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“Don’t get me wrong”の意味と使い方 Bizmatesビジネス英会話 Tip 240

Don’t get me wrong ってどういう意味?

Don’t get me wrongは「誤解しないでください」や、「そういう意味で言ったのではありません」といった意味を持つ、非常によく使われる慣用句です。

日本では相手の気分を害さないように批判的な発言を控えたり、言葉を慎重に選んだりして、人間関係の悪化を未然に防ぐ文化であると言えます。ですが、英語圏の国々やビジネスの場面では思ったことをハッキリ言う人が比較的多いため、Don’t get me wrong は批判的な意見のフォローに使われます。

 

Don’t get me wrong ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、同僚のプレゼンに対して、正直に「最後の部分は少しわかりにくかったです」などと改善の余地を指摘した際、同僚の表情が曇ったのを見受けました。同僚はあなたの意見に対して明らかに不満そうです。

そこで、フォローとしてDon’t get me wrong と言い、「全体的にはすごくよかったですよ」などと、ポジティブな意見を付け加えます。

Hika: Hey Taro, what did you think of my presentation?
Taro: It was well done, Hika. But to be honest, I thought the last part was a little unclear.
Hika: Oh… well, OK. Thanks for the feedback…
Taro: Hey don’t get me wrong. It was a great presentation overall.

Hika: 太郎さん私のプレゼン、どうでした?
Taro: すごくよかったですよ、ヒカさん。ただ正直言うと、最後の部分が少しわかりにくかったです。
Hika: ああ・・・そうでしたか・・・。わかりました。ご意見ありがとうございます・・・
Taro: あ、そういう意味で言ったのではありません。全体的には非常によかったですよ。

 

Don’t get me wrong の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ

こちらの動画で、Don’t get me wrong の発音や、会話の中での自然な使い方をBizmatesのプレゼンター Hikaが解説します。

字幕機能も利用可能ですので、英語学習に是非お役立てください!

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Hey everyone welcome to this Bizmates

words and phrases video series and

today's phrase is don't get me wrong

okay it's a great phrase. It's one that

could save you from a lot of

misunderstanding in the office okay so

let's find out what this means. Here's

what I sometimes hear. Now let's imagine

that I'm speaking to my colleague, Taro,

and I just delivered a presentation and

Taro is giving me some feedback on my

presentation. He says Hika you know this

this was good. That was good but you know

you should change this or this part was

not so good and he's giving me some

constructive criticism, some negative

feedback. And you know I say well thanks

thanks for your feedback. You know

sometimes when you give feedback to

people and you know the other person is

not so happy with your feedback. You've

been in that situation right? Same

situation. So Taro's giving me feedback

and I'm not so happy with his feedback.

And I'm giving him this kind of unhappy

look. You know that that look. And he says

oh yeah Hika Hika uh please don't

misunderstand; it was very good. Okay.

Overall, it was very good but this please

don't misunderstand phrase, it just

doesn't sound very natural in this case.

Please don't misunderstand. Okay so

what's a more natural way to say that?

You know don't don't misunderstand. Don't

confuse my feedback. Okay overall it's


very good but you should change this

part. That's all I'm saying. Okay this

please don't understand. Well we can say

this instead. So if I say well you know

Taro thanks thanks for your feedback.

And I have that unhappy look. And he says

hey hey don't don't get me wrong; it was

very good. Very natural okay. This don't

get me wrong.

It means don't confuse my feedback you

know. It was actually very good. You know

don't don't get me wrong; you're a really

nice guy. Hey don't get me wrong; I think

you did a great job. So after you give

kind of you know not so good feedback,

you could say don't get me wrong and say

something positive. Then there's no

confusion. It's clear and the other

person will feel good. Ok let's look at

pronunciation. It's don't get me wrong; it

was very good. Ok so the "T" is kind of

silent. Don't get me wrong; it was very

good. You try. Good okay with my sentence.

Um thanks for your feedback. Oh ok well

thanks. Thank you. Perfect. Ok so

let's practice this at home. So if

someone says you know if you give

negative feedback and someone says you

know thanks for your feedback, you can

just say not please don't misunderstand.

That's right. Don't get me wrong. Don't

get me wrong; it was very good. Ok please

remember that and we'll see you next

time. Thank you.

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