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。
Justin: Do you prefer sweet or salty food?
You: That’s a no-brainer. Salty!
Hello everyone and welcome to this
week's Bizmates for Beginners video
lesson where every week we introduce a
new phrase, idiom or expression that you
can use in your daily conversation. And
today everyone, we are going to learn the
expression: "no-brainer." Let's find out
what it means, but first everyone, let's
do a quick review of last week's class.
Alright everyone, so imagine, I
asked you: What do you think of the
newest member of the team? And of course
he is a very energetic person. So how do
you say that using the expression from
last week? I'll give you five seconds okay?
You ready? Go.
and time is up everyone, if you
said: "He's really gung-ho" then that's
Good job and thanks for remembering last
week's class. Alright let's move on to
"no-brainer." Now this is what I sometimes
hear... so I asked Taro -- we're out for lunch
okay, we're just relaxing -- so Taro, do you
prefer sweet or salty food? Yeah it's a
simple question. Taro says: Well that's an
easy answer! Salty!
Yeah, I always see he's you know
got a lot of salty food and snacks kind
of on his desk, so yeah I thought salty
would be the right answer. OK now "easy
answer", we can say that or if something
is really easy to answer, if it doesn't
take much effort, if it's very obvious
then you can say... yes "That's a "no-brainer! Salty!"
OK so whenever someone asks you
a question or your opinion, and you think
well this is a really easy answer, and I
don't even have to think about, it you
can say it's a "no-brainer."
OK, so for example: Justin do you prefer
summer or winter? I'll say that's a
no-brainer. Summer for sure. I love the
summer okay? For example. Alright
everyone, so pronunciation "no-brainer"
very easy, please repeat after me:
no-brainer. Your turn.
Alright very good, and after my
question: so do you prefer sweet or
salty food? You say...
Yeah, it's a no-brainer. Salty or sweet, okay?
Alright so please remember this for next time.
Alright our bonus question this week
everyone is another way to say: "Norma." If
you know what the answer is, of course
you can leave it in the comments below
on our YouTube page, and if you don't
know what the answer is, of course you
can find it in one of our previous
Bizmates for Beginners video lessons. Okidoki everyone, that is it for this
week's lesson, thank you very much for
watching the video and supporting the
channel. As always, have a great weekend
everyone and I'll see you next time.