“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？
Justin: How can we reduce cost this year?
You: Just a thought, but why don’t we create a new system.
Just a thought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, let's learn: Just A Thought. Okay,
so let's see where this leads. But first
let's begin with a review of last week's
lesson. Okay everyone, so imagine I say:
You weren't at the kick-off meeting
earlier. You couldn't attend, maybe you
had another meeting, or another
appointment. But you want me to give you
a summary or update of what happened. So
how do you say that using last week's
expression? You've got five seconds to
think. Are you ready? Okay and go!
Alright and time is up. If you said: Sorry! Can you
give me a rundown? Then that's exactly
right. Well done and good job on
remembering last week's expression. Okay
let's move on to: Just A Thought. Okay, now
this is what I sometimes hear. Alright so
it's the start of a new year, Taro and I
we are planning this year's objectives
and this year's goals. And one of the
goals is to reduce costs. So I say: Taro,
how can we reduce costs this year? Taro
says: Just idea, but why don't we create a
new system or something? Okay, so this is
something I actually hear quite often
from my previous students. They say, just
idea when they want to give a suggestion.
Just idea, this is okay but not very
natural. You could say, just an idea, but
something something something. But my
students often always just said, just
idea, just idea. So instead they should
say: Just a thought. Okay? We're just an
ideas. Okay? So, in this case, just a
thought but why don't we create a new
system or a workflow or something. Okay?
So it's just a thought. Okay, not just
okay. So please repeat after me everyone:
Just a thought, but why don't we create a
new system. Your turn!
Very good! Okay now after my question: So
what do you think how can we reduce
costs this year? You say:
Just a thought, but well why don't we create a new workflow or a new system.
Okay? So, please remember this next time. You have
an idea, you can say, well just a thought
and then present your idea. Okay?
Alright, so please remember this for next
time. Okay, our bonus question is another
way to say: He is in a dangerous
situation. Okay, so if you know a better
way of saying this leave it in the
comments below. If you don't know, we
covered this just a few lessons ago so
see if you can find it for yourself. Okay?
Alright so that is it for us this week
everyone. Thank you always for watching!
Take care, have a great week, and see you
next time. Bye bye!