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“Turn over a new leaf”の意味と使い方 Bizmates 初級ビジネス英会話 Point 333

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?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: I should stop drinking so much!
You: Time to turn over a new leaf!

Justin: もうこんなに飲んでちゃダメだ!
You: 心機一転する時が来ましたね!

 

Turn over a new leaf 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, it's time to learn:
Turn Over A New Leaf.

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Turn over a new leaf. It's an interesting
expression, so let's find out how to use

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

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imagine I said: I finally achieved the
target! So how do you respond to that

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with the expression from last week?
You've got five seconds to think about it.

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Are you ready? Okay and go!

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Alright and time is up. If you said: Wow! Hats off to you!

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Then that's exactly right. Well done
and good job. Thank you for remembering

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last week's class. Okay,
let's learn: Turn Over A New Leaf. Okay,

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now this is what I sometimes hear. Okay, so let's imagine that I am well, I know

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I'm not a perfect person. But let's
imagine I drink a lot, maybe I'm drinking

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too much beer these days. So maybe my
health condition is not so good. So I say:

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Yes, I should stop drinking so much! And
Taro says: Yes. It's time to reform your

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action! To change your behavior to do
something better than what you've been

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doing so far. Okay, so to reform your
action, okay yes that's good. The words

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make sense but not so natural.
Instead, Taro could say: That's right.

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It's time to turn over a new leaf! Time
to improve yourself, time to do something

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better. So for example, if I'm drinking
too much, maybe I can cut down or reduce

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the amount I drink. Or let's say I'm not
being very active, I'm a little bit lazy

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so I should do some exercise. I need to
change my lifestyle, I need to improve

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myself, I need to turn over a new leaf. Okay?

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Alright, so yes it's a very good expression.
So please remember this for the review

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next week. Okay, so the pronunciation: Turn
Over A New Leaf. Okay? So the N and the O

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here. They join so it sounds like
turnover. It's not turn over. Okay? So we

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can combine those together turn over a
new leaf. Okay, so turn over and then a

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little pause here. A new leaf. Alright,
so one chunk here. One chunk here. So

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please repeat after me: It's time to turn
over a new leaf. Your turn!

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Okay, now after my sentence here: Yeah I
really should stop drinking so much!

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That's right. Very good. Yeah it's time to
turn over a new leaf. Maybe start

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drinking more water for example okay alright. So okay let's move on to the bonus

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question this week, which is another way
to say: It was very easy. Alright so we

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covered this way back in one of our
older videos. So it's in the early two

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hundreds. Okay? So if you have some time
check it out, if not well you can see the

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answer for our bonus question in the
description, so we'll leave the answer to

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this in next week's video. Okay, alright
so thank you always for watching! Have a

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great week everyone. Keep on studying and
we'll see you next time. Bye bye!

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