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英語の日記をつければ英会話は上達する! 初心者でも読める日記シリーズ。(第3回: 7月3日 ~ 7日、2017)

2017/7/3

マスターの生徒さんへ、

今書いているジャーナルの参考にしてください。太文字のところは大切な文法ポイントです。もし分からないことがありましたら、いつでも聞いてください。

Monday, June 3rd

I don’t really like summer much.  Actually, I was born during the hottest days of summer so it’s a bit strange that I don’t like summer.  During summer season, I always feel tired.  Even when I wake up in the morning, I feel tired.  It’s probably due to the air conditioner.  2 years ago in summer, I felt so bad that I started searching the net for some kind of answer.  When I was doing the searches, I came across a supplement called Orinichin.  It said if you feel tired in the morning, you should take this supplement.  It’s made from extract of clams.  Anyhow, I ordered it and started taking it.  3 days later, I felt different in the morning.  I was surprised that it worked so well.  Now every summer I depend on this supplement to get me through the tough Nagoya summer.  

came across 

「(偶然)見つける」

I came across a really nice store.  (とてもいいお店を偶然に見つけた。)

depend on 

「頼る」

He depended on the insurance to pay for the medical expenses.  (保険に治療費を払ってもらうことを彼は頼っていた。)

get through

「乗り切る」

I need to get though this tough time.  (大変な時期を乗り切らなければ。)

Tuesday, June 4th

There are some foods that I really like.  Sometimes, I really feel like eating them.  Last Sunday, I felt like eating basil spaghetti so I went to a restaurant called Goemon.  The one I used to go to closed so I went to a different one.  A student told me that there are two in Sakae.  I went to the one under Melsa building.  It was really good but it has a lot of garlic in it so I try not to eat it during the weekdays.  Another food that I sometimes feel like eating is green curry.  I usually go to a Thai restaurant near my school.  Actually, I was just talking about it in class so it made me want to eat it.  I might go there this weekend.  

It made me want to…

「〜したい気分になる。」

Talking about Sushi made me want to eat it.   (お寿司の話をしていたら食べたくなった。)

Wednesday, June 5th

Last year, I bought a new bike in November.  I remember it was on the day of the election and Trump was elected to become the president.  Although I don’t like Trump, I named my bike Donald.  So far I have ridden 1183 kilometers.  That’s over 100 kilometers a month.  Since I ride it a lot, the breaks are already worn out.  I have to squeeze the breaks really hard to stop.  I’d better take it to a bicycle shop or I might hit somebody or something.  Hitting something is better someone.  I don’t want to hurt anyone.   

I’ve been busy these days so it’s hard to find the time.  I’ll try to take it to they bicycle shop for repair this Sunday, hopefully.  

election 

「選挙」

There was an election last November. (去年の十一月に選挙があった。)

so far

「今のところ」

So far, I’ve ridden 1183 kilometers. (今のところ1183キロ乗っている。)

Since = because

「〜なので」*because との違いは、話し相手がこれから伝える内容を既に把握している場合、Sinceを使います。

worn out

「すり減っている」

My bicycle tires are worn out.  (自転車のタイヤがすり減っている。)

Squeeze

「強く握り」「しぼる」

I like to drink freshly squeezed orange juice. (搾りたてのオレンジジュースを飲むのが好きです。)

I’d better….

何か警告する時に [had better + 動詞] という表現を使って「〜したほうが身のためだ」と言うことができます。hadを省略して I’d better という形で使われることもよくあります。この表現は should よりも強く「〜しなければ困ったことになる」という強い勧告を表すので、“You’d better…” と相手に言う場合には注意しましょう。

I’d better change my brakes on my bicycle as soon as possible. (できるだけ早く、自転車のブレーキを変えなければいけない。)

Thursday, June 6th

Today, I made a haircut appointment.  I usually go to a hair saloon called Winner Vision in Tokyu Hands.  It’s convenient for me because I can go there from work.  I wanted to get a haircut tomorrow because that was the only available time for me but I couldn’t get it.  I guess I called too late.  I should have called last week. Oh well, I was able to get it this Sunday but I have to come all the way to Sakae on my day off so it’s kind of a pain in the neck for me.  

available 

「空きのある」

Are you available Tuesday? ( 火曜日に空きがありますか?)

oh well

「まあいいや」

Oh no, the store is closed. Oh well, I’ll just try some other time. (大変、店が閉まっている。まあいいや、違う時にまた来るか。)

all the way

「わざわざ」

You came all the way from Gifu!? (わざわざ岐阜から来たんですか?!)

pain in the neck

「面倒」

Washing dishes are a pain in the neck!  (皿洗いは面倒くさい!)

Friday, June 7th

Yesterday I went to bed pretty early but then I woke up after an hour and could not fall asleep for 3 hours.  I tossed and turned in bed.  I ended up watching Netflix.  I saw a drama called Big Bang Theory.  It’s a comedy drama about a group of nerds and geeks.  It’s pretty interesting.  It make me laugh every time.  When I was watching it, I realized there’s a girl I went to university with in the drama.  We don’t know each other well.  Actually, it’s more like I know her but she doesn’t know me.  We took a class together.  

When I woke up this morning, I felt so tired because I slept only 3 hours.  I’ll try to go to bed early tonight.  I have to do a lot of things this weekend.  Hope you all have a good weekend!  

toss and turn

「寝れなく、ゴロゴロして寝返りを打つ。」

I tossed and turned in bed for 3 hours. (3時間ベッドで寝返りを打った。)

end up

「結局」、「最後には〜なる」

I ended up watching a comedy drama. (結局コメディードラマを見た。)

nerd and geek

「ガリ勉とオタク」

It’s a drama about nerds and geeks. (ガリ勉とオタクの話のドラマ。)

makes me laugh

「笑わせてくれる」

The joke made me laugh.  (ジョークが笑わせてくれた。)



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