Tip 17 ”He catches on quickly.” 無料ビジネス英語学習

無料ビジネス英語学習 Words & Phrases 第17弾は、”He catches on quickly.” です。


“He catches on quickly.”

「彼は飲み込みが早いよ。」 という意味になります。

自分の周りに “someone who catches on quickly” はいますか?

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

And today's phrase is,
He catches on quickly.

He catches on quickly.

What does it mean?

We will learn that today.

But first, let's do our little test.

So tell me someone who is tech savvy.

Who, your brother?

Your sister?

Your I.T. guy?

You? Are you tech savvy?

Good with computers?


Ok, all right. Today's phrase, he catches on quickly.

What does this mean?

Well here's what I often hear.

You know, so imagine that Taro has a new colleague,
new employee in the marketing department.

Or in his department.

And I say:
Taro, how's the new guy in marketing?

Good guy, nice guy?

And he says,

He's a very fast learner.

He's a very, he's a very fast runner?

No, no, no. Learner. You know the "L" and the "R" sound, a lot of the Japanese mix up.

So fast learner, runner.
You want to kind of avoid that.

Instead, you could use this new phrase.

So if ask, How's the new guy in marketing?

You could say,
Yeah, he catches on quickly.

Oh, wow...

That's a natural idiom. He catches on quickly.
And it's not he catches on but it's...

it's he catches on he catches on quickly.
Want to try that?

He catcheson quickly.

Okay, let's try it with a question.

How's the new guy in marketing?

That's right.

He's a fast learner. All right, okay.

So for homework,

tell me someone who catches on quickly.

A fast learner.

Okay so for next time.
We'll see you. Thank you.