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“Right around the corner”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 276

Right around the corner ってどういう意味?

Right around the corner は直訳すると「そこの角を曲がったらすぐ」ですが、場所や時期が「すぐそこ」であることを表す表現です。

 

Right around the corner ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、同僚との会話の中で:

Justin: I can’t believe the year is almost over!
You: That’s right! 2019 is right around the corner!

Justin: もう年末だなんて信じられません!
You: そうです、2019年はすぐそこです!

 

Right around the corner 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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Hello everyone, Justin here and welcome
to another Bizmates for Beginners video

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lesson where every week we introduce a
new idiom, phrase, or expression that you

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can use in your daily business
conversation. And this week everyone, we

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are going to learn: "right around the
corner.' Right around the corner, so what

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does that mean? Well, stay tuned to find
out but first, as always, let's begin with

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a quick review of last week's class.
Alright everyone, so imagine I say to you:

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There are so many smart devices these
days. And of course you agree. They are

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everywhere, alright? They're not rare --
it's everywhere. So how do you say that

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using the expression from last week?
I'll give you five seconds to think about it.

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Are you ready? Okay, go!

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Alright and time is up. If you said:
Yes. They're a dime a dozen!

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Then that's exactly right,
well done and thank you for remembering

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last week's class. Alright everyone
let's move on to: "right around the corner."

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Now imagine this... I'm talking to my good
friend and colleague, Taro. I say: Taro,, wow

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it's already end of December. I can't
believe the year is almost over.

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Unbelievable, 2018 almost finished.
Taro, says: That's right! 2019 is coming soon!

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That's right. So okay, very good. Thank you,
Taro. Now although this is all right, you

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might hear your native colleague or
native English speaker say something

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like this: That's right! 2019 is just
right around the corner! Alright, so

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we're not physically right around the
corner, we can use this expression to

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represent time as well, all right? So
whenever something is going to happen

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soon, all right, you can say that it's
right around the corner. So Christmas is

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right around the corner, New Year's is
just right around the corner.

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The deadline is just right around the corner.
Okay, something that's going to happen

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soon is right around the corner, okay?
Alright so pronunciation, as you see it

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here, please repeat after me: That's right!
2019 is right around the corner! Your turn.

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Okay, very good. Now after my
sentence here: Wow! I can't believe the

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year is almost over!

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Okay that's right
2019 is right around the corner okay.

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And just a little extra for you here, if you
wanted to emphasize that it's really

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really going to come soon -- it's very near --
you can even put a "just" here, alright?

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"...is just right around the corner." "Just" for a
little emphasis, okay? Alright,, so please

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remember this for next time. Alright
everyone, our bonus question this week is

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another way to say: "Bye." Alright we
covered this in one of our previous

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Bizmates for Beginners video lessons so
take a look if you've got the time.

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I'll leave the answer to last week's
bonus question in the information

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description below on the YouTube channel
so you can take a look there and see if

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you got last week's bonus question
correct. Okay everyone, so that is it for

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us this week and it is the last Bizmates
for Beginners video lesson for 2018, so

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I'll see you in 2019. I wish you and
yours a very very happy new year. Lots of

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joy, lots of happiness, I hope a lot of
good things are coming your way in 2019.

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Alright so thank you for an amazing
year everyone, and I'll see you next time.

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Thank you and Happy New Year!

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