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“Bang for your buck”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 292

Bang for your buck ってどういう意味?

Bang for your buck は日本語で言う「費用対効果」、または「相応の価値がある」という意味の表現です。

 

Bang for your buck ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、同僚に仕事のことについて話す時:

Justin:  Which hotel should I book for my business trip?
You:  I suggest the Crossroads Hotel. It’s a real bang for your buck.

You: 今度の出張はどこのホテルに泊まればいいですか?
Justin: クロスローズホテルをお勧めします。費用対効果がいいですよ。

 

Bang for your buck 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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bucks. It's a little bit of a casual
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your money spent.
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