遠山顕の英会話楽習 2018/9/10 Taking Care of a Houseplant

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Hi, I’m Carolyn Miller. It’s great to have you here.
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10 月 Dialog3 Taking Care of a Houseplant 観葉植物の世話

I brought you a spider plant, Jake.
Oh, that’s really nice of you, Kristi! Thanks.
It’s fairly easy to take care of.
Cool! Where should I put it?
Spider plants love light. How about on top of your bookshelf?
Okay. How often should I water it?
Maybe once a week. Don’t let the soil get soggy.
All right.

Oh, somebody’s burying something, like, pounding on it, like,,, Lots of plants.

-Words&Expressions
houseplant(鉢植えの)観葉植物
spider plant オリヅルラン
That’s really nice of you!そんなに気を遣っていただいて![決まり文句]
It’s fairly easy to take care of。それは世話、手入れがかなり簡単です。[Itはthe spider plantのこと]
love light 日光をとても好む
How about on top of your bookshelf?本棚の上はどうですか?このように副詞句を続けることも[How aboutのあとには節や名詞、名詞句のほかに、できる]
Don’t let X get Y. XがYしないようにしてください。
soil 土、土壌
soggy(水をやりすぎて)グショグショの

I brought you a spider plant, Jake.
あなたにオリヅルランを持ってきたわ
Oh, that’s really nice of you, Kristi! Thanks.
おお、そんなに気を遣ってくれて、クリスティ!ありがとう。
It’s fairly easy to take care of.
これは世話がかなり簡単なの。
Cool! Where should I put it?
いいね!どこに置いたらいいかな?
Spider plants love light.
オリヅルランは日光をとても好むの。
How about on top of your bookshelf?
本棚の上はどうかしら?
Okay. How often should I water it?
オーケー。水やりはどのくらいの頻度でしたらいい?
Maybe once a week.
週に1回くらいかな。
Don’t let the soil get soggy.
土をグショグショにしないように。
All right.
了解。

-Apply It!
How often should I water it?
水やりはどのくらいの頻度でしたらいいですか?


このサボテンの水やりの頻度は? How often should I water this cactus?
Water it when the soil has dried out. 土が乾ききったときに水やりを
どうやったら分かりますか? How do I know?
Just press your finger into the soil.

You’re the No.1.

How often should I water this cactus?
Water it when the soil has dried out.
How do I know?
Just press your finger into the soil.
Ah, that sounds easy enough. Like this. Ouch!
Oh, you’re not supposed to touch the cactus.

-Say It!
Where should I put it?
どこに置いたらいいですか?

Carolyn, are you ready? Five times in one breath.
I’ll give it a try.
There you go.

You did it.

Ready, set, go.

Good job!
-Write It!
この観葉植物の手入れは難しくありません。半日陰が好きなんです。土を乾かさないようにしてください。
It’s fairly easy to take care of.
Spider plants love light.
Don’t let the soil get soggy.

「手入れは難しくありません」
Well, Ken, in a dialog, We heard the phrase, fairly easy to take care of. So we’re just going to take out the word, easy, and replace it with ‘not hard’. So it will become not hard to take of.
「半日陰」 はんひかげ
In English we use the word, partial.
Oh.
So you can either say, partial sun, or or partial shade. 部分的な
「土を乾かさないようにしてください」
Well, this also probably sounds familiar in a dialog, we use the sentence ‘Don’t let the soil get soggy.’ And instead of using the word, soggy, we’re gonna use a word, dry.
Oh.
So it becomes ‘Don’t let the soil get dry.”

This houseplant is not hard to take care of. It likes partial sun. Don’t let the soil get dry.

This houseplant is not hard to take care of. It likes partial shade. Don’t let the soil get dry.

-In another situation
Kristi has brought a strange houseplant.
クリスティは奇妙な観葉植物を持ってきた。

I brought you a ??? plant, Jake.
Oh, that’s really nice of you, Kristi! It looks unique.
It’s fairly easy to take care of.
Cool! Where should I put it?
It’s not a sun lover. How about in this box?
It looks like a cascade.
It does, doesn’t it. It comes with the ???.
Okay. How often should I water it?
Every night. Don’t let the soil get dry.
All right.
And it likes tomato juice not water.
Really? What’s the name of the plant?
It’s called the Dracula
But of course.

Well, they seem to be good friends.
Oh, yes.
Wow.
Strange friend.
They sure are!

Do you like to take care of houseplant, Carolyn?
I was hoping you asked Jeff.
Jeff?
I like gardening outside. Plants inside are actually, kind of, hard to take care of.
Okay.
I’m not very good at it.
I’m awfully taking care of plants inside.
Really?
I wish I had better green thumb.

How about you, Ken?
Well, I got a wonderful green thumb.
Oh, yeah.
That I haven’t used for a lot these days.
I would like to spend more time in the garden.
Oh.
Yeah, but, you know what?
What?
I have to water myself more often. I mean hydrate myself a little more.
Oh, yeah, It’s hard and old at.
Yes, truly.
Me, before the plant.

Well, that’s about it for today. So until next time.
Keep listening.
Keep practicing.
And keep on smiling.
Bye.




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