もしAでないならば、Bです)
  • It's out of our budget.(予算外です)
    = It's beyond our budget.
  • go on a strike(ストライキをする)
    = publicly protest against some rules
  • be in a rush / in a hurry(急いで)
  • What do you think about …ing?(…についてどう思いますか?)

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