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“Ahead Of The Game”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 283

Ahead Of The Game ってどういう意味?

Ahead of the gameとは他者と差をつけて有利な立場にいる状態を表す表現です。

 

Ahead of the game ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、自分の将来について同僚と話している時:

Justin: Should I get an MBA?
You:  I think so. You will be ahead of the game!

Justin: MBAを取得した方がいいと思いますか?
You: ええ、他に差をつけられますよ!

 

Ahead of the game 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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00:00
Hello everyone! Justin here and welcome to another Bizmates for Beginners video lesson
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where every week we introduce a new idiom, phrase, or expression tat you can use in your daily business conversation.
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And this week everyone, we are going to learn:
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Ahead Of The Game.
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So to find out what this means and how to use it, please stay tuned.
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But first everyone, let's begin with a quick look at last week's class.
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Alright, so imagine I say: Wow, this is a great idea! Let's present this to our team!
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But you think we are acting too quickly. We are not prepared yet.
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So, how do you say that using the expression from last week. I'll give you five seconds to think about it.
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Are you ready? Alright, go!
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Alright and time is up, if you said:
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Let's not jump the gun! We should do more research first.
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Then that's exactly right. Well done and thank you for remembering last week's class.
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Alright everyone, now let's move on to: Ahead Of The Game.
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Now this is what I sometimes hear.
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Alright, so I'm having a coffee break with my good friend and colleague Taro. And I'm asking him for his opinion.
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I say: Taro, what do you think. Should I get my MBA?
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Taro says: Yeah, I think so. You will have an advantage.
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Alright, thank you for your opinion Taro. Yes that's right, I think so. If I get my MBA
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you know, maybe I'll learn more, I'll have more information, I'll have maybe a better network
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of people I can contact or I can rely on. So yeah, you will have an advantage.
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Now although this is ok, you might hear an native English speaker say this:
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Yeah I think so. You will be ahead of the game.
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Alright, so whenever you do something to get an advantage.
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Ok? An advantage over other people, or advantage over the competition, you will be ahead of the game
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So, for example, because our company invested a lot of resources into IT development.
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We are now ahead of the game, we are now ahead of our competitors. Alright?
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Or another example, yes, I really really prepared hard for this presentation today.
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Ok, so I think I'm ahead of the game. I'm ahead of the other people. Alright?
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So, ahead of the game.
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Alright, so pronunciation here everyone. Please repeat after me.
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Ahead of the game. Ahead of the game. Alright? Your turn.
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Good alright, now after my question: So what do you think. Should I get my MBA?
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Yeah, I think so. You will be ahead of the game! Alright.
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You'll have more advantages over your competitors.
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Alright, so please remember this for our review next time.
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Ok everyone, so our bonus question this week is another way to say:
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A hard challenge.
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So, if you know what the answer is you can feel free to leave it in the comments below.
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If you don't know what the answer is but you are curious, it is in one of our previous Bizmates for Beginners
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video lesson so take a look if you have the time. And
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and of course I will leave the answers to last weeks bonus question in the information below.
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Ok everyone, so that is it for me this week. Thank you always for watching.
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Have a great weekend everyone! And I'll see you next time.
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Thank you!

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