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？
Justin: So who is going to be the project leader?
You: Actually, I think you should take the wheel for this one.
Take the wheel の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello, everyone, Justin here. And welcome back to another Bizmates For Beginners video lesson,
where every week, we
introduce a new idiom, phrase, or expression
that you can use in your daily business conversation. This week, everyone,
we are going to learn
"take the wheel".
Okay. So, to find out what this means,
please stay tuned. But first, a quick review
of last week's class. All right,
Imagine, I asked you: "How is the
negotiation going with our supplier?"
And unfortunately, it didn't go well or it
didn't go as we planned. So, how do you
say that using the expression from last
week? You've got five seconds.
Are you ready? Okay go.
All right, and time is up. If you said: "Unfortunately, the negotiation fell through.",
and that's exactly right. Well done and thank you for remembering last week's class.
All right, everyone. Let's move on to
"take the wheel".
Now, this is what I sometimes hear.
All right. So, I'm talking with my good friend
and colleague, Taro, and we are
going to start a brand new project.
So, I asked Taro: "Who is going to be the
project leader?" Taro says:
"Well actually, I think you should be the leader on this one."
All right. Well, thank you very much, Taro.
I'm very flattered that you think I
could lead the project. Okay. Now this is fine,
you should be the leader, but it's a
little bit stiff. So, you might hear a
native English speaker say this instead:
"Well actually, I think you should take the wheel on this one."
Okay? So imagine, a project is a car. Okay? And you are the driver.
So the driver is the person that's controlling the car, or in this case,
a project using the steering wheel. Okay? So, when you say "take the wheel",
it means take control of the car or take
control of the project. Okay.
So the leader is the person who has the wheel.
So if you think person A should be the
leader, you can say:
"Hey, you should take the wheel on this one."
Okay. You should take the wheel on this proposal.
You should take the wheel on this project.
All right, everyone.
All right. So pronunciation, as you see it
here, "take the wheel"
One small thing, please again be a little bit careful with "the".
Sometimes, I hear my students
say "za" like "ZA", but it's a "th" sound.
So make sure you have that nice "th" sound. Okay?
It's like pushing air through your teeth.
Okay? So use your tongue, "the", "the".
Just like that. Okay. Take the wheel,
not take that wheel. It's take the wheel.
All right. Okay. So, repeat after me. "Actually, I think you should take the wheel on this one."
All right, very good. Now after my question: "So who's going to be the project leader?"
Okay. "Actually, I think you should take
the wheel on this one." All right, good.
So, please remember this for next time. Okay. Our bonus question this week is another way to say
you will have an advantage. So, if you know a better way of saying this,
please feel free to leave it in the
comments; if not, and you're curious,
you can find it in one of our previous
Bizmates For Beginners video lessons.
So, take a look if you have the time. All right, everyone. So, that is it for us this week.
Thank you always for watching. Have a
great week, everyone, and see you next time.