FearNoEnglishは、英語教材開発プロジェクトです。 無料で。。ちょっと違った英語学習を求める人のためにオンライン英語教材を開発しています。FearNoEnglishのメンバーは、日本に長年滞在している外国人で行っている教材開発・研究プロジェクトです。私たちは、オンライン教材やネット交流する場を提供し、英語学習をもっと面白くしたいと考えています。

Go Fly a Kite

Go Fly a Kite!

“あっちに行け!”とか”消え失せろ!”とかっていう意味の俗語。

Pad

pad=a place to live
家、自分の部屋、自分の居場所とかって感じでも使うかな。

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He has a really nice pad.  Let’s ask him to have the party next week!
彼ってほんと素晴らしい家持ってんだ。来週パーティしないか聞いてみようよ!

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My pad sucks.  I really need to move.
うちってサイテー。ほんと、引っ越さなきゃ。

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That’s a great pad but the rent is just too high.
すごく素敵な部屋だと思うけど、家賃がちょーっと高いな〜。

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Rinky-dink

rinky-dink = cheap and worthless, of low quality, almost like a joke
安っぽくて役に立たない、品質の低い、ほとんど冗談みたいな、って意味。

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I can’t believe you paid so much for such a rinky-dink car.
君がそんな冗談みたいな車にそんなに金をつぎ込んだなんて信じられないな。

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His rinky-dink band will never get any fans.  They suck too bad!
奴の低レベルなバンドにつくファンなんて考えられないぜ。下手すぎる!

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Do you really think your rinky-dink little chainsaw will cut down that tree?  You must be joking!
本当にその安っぽい小さなチェーンソーであの木を切り倒せると思うのか?冗談だろ!

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Split

split = leave, get away from, go
分割、分裂、仲間割れなんかで良く使うけど、その場から去る(出る)って意味のときもあるね。

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This band is lame.  I think it’s time to split.
このバンドはダメだ。解散する時期だと思うな。

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A: Where’s Ralph?
A:ラルフはどこ?
B: I don’t know. I think he split a while ago.
B:わかんないな。結構前に出てったと思うけど。

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My class was so boring I asked the teacher  if I could use the toilet but I just split instead.
授業があんまりつまらなかったから、ただそこから抜け出す意味でもトイレに行っていいかって先生に聞いたんだ。

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Psyched Up

psyched up = looking forward to, mentally ready, pumped
待ち構えるとか、心構えができている、気合が入って準備万端って感じ。

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The team is so psyched up for Friday’s game. I don’t see how they can lose.
このチームは金曜のゲームに向けてかなり気合いが入ってます。負けるとは思えません。

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I was really psyched up for last night’s date but she called and canceled at the last minute.
もう昨日の晩のデートにめちゃくちゃ気合い入ってたのに、直前になってから彼女からキャンセルの電話があったんだ。。。

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I can’t get psyched up to learn English.  It’s just too fucking hard!
どうしても英語の勉強に気合いが入らないんだ。めちゃめちゃ難しすぎる!

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Pig Out

pig out = to eat a lot
沢山食べる事なんだけど、ただ”沢山”じゃなくて、”めちゃくちゃ沢山”って感じだね。’pig’自体”沢山食べる”とか”いじきたなく食べる”みたいなニュアンスを含んでるよね。。

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This diet sucks.  I think I’ll just pig out this weekend.
こんなダイエット最低!もう週末ただただ食べまくってやろうかな。

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That guy always pigs out.  No wonder he’s so fat.
あいついつもめちゃくちゃ食べるんだよな。まあ、だからあんだけ太ってるんだろうけど。

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Pigging out is the best stress relief for me.
めちゃくちゃ食べまくるのが俺のストレス発散法なんだ。

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Make Waves

make waves = cause trouble, go against what others think
波風(なみかぜ)を立てるってイメージからも分かると思うけど、事を荒立てるとか、他の人とは違う事を考えたりすることで、 否定的な意味合いを持つことが多いね。

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If you want to keep your job, dont’ make waves around the office.
もし仕事を続けたいなら、事務所では波風立てない事だな。

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Making waves is the only way to make change happen.
事を荒立てることが唯一改革を起こすきっかけだ。

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That guy is always right, but his methods just make waves.
あいつはいつも正しい、やつの方法はただ事を荒立てるだけさ。

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In the Bag

in the bag = completed, finished, done, solved
完成した、終わった、片付いた、解決された

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This project is in the bag man… let’s get a drink to celebrate.
このプロジェクトはこれで終了っと。。さーて、祝杯をあげようぜ。

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If you work a few extra hours this month, your promotion is in the bag.
もし今月少し多めに働いたら、君の昇進は決まった様なものだがな。

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The meeting went very well. I think the new contract is in the bag.
会議はとても順調だったな。新契約は決まりだと思うね。

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Cheesy

cheesy= not cool, cheap and ugly
渋くない、かっこ良くない、安っぽくてみっともない って感じかな。

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That guy always makes cheesy jokes. No one likes him.
あいつくだらない冗談ばっかり言うよな。奴を好きなやつなんて誰もいないさ。

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What a cheesy shirt.  You can’t wear that to the party!
なんてみっともないシャツなんだ。お前そんなのパーティに着ていくなよな!

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I drive a cheesy car and I don’t really give a shit.
ボロでみっともない車に乗ってるけど、そんな事は全然気にしてないぜ。

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Mooch

a mooch (名詞) = 乞食, たかり屋 、すねかじり (Someone who is always taking and never giving.)
いつも誰かから何かを貰ったりするくせに、人には何もあげたりしない奴のこと。

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mooch off ~(動詞) = ねだる (to depend on someone else and use their stuff and or their money.)
誰かに依存していて彼らの物やお金を使うこと

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He’s a mooch. Give him an inch and he’ll take a mile!
奴はたかりやだぜ。1インチあげたら1マイル持ってかれるぜ!

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He’s 40 and he still doesn’t work. He just mooches off (of) his parents.
もう40歳だってのに働いてもない。奴はただ親のすねかじってるのさ。
(ofを発音しない。)

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