“Jet lag”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 287
Jet lag ってどういう意味？
Jet lag とは「時差ボケ」という意味で使用され、Jet の「ジェット機」という意味と Lag の「遅れる、時間差がある」という意味が合わさった表現になります。
Jet lag ってどういう場面で使うの？
You: How was your business trip to New York?
Justin: It was good. But I have jet lag.
Jet lag の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello! And welcome 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 we are going to learn: Jet Lag.
Something I'm sure all of you have probably experienced at some point or
another. But if you don't know what this is please stay tuned and we'll find out
what this means and how to use it in more detail. But first as always let's
start with a quick review from last week's class. Ok, so imagine you come into
the office. And you see me but I'm not looking very happy, not very energetic,
I'm kind of down. So how do you ask about my condition using the expression from
last week? I'll give you five seconds to think about it. Are you ready? Okay and go!
Alright and time is up. If you asked: Hey Justin, are you okay? Why the long face?
And that's exactly right. Well done and thank you for remembering
last week's class. Okay, let's move on to: Jet Lag. Now this is what I sometimes
hear. Alright, so my good friend and colleague Taro he's been away on
business trip for a couple of weeks. He just came back to the office. So I say:
Taro, how was your business trip to New York? How did it go? He says: Yeah, it was
good. But I have time lag. Time lag, time lag, time lag. Okay, I see, I know what
you're trying to say. You're not really used to the time here. So it's kind of a
lag. Although this is okay, I understand what Taro is trying to say,
you might hear a native English speaker say something like this: It was good. But
I have jet lag. Right, jet lag. So when it's morning in your destination, but in
Japan it's nighttime. Or if it's morning in Japan and it's nighttime in your
destination, your body clock is confused. You can't sleep. Alright, you have
jet lag. Okay, not time lag, jet lag. Alright? So pronunciation, it's as you see
it here. So please repeat after me. Please notice that when I speak or when
I say this very quickly, I eliminate, I don't pronounce the ' T ' at the end of jet.
So it's not jet lag. No no it's jet lag, jet lag. Okay, alright, so repeat after me:
Yeah it was good. But I have jet lag. Your turn. Okay, good. Now after my question: So
hey, how was your business trip to New York? It was good. But I have jet lag. Okay.
But I read this somewhere online if you do have jet lag, they say don't take a
nap. You know just try to power through the day, keep on going drink lots of
orange juice. I hear vitamin C is good for you that could be a lie, but try it
for yourself. See if it works, but anyways okay, remember this for next time. Our
bonus question this week everyone is another way to say: It was really fun. It
was really fun. If you know what the answer is please leave it in the
comments below. If you don't know what the answer is, but you are curious, you
are in luck. Because we covered it in one of our previous Bizmates for Beginners
video lessons, so take a look if you have the time. And of course I will leave the
answer to last week's bonus question in the information and comments below, so
take a look. Okay, so thank you very much for watching the channel. As always
everyone, have a great weekend and I'll see you next time. Bye bye!