Tip 26 ”In a nutshell” 無料ビジネス英語学習

無料ビジネス英語学習 Words & Phrases 第26弾は、”In a nutshell” です。

例えば、大きな問題が起こってパニックしている部下に対し、
落ち着かせ、状況について簡潔に説明してもらおうとする際、
一言目にはなんと発すればよいでしょうか。

“Please explain to me briefly.”
これだと、慌てている部下に対して言う表現としては相応しくないのですね。

こんな時には、
“Just give me the facts in a nutshell.” といいましょう。

“In a nutshell” は、日本語でいうと 「一言でいえば」 という意味です。
まずはこの一言で、上司を頼ろうとするスタンスに切り替わるはずです。

動画を見ながら、ぜひ発音も練習してみてください!

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

And today's phrase is "In a nutshell".

A little nutshell, like a walnut.

OK, what does it mean? Let's find out.

OK, but first we are going to do our test.

Last time I asked you to tell me about your office.

Is your office spacious?

Yes? No? Explain more?

Good, OK. So let's go on to today's phrase.
In a nutshell, in a nutshell.

It's a cool phrase because you could totally picture it.
You could imagine a nut shell.

And what it means...

Well, let me show you in an example here.

So Imagine I've got a problem. And I'm trying to tell Taro,
I'm saying, and I'm in a panic. I'm like ah, ah...

Taro, Oh no, we have a big problem.
What are we gonna do?

You know I'm in a panic, and Taro says.
Woah, woah, woah. Hika, please explain to me briefly.

which doesn't sound so natural, you know.
He's trying to calm me down, and Taro has no time.

So he's telling me, please explain it to me just briefly.

It's an OK phrase, you know.
If you are an executive, or president, or manager,

you know, you just want to know the facts. Right?

Well you could use this nutshell phrase like this.

So you know, I'm in a panic.
Oh no, we have a big problem. What are we gonna do?

I don't know, I don't know. What should we do?
What are we gonna do?

And Taro says,

Hey, just give me the facts in a nutshell.

You'll see, Taro sounds like woah.

He's a manager, he knows.

Just give me the facts in a nutshell.

In brief.

In summary.

It makes him sound like, really.
That's why he's my boss.

He knows. He's not in a panic.

OK, so let's try the pronunciation.

So just give me the facts ina.. Ina nutshell.

So it's not just, but jus.

Give me the facts with a slight pause.
Jus give me the facts.

ina nutshell. OK, so let's try the pronunciation.
Jus give me the facts...ina nutshell.

Jus give me the facts...ina nutshell. You try.

OK, so let's try it with my panic situation.

Oh no, oh no. We have a big problem.
What are we gonna do? What are we gonna do?

Excellent.

OK, now for homework. I want you, OK.
I'm gonna be in a panic next time.

And you're just gonna do the same thing. Your just gonna say,
Hey Hika, just give me the facts in a nutshell.

OK, so practice it and we'll see you next time.
Thank you.

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