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“On A Dime”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 280

On A Dimeってどういう意味?

On a dimeとは日本語で「狭い範囲・場所で」または「急に変化する」という二つの意味の表現です。進路や質が急変するものについて話す時に使われます。

 

On A Dimeってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、為替について同僚と話している時:

Justin: The exchange rate dropped again!
You: Yes. It can change on a dime!

Justin: また為替レートが動きましたね!
You: はい。本当に急に変わりますよね!

 

On A Dime 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 Bizmates for Beginners

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video lesson, where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or

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expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. And that

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this week everyone we are going to learn:
On A Dime. Okay, so to find out what this

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means and how to use it, please stay
tuned. But let's begin as always with a

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quick review of last week's class. Alright, so imagine I ask you: How is your

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new project going so far? And so far it's
going great, no problems, so how do you

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say that using the expression from last
week.

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I'll give you five seconds to think
about it. Are you ready? Alright, go! Okay,

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and time is up. If you said: Smooth
sailing! And that's exactly right. Well

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done and thank you for remembering last
week's class. Okay everyone, so let's move

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on to: On A Dime. Now, this is what I
sometimes hear. Alright, so I'm spending

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some time with my good friend and
colleague Taro, maybe we're having lunch

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or something. I'm looking at my phone
checking some news and I say to Taro:

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Taro and the exchange rate dropped again!
Can you believe it? It's been changing so

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much recently. Taro says: Yes. It can
change so suddenly! Okay, very good.

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So, so suddenly. Again, it's easy to
understand, no problem there Taro. But you

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might hear a native English speaker say
this: Yes. It can change on a dime! So when

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something changes on a dime, it means yes,
that's right, it changes very quickly or

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it changes suddenly. Okay? Now there is
another meaning, which means it happens

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within a small space. Okay, so for example,
the car can turn on a dime. Okay, so we

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can turn in a very small or confined
space. But generally, and for most

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situations, on a dime
refers to a short amount of time okay so

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the exchange rates can change on a dime.
Alright, or the boss's mood can change

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on a dime.
Alright, so very quickly or very

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suddenly alright. And for those of you
who are curious, a dime is ten cents. So

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it's worth 10 cents in the US and Canada,
so it's a small coin that's worth 10

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cents. Okay, but on a dime means something
that can change very quickly.

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Alright, so pronunciation as you see it
here. So please repeat after me everyone:

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Yes. It can change on a dime. Your turn.
Very good. Now after my sentence: Wow, the

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exchange rate dropped again! That's right
and you say: Yes, it can change on a dime!

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Okay, so please remember this for next
time alright.

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Okay, our bonus question this week
everyone is another way to say very

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common, something is very common. So, we
covered this in one of our previous

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Bizmates for Beginners video lesson. So,
take a look if you have the time, okay.

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And we will leave the answer to last
week's bonus question in the information

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below. Okay everyone, so that is it for me
this week. Thank you always for watching

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the channel. Have a great weekend
everyone and I'll see you next time.

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Thank you!

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