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“(To Be) Sharp”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 317

(To be) sharp ってどういう意味?
(To be) sharp は、「頭がきれる」「(意見や物言いが)鋭い」「(髪型や服装が)粋である」など様々な意味があり、今回は「聡明である」という意味で使う場面をご紹介します。

 

(To be) sharp ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: Did you meet the new Sales Director?
You: Yes! He is very sharp.

Justin: 新しい営業部長に会いましたか?
You: はい。とても聡明な方です。

 

(To be) sharp 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:
(To Be) Sharp.

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Alright, so stay tuned to find out what
this means. But first, let's do a quick

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review of last week's lesson. Alright
everyone, okay imagine you want to inform

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me or let me know, kind of casually, that
we will not have our staff meeting this

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week. Alright, so what phrase or
expression can you use to make that kind

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of casual announcement? I'll give you
five seconds to think about it.

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Are you ready? Okay go!

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Alright and time is up. If you said: FYI which stands for, for your information, we will not have our staff

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meeting this week. Then that's exactly
right. Well done and thank you for

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remembering last week's class. Okay, but
one let's move on to: (To Be) Sharp. Now

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this is what I sometimes hear. Alright so
I'm talking to my good friend and

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colleague Taro. And I say: Taro, did you
meet the new sales director? Taro says:

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Yes! He is very smart.
Okay very intelligent. Alright, this is

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fine, you might also hear a native
English speaker say this however. Yes! he

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is very sharp. Alright? So he knows a
lot of things. He's very quick, he's fast

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he's intelligent, he's very sharp. Alright?
Now there are actually a few different

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ways to use sharp. It can mean a few
different things. For example, okay so

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bonus for this week if someone says hey
Taro looking sharp.

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It means you're looking good, you're
looking very well dressed. Maybe he has a

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very nice suit, maybe he has an important
client meeting. So you know maybe he got

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a haircut, he just dressed very nicely. So
we say: Hey Taro, looking sharp. Alright

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but if you say someone,
he's very sharp, it could also mean you

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know he or she is very smart or very
intelligent. Okay, one more, one more if

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you say: Stay sharp.
It kind of means, please be aware of your

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surroundings. Make sure you know what's
happening. So for example, if you go to

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let's say a dangerous area,
you have to stay sharp. Meaning you have

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to be very careful and aware know what's
happening around you. You have to stay

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sharp. Okay, so there are a few meanings
but today the main focus is: Yes, the

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Sales Director is very sharp. He or she
is very very smart okay? In this case.

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Alright, so pronunciation everyone. So
please repeat after me. He's very sharp.

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Sharp. Okay your turn.

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Alright good. Make
sure you get that nice "R" sound in there.

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Sharp. Okay. Alright so after my question.
So did you meet the new Sales Director?

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Yes! He's very sharp.
Okay he's sharp, he looks sharp, meaning

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is very dressed, he's dressed, very
smartly. Okay, dressed very nicely and of

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course he's very intelligent. So there
are a few meanings for sharp. Alright so

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keep that in mind. Okay everyone so our
bonus question this week is another way

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to say: Hey, are you ok? Why the sad
expression? Ok, I'll give you a hint.

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Alright it's

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ok maybe that's a little
bit difficult to understand. Alright but

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it's alright, I think if you know the
expression. You'll know what I mean.

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Alright but if you want to know a better
way of saying this,

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please check one of our previous
Bizmates for Beginners video lessons.

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Because we did cover this before alright.
Okay, so that is it for us this week

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everyone. Thank you always for watching
the channel! Have a great week everyone

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and we will see you next time. Goodbye!

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