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“Chasing rainbows”の意味と使い方 Bizmatesビジネス英会話 Tip 247

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?

たとえば、同僚がこんなことを言ったとします。

I’m still hoping to become a famous singer someday.
(いつか有名な歌手になりたい夢を諦めきれていません。)

そんな時、こう返すと自然です。

You need to stop chasing rainbows.
(現実を見ないとダメですよ。)

 

Chasing rainbows の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ

こちらの動画で、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。

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Hello and welcome to this Bizmates Words

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
Yes, exactly.

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.

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