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“It’s all Greek to me”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 300

It’s all Greek to meってどういう意味?

It’s all Greek to me は、難解な言語であるギリシャ語のように「さっぱりわかりません」や「皆目見当つきません」という意味の表現です。

 

It’s all Greek to me ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: Can you understand these contract details? It’s so difficult.
You: Not really. It’s all Greek to me.

Justin: この契約内容を理解できますか?とても難しいです。
You: すいません、私も皆目見当もつきません。

 

It’s all Greek to me 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:
It's All Greek To Me.

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Okay, so to find out what this means and
how to use it please stay tuned.

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But first as always, that's right the review.
Okay so imagine I say: I have no idea how

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to fix this bug. Can you try? And although
it's hard, you are going to try and help

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me out. So how do you say that using the
expression from last week? You've got

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five seconds to think about it. Ready? Go!

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Alright and time is up. If you said:
Yeah, it looks difficult. But I'll take a

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crack at it. Then that's exactly right.
Well done. Thank you for remembering last

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week's class. Okay everyone, let's move on
to: It's All Greek To Me. Now this is what

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I sometimes hear. Alright so I'm working
with my good friend and colleague Taro

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and I say: Taro, can you understand these
contract details? It's very hard. Taro

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says: Not really. You know it's hard to
understand. Right, very straight, very

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simple good job Taro. It's hard to
understand. And contracts can be hard.

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Right there are a lot of difficult
vocabulary, a lot of legal terminology

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very deep very complex very hard to
understand. So you might hear a native

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English speaker say this: Yeah, not really.
It's all Greek to me. Okay? So whenever

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you cannot understand something that is
said or something that is written. Okay

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because it's too deep or too complex. You
can say it's all Greek to me. Okay, now

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just a small point about Greek or Greece.
Now in my past experience some of my

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students were a bit confused about
Greeks. Okay, of course they

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know that it's a country, but in Japan, in
my previous experience many of my

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students referred to Greece as ギリシャ.
Yeah okay and when I said, Greece, it took

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some time for some students to
understand exactly what that means. But

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okay, for all of you out there
Greece is ギリシャ and in English

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sometimes the way we use country names
is different from the way you use

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country names in Japan. For example, ドイツ
is not noise its Germany in English.

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Right? For example. Okay, so pronunciation
it's as you see it here so please repeat.

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After me,
it's all Greek to me. Your turn. Excellent!

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Okay, now after my question. Can you
understand these contract details? It's so difficult.

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Not really. It's all
Greek to me. Okay, alright, so please

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remember this for the review next week.
Alright to everyone. So okay, our bonus

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question this week is another way to say:
Business is rapidly growing. If you know

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a better way to say this please leave it
in the comments below. If you don't know

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but you're curious, you're in luck
because we covered it in one of our

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previous Bizmates for Beginners video
lessons so take a look if you've got the

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

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Have a great weekend everyone and I'll
look forward to seeing you next time.

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Bye bye.

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