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“Smooth Sailing”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 279

Smooth Sailingってどういう意味?

Smooth Sailingとは日本語で「順風満帆」や「前途洋々」という意味ですが、日常生活では「順調です」といった意味で使用されます。

Smooth Sailingってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、新しいプロジェクトについて同僚と話している時:

Justin: How is your new project going so far?
You: Smooth sailing!

Justin: あのプロジェクトの進捗はどう?
You: 順調です!

Smooth Sailing 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 back to another

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Bizmates for Beginners video lesson

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where every week we introduce a new idiom, phrase,

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or expression that you can use in your daily

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business conversation. And this week everyone, we are

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going to learn: Smooth Sailing

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So, to find out what this means and how to use it

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please stay tuned. But first, as always,

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let's begin with a quick review of last week's class.

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Alright, so imagine, I ask you: Are you

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ready to start our next big project?

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And of course, you are more than ready, you are

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very excited. You can't wait to start

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the next project. So,

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how do you say using the expression from last week.

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I'll give you 5 seconds. Are you ready? Ok

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Go!

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Alright, and time is up,

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if you said: I can't wait to dive in!

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Then that's exactly right. Well done! And thank you for

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remembering last week's class. Ok everyone,

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so let's move on to: Smooth Sailing

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Now, this is what I sometimes hear.

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Alright, so Taro started a new project.

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Right? So, I'm following up with him

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to see how things are going. So say:

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Taro, how is your new project going so far? Taro

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says: No problem so far!

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Ok, great.

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I'm happy to hear that. I'm happy to hear that things are going very well

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very smoothly. Now, although this is fine

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it's vey simple, easy to understand, you might

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hear a native English speaker say this:

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Smooth sailing! Alright? So,

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whenever things are going well, there's no problem,

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things are easy, things are smooth.

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Alright? So, its: Smooth sailing. Ok?

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So, for example, if you change jobs,

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and it's going very well, I say: So, how is your new

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job going so far? And you can say:

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Smooth sailing! So no problems, everything is

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going very well. No issues. Smooth sailing. Ok?

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Alright, so, the pronunciation, as you can see

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here, smooth sailing. Alright? So make

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sure you get a 'th' sound at the end here. Ok?

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It's not a 'z' sound like 'smooz'.

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Sometimes I hear smooz, 'smooz' ok.

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But it's 'smooth'. Alright, there's a 'th' there. So please remember that.

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Alright, so 'smooth sailing'. So go ahead, your turn:

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Smooth sailing.

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Alright, very good! Alright, now after my question:

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So, how's your

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new project going so far?

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Smooth sailing! Alright, very good!

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So, please remember this for next time. Ok, everyone,

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our bonus question this week is another way to say:

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Good with technology. If you know what the answer is,

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you can feel free to leave it in on the comments below.

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If you don't know what the answer is, well you can

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find it in one of our previous Bizmates

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for Beginners video lessons, so take a look if you have the time.

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Alright? And I of course will leave the answer to last

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week's bonus question in the information below.

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Alright, so take a look.

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Ok, so that is it for us

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this week everyone! Thank you always for watching.

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Have a great weekend everyone, and I will see you next time.

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Thank you!

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