“I second that”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 293
I second that ってどういう意味？
I second that は「私はそれに賛成します」と、会議などで支持を表明するフレーズです。
I second that ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: I think we should delay the launch of the project.
You: I second that.
I second that 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
introduce a new idiom, phrase or
expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. And this
week, everyone, we are going to learn "I
second that." "I second that," okay, so if
you're curious and want to know what
this means, please stay tuned. But first,
as always, let's begin with a quick
review of last week's lesson. Okay
everyone, so imagine I asked you what
hotel should I book for my business trip
and you are going to recommend the Cross Roads Hotel because of its great cost
performance, okay. It's got great value
for my money. So how do you say that
using the expression from last week? I'll
give you five seconds. Are you ready? Okay,
and go. Alright and time is up. If you
said "I suggest the Cross Roads Hotel. It's
a real bang for your buck," and that's
exactly right. Well done and thank you
for remembering last week's class. Okay
everyone, let's move on to "I second that."
Now this is what I sometimes hear,
alright? So I'm working on a big project
with my colleague Taro but things aren't
going very well. We're running into a few
problems. So say that you know, I don't
know if we can really meet this deadline
realistically. So I think we should delay
the launch of the product. Taro says "I
think so too."
Okay, good I'm glad we are on the same
page. I'm glad we think the same thing.
But Taro can use a different expression.
For example, yes that's right.
I second that. Okay, so whenever you agree
with someone's opinion you can say "I
So for example, I'm so glad that we have
a long weekend coming up. You say "yeah I
second that." Yeah I think this product
needs to be a little bit more advanced.
you say "yeah I second that." Okay so
whenever you agree
to something someone is saying, you can say "I second that." Okay everyone?
All right pronunciation. Very simple. As
you see it here. So please repeat after
me. "I second that." Your turn. Okay now after
my sentence here. "You know we're having a lot of issues with the product design so
I think we should delay the launch of
the product." Good. Okay. "I second that."
All right everyone, so please remember
this for next time. Okay our bonus
question this week is another way to say
"yeah no problem so far. If you know what
that is, you can feel free to leave it in
the comments below. If you're not sure
but you're curious we covered it in one
of our previous video lessons, so take a
look if you have the time. Okay everyone,
so that is it for us this week. Thank you
always for watching. Have a great weekend and I will see you next time. Thank you.