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“No-brainer”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 234

No-brainer ってどういう意味?

No-brainer は「考えるまでもないこと」を意味します。スラングとまではいかないものの、カジュアルな会話の中で使われる表現です。

よく ”That’s a no-brainer” (そんなの考えるまでもないよ)という文で用いられ、「愚問ですね」と翻訳することもできます。

 

No-brainer ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、好きな食べ物について同僚と会話する中で:

Justin: Do you prefer sweet or salty food?
You: That’s a no-brainer. Salty!

Justin: 甘いものとしょっぱいもの、どちらが好きですか?
You: そんなの考えるまでもありません。しょっぱいものです!

 

No-brainer の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ

こちらの動画で、発音や、会話の中での自然な使い方を、Bizmatesのプレゼンター Justinが解説します。

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"no-brainer." Now this is what I sometimes
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well this is a really easy answer, and I
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very easy, please repeat after me:
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Yeah, it's a no-brainer. Salty or sweet, okay?

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