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“Driving Me Bananas”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 295

Driving me bananas ってどういう意味?

Driving me bananas は「気が狂う」「イライラする」という意味があります。Bananas や nuts は「頭がおかしくなる」「頭に血が上る」といった状態を表す時によく使われます。

 

Driving me bananas ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、仕事中の出来事に:

Justin: It’s so noisy outside. I can’t focus.
You: Yes. It’s driving me bananas.

Justin: 外の音がうるさく集中できません。
You: 同感です。頭がおかしくなりそうです。

 

Driving me bananas 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
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: Driving
Me Bananas. Okay, it's an interesting

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expression, so to find out what this
means and how to use it please stay

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tuned. But first as always let's start
with a quick review of last week's

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lesson. Alright everyone, so imagine I ask
you: Can you help me with this formula?

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You know, I'm really not good at Excel.
But you happen to be a specialist at

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Excel. You know a lot about it. So how do
you say that using the expression from

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last week? I'll give you five seconds. Are
you ready? Okay go!

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Alright and time is up. If you said: Yeah of course. That's
right up my alley.

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Then that's exactly right. Well done and
thank you for remembering last week's

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lesson. Okay everyone, let's move on to:
Driving Me Bananas. Now this is what I

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sometimes hear. Okay, so I'm working at
the office but I'm kind of distracted. I

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can't concentrate on my work, because
well I say: You know, it's so noisy

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outside. I can't focus. Maybe there's lots
of construction or maybe there's a party

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or something. But it's really loud and I
cannot concentrate on my work.

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Taro feels the same way, so he says: Yes.
It's making me annoyed. It's frustrating

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me. It's causing me to feel kind of
unhappy because I cannot concentrate.

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Okay, this is good but you might hear a
native English speaker use, that's right

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this expression: Yeah,
it's driving me bananas. Okay when

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something is driving you crazy,
it's giving you frustration, it's

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annoying you, it's driving you bananas.
Okay so for example,

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you know, when there's a lot of empty
coffee cups in the sink,

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it drives me bananas. Okay so for example,
or it drives me bananas when people

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don't respond to my emails on time. It
drives me bananas.

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Okay? Alright, for example. Alright, so
pronunciation, please repeat after me,

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everyone it's very simple today so: It's
driving me bananas. Driving me bananas.

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Okay your turn. Alright, very good. Now
after my sentence here: Wow it's so noisy

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outside and I can't focus.

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Good, you agree so you say: Yeah me too,
you know, it's driving me bananas. Okay?

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Alright, so please remember this for
the review next week.

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Okay our bonus question this week is
another way to say: It is near. For

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example the station is very near. How do
you say this in a more interesting way?

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Alright, if you know the answer you can
feel free to leave it in the comments

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below. If you don't know, well we covered
it in one of our previous Bizmates for

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Beginners video lessons. So take a look
if you've got the time. Okay everyone, so

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that is it for us this week. Thank you
always for watching! Have a great weekend

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and we'll see you next time. Bye bye!

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