入門ビジネス英語 2017/7/11 #入門ビジネス英語
11 火 Lesson28 アドバイスに感謝する
Thank you for your valuable input.

One final point. We’re Asian like you, so of course we share some common cultural background and values.
Yes, I’m sure there will be things that I won’t need to explain.
That’s right. But having some things in common doesn’t mean we both think in exactly the same way. It’s important to remember that we’re different. That way, you can avoid making the wrong assumptions.
I’ll bear that in mind. Well, I need to go back to my desk. Thank you for your valuable input, Lucy.
My pleasure, Naoya-san. See you later.

cultural background 文化的背景
exactly 全く、まさに
assumption 決めてかかること、仮定
bear – in mind ーを心に止める
valuable 貴重な
input アドバイス、助言

+Business Phrase of the Day
Thank you for your valuable input.
貴重なアドバイス、ありがとう。

I’m forever in your debt.
一生あなたに借りがあります。

Your advice was very helpful. Thank you.

+Upgrade your communication skills
bear (-) in mind ーを心に留める
We need to bear in mind that the market may reverse at any moment.
市場はいつ反転してもおかしくないことを心に留めておく必要があります。

assumption 仮定、前提
Our plan is based on the assumption that the economy will grow at three percent a year.
我々の計画は、経済が年3%成長するという仮定に基づいています。

+ Tips for Business Communication

Could you share an experience that (confused) you?
戸惑った経験をシェアしていただけますか。

cultural sensitivity 文化に対する感受性

Could you share an experience that was confusing for you? 戸惑わせるような、

confused 人が主語
confusing 物が主語

excited, exciting
surprised, surprising
interested, interesting  などと同様


I’d be (happy) to answer any questions you have about Japan.
日本に関するどんな質問にでもお答えします。

take questions 質問を受ける


We are all senior enough to make decisions. Why can’t we make a decision now?
決定するのに十分、地位のある人たちが集まっていますよ。なぜ今、決めないのですか。
People in senior positions are used to a bottom-up approach.
So, they feel embarrassed when they’re asked to make decisions about something they are not familiar with.
Or, they may just be indecisive.

top-down 上の人が物事を決めて下に落としていく
bottom-down 下から意見を積み上げていく





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