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“Long Face”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 286

Long Face ってどういう意味?

Long Face とは「悲しそうな顔」「浮かぬ表情」という意味であり、主に落ち込んだり、元気のない相手を気遣う時に使います。しかし、感情が溢れて咽び泣いている人には使わないので気をつけましょう。

 

Long Face ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、同僚を気遣う時:

You: Are you okay? Why the long face?
Justin:  I’m just a little tired. It’s been a tough week.

You: 大丈夫ですか?なぜ落ち込んだ顔をしているのですか?
Justin: 少し疲れているだけです。今週はとても忙しかったんです。

 

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Hello everyone! Justin here and we are back with another
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Bizmates for Beginners video lesson where
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every week we introduce a new idiom, phrase, or expression that you can
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use in your daily business conversation. This week everyone we are going to learn:
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Long Face
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So, to have a long face. What does that mean? Well, if your curious please stay tuned. But first,
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let's start with a quick review of last week's lesson.
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Ok everyone, so imagine I ask you: What do you think about our new marketing approach?
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and you think it's going to completely change the way we do things.
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It's a great improvement. So how do you say that using last week's expression?
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I'll give you 5 seconds. Are you ready? Alright, go!
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And time is up. If you said: I think it will be a game changer.
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Then that's exactly right. Well done! Thank you for remembering the expression.
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Ok, now let's move on to: Long Face. Now this is what I sometimes hear.
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Ok everyone, so imagine, it's been a really long, really tough week. So I for example,
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I'm feeling pretty tired. I'm not feeling 100%.
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So Taro, my good friend and colleague he notices and he says:
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Hey Justin. Are you okay? Why so sad expression?
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And I say: Well Taro, I'm just a little bit tired. It's been a tough week, a really hard week,
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lots of things. Ok, well, first thank you Taro for asking me about my condition that every kind of you.
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So why so sad expression? Yeah this is not bad. Not very natural.
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So you might hear a native English speaker say this instead:
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Are you okay? Why the long face? Ok.
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So, when people are feeling sad, they're not feeling 100%, either maybe the expression
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on their face changes, you can tell. So this is called a long face. Now for me
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I have kind of a round face so it's not very long, but you can say: Oh Justin, are you okay?
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Why the long face? You don't seem 100%, you seem a little bit sad. Are you ok?
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Why the long face? Ok? Or why the sad or unhappy expression.
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Long face. Alright. So pronunciation very simple, so please repeat after me everyone:
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Why the long face? Your turn.
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Alright very good. Ok, now if you could just read the sentence for me one more time everyone.
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Are you okay? Why the long face? Go ahead.
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Now I say yeah, I'm just a little bit tired. You know, it's been a tough week.
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and you could respond with something like, ah don't worry. Hang in there. Everything will be fine. Ok.
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Give me a little encouragement. And would make me feel a lot better.
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Alright, ok, so please remember this for next time everyone. Are you okay? Why the long face?
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Aright?
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Ok, our bonus question this week is another way to say: to really like something.
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Alright, if you know what the answer is to this, you could feel free to leave the answer in the comments below.
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If you don't know what the answer is but you are curious to find out well we covered it in one of our previous
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Bizmates for Beginners video lessons so take a look if you got the time.
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Ok everyone that is it for me this week.Thank you very much for watching.
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Have a great weekend everyone. I'll see you next time!
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Thank you!

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