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“Take a crack at (something)”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 299

Take a crack at (something)ってどういう意味?

Take a crack at (something) は「試みる」「チャレンジする」「やってみる」といった意味の英語表現です。

 

Take a crack at (something) 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 have no idea how to fix this bug. Can you try?
You: It’s difficult! I’ll take a crack at it.

Justin: このバグの直し方がわかりません。手伝っていただけますか?
You: 難しいですね。やってみます。

 

Take a crack at (something) 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: Take A
Crack At (Something). Take a crack at

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something. It's an interesting expression,
so let's find out how to use it. But

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first as always everyone, let's start
with a quick review of last week's class.

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Okay everyone, so imagine I say: My boss
asked me to work overtime again this

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weekend. He doesn't ask anybody else for
some reason. He always asks me and it's

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really unfair. So how do you say that
using the expression from last week?

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You've got five seconds. You ready?
Okay and go!

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Alright and time is up. If you said: That's a raw deal. Then that's exactly right. Well done and thank you

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for remembering last week's class. Okay
everyone, let's take a look at: Take A

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Crack At (Something). Now this is what I
sometimes hear. Okay, so I'm doing some

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work at the office. Some IT related work
and I'm having some problems. So I'm

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talking to my good friend and colleague
Taro say: Taro, I have no idea how to fix

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this bug. Alright. Can you try? So maybe
we're working on some kind of new system

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or some new program, and there's this bug
and I can't fix it. So I asked Taro to

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help me. Taro says: Looks difficult! I'll
try to do it. Okay this is good. Thank you

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for your help Taro, but you might hear a
native English speaker say this: Wow that

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looks difficult! I'll take a crack at it.
Alright, so when you try to do

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something that's difficult, you attempt
to do something that is challenging.

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You don't know if you are going to succeed
or if you're going to fail. You're going

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to take a crack at it.
Take a crack at something. Take a crack

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at fixing this bug, for example. Okay, so
take a crack at it. Very nice expression.

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Alright, so please repeat after me
everyone. So pronunciation is as follows.

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I'll take a crack at it. I'll take a
crack at it. Your turn! Go ahead.

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Good, looks difficult. I'll take a crack at it.
Okay now after my question here: Wow I

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have no idea how to fix this bug. It's so
difficult. Can you try?

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Good and you say. Yeah, that
looks hard, but I'll take a crack at it.

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Okay, alright so please remember this
for your review next week. Okay everyone,

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so our bonus question today is another
way to say: Making me annoyed.

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Alright, so if you know a better way to say this,
you can leave it in the comments below.

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But if you don't know the answer, well we
covered it in one of our previous

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Bizmates for Beginners video lessons so
take a look if you've got the time. Okay

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everyone, so that is it for us this week.
Thank you always for watching! Have a

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great weekend everyone and we will see
you next time. Thank you!

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