“Take a crack at (something)”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 299
Take a crack at (something)ってどういう意味？
Take a crack at (something) は「試みる」「チャレンジする」「やってみる」といった意味の英語表現です。
Take a crack at (something) ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: I have no idea how to fix this bug. Can you try?
You: It’s difficult! I’ll take a crack at it.
Take a crack at (something) 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: Take A
Crack At (Something). Take a crack at
something. It's an interesting expression,
so let's find out how to use it. But
first as always everyone, let's start
with a quick review of last week's class.
Okay everyone, so imagine I say: My boss
asked me to work overtime again this
weekend. He doesn't ask anybody else for
some reason. He always asks me and it's
really unfair. So how do you say that
using the expression from last week?
You've got five seconds. You ready?
Okay and go!
Alright and time is up. If you said: That's a raw deal. Then that's exactly right. Well done and thank you
for remembering last week's class. Okay
everyone, let's take a look at: Take A
Crack At (Something). Now this is what I
sometimes hear. Okay, so I'm doing some
work at the office. Some IT related work
and I'm having some problems. So I'm
talking to my good friend and colleague
Taro say: Taro, I have no idea how to fix
this bug. Alright. Can you try? So maybe
we're working on some kind of new system
or some new program, and there's this bug
and I can't fix it. So I asked Taro to
help me. Taro says: Looks difficult! I'll
try to do it. Okay this is good. Thank you
for your help Taro, but you might hear a
native English speaker say this: Wow that
looks difficult! I'll take a crack at it.
Alright, so when you try to do
something that's difficult, you attempt
to do something that is challenging.
You don't know if you are going to succeed
or if you're going to fail. You're going
to take a crack at it.
Take a crack at something. Take a crack
at fixing this bug, for example. Okay, so
take a crack at it. Very nice expression.
Alright, so please repeat after me
everyone. So pronunciation is as follows.
I'll take a crack at it. I'll take a
crack at it. Your turn! Go ahead.
Good, looks difficult. I'll take a crack at it.
Okay now after my question here: Wow I
have no idea how to fix this bug. It's so
difficult. Can you try?
Good and you say. Yeah, that
looks hard, but I'll take a crack at it.
Okay, alright so please remember this
for your review next week. Okay everyone,
so our bonus question today is another
way to say: Making me annoyed.
Alright, so if you know a better way to say this,
you can leave it in the comments below.
But if you don't know the answer, 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 everyone and we will see
you next time. Thank you!