“Roll The Dice”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 318
Roll the dice ってどういう意味？
Roll the diceは、サイコロを転がすことから転じた比喩表現であり、「一か八かの勝負をする」「運に任せる」と行った意味で使用されます。
Roll the dice ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: Do you think the boss would approve my vacation request?
You: I’m not sure. You will have to role the dice on it.
Roll the dice 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 new idiom, phrase, or expression
that you can use in your daily business
conversation. This week everyone we are
going to learn: Roll The Dice. Okay, so to
find out what this means, stay tuned but
first let's do a quick review of last
week's class. Alright everyone, so you
imagine I asked you: Did you meet the new
sales director? And yes you did, he is
very intelligent, very quick, able to
adapt to many situations. So how do you
say that using the expression from last
week? You've got five seconds.
Are you ready? Okay go!
Alright and time is up!
If you said: Yes he is very sharp. Then that's
exactly right. Well done and thank you for
remembering last week's class. Okay
everyone let's move on to: Roll The Dice.
Now this is what I sometimes hear. Okay,
it is a very busy season at the office.
But something came up in my private life
and I want to take some time off. Okay
but it's very busy so I asked my
You know, do you think the boss will
approve or say ok to my vacation request?
Cuz it's very busy right now, I don't
know will he say yes, or will he say no.
Taro says: Yeah I'm not sure. You will
have to take a chance on it. Yeah, it's
kind of 50/50. Alright, so yes this is
fine, take a chance.
It's not certain, it's not 100%, so it's a
gamble right. So that's right, a better
way of saying this is: I'm not sure. You
will have to roll the dice on it. Ok, so
as you can imagine this comes from kind
of a gambling situation. Alright? You
have a dice, okay so it has six sides
right so you roll the dice and you don't
know what the
outcome will be. Is it going to be 1 or 2
or 6 or 4? Is it going to be yes or no?
Okay? You're not sure. It's a gamble. So
you have to roll the dice on it. Alright.
Okay, so pronunciation. So please repeat
after me: Roll the dice. Okay.
These kind of roll, actually very nicely
together so it almost sounds like one
word. Roll the dice, roll the dice. Alright so
please repeat after me: Yeah I'm
not sure you'll have to roll the dice on
it. Your turn!
Alright okay, good now after my question: So, do you
think the boss will approve my vacation request?
Okay, yeah I didn't know you'll have to
roll the dice on it. Okay? So whenever
you're not sure of the outcome, you don't
know what's going to happen, you're going
to roll the dice. Okay?
Well hopefully all of you are lucky in
Alright, so please remember that for
next time. Okay, our bonus question is
another way to say: The sales figures are
very high. Okay, so we covered this in one
of our previous videos so if you're
curious about the answer please see. If
you can find it okay. Alright everyone so
that is it for us this week. Thank you
always for watching everyone. Have a
great weekend. We'll see you next time. Bye bye!