ラジオ英会話 2018/9/25 He looks older than he actually is.
25 火 Lesson117 節を使った比較

Hi, everyone. This is Akino Rosa, welcome back. Wow! It feels a lot earlier in the day than it actually is.
Well, after Onishi Sensei singing ??? and I have no idea what to say. So I suggest we just get going.

Hi, everyone. I’m Chris McVay. And I hope you’re all raring to go, which means very eager to get started. So let’s get started.


Hi, Ryota. Have you talked with our new colleague, Manabu?
Not yet, but I saw him this morning. He looks very professional, doesn’t he? What was his previous job?
Surprisingly, he just graduated from university this past March. After that, he did an international business training course in the US, and came back to Japan this month.
Really? He looks older than he actually is. Hopefully, he’ll bring some fresh ideas to our company.
I hope so, too. I’m really looking forward to working with him.
Me too.

-WORDS&PHRASES
colleague 同僚
previous 以前の
surprisingly 意外なことに、驚いたことに
graduate 卒業する
hopefully できれば、願わくは
look forward to -ing 〜を楽しみにしている

He looks older than he actually is.
So, there is nothing after the be verb. Does this sentence sound natural?
Yes, of course, to me, it sounds perfectly natural.
I would even go as far as to say it has to be like this. Just sounds natural.
That’s the way it is.


Hi, Ryota. Have you talked with our new colleague, Manabu?
私たちの新しい同僚のマナブとはもう話をしたかしら?
Not yet, but I saw him this morning.
いや、まだだけど、今朝、彼を見かけたよ。
He looks very professional, doesn’t he?
彼はとても仕事ができそうに見えるよね。
What was his previous job?
彼の前の仕事は何だったんだろう?
Surprisingly, he just graduated from university this past March.
とっても意外なことに、彼は今年の3月に大学を卒業したばかりなの
After that, he did an international business training course in the US, and came back to Japan this month.
そのあとで、彼はアメリカで国際ビジネスの研修を受けて今月になって帰国したのよ。
Really? He looks older than he actually is.
本当に?彼は実際の年齢よりも上に見えるけど。
Hopefully, he’ll bring some fresh ideas to our company.
できることなら、彼がこの会社に新鮮なアイデアを持ち込んでくれたらいいね。
I hope so, too.
私もそう願うわ。
I’m really looking forward to working with him.
私は彼と一緒に働くのをとても楽しみにしているの。
Me too.
僕もだよ。


He looks very professional, doesn’t he?
彼はとても仕事ができそうに見えるよね。

Surprisingly, he just graduated from university this past March.
とっても意外なことに、彼は今年の3月に大学を卒業したばかりなの。

Hopefully, he’ll bring some fresh ideas to our company.
できることなら、彼がこの会社に新鮮なアイデアを持ち込んでくれたらいいね。

-REAL GRAMMAR FOR COMMUNICATION
He looks older than he actually is.
彼は実際の年齢よりも上に見える。
He looks older than he actually is (old).

Yasuto is not as old as he looks.
ヤストは見かけほど年をとっていない。
Yasuto is not as old as he looks (old).

The situation is not as bad as it may seem.
状況は見た目ほど悪くない。 seem (bad)

I’m happier than I’ve ever been!
今まででいちばん幸せだよ been happy
「今までのどの時点でそうだったよりも幸せ」

It’s much hotter here than we thought / expected / hoped
私たちが(思った。期待した。望んだ〕より、ここははるかに暑い。


1). クリスは見かけよりもはるかに賢いよ!
than he looks(彼がそう見えるより)

I hope our new boss is as professional as he looks.
私たちの新しいボスが見かけどおり仕事ができるといいのだけれど。

今度はas〜asを使ってprofessionalはrプロの」。helooksを覚えていればわけもなく作ることができる文ですよ。大切なのは覚えることなのです。

2). 解決策を見つけるのは考えていたよりも難しかった。
解決策 solution
trickier, tricky(扱いにくい・やっかいな)
than we thought

What is a nuance of tricky?
Well, I think the nuance of tricky is something that requires some extra work, like puzzle, you know, like a Karakuri. You have to, kind of, figure a way around the solution.
Yeah, that nuance is important. You know, rather than just the regular difficult.
a way around 回避法、

» 解答を見る


1). Chris is a lot smarter than he looks!
2). Finding a solution was trickier than we thought.

» 隠す


So, you know we have many more listeners than we dreamed of. Great, isn’t it?
It’s actually incredible, I think.
It’s fantastic, we feel so lucky, but at the same time, really delighted.




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