実践ビジネス英語 2020/5/7 (2) Reducing Food Waste 2-食品ロスを減らす





実践ビジネス英語 2020/5/7 (2) Reducing Food Waste 2-食品ロスを減らす
Alvarez cites statistics about how much food is wasted in the United States, and describes a campaign launched by a supermarket chain in Finland. Ueda admires the effective naming of the campaign, and Lyons asks him if Japan is ahead of the United States when it comes to limiting food waste. Ueda says Japan does only slightly better than the U.S. regarding the volume of discarded food.
Q1). アメリカでは食べ物の何パーセントが、結局はごみ箱行きになっていますか。
A whopping 20 percent of the food that we put on our own plates winds up in the garbage.
Q2). フィンランドのスーパーマーケットチェーンが始めたキャンペーンは 、何という名前でしたか。
“Happy Hour”
whopping 途方もない、桁外れの、とんでもない
I love the sound of this word. To me, it conveys the meaning so well. Enormous, extremely large. Things like, that restaurant is so expensive. Dinner was a whopping 100 dollars per person. Or, a whopping 75% of voters disapprove of the new tax.
wind up in the garbage 最後はごみ箱行きになる
“End up in the garbage” would be another way to say this. Both “end up” and “wind up” mean ultimately reach a certain situation or do a certain thing. Like, we wound up going to Hawaii, ah, instead of Bali for vacation. “Wind up” can also mean “bring to a finish” or “come to a finish.” Like, the meeting wound up around 1 p.m.
wind up = end up 結局〜になる、最後は〜になる
wind [wáind], 過去形 wound [/waʊnd]
Garbage in garbage out 入力が正しくないと出力の情報もやはり正しくない
= GIGO [ɡáiɡou]
feed 食べさせる、食物を与える
Here “feed” is a verb, meaning provide food for, provide sustenance for. This facility feeds the homeless, for example. Or, I try to feed my daughter healthy foods. I really try. And in its noun form, “feed”, can refer to food for animals. And if an animal is off its feed, it’s not eating for some reason. Like, my cat has been off her feed. So, I took her to the vet. 獣医 veterinarian
happy hour ハッピーアワー (バーなどで夕方の早い時間に設けられているサービスタイム)
Alvarez mentions some colleagues who went to Finland to find out about the Happy hour campaign that a local supermarket chain had launched.
feature 呼び物にする、特集する
This is a verb. It means have something as a prominent part or a prominent characteristic. This new electric car features a much longer battery life. Or, this park features several large pools and water slides.
expiration date 有効期限、消費[賞味]期限

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