Chasing rainbows ってどういう意味？
Chasing rainbows は直訳すると「虹を追いかける」ですが、「非現実的な目標や夢を追い求める」という意味で使われる慣用句です。
会話では Stop chasing rainbows や Quit chasing rainbows といった風に使われますが、これは「現実を見なさい」という意味になります。
Chasing rainbows ってどういう場面で使うの？
I’m still hoping to become a famous singer someday.
You need to stop chasing rainbows.
Chasing rainbows の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
and Phrases video series and today's
phrase is "where were we?"
Now it looks like a question -- it is a
question, but it's more of a phrase and
it looks simple but trust me this is not
simple. Out of the thousands of students
that I've taught, very, very few were able
to use this you know at the right time
the right way, okay? And we are going to
learn this today. Alright, so here's the
situation -- where were we?
Now let's imagine that I'm talking to my
colleague Taro. Taro's talking I'm
listening. He's talking and then I have a
question and I ask him, I say: So OK,
OK. So, it's optional? And he answers,
he says: Oh yes, exactly. It's optional...
and then he tries to continue talking, but he
can't remember and he's he says: I can't
remember what I said, what I was talking
about. Uh, uh, uh... and there's a little bit of
dead time. This is okay, but a really
natural way to say this or to express
this is like this... so we're talking and
then I asked him a question: OK, OK.
So it's optional? And he says: Yes, exactly.
Um... now, where were we?
Very natural! Right there. That's the
timing you want, okay? So when you can't
remember what you were talking about, you
could say "where were we?" and
that's kind of hard to say.. where were we?
There are three Ws, so you could say
"where was I?" is okay. OK, let's look at
pronunciation so it's
Now, where were we? And you have that
confused look. Now, where were we?
Okay you try.
Good confused look. OK with my question:
OK, OK. So it's optional?
Oh, no you were telling
me about the features of the... like this.
Very natural. OK so for homework, I want
you to remember this. So you're talking
and someone asks you a question, you know
OK, OK. It's optional? And you answer,
and if you can't remember what you were
talking about, you just say this:
Yes, exactly. Now, where were we?
OK, please remember that and we'll see
you next time. Thank you.