Tip 15 ”What would you do?” 無料ビジネス英語学習

無料ビジネス英語学習 Words & Phrases 第15弾は、”What would you do?” です。

日本語でいうと、「あなたならどうしますか?」 という意味になります。

例えば、部下から「この問題に対してどう対応すればいいのだろう?」 と聞かれ、
すぐに答えが思い浮かばない場合に、

“What would you do?”
と逆に質問を投げ返すことで、自分が考えるための時間を作るテクニックとしても使えます。

上司としての威厳を保つのは大事なことですですからね。

イントネーションを含め、是非とっさに口に出てくるよう練習してみましょう!

Hello and welcome to this Bizmates words and phrases
video series for Japanese businesspeople.

And today's phrase is... it's a question

What would you do?

And this is a great defense question.

Okay, I'll teach in just a minute.
But first let's do our test.

So, I'm gonna recommend an idea.

Hey, why don't we learn useful business phrases?

You've just read my mind. Right?

Right, did you say it?

Next time say it in a real meeting. Okay?

All right, so what would you do?

Okay, here's what I often hear.

This is a real situation with my old boss.
You know, I would say...

Hey, what are we going to do about this problem?
This is a serious problem.

What do we do? What do we do?

And Taro has no idea.

And he says Hmmm... Yeah, its' difficult.

It makes it sound like Taro has no idea.
He doesn't know.

Hmm, not good.

So instead of just saying it's difficult or I don't know,

you throw the question back at the other person.

So If I say...

Hey, what are you going to do?

Or what are we going to do about this problem?
It's a serious problem.

What do we do Taro? What do we do?

And then Taro just says.

Well, what would you do?

And then Ill relax and go...
What would I do? What would I do?

What would I do?

And Taro has a little breather, and then he could think
What should I do? What should I do?

It buys you sometime. They're useful, okay?
So let's practice the pronunciation.

It's, whawoujyou do. whawoujyou

whawoujyou

Well, whawoujyou do?

Kinda like that. Well, what would you do?

Okay?

Let's try it with a question, so I would say...

Hey, what are we going to do with this problem?

Okay, very good. Okay so for homework.

Next time we meet, I'm gonna give you a problem.

I'm gonna say. Oh no, what are we going to do with this problem?
What are we going to do?

And you just say...

Well, what would you do?

Okay, practice this for next time.

We'll see you. Thank you.

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