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“Blown away”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 273

Blown away ってどういう意味?

Blown away は「感動した」や「圧倒された」という意味の、期待を大きく上回る何かにひどく感心することを指す表現です。

 

Blown away ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、採用面接で応募者のプレゼンを見たあと、同僚との会話の中で:

Justin: What did you think about the applicant’s presentation?
You: I was blown away!

Justin: 応募者のプレゼンについてどう思いました?
You: 圧倒されました!

 

Blown away 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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video lesson where every week we
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expression that you can use in your
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week everyone, we are going to learn:
"to be blown away." OK, to be blown away

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what does this mean? If you're interested
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let's begin with a quick review of last
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I say: Hi! How are you doing today?
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working all weekends - no rest - you
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Alright so how do you say that using the
expression from last week? I'll give you

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five seconds. Are you ready?
Okay go!

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Alright and time is up if you said:

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I was here all weekend, so I'm feeling
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Well done and thank you for remembering
last week's class. Okay everyone, let's

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move on to: "to be blown away." Alright
now this is what I sometimes hear --

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alright so I'm talking to my good friend
and colleague, Taro, and we just

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interviewed an applicant, okay? This
person wants to work for our company, so

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I'm asking Taro about his opinion: So, say
Taro, what did you think about the

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applicant's presentation? It was pretty
good, right? Taro says: Yeah, I was very

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impressed! Alright very good. Thank You
Taro, I'm happy to hear that. Okay, so

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"very impressed" - no problem, easy to
understand, but if you wanted to add a

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little more spice to your English or use
something that a native English speaker

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might say, you could use... that's right.
I was blown away. So whenever something

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really, really impresses you, you can say:
"I was blown away" okay? So for example

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I was blown away by his presentation.
I was blown away

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by the design, okay? Or if you want to
change the subject, you can say the movie

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blew me away, alright? Or the business
idea blew me away, okay? So whenever

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something really impresses you, you can
use this expression, okay?

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Alright pronunciation, as you see it
here: I was blown away!

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So please repeat after me:
I was blown away! Your turn.

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Very good, now after my question:
So what did you think about the applicant's

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presentation?

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Good! I was blown away, okay?
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next week's review. Alright so speaking
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our bonus question is another way to say:
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know what the answer is, please leave it
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what the answer is but you want to find
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previous Bizmates for Beginners video
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time. Now we are leaving last week's
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below, so take a look at that in the
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for me this week, thank you always for
watching everyone and I will see you

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next time. Thank you.

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