ラジオ英会話 2019/5/15 L28 Leo is an old friend of mine.
Onishi Sensei, Chris, you know, I really like your coordinated outfits today. You’re both wearing a white T-shirts and black pants. I can’t believe you came as a match.
What a coincidence, huh? Chris McVay here. Let’s get started.
Hi. Your booth looks interesting. I like the colorful signs and interactive displays.
Thank you, sir. We are a virtual reality company based in Portland.
Your name tag says you are the Marketing Director.
Yes, that’s right. Here’s our company brochure.
Oh, it’s a nice brochure. What? Leo Chang is your company president?
Yes. Do you know him?
Leo is an old friend of mine. We were in the same college dormitory a long time ago.
What a coincidence!
virtual reality バーチャルリアリティー
The textbook looks so interesting. I like the colorful cover design and all the content, huh?
Your booth looks interesting.
We are a virtual reality company based in Portland.
Leo is an old friend of mine.
Leo is an old friend レオは古い友人のひとり
So, tell me the difference between “my friends” and “a friend of mine.”
Okay, if you say, “Leo is my friend.” It really put the emphasis on that relationship, he is my friend. Whereas if you say, “Leo is an old friend of mine.” It’s a bit weaker, it’s just, yeah, Leo is one of my friends.
Onishi sensei, don’t be mean to Chris. He’s my friend. ??? Oh, Chris is a friend of mine.
So you can see it depends on the context. If you want to really stress that relationship, he is my friend. Then you say that.
a member of the team
the corner of the room
the thrill of a first kiss
the problem of how to improve the economy
This chair is made of wood.
Cheese is made from milk.
a painting 絵のひとつ
hundreds of 何百もの
thousands of 何千もの
tens of thousands of 何万もの
millions of 何百万もの
dle of -, 〜で亡くなる
1). This is a painting of mine.
a painting of me 私が描かれた絵のひとつ
If I say, a painting of me, the meaning is quite different, isn’t it?
That’s right. Rosa will explain.
Well, it means the painting of you, so it’s your face that’s on the painting.
2). Millions of people die of preventable diseases every year.
Hey, Rosa, I like your kimono.
Oh, Why thank you. That’s so kind of you.
Chris, I like… nothing.
Don’t be so mean.
Why don’t you, ah, ever compliment me?
Chris, I like your pen. It’s very easy to use.