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“Red flag”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 296

Red flag ってどういう意味?

Red flag は「危険信号」という意味の表現です。

 

Red flag 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: Fewer and fewer people are visiting our homepage.
You: That’s a red flag. We need to take some action.

Justin: ウェブサイトの訪問者がどんどん減ってきています。
You: それは危険信号ですね。なんとかしなければ。

 

Red flag 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. This week,

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everyone, we are going to learn "red flag."
All right, so to find out what this means

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and how to use it, please stay tuned. But
first, everyone, let's start with a quick

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review of last week's lesson. OK
everyone. So imagine I say "Wow it's so

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noisy outside. I can't focus. And you
agree with my feelings. There's a lot of

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construction or something. So it's making
you feel really irritated. It's kind of

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driving you crazy, so-to-speak. So how do
you say that using the expression from

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last week? you've got five seconds. Are
you ready? OK and go. Alright, and time

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is up. If you said yes, it's driving me
bananas, so kind of similar to driving me

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crazy, OK it's "driving me bananas"
and that's exactly right. Well done. Thank

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you for remembering last week's class. OK everyone, let's move on to "red flag."

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Now this is what I sometimes hear. OK,
so I'm talking to my good friend and

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colleague Taro and we're monitoring.
We're checking how many people visit our

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company's site, all right? Each week, for
example, to see if we're making an impact.

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And I say "you know, recently, Taro, fewer
and fewer people are visiting our

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homepage. "we're still spending lots and
lots of money on marketing. But you know,

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fewer and fewer people are coming to see
our page. That's not good."

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Taro says "Yes, that's a dangerous
situation. We need to take some action."

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OK, yes it's not a great situation. In
fact, it's kind of a dangerous situation.

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So I agree. Now although this is fine,
you might hear a native English speaker

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use this phrase. That's right, "Yeah that's
a red flag. we need to take some action."

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OK, so whenever a situation isn't
going well; it's bad; it's kind of

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dangerous; it's a red flag. So for example,
you know, my computer - it keeps crashing.

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Yeah and that's a red flag. Something is
definitely wrong. Or we're getting more

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and more complaints. what's happening?
Well that's a red flag. Maybe we really

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need to review, let's say, our service or
our product or quality or something. okay

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So if it's a dangerous situation - if it's
bad, then it's a red flag. OK? That means

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"Stop! You need to know what's happening. We need to check what's going on." OK?

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All right, "red flag."
So please repeat after me everyone.

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"That's a red flag." Your turn. OK, now
after my sentence here. "You know, fewer

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and fewer people are visiting our
homepage." That's right. "Yeah, that's a red

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flag. We really need to take some kind of
action to improve those numbers." OK? All

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right. So remember this for next time.
OK everyone?

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All right. This week's bonus question is
another way to say "have an advantage." If

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you know what the answer is, you can
leave it in the YouTube comments below.

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If not, you can find it in one of our
previous Bizmates for Beginners video

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lessons. OK? All right everyone. So that
is it for us this week. Thank you always

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for watching. Have a great weekend and
I'll see you next time. Thank you.

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