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“Fall through”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 309

Fall through ってどういう意味?

Fall throughは、「失敗に終わる」という意味の表現で、計画が成立しなかった時に使われます。

 

Fall through ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: How is the negotiation going with our supplier?
You: Unfortunately, the negotiation fell through.

Justin: 取引先との交渉はうまく行っていますか?
You: 残念ながら、交渉は失敗に終わりました。

 

Fall through 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 video lesson,

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where every week we introduce a new idiom, phrase, or expression

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that you can use in your daily business conversation. This week, everyone,

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we are going to learn for something to "fall through".
So, what does this mean?

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Let's find out. But first, as always, let's begin with a quick look at last week's class. All right, everyone.

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So imagine, I asked you: "Hey, are these sales figures correct?"

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And yes, they are exactly 100% accurate, so how do you say that using the expression from last week?

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I'll give you five seconds to think about it. Are you ready? Okay, go.

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All right, and time is up. If you said: "Yes, right on the money.", then well done.

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Good job and thank you for remembering last week's lesson.

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Okay let's move on to "fall through".
Now, this is what I sometimes hear.

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All right. So, I am checking up on my good friend and colleague, Taro.

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And recently, Taro has been negotiating
with one of our suppliers.

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Maybe he's trying to get a better price or a better deal or something. So I say:

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"Taro, how is the negotiation going with our suppliers? Is it going well? Is it going bad?"

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Taro says: "Well, unfortunately, the negotiation was failed."

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Okay. I am sorry to hear that business negotiations can be very tricky.

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Okay, so although this is fine, yeah, it was
failed, it didn't go well, I get the meaning,

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that's okay. You might hear a native English speakers say:

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"Unfortunately, the negotiation fell
through." Okay. So, whenever something fails

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or it didn't turn out successfully, it
didn't go the way you wanted it to,

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it "fell through" is a very, actually, useful
expression. You can use this in many different situations.

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For example, our plans tonight fell through.

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Meaning, our plans tonight
didn't work out. They failed.

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Our partnership, our business partnership
fell through. It didn't work out.

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Okay? So, you can use this in a variety of
situations.

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All right. So, pronunciation here, everyone,
so please repeat after me.

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Fell through. Fell through. All right.
So, you can join those together

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and it almost sounds like one word. Fell through.
Okay? Unfortunately, the negotiation fell through.

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Your turn. All right, good. Now after my question: "So, how's the negotiation going with our supplier?"

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you say: "All right. Unfortunately, the negotiation fell through."

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It didn't work out. It failed. It didn't go the way I wanted. Okay?

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Well, that happens sometimes so best of luck next time. Okay?

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All right. So, let's move on to our bonus question which is another way to say

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"that's a dangerous situation". Okay. You find something that, maybe, is a risk;

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it's a dangerous situation. So what is it? It is a...? I'll give you a hint -

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has something to do with color.
Okay. All right, if you know what the answer is,

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please leave it in the comments below. If you don't know what the answer is,

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well, we covered it in one of our previous Bizmates For Beginners video lessons,

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so take a look if you have the time. All right everyone, so that is it for us this week.

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Thank you always for watching. Have a great week, everyone, and I will see you next time.

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Thank you.

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