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“Long in the tooth”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 297

Long in the tooth ってどういう意味?

Long in the toothは「年老いた」という意味になります。年をとると歯茎が縮み、歯が長く見えることが由来です。

 

Long in the tooth ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: I hear it’s your birthday today! Happy Birthday!
You: Thank you! But I’m getting a bit long in the tooth.

Justin: 今日誕生日なんですね!お誕生日おめでとうございます!
You: ありがとうございます!でも、年を感じますね。

 

Long in the tooth 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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