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“Thick Skin”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 314

Thick skin ってどういう意味?

Thick skinは「(人の言葉や批判などに対して)耐性がある」や「神経が太い」ことを表す時に使う英語表現です。

 

Thick skin ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: Is Kim okay? The boss yelled at her in the meeting.
You: She’s okay. Kim has a thick skin.

Justin: キムさん大丈夫でしょうか?上司にミーティングで怒鳴られていました。
You: 彼女なら大丈夫です。キムさんはそんなことではへこみません。

 

Thick skin 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 I am back
with 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 to have:
Thick Skin. Thick skin. So this is skin

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right? So to have thick skin, what does
this mean? Let's find out in our video

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today. But first, let's do a quick review
of last week's lesson. Alright everyone

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so imagine I say: Thank you so much for
helping me with my presentation. And

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because you have so much experience and
so much skill it was easy for you. So you

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say, of course you're welcome. But is
there a better way of saying that? I'll

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give you five seconds to think about it.
Are you ready? Okay, go!.

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Alright and time is up if you said: No
sweat! I'm always happy to help. Then

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

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Okay everyone let's move on to thick
skin. Now this is what I sometimes hear.

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Okay, so Taro, my good friend and
colleague and I we just got out of a

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really tough meeting. And in the meeting,
our boss was very angry at one of our

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colleagues, Kim. So I asked Taro: You know,
is Kim okay? The boss yelled at her in

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the meeting. Maybe he was very angry or
he didn't like the work she was doing, or

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he didn't maybe appreciate her opinion, something like that. Okay, so is she okay?

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Because that was a very scary situation
or tough situation. Taro says: Yeah she's

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okay. Kim has a tough mind. Okay yeah I
can imagine Kim is very strong. Okay it

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doesn't bother her so she has a tough
mind. Okay that's good, however you might

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hear a native English speaker say: She's
okay, yeah. Kim has

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thick skin. Okay so someone who has thick skin
is someone who isn't disturbed easily.

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Someone that doesn't get insulted easily,
someone that doesn't take offense easily,

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or they don't mind criticism. Okay
they're very tough, they have thick skin.

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Okay now, on the other hand someone who
always gets insulted, someone who gets

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angry or upset easily, okay they have
that's right, thin skin okay. But in this

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case, Kim has very thick skin. So that's
good in business. Sometimes you need to

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have thick skin okay, like armor, like
protection, nothing gets to you okay.

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Alright, so please remember that for next
time.

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Alright our pronunciation everyone, so
thick-skin. Alright we have a nice

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'th' sound so push the air through your
teeth okay.

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Thick thick okay. To get a nice 'th' sound
so please repeat after me. Yeah she's

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okay. Kim has thick skin. Your turn!

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Alright, very good.
Now after my sentences here: So is Kim

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okay? The boss yelled at her in the meeting.

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That's right, you said: Yeah she's okay. Kim has thick skin. Alright everyone, so okay we'll cover

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this in our review for next week's class.
Alright our bonus question is another

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way to say: We don't have enough
resources. Okay maybe we don't have

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enough money maybe, we don't have enough
human resources, or maybe we don't have

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time. How do we say this using a better
expression? We'll we covered it in one of

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our previous video so take a look if you
have the time. Okay, alright everyone so

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that is it for us this week. Thank you
always for watching. Have a great week

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everyone and I will see you next time.
Bye bye!

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