ラジオ英会話 2019/1/8 L182 The car I want to get is user-friendly.
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Hey, guys. This is Rosa Akino. So, Chris, what kind of lesson do you want today?
Okay, guys. I”m Chris McVay. I think the listeners want to get a user-friendly, kind of lesson, right?

Look at all these new cars. Some of the designs are so futuristic-looking.
I know, but these are concept cars. The car I want to get is user-friendly. It can park itself.
Oh, that’s a feature that I need. I’m terrible at parallel parking.
I haven’t owned a car in over twenty years. I have been using public transportation all that time.
Did you forget how to drive?
Almost. When I rented a car, I didn’t even know how to turn on the engine. Things have changed a lot.
They sure have.

The car I want to get is user-friendly.
The car is user-friendly.
I want to get IT.

Can you explain why the speaker is adding “I want to get” here?
Well, just saying the car is not enough, right?
Yeah, it’s exactly as you say, you know, we need to add something further explanation what’s going on here. So the car I want to get is user-friendly.
Exactly.
It’s a natural addition.

futuristic-looking  未来的な
concept car コンセプトカー(最新技術を駆使した試作車)
user-friendly 使い勝手がよい
feature 機能、特徴
parallel parking 縦列駐車
public transportation 公共交通機関
even 〜さえ
how to - 〜の仕方・方法
turn on -(明かりなどを)つける

ここにある新車を見てよ。とても未来的なデザインのものがいくつかあるわ。
そうだね。でも、それらはコンセプトカーさ。僕が手に入れたい車は使い勝手がよいものなんだ。それは自動的に駐車してくれるんだ。
まあ、それって私が必要な機能だわ。縦列駐車がとても下手だから。
僕は20年以上も自分の車を持っていなかったんだ。その間は、いつも公共交通機関を利用してきたのさ。
ン:運転の仕方は忘れちやったの?マートン:ほとんどね。車を借りたときは、エンジンのかけ方さえ分からなかった。いろいろなことがずいぶん変わったからね。ジリアン:確かにそうね。

-The great thing about our textbook is that is full of use-friendly information. So check it out.

Some of the designs are so futuristic-looking.
とても未来的なデザインのものがいくつかあるわ。  futuristic-looking (未来的な) -looking -に見える
good-looking (かっこいい), angry-looking (怒った様子の), suspicious-looking (疑わしく見える)
I didn’t even know how to turn on the engine.
Things have changed a lot.

-The car I want to get is user-friendly.
僕が手に入れたい車は使い勝手がよいものです。
The vegetables I like to buy□are all organic.
私が好んで買う野菜はすべて有機野菜です。

1). 私が本当に買いたい水中カメラは高すぎます。
the underwater camera
2). 僕のお母さんが作ったチョコレートケーキをひと切れ食べてごらんよ。
a piece of the chocolate cake

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1). The underwater camera I really want to buy is too expensive.
2). Try a piece of the chocolate cake my mom made.

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By the way, I have lots of weaknesses. So I attract so many people. Don’t you think?
Oh, you definitely have lots of weaknesses. I agree.
Yeah, I don’t know if you attract many people. But, yet, you certainly, definitely, without any doubt, have lots of weaknesses
Yeah, yeah.  欠点がある、その後の惹きつけるは?
Oh, I got it. You have lots of weaknesses. But because of me and Chris, you are complete




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