Tip 29 ”With all due respect” 無料ビジネス英語学習

無料ビジネス英語学習 Words & Phrases 第29弾は、”With all due respect” です。

例えば、”I think our report is ready.” 「報告書の準備ができました。」
と同僚が持ってきた資料が、ポイントを押さえた内容に仕上がっていなかったとき、あなたならどう言いますか?

“No, you are missing some key points.”
と言ってしまうと、相手は直接的にダメ出しをされているネガティブな印象を受けてしまうのですね。

そんなときには
“With all due respect, you are missing some key points.”
と、もう少しソフトに伝えるようにしましょう。

“With all due respect” は、相手に敬意を払いつつ、反対の意見を述べる際に使える英語表現です。
日本語で言うと、「恐れながら」といった意味になります。

ぜひシチュエーションを想定しながら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 a little bit advanced.

It's with all due respect.

Ah... sounds nice, doesn't it?
And you've probably seen it, heard it in movies.

Or use it, people around you use it.

Well today, you are going to use it.

But first, let's do our test.

So tell me,
when did you make an informed decision?

When you bought a car? Oh..
Or when you bought a house? Oh..

You did research on the internet.

And then you made a decision,
That's an informed decision.

OK, so with all due respect.

What does this mean?

OK, let me show you in an example.

It's used in this situation.

So, if I say,

Ok, I think our report is ready.

Let's hand this into the executives
Let's give it to the president.

It's ready Taro.

And Taro looks at it and says,

No, you are missing some key points.

So, woah!

Are you trying to fight with me?
Why are you being so rude?

You know, No you're missing some key points.

I spent all day writing this report,
and you're saying no, you did a bad job?

It's very direct.
So we want to soften this.

You know, negative, negative cfeedback.

So, If I say c

OK, I think our report is ready.
Let's give it to the executives.

Taro can say,

Yeah. With all due respect,
I think you're missing some key points.

Oh, you see that.

With all the respect.

All the respect that I have for you.
All the respect that you should deserve.

I think you're missing some key points.

It really softens that negative feedback.

Ok, so let's try it.

With all due respect.

With all due respect I think you're c

OK

And it's with all due respect, pause.

I think you're c
So let's try.

With all due respect cI think you're..

OK, so let's try it with my sentence.

OK, I think our report is ready.

OK, great. So practice this a few times.
With all due respect.

For homework, I'm going to say. Next time I see you,
I will say, OK, I think our report is ready.

And you say, Yeah with all due respect,
I think you're missing some key points.

OK, let's try this.

I will see you soon, Thank you.

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