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“Right Up My Alley”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 294

Right up my alley ってどういう意味?

Right up my alley は「うってつけ」「ぴったり」「適している」「私の得意分野」といった意味になります。

 

Right up my alley ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、会議中に:

Justin: Could you help me with this formula? I am not good at Excel.
You: Of course! That’s right up my alley.

Justin: この方式について手伝っていただけませんか?私エクセルがあまり得意ではないんです。
You: もちろんです!私の得意分野なので任せてください。

 

Right up my alley 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 I am back
with 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. This week

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everyone we are going to learn: Right Up
My Alley. So to find out how to use this

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and what it means please stay tuned. But
first as always everyone, let's start

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with a quick review of last week's
lesson. Alright everyone, so imagine I say:

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You know, I think we should delay the
launch of the product. There are a lot of

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things that are going wrong, we need a
little bit more time. Okay, so imagine

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that you agree with my opinion. So how do
you say that using the expression from

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last week? Give you five seconds. Are you
ready? Alright and go!

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Okay and time is up! If you said: Yes, I second that. Then
that's exactly right. Well done and thank

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you for remembering last week's lesson.
Alright everyone, let's move on to:

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Right Up My Alley. Now this is what I
sometimes hear. Okay, so I'm working hard,

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I'm in the office, but I'm having some
difficulty. I'm having some problems, so I

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say: Taro, you know, can you help me with
this formula? I'm not good at Excel. So

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I'm trying to create this formula but
I'm not good with Excel. I'm not good

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with numbers or formulas. So I ask Taro
for help. Taro says: Yeah of course, that's

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my good skill. Alright, I'm glad you
have that skill because I do not.

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Alright, thank you Taro. Thank you for your
help.

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Now although, this is fine, I can
understand that maybe you are very good

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with numbers, you're very good with Excel.
Maybe it's something that you are very

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interested in. But to say this a more
natural way, you can say: Of course, yeah

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that's right up my alley. That's my
specialty, that's something that maybe I

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have a lot of interest in.
Maybe I have a lot of experience

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with. So something that I know a lot
about. So yeah, that's right up my alley.

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Okay? So when alley is like a small side
street. Just in case you were

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wondering what alley means. But when
something is right up your alley is

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something that you are very good with.
You're comfortable with and/or you have

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a lot of interest in. Okay, alright so
pronunciation, please repeat after me

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everyone. That's right up my alley.
Your turn!

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Good! That's right up my alley. Now after my question here: Excuse me, sorry, can you help me with this

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formula? I'm just not very good at Excel.
And you say:

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Yeah of course no problem, yeah

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that's right up my alley. I love Excel.
Okay? So please remember this and we'll

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cover this again in the review next week.
Okay everyone, so our bonus question this

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week is another way to say you got to:
work hard so I can make money. Make money.

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Okay, so we covered this in one of our
previous Bizmates for Beginners video

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lessons so take a look if you have the
time alright.

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And of course I will leave the answer to
last week's bonus question in the

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information section below.
Ok everyone so that is it for us this

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week. Thank you always for watching! Have
a great weekend everyone and I will see

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you next time! Bye bye.

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