入門ビジネス英語 2018/5/7 L9 同僚に協力を求める
7 月 Lesson9 同僚に協力を求める

Hi, John. How was your weekend?
It was fantastic. It went to see my son’s baseball game.
How about you?
Very refreshing. I did some reading in a nice café and went to the gym afterwards.
Great. So how can I help you today?
Well, I was assigned to prepare an E-commerce market report on China.
I was wondering if I could have your input.
Okay. The Chinese E-commerce market is quite different
from the American and European markets.

fantastic 素晴らしい、最高の
refreshing 心身がリフレッシュする、新鮮な
do some reading 本などを読む
afterwards そのあとで <> beforehand
be assigned to do 〜するよう指示をうける
I was wondering if S could - 〜できたらありがたい
input インプット、アイデアや知恵を出す

Actually I use this phrase quite often in my day to day life. When I want to make a request and I know that the other person might be busy. It’s a polite way to ask a question without sounding obtrusive.
Obtrusive. 押し付けがましい
なるほど。
without sounding obtrusive 控えめに

Business phrase of the day
I was assigned to prepare an E-commerce market report.
assignment 割り当てられた仕事、課題、宿題
a math assignment 数学の宿題

be assigned to
I was assigned to become a mentor for a newly graduated staff member.
メンター、助言者
+similar expressions

I was instructed to prepare an E-commerce market report.
正式に~するよう指示される・命令される

+Upgrade your communication skills
Fantastic
Rie did a fantastic job on this project.

I was wondering if… could
I was wondering if you could come to the reception.

Okay. Time to practice your pronunciation.
Try your best.

+Tips for business communication
polite but firm 丁寧かつブレない
I’m afraid I can’t help you at the moment.
I’m tied up all day with visiting clients.
tied up 縛り上げられた がんじがらめの

代替案
I could do it by Friday if it’s okay with you.
もしそれでよければ
I’d be happy to do just a cost analysis if that helps.
もし足しになるなら、費用分析だけでもやります。

It was so much fun having you with us today.
We’re looking forward to seeing you next time.
Bye.



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