Tip 25 ”spacious” 無料ビジネス英語学習

無料ビジネス英語学習 Words & Phrases 第25弾は、”spacious” です。

日本語で言うと 「広々とした」 といった感じでしょうか。
でも日本人にはあまり馴染みのないボキャブラリーですよね。

例えば、「あなたの新しいオフィスはどうですか?」 と聞かれた際、
“It has very wide space.”
と答えたりすると、相手に意味は伝わりますが、
ちょっとおかしな表現に聞こえてしまうのですね。

そんなときは “It’s very spacious.” と答えられるようになりましょう!
ぜひ覚えておいてください。

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

And today's word is spacious.

Spacious

It's such a simple word, you know.
It's like space-cious. .

And it has a simple meaning.
But I rarely hear people use this.

Or at least my students.

Ok, so let's learn how to use this.

Okay, but first we're going to do our test.
Which is…

Tell me a time you looked on the bright side.

You had a bad experience.

But, you looked on the bright side.
And you got some benefit from it. Tell me.

Okay.

All right, good.

So, let's go on to spacious.

All right.

Basically spacious means big space.

Like actually, this studio. It's spacious.
Okay, but here's what I often hear.

If I ask…

You know, Taro, how's your new office?

And he says,

Ah it has a very widely space.

Okay.

I understand what it means.

But when I hear this, I feel like…

It's a little funny you know.
It has a very wide space.

So to make it sound a little more natural,
You could say this.

How's your new office?

It's very spacious.

It sounds your English just goes up a level.

It's spacious OK, not it's wide space.

It's spacious.

Let's try that.

It's very spacious.

And the pronunciation nothing special.
It's just, it's very spacious.

Okay so, try it. It's very spacious.

Good, okay. Let's try it with a question.

How's your new office?

How's your room?

How's your new apartment?

How's the new factory?

It's spacious, spacious okay.

All right, so for homework…

Tell me, is your office spacious?

Don't just give me a yes or no answer.
Try to expand a little bit, OK?

Is it spacious? Not wide space.
Spacious.

OK, tell me about it next time. Thank you.

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