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“Bring home the bacon”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 277

Bring home the bacon ってどういう意味?

Bring home the bacon は日本語で言う「生計を支える」という意味の、働いて家にお金を持ち帰ることを指す英語表現です。「成功する」や、あることを「成し遂げる」という意味でも使われます。

アメリカ初の黒人ボクサー、オリバー・ネルソンの母親が「勝ってこい」というメッセージを”Bring home the bacon”と表現し、電報で送り、ネルソンが実際に勝利したことから、この表現が広く使われるようになりました。

 

Bring home the bacon ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、新年の抱負について同僚と話す時:

Justin: So, what are your resolutions for this year?
You: Just work hard so I can bring home the bacon!

Justin: 今年の抱負はなんですか?
You: 生計を支えるためによく働くだけです!

 

Bring home the bacon 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! Happy New Year and
welcome to 2019! I hope you had a

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wonderful New Year's vacation and you
are ready for another exciting year.

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All right everyone, so let's start, let's
kick off our year with the expression:

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"bring home the bacon." All right so to
find out how to use this and what it

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means, please stay tuned, but first let's
do a quick review from last year...

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so actually that was just one week ago,
but last year's expression. All right now

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imagine everyone I say to you:
I can't believe the year is almost over!

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All right so I said 2019 is coming soon.
All right so how do you say that using

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the expression from last week? I'll give
you five seconds. Are you ready? Okay, go!

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All right and time is up, if you said...
that's right: "2019 is right around the

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corner" or coming soon,
then that's exactly right.

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Well done and thank you for remembering
the expression. Alright everyone so let's

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find out how to use "bring home the bacon."
Alright so do you like bacon? I love

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bacon, but what does this mean?
Alright let's find out. Alright so okay

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I'm talking to my good friend and
colleague, Taro, I say: Taro, it's 2019. So

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what are your resolutions? What do you
hope to accomplish this year? Alright

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Taro says: Well, just work hard so I can
make money! I understand, maybe Taro has a

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family he needs to support, his children
he has to work hard, so he needs to make

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money. All right I understand, but you
might hear a native English speaker use

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this expression... that's right! So he can
say: Well, you know just work hard, Justin

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so I can bring home the bacon! Alright so
as you can imagine then, bring home the

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bacon means to make money. Alright to
achieve some kind of success, to be able

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to make earnings so you can support your

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family or to support someone. So you
"bring home the bacon," okay? All right so

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pronunciation, as you see it here
bring home the bacon.

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All right so please repeat after me everyone:
bring home the bacon. Your turn.

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Okay very good! Now after my question here:
So what are your resolutions for this year?

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Good! All right, yeah, just work
hard so I can bring home the bacon, okay?

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All right so please remember this for
next time everyone, all right? Okay our

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bonus question this week is another way
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Year's holidays or Christmas holidays
you spent a lot of money, so it was very

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expensive. How do you say that using the
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lessons ago? If you know the answer, you
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If you don't know the answer, well that's
right, we covered it before, so you can

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take a look if you've got the time and
of course we will put the answer to last

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week's bonus question in the description
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Alright so everyone, so that is it for me
this week. Whatever your resolutions are

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for 2019, whether it's to bring
home the bacon, or to improve your health,

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or to learn something new, I hope you
achieve it. I hope you have great success

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in 2019 and I am looking forward to
spending much more time with everyone

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here on the Bizmates channel. Okay
everyone so take care and I'll see you

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next time. Thank you.

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