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日常で使える英語 : Verbal English Used in Everyday Life

Experience is the teacher of all things. ― Julius Caesar


Hello, how are you today? Me? Yes, I'm very good, thank you. Thank you for visiting my website. I'm glad you came here today. Today's topic is verbal English often used in everyday life. It's actually very simple, much simpler than you think. If you're interested, the following article is also recommended for you.

1. 日常英語ではテンポよく短く話す

Ah... Umm... wait... is not good to utter. Never good. You are allowed to say "I don't know how to say in English, but it's something like...", then people around you will help your English. Also, remember that a conversation generally starts with a short phrase. You don't need complicated grammar. Use simple words, ask simple questions and answer the questions quickly. Do you want to know how to do it? Yes! I recommend the article which tells about 55 simple English phrases used in everyday conversation.

2. 相手の使った言葉を使いまわして話す

When you hear the word you are not so familiar with, it's a good opportunity to practice English Vocabulary Words for Speaking. For example, if one of your coleagues said "Hmm... it's not efficient enough." you can rephrase the word "efficient" and say "I think so too, but how can we make it more efficiently?".

Likewise, when you hear the word you don't know, ask the meaning quickly to the person you're talking to. For example, if your friend said "It's my medicine for asthma." and you didn't know (or remember) what asthma is, you should respond like "What's asthma?" right away. There's no need to feel ashamed because as a non-native speaker, it's no problem at all to ask the word definition at any time.

3. 大げさに言うと上級者らしい英語に

In general, if you exaggerate things too much, people regard you as an untrustworthy person. However in English, if you could use exaggeration properly, that will help you sound more fluent. As an example, let's add exaggerating adjectives to the each following example, and see what happens!

例1. 大げさに持ち上げる形容詞

Instead of saying:
"Do you want to try my handmade dessert?"

You can say:
"Do you want to try my gorgeous, amazing handmade dessert?"

例2. 大げさに突き落とす形容詞

Instead of saying:
"Why do I need to do this homework? I'm tired."

You can say:
"Why do I need to do this fucking stupid homework? I'm exhausted."

例3. 表現を大げさにする

Instead of saying:
"Wow, this ramen is so delicious! I like it!"

You can say:
"Wow, it's the most delicious ramen in my life! I love it very much!"

See? Somehow the second examples sound more fluent English. Isn't it a magic? If you want to know the technique to do this, I recommend you to read about exaggerated statements by Luke also.

Well, that's all for today. Thank you for reading till the end, see you next time!