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Point 51 ”That’s very kind of you to say.” 初級ビジネス英会話

初級者向けビジネス英会話 Bizmates for beginners 第51弾は、”That’s very kind of you to say.” です。

例えば、周りの誰かに褒められることってありますよね。
今回は、それに返答する際に使えるフレーズです。

同僚のタロウはビズメイツで英語を勉強しています。
タロウは同僚に
“Your English is really getting better.”「英語かなり上達していますね。」
と言われました。あなたがタロウなら何と返しますか?

“Thank you.”「ありがとう。」
と言うと短くてシンプルですが、あまりにもそっけない返答に聞こえてしまうかもしれません。

そこで
“That’s very kind of you to say.”「そう言って頂けてうれしいです。」
と言ってみましょう。自然で、より感情がこもった表現になります。
表情にも気を付けて使ってみましょう。

ぜひこのフレーズを使ってみてください。

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Hello and welcome to this Bizmates for beginners
video series for business people.

And today's phrase is that's very kind of you to say.

It's a little bit long.
That's very kind of you to say.

But what does it mean?
We will find out.

But first, let's do our test. OK?

So remember we are colleagues, OK?
From the previous lesson, right?

We are colleagues,
and we will meet at the train station later.

And I say to you. OK, I'll meet you at the station. OK?
I'll see you later.

And you say...

That's right. Here's my number, just in case.
Just in case.

If you can't find me, you can call me at this number.

Here's my number, just in case.
OK, I hope you got that.

All right. Let's go on to today's phrase.
That's very kind of you to say.

OK, what does this mean?

Now, here's what I often hear.

OK, let's imagine. I have my Japanese colleague, Taro.
OK, and Taro is studying English very hard at Bizmates. OK?

And I say, Taro, I think your English is getting better.
Wow, your English is really getting better.

And he says, Thank you.
Yeah, OK. Nothing's wrong with this answer.

I gave him a compliment. I said something nice.
And he says thank you.

But we always hear thank you, thanks, thanks a lot.
So what's another way to say thank you?

Well, we can say this. OK, I say,
Taro, I think your English is getting better, much better.

And he says,
Ah, that's very kind of you to say.

OK. That's very kind of you to say. Much more...
It has more feeling. Thank you is very short and simple.

You know, thanks, thank you.
But very kind of you to say is like

Oh, thank you very much.
And there's more emotion in this phrase.

OK, so let's practice pronunciation. All right.
So, it's not that's very kind of you

But we have to say this with feeling, OK.
So, it's that's very kind of you, kind of you to say.

Ahh, that's very kind of you to say.
That's very kind of you to say.

You try. Good. One more time.
That's very kind of you to say.

Excellent. OK so for homework, OK. Next time I will say,
I think your English is getting better.

And you just say,
That's very kind of you to say.

OK, practice this, and we'll see you in the next lesson.

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