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Point 52 ”If it’s ok with you.” 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52弾は、”If it’s ok with you,…” です。

例えば、何かをお願いすることってよくありますよね。
今回はそんなシチュエーションで相手の気持ちを考えて話していることが伝わる大切なフレーズです。

タロウが同僚とランチに行きます。”Taro, Where do you want to go for lunch?”と質問します。
返答に「○○のレストランに行きたいな。」と言いたい時、あなたなら何と言いますか?

そこで”I want to go to the Indian restaurant.”「インド料理のレストランに行きたい。」
と言うと、正直な回答ですが少しきつい印象をあたえる可能性があります。

そこで”If it’s ok with you,…I’d like to go to the Indian restaurant.”「もし君さえよかったら、○○のレストランに行きたいな。」を使うと、もう少しやわらかい表現になり相手の事を考えているということが伝わります。

話し方は “If it’s ok with you,…”の後に少し間をとって話してみましょう。
ぜひこの表現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 businesspeople.

And today's phrase is if it's OK with you,...
What does this mean? Well, we will find out.

But first, let's do our usual test. OK from
our previous lesson. Do you remember? OK?

So I say to you, I think your English is getting
better. Yeah, it's really getting better.

And you say,... That's right. That's very
kind of you to say. Did you remember that?

I hope so. Right it's like thank you. It's
a little longer. It's a little more meaningful.

OK let's go on to today's phrase. If it's
OK with you? Hmmm, what does this mean? OK,

but here's what I usually hear. OK. So let's
imagine that Taro is my colleague and we are

going to have lunch together. So I say Taro,
where do you want to go for lunch? Where do

you want to go for lunch? Chinese? Indian?
Italian? Where do you want to go? And he says,

I want to go to the Indian restaurant. I want
to go to the Indian restaurant. Hmmm, well

nothing's wrong with that. It's a very honest
answer. But I want. I want. It's a little

bit strong. You know. So, to make it a little
softer, we can say this. Where do you want

to go for lunch? And he says. If it's OK with
you, I'd like to go to the Indian restaurant.

Ahh, much better. If it's OK with you. So
Taro is thinking about my feelings. Yeah,

OK? So let's practice pronunciation. OK? So
it's if it's OK. If it's OK. You can group

those together. If it's OK with you. If it's
OK with you. Pause. I'd like to go to the

Indian restaurant. I'd like to go to the Indian
restaurant. I'd like to go to the, gota, gota.

OK? So, if it's OK with you, I'd like to go
to the Indian restaurant. You try. Good, one

more time. If it's OK with you, I'd like to
go to the Indian restaurant. OK good. OK so

next time we meet, I will ask you, where do
you want to go for lunch? And you say, if

it's OK with you, I'd like to go to the Indian
restaurant. OK so please practice this and

we will see you in the next lesson.

Thank you.

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