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“I second that”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 293

I second that ってどういう意味?

I second that は「私はそれに賛成します」と、会議などで支持を表明するフレーズです。

 

I second that ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、会議中に:

Justin: I think we should delay the launch of the project.
You:  I second that.

Justin: プロジェクトのローンチ日を延期すべきだと思います。
You: 私は賛成です。

 

I second that 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
introduce a new idiom, phrase or

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

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week, everyone, we are going to learn "I
second that." "I second that," okay, so if

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you're curious and want to know what
this means, please stay tuned. But first,

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as always, let's begin with a quick
review of last week's lesson. Okay

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everyone, so imagine I asked you what
hotel should I book for my business trip

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and you are going to recommend the Cross Roads Hotel because of its great cost

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performance, okay. It's got great value
for my money. So how do you say that

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using the expression from last week? I'll
give you five seconds. Are you ready? Okay,

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and go. Alright and time is up. If you
said "I suggest the Cross Roads Hotel. It's

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a real bang for your buck," and that's
exactly right. Well done and thank you

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for remembering last week's class. Okay
everyone, let's move on to "I second that."

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Now this is what I sometimes hear,
alright? So I'm working on a big project

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with my colleague Taro but things aren't
going very well. We're running into a few

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problems. So say that you know, I don't
know if we can really meet this deadline

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realistically. So I think we should delay
the launch of the product. Taro says "I

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think so too."
Okay, good I'm glad we are on the same

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page. I'm glad we think the same thing.
But Taro can use a different expression.

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For example, yes that's right.
I second that. Okay, so whenever you agree

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with someone's opinion you can say "I
second that."

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So for example, I'm so glad that we have
a long weekend coming up. You say "yeah I

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second that." Yeah I think this product
needs to be a little bit more advanced.

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you say "yeah I second that." Okay so
whenever you agree

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to something someone is saying, you can say "I second that." Okay everyone?

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All right pronunciation. Very simple. As
you see it here. So please repeat after

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me. "I second that." Your turn. Okay now after

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my sentence here. "You know we're having a lot of issues with the product design so

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I think we should delay the launch of
the product." Good. Okay. "I second that."

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All right everyone, so please remember
this for next time. Okay our bonus

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question this week is another way to say
"yeah no problem so far. If you know what

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that is, you can feel free to leave it in
the comments below. If you're not sure

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but you're curious we covered it in one
of our previous video lessons, so take a

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look if you have the time. Okay everyone,
so that is it for us this week. Thank you

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always for watching. Have a great weekend and I will see you next time. Thank you.

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