“Driving Me Bananas”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 295
Driving me bananas ってどういう意味？
Driving me bananas は「気が狂う」「イライラする」という意味があります。Bananas や nuts は「頭がおかしくなる」「頭に血が上る」といった状態を表す時によく使われます。
Driving me bananas ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: It’s so noisy outside. I can’t focus.
You: Yes. It’s driving me bananas.
Driving me bananas 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
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or
expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. This week
everyone, we are going to learn: Driving
Me Bananas. Okay, it's an interesting
expression, so to find out what this
means and how to use it please stay
tuned. But first as always let's start
with a quick review of last week's
lesson. Alright everyone, so imagine I ask
you: Can you help me with this formula?
You know, I'm really not good at Excel.
But you happen to be a specialist at
Excel. You know a lot about it. So how do
you say that using the expression from
last week? I'll give you five seconds. Are
you ready? Okay go!
Alright and time is up. If you said: Yeah of course. That's
right up my alley.
Then that's exactly right. Well done and
thank you for remembering last week's
lesson. Okay everyone, let's move on to:
Driving Me Bananas. Now this is what I
sometimes hear. Okay, so I'm working at
the office but I'm kind of distracted. I
can't concentrate on my work, because
well I say: You know, it's so noisy
outside. I can't focus. Maybe there's lots
of construction or maybe there's a party
or something. But it's really loud and I
cannot concentrate on my work.
Taro feels the same way, so he says: Yes.
It's making me annoyed. It's frustrating
me. It's causing me to feel kind of
unhappy because I cannot concentrate.
Okay, this is good but you might hear a
native English speaker use, that's right
this expression: Yeah,
it's driving me bananas. Okay when
something is driving you crazy,
it's giving you frustration, it's
annoying you, it's driving you bananas.
Okay so for example,
you know, when there's a lot of empty
coffee cups in the sink,
it drives me bananas. Okay so for example,
or it drives me bananas when people
don't respond to my emails on time. It
drives me bananas.
Okay? Alright, for example. Alright, so
pronunciation, please repeat after me,
everyone it's very simple today so: It's
driving me bananas. Driving me bananas.
Okay your turn. Alright, very good. Now
after my sentence here: Wow it's so noisy
outside and I can't focus.
Good, you agree so you say: Yeah me too,
you know, it's driving me bananas. Okay?
Alright, so please remember this for
the review next week.
Okay our bonus question this week is
another way to say: It is near. For
example the station is very near. How do
you say this in a more interesting way?
Alright, if you know the answer you can
feel free to leave it in the comments
below. If you don't know, well we covered
it in one of our previous Bizmates for
Beginners video lessons. So take a look
if you've got the time. Okay everyone, so
that is it for us this week. Thank you
always for watching! Have a great weekend
and we'll see you next time. Bye bye!