21.6.05

アメリカ人に似てないよ!

私はアメリカ人じゃないよ。
私はアメリカ人に似てないよ。
イギリス人だよ! ロンドンから来たよ!
日本の人々の仮定はまちがってるよ。仮定しないで下さい!

また、どうして会社でアメリカ英語を教えてなければならないかな?
「CHECK」や「PANTS」や「HOMEROOM」や「FRENCH FRIES」や「EGGPLANT」などを教えなければならない。どうしてアメリカ英語が強くなったかな?英語はイギリスから来たよ!!
(うわぁぁぁぁ・・・!! びっくりした!私は日本だけで、愛国心の強くなったね・・びっくり)

CHECK = BILL [bil]
PANTS = TROUSERS [tr?uz?']
DIAPER = NAPPY [n?pi]
HOMEROOM = FORM ROOM [f?:'m ru(:)m]
FRENCH FRIES = CHIPS [t?ips]
CHIPS = CRISPS [krisps]
DOLLAR FRIES = WEDGES [wedzes]
EGGPLANT = AUBERGINE [?ub?zi:n]
SNEAKERS = TRAINERS [tr?in?'rz]

「私はパンをよく食べます。」 = "I OFTEN EAT PAN"
でも、PANは英語でフライパンだよ! パンは英語でBREAD [bred] だよ。
ご注意くださいね!! **common mistake**

じゃ、最近、お母さんは英字新聞を出した。もし、あなたの名前は「マーシュー」だったら、あなたは一番ラッキーな人です。 - Matthew's Best Hit TV...! - 
10番の首位に立つは:
1 - Matthew
2 - Adam
3 - Daniel
4 - Claire
5 - Caroline
6 - Victoria
7 - Rachel
8 - Julie
9 - Emma
10 - Anna

暑いね、今日は!

11 件のコメント:

abo さんのコメント...

> 暑いね、今日は!

Tokyo will be much hotter in July&August. 体に気をつけてね。

karekora さんのコメント...

早いね! >_<

ロンドンの暑い天気が好きだけど、日本の暑い天気は暑すぎ! Now is hot enough. Im not used to humidity!

:(

私の日本語は大丈夫ですか?Just trying to practise... !

匿名 さんのコメント...

OK...

just discovered my pictures loading aint working...

sorting...

sometime///

akrekora

abo さんのコメント...

> 私の日本語は大丈夫ですか?

From your Japanese sentences, we can understand what you write with 100% confidence. On the other hand, we can notice that you aren't a Japanese native with 100% conviction ;)

ところで、英語ネイティブの方は、ちょっとした文章を読んだり、会話をしただけで、相手の出身がわかるんですか? イギリスの英語とアメリカの英語が違うのはよ?くわかったけれど(笑)、英語を話す国は世界中にたくさんあるから、「この人はイギリス人ではないな」とわかっても、アメリカ人か、カナダ人か、インド人か、オーストラリア人かまではわからないような気がするんですが、どうなんでしょう? 

Is my Japanese message above hard to understand for you? Shold I write in English to communicate with you?

karekora さんのコメント...

I kind of understand, (たくさん漢字だから、難しい・・)

like, English might slightly different in England, Canada, America, Australia..etc, but basically we can understand what they are saying and still communicate so it doesnt matter what English you speak.
This is true. I understand most things.

Before coming to Japan Id never heard of an EGGPLANT, so had to look it up before finding out it was an aubergene. Similarly, the word CHIPS is cofusing for me, as in America it means crisps ポテトチップ, but in england it means french fries.

My boss teaches American English. My collegue teaches Australian English. I teach British English. True, the students understand and learn, but htey also get confused and therefore I think that the company I work for should only teach 1 kind of English.

(If I have mistaken your Japanese, ignore me!! >< )

abo さんのコメント...

> (たくさん漢字だから、難しい・・)
oops! I'll take care from now on. But I can't say my mistakeful English is easy to understand....

> (If I have mistaken your Japanese, ignore me!! >< )

What I wanted to write was:
When you read an English text written by an English native but not British, you'll notice "oh, this must be written by foreigner/non-Brits", but can you distinguish the writer's nationality? Do British people know the difference between American English, Canadian English, AZ English, Indian English etc.?

karekora さんのコメント...

Ah! wow, i completely got the wrong end of the stick! Sorry

In text, 90% of the time English cant distinguish whether it was written by an American/Australian/British.... as written English is the same most of the time.

Not often, the reader can tell who wrote the text by the way its written, opinions or certain words used.

Written English is all the same really. Only spoken English is different.

Wow, the Scottish, South African and New Zealand Engilsh accent is too hard for me to understand sometimes! I need subtitles! >_<

abo さんのコメント...

> too hard for me to understand sometimes! I need subtitles! >_<

おもしろい!(笑)。 And in such cases you British would think "英語はイギリスから来たよ!!" 

がんばれイギリス人!!
アメリカに負けるなー(笑)

匿名 さんのコメント...

Sorry if I seem rude/racist..etc.. for thinking "英語はイギリスから来た!"

(Just thought maybe I do...)

karekora

abo さんのコメント...

Never mind. I don't take it rude/racistic, and I don't want to live in an aseptic room.

A grammar question:
In above sentence, should I use the word "nor" instead of "and"? というか、文章全体がヘンかな?

karekora さんのコメント...

Hi,

---Never mind. I don't take it rude/racistic, and I don't want to live in an aseptic room.

i would say:

Never mind. I dont take it to be rude or racist and i dont want to live in an aseptic room.

I dont really use 'nor' much in general conversation....but, if you wanted to use nor then...

i dont take it to be rude nor racist.....etc

k :)