ラジオ英会話 2018/7/9 #ラジオ英会話 dictation
Hey, everyone. Welcome back. This is Rosa Akino. Ready for another brand-new week?
Hi, everyone. I’m Chris McVay. Yes, Rosa, it’s Monday. The start of a new week with an exciting content. Let’s go.
-I may go to Spain in August.
Chris, Rosa, can you tell me what’s the level of the likelihood is of this will happen?
Why don’t you take this one, Chris?
Okay, well, you know, basically, it’s like a pizza.
Yes, half and half. It’s a very tasty explanation, I thought.
Chris, if somebody says to you, “It may rain this afternoon.” Would you take an umbrella?
That’s a good question. Probably I wouldn’t take an umbrella, I think it would be worth the risk not to, because an umbrella is a big hassle, as far as I’m concerned.
Well, what about if someone says, “It will rain this afternoon.”
Well, in that case, I definitely would take an umbrella, because “will” is a, like a, strong prediction.
Chris, Rosa, could you give me some alternatives for “get disappointed”?
Sure. For example, you could say, she may be sad,
That’s right. Or, she may get upset.
Chris, Rosa, the position of auxiliary verb is a totally different between English and Japanese, right? Do you have any suggestion as to how to learn them?
Well, like you said, they are very different, so it’s not enough to just translate them in your head. You have to feel the usage in the language itself, right, Chris?
And we always say to do that, you need to practice, practice, practice.
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