“Just A Thought”の意味と使い方 Bizmates 初級ビジネス英会話 Point 330

Just a thought ってどういう意味?

Just a thought は、「思うのですが」とさり気なく切り出す際の英語表現です。

 

Just a thought ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: How can we reduce cost this year?
You: Just a thought, but why don’t we create a new system.

Justin: 今年はどのように経費を削減できと思いますか?
You: 思うのですが、新しいシステムを開発するのはどうでしょう。

 

Just a thoughtの自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ

こちらの動画で、発音や、会話の中での自然な使い方を、Bizmatesのプレゼンター Justinが解説します。

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Hello everyone! Justin here and welcome
back to another Bizmates for Beginners

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video lesson where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or

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expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. This week

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everyone, let's learn: Just A Thought. Okay,
so let's see where this leads. But first

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let's begin with a review of last week's
lesson. Okay everyone, so imagine I say:

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You weren't at the kick-off meeting
earlier. You couldn't attend, maybe you

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had another meeting, or another
appointment. But you want me to give you

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a summary or update of what happened. So
how do you say that using last week's

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expression? You've got five seconds to
think. Are you ready? Okay and go!

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Alright and time is up. If you said: Sorry! Can you
give me a rundown? Then that's exactly

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right. Well done and good job on
remembering last week's expression. Okay

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let's move on to: Just A Thought. Okay, now
this is what I sometimes hear. Alright so

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it's the start of a new year, Taro and I
we are planning this year's objectives

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and this year's goals. And one of the
goals is to reduce costs. So I say: Taro,

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how can we reduce costs this year? Taro
says: Just idea, but why don't we create a

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new system or something? Okay, so this is
something I actually hear quite often

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from my previous students. They say, just
idea when they want to give a suggestion.

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Just idea, this is okay but not very
natural. You could say, just an idea, but

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something something something. But my
students often always just said, just

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idea, just idea. So instead they should
say: Just a thought. Okay? We're just an

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ideas. Okay? So, in this case, just a
thought but why don't we create a new

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system or a workflow or something. Okay?
So it's just a thought. Okay, not just

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okay. So please repeat after me everyone:
Just a thought, but why don't we create a

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new system. Your turn!

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Very good! Okay now after my question: So
what do you think how can we reduce

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costs this year? You say:

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Just a thought, but well why don't we create a new workflow or a new system.

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Okay? So, please remember this next time. You have

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an idea, you can say, well just a thought
and then present your idea. Okay?

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Alright, so please remember this for next
time. Okay, our bonus question is another

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way to say: He is in a dangerous
situation. Okay, so if you know a better

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way of saying this leave it in the
comments below. If you don't know, we

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covered this just a few lessons ago so
see if you can find it for yourself. Okay?

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Alright so that is it for us this week
everyone. Thank you always for watching!

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Take care, have a great week, and see you
next time. Bye bye!
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