Tip 18 ”Let’s take it one step at a time.” 無料ビジネス英語学習

無料ビジネス英語学習 Words & Phrases 第18弾は、”Let’s take it one step at a time.” です。

例えば、同僚やプロジェクトメンバーから、「さぁ、次の段階に進もう!」
と前に進めようとする発言があった際に、相手にネガティブな印象を与えずに、
「一歩ずつ着実に進めていく」よう進言する際に使えるフレーズです。

日本人が使いがちな、
“Let’s progress more slowly.”
だと相手に対してやる気がないようなネガティブな印象を持たれてしまうのですね。

ぜひシチュエーションを想定しながら、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 a little bit long.
It's "Let's take it one step at a time."

Can you say that in one breathe?

Let's take it one step at a time.

Okay, we will learn what it means in just a minute.

But first, let's do our little test.

So, tell me someone who catches on quickly.

Who? A fast learner.

Not me, I certainly don't.
You see I'm a really slow learner.

I have to read, read, and read it again.
And someone has to remind me.

But it's not about me; it's about you.
So tell me someone who catches on quickly.

Okay, so let's go on to our phrase.
Let's take it one step at a time.

Kind of sounds like a song.
I'm sure there's a song that's written about one step at a time.

Okay, so here's what I often hear.
You know, If I say:

Hey, we're ready to move on to the next stage.
Taro, I want to move forward.

I want to progress with this project.
We're ready to move on to the next stage.

And Taro says: Let's progress more slowly.

I'm saying,
Why are you slowing down on this project?

Why are you stopping progress?
I'm saying let's move forward and you're saying slow down.

It's really negative.

Okay. To make it sound more positive,

we could say this.

So if I say...

Hey, we're ready to move on to the next stage

of this project or assignment.

Taro could say,
Okay, let's take it a step at a time.

Let's take it one step at a time.

This is not negative,
Because he's saying we're going a little too fast.

Okay, let's be a little more careful.
Let's be a little more cautious.

And take it one step.
We're still moving forward,

not slowly, one step, one step, one step.

So it has more of a positive feel.

Okay, let's look at pronunciation.

Okay, it's not let's take it one step at a...

It's let's takit, let's takit.

Let's takit.

One stepata, stepata, stepata time.

Let's takit one stepata time.

You want to try that?

Let's takit one stepata time.

Let's try that with a question.

We're ready to move on to the next stage.

Okay, excellent.
All right. So please practice this.

And for homework,

What do you take one step at a time?

I don't know, projects?

Relationships? If you have a new relationship,
do you take it one step at a time?

Okay, think about it,
and give me a cool answer next time we see ya.

All right, thank you. Goodbye.

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