Turn over a new leaf ってどういう意味？
Turn over a new leaf は、日本語で言う「心機一転」と同様の意味を持つ、それまでの生活を一新することを指す英語表現です。
Turn over a new leaf ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: I should stop drinking so much!
You: Time to turn over a new leaf!
Turn over a new leaf 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
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or
expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. This week
everyone, it's time to learn:
Turn Over A New Leaf.
Turn over a new leaf. It's an interesting
expression, so let's find out how to use
it. But first, let's do a quick review of
last week's class. Alright everyone, so
imagine I said: I finally achieved the
target! So how do you respond to that
with the expression from last week?
You've got five seconds to think about it.
Are you ready? Okay and go!
Alright and time is up. If you said: Wow! Hats off to you!
Then that's exactly right. Well done
and good job. Thank you for remembering
last week's class. Okay,
let's learn: Turn Over A New Leaf. Okay,
now this is what I sometimes hear. Okay, so let's imagine that I am well, I know
I'm not a perfect person. But let's
imagine I drink a lot, maybe I'm drinking
too much beer these days. So maybe my
health condition is not so good. So I say:
Yes, I should stop drinking so much! And
Taro says: Yes. It's time to reform your
action! To change your behavior to do
something better than what you've been
doing so far. Okay, so to reform your
action, okay yes that's good. The words
make sense but not so natural.
Instead, Taro could say: That's right.
It's time to turn over a new leaf! Time
to improve yourself, time to do something
better. So for example, if I'm drinking
too much, maybe I can cut down or reduce
the amount I drink. Or let's say I'm not
being very active, I'm a little bit lazy
so I should do some exercise. I need to
change my lifestyle, I need to improve
myself, I need to turn over a new leaf. Okay?
Alright, so yes it's a very good expression.
So please remember this for the review
next week. Okay, so the pronunciation: Turn
Over A New Leaf. Okay? So the N and the O
here. They join so it sounds like
turnover. It's not turn over. Okay? So we
can combine those together turn over a
new leaf. Okay, so turn over and then a
little pause here. A new leaf. Alright,
so one chunk here. One chunk here. So
please repeat after me: It's time to turn
over a new leaf. Your turn!
Okay, now after my sentence here: Yeah I
really should stop drinking so much!
That's right. Very good. Yeah it's time to
turn over a new leaf. Maybe start
drinking more water for example okay alright. So okay let's move on to the bonus
question this week, which is another way
to say: It was very easy. Alright so we
covered this way back in one of our
older videos. So it's in the early two
hundreds. Okay? So if you have some time
check it out, if not well you can see the
answer for our bonus question in the
description, so we'll leave the answer to
this in next week's video. Okay, alright
so thank you always for watching! Have a
great week everyone. Keep on studying and
we'll see you next time. Bye bye!