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“Off The Bat”の意味と使い方 Bizmates 初級ビジネス英会話 Point 322

Off the bat ってどういう意味?

Off the bat は「直ちに」「すぐさま」といった英語表現です。今回は「初めから」会議に参加してもらう、という意味での使用法をご紹介します。

 

Off the batってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin:  When should the other managers join the budget meetings?
You: They should join off the bat.

Justin: いつ他のマネージャーの方々はいつ予算会議に招待しますか?
You: 初めからがいいでしょう。

 

Off the bat 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:
Off The Bat. Okay!

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So stay tuned to find out what this
means. But I hope you remember last

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week's class, because we are going to do
a quick review. Okay everyone, so imagine

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I ask you: Hey, did you want to talk to me?
And yes because you wanted to get my

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opinion on something. So how do you say
that using the expression from last week

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everyone? I'll give you five seconds. Are
you ready? Okay go!

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Alright and that's five
seconds. If you said: Yes. I wanted to run

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something by you. So what do you think
about this design or this concept? Then

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that's exactly right. So run something by
you, get your opinion or get your

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thoughts on something. Okay? Alright so
good job everyone. Let's move on to this

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week's expression which is: Off The Bat.
Now this is what I sometimes hear.

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Okay so Taro and I, we are scheduling, we
are planning some very important budget

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meetings. Okay? So I asked Taro: When
should the other managers join the

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budget meetings? Now or later, or maybe
they shouldn't join. Taro says: Well

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actually, they should join from start.
From the beginning of something, right.

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Okay, yes I agree it's important to share
this information quickly as soon as

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possible. So from start, this is okay but
that's right, if it's more natural it

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would be: They should join off the bat.
Okay, so whenever something happens

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immediately or at the beginning or at
the start of some process or procedure,

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it's off the bat. Okay?
So for example, when you meet

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someone for business you should shake
their hand and introduce yourself

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right off the bat. Okay? Alright, so
pronunciation everyone so please repeat

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after me: Off the bat, off the bat. Your turn!

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Right, now notice when you say it quickly,
the tea almost sounds like it gets cut.

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Its off the bat, off the bat. So if you can try
to pronounce it off the

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bat. But it's difficult to say quickly. Okay so, they should join off the bat. Your turn! One more time.

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Okay that's
right so please remember this for next

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time. Alright, let's practice that one
more time. With my question, so when

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should the other managers join the
budget meetings? They should join off the

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bat. Okay, alright everyone, so our bonus
question this week is another way to say:

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Please know, so I'm trying to inform you of
something, we will not have our staff

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meeting this week. Alright, so if you know
a better way of saying this feel free to

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leave it in the comments below. If you
don't know but you want to find out well

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we have it in one of our previous
Bizmates for Beginners video lessons so

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take a look if you have the time. But I
will give you a hint, very simple. This a

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better way of saying this is three
letters, three letters. Okay? See if you

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can remember. Okay, so that is it for us
this week everyone. Thank you always for

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watching! Have a great week and I look
forward to seeing you next time.

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Bye bye!

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