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“Roll The Dice”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 318

Roll the dice ってどういう意味?

Roll the diceは、サイコロを転がすことから転じた比喩表現であり、「一か八かの勝負をする」「運に任せる」と行った意味で使用されます。

 

Roll the dice ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: Do you think the boss would approve my vacation request?
You: I’m not sure. You will have to role the dice on it.

Justin: 上司は私の有給申請を承諾してくれるでしょうか?
You: わかりません。一か八か聞いてみるしかありません。

 

Roll the dice 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
introduce new idiom, phrase, or expression

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

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going to learn: Roll The Dice. Okay, so to
find out what this means, stay tuned but

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first let's do a quick review of last
week's class. Alright everyone, so you

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imagine I asked you: Did you meet the new
sales director? And yes you did, he is

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very intelligent, very quick, able to
adapt to many situations. 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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Alright and time is up!

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If you said: Yes he is very sharp. Then that's
exactly right. Well done and thank you for

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remembering last week's class. Okay
everyone let's move on to: Roll The Dice.

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Now this is what I sometimes hear. Okay,
it is a very busy season at the office.

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But something came up in my private life
and I want to take some time off. Okay

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but it's very busy so I asked my
colleague Taro:

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You know, do you think the boss will
approve or say ok to my vacation request?

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Cuz it's very busy right now, I don't
know will he say yes, or will he say no.

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Taro says: Yeah I'm not sure. You will
have to take a chance on it. Yeah, it's

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kind of 50/50. Alright, so yes this is
fine, take a chance.

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It's not certain, it's not 100%, so it's a
gamble right. So that's right, a better

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way of saying this is: I'm not sure. You
will have to roll the dice on it. Ok, so

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as you can imagine this comes from kind
of a gambling situation. Alright? You

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have a dice, okay so it has six sides
right so you roll the dice and you don't

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know what the
outcome will be. Is it going to be 1 or 2

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or 6 or 4? Is it going to be yes or no?
Okay? You're not sure. It's a gamble. So

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you have to roll the dice on it. Alright.

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Okay, so pronunciation. So please repeat
after me: Roll the dice. Okay.

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These kind of roll, actually very nicely
together so it almost sounds like one

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word. Roll the dice, roll the dice. Alright so
please repeat after me: Yeah I'm

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not sure you'll have to roll the dice on
it. Your turn!

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Alright okay, good now after my question: So, do you
think the boss will approve my vacation request?

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Okay, yeah I didn't know you'll have to
roll the dice on it. Okay? So whenever

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you're not sure of the outcome, you don't
know what's going to happen, you're going

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to roll the dice. Okay?
Well hopefully all of you are lucky in

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those cases.
Alright, so please remember that for

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next time. Okay, our bonus question is
another way to say: The sales figures are

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very high. Okay, so we covered this in one
of our previous videos so if you're

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curious about the answer please see. If
you can find it okay. Alright everyone so

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

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great weekend. We'll see you next time. Bye bye!

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