Tip 24 ”Look on the bright side” 無料ビジネス英語学習

無料ビジネス英語学習 Words & Phrases 第24弾は、”Look on the bright side” です。

例えば、なにか失敗してしまった部下に対して励ましの言葉をかけてあげる際、
ひとこと目に話しかけるフレーズとしてつかえます。

日本語で言うと 「いい方向に考えようよ。」 といった意味になります。

相手が落ち込んでいるときに突然、
” But it was a good experience.” というのではなく、

まずは、”Look on the bright side.” と一声かけてから、
“It was a good experience.” というと、
相手に対してより効果的に、前向きな気持ちになってもらえるんですね。

ぜひさり気なくつかえるフレーズにしてみてください!

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

And today's phrase is a little bit difficult.
It's "look on the bright side".

Not on the dark side, we want to be positive. The bright side.
But before that, let's do our usual test.

Do you remember the phrase we learned last time?

I'm gonna ask you.

Can I borrow your pen?

By all means. That's right.
Sounds so natural, by all means.

I hope you could really try this in your office.
And people will go like wow!

Where are you taking lessons?
Wow great.

Ok, so look on the bright side.

It's used like this. OK, let me give you an example first.
A not so good example.

So if I say yeah, Taro.
That project was a complete failure.

My project was a disaster.

And Taro says,

But it was a good experience.

So Taro was being a good boss. You know he's saying.
Hika, it was OK. But it was a good experience.

You should be happy.

Which is good but I don't feel that.

You know I'm saying it's a complete failure.
And then you're saying, yeah you should fail.

It's a good experience.

It doesn't, I don't feel so happy.
I don't feel good, something is wrong.

So let's make it right. So we could say,

If I say Yeah, Taro the project was a complete failure.
It was disaster; it was terrible.

And Taro could say,

he look on the bright side

Hey Hika, look on the bright side.
It was a good experience.

Oh…

So you got that one step.

Look on the bright side, and then I'm gonna stop.
And I'm gonna be going, Oh no it's bad.

Look on the bright side.

It's like, oh the bright side.

It was a good experience.
Yeah, good. So it was a good experience.

Ok, something like that.

So, let's look at pronunciation.
It's lookon, let's put those two words together.

The bright side, it was

Oh and it's not bright side.
But It's birghside, look on the birghside.

Pause, because we have a period there.

It wasa, It wasa good experience.

Look on the bright side,
It was a good experience.

OK, let's try it in the conversation.

Yeah, the project was a complete failure.

Oh… Yeah..

Yes, your right. There you go.
I feel so much better, thank you.

Ok, so for homework, I want you to tell me a time.

You looked on the bright side.
You had some sort of bad experience.

But you looked on the bright side.
And you learned something important.

And you got some kind of value from this experience.

OK, for homework, tell me about it.
I'll see you next time. Thank you.

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