実践ビジネス英語 2020/6/18 L6 (2)Combating Heat Waves 酷暑との闘い
Ueda talks about the way many people in Japan and other parts of Asia shield themselves from the sun, and Grace comments on how women in her grandmother’s generation use the same item. She says some people believe the increased use of cars is one reason why people in the U.S. and the U.K. don’t use the item anymore. Ueda wonders whether the particular sunshield could be revived, but Grace believes it would be difficult.
In Japan and other parts of Asia, many people, including use umbrellas to shield them from the sun.
Having a tan was seen as a sign of health and beauty.
-Words and Phrases
Oh dear. おやまあ。なんとまあ。やれやれ。
This conveys surprise, distress, sympathy. If someone spills the drink on the desk, I might say, “Oh dear. Here, use this tissues to wipe it up. Or, if I left my company ID on my desk, and I have to go back for it. “Oh, dear. I forgot my ID. I’ll be right back.”
Make us feel sad, depressed, disheartened. Things like, “Ah, my team lost the game in the bottom of the ninth. They had it, and then they lost it. Ah, it was so depressing. Or the boss didn’t like my proposal at all. It was very depressing.