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“Take the wheel”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 310

Take the wheel ってどういう意味?

Take the wheelは、運転手が同乗者に「運転を代わってください」と伝える際に使うフレーズです。転じて、運転中以外の時にも、物事を「取り仕切ってください」と言いたい時に使われます。

 

Take the wheel ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: So who is going to be the project leader?
You: Actually, I think you should take the wheel for this one.

Justin: どなたかプロジェクトリーダーになるのでしょう?
You: 実は、ジャスティンさんが取り仕切るのがいいと思っています。

 

Take the wheel 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
"take the wheel".

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Okay. So, to find out what this means,
please stay tuned. But first, a quick review

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of last week's class. All right,
everyone.

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Imagine, I asked you: "How is the
negotiation going with our supplier?"

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And unfortunately, it didn't go well or it
didn't go as we planned. So, how do you

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say that using the expression from last
week? You've got five seconds.

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Are you ready? Okay go.

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All right, and time is up. If you said: "Unfortunately, the negotiation fell through.",

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and that's exactly right. Well done and thank you for remembering last week's class.

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All right, everyone. Let's move on to
"take the wheel".

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Now, this is what I sometimes hear.
All right. So, I'm talking with my good friend

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and colleague, Taro, and we are
going to start a brand new project.

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So, I asked Taro: "Who is going to be the
project leader?" Taro says:

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"Well actually, I think you should be the leader on this one."

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All right. Well, thank you very much, Taro.

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I'm very flattered that you think I
could lead the project. Okay. Now this is fine,

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you should be the leader, but it's a
little bit stiff. So, you might hear a

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native English speaker say this instead:
"Well actually, I think you should take the wheel on this one."

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Okay? So imagine, a project is a car. Okay? And you are the driver.

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So the driver is the person that's controlling the car, or in this case,

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a project using the steering wheel. Okay? So, when you say "take the wheel",

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it means take control of the car or take
control of the project. Okay.

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So the leader is the person who has the wheel.

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So if you think person A should be the
leader, you can say:

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"Hey, you should take the wheel on this one."

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Okay. You should take the wheel on this proposal.

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You should take the wheel on this project.
All right, everyone.

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All right. So pronunciation, as you see it
here, "take the wheel"

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One small thing, please again be a little bit careful with "the".

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Sometimes, I hear my students

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say "za" like "ZA", but it's a "th" sound.
So make sure you have that nice "th" sound. Okay?

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It's like pushing air through your teeth.
Okay? So use your tongue, "the", "the".

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Just like that. Okay. Take the wheel,
not take that wheel. It's take the wheel.

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All right. Okay. So, repeat after me. "Actually, I think you should take the wheel on this one."

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Your turn.

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All right, very good. Now after my question: "So who's going to be the project leader?"

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Okay. "Actually, I think you should take
the wheel on this one." All right, good.

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So, please remember this for next time. Okay. Our bonus question this week is another way to say

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you will have an advantage. So, if you know a better way of saying this,

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please feel free to leave it in the
comments; if not, and you're curious,

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you can find 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 see you next time.

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Bye bye.

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