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Hello, nice to meet you.

(こう言って入って行くとにこやかに迎えて下さって、楽にするようにと言って下さいました。ネイティブの方も現役ガイドの方もとても親切そうにニコニコしてみえました)

A: My first question is “Why has the import of US beef been suspended?
(いきなり準備していない質問だったので頭が真っ白になったが、すかさず)

Japanese people are worried about the safety of US beef. Many people think that US beef is not checked properly. And Japanese livestock breeders are against it.

A: So, there are two reasons?

Yes. (先にtwo reasonsを言うべきだった)

A: What do you think about the imperial family?

(先に自分の感想言うべきなのに言えず)
The current constitution stipulates that the emperor is the symbol of Japan, but in the past, the emperor was a living god. People were unable to see him. Now we can see him on TV. He and the imperial family appear on the balcony of the imperial palace and exchange greetings with people.
(皇室のことを聞かれたのに天皇について話してしまいました)

A: What is the difference between the royal family in England and the imperial family?

I hear that the members of the British royal family often get involved in scandals. This means that British people know much about their royal family. We Japanese don’t know much about our imperial family. But they seem to be moderate and calm, so I like them. (と言ったらうなずいてくれたので、)But I’m not a nationalist.(と言ったらネイティブがそうですよね…みたいに言って、みんなで笑ってくれた)

A: What is tokonoma?

(ラッキー!前日の夜遅くまで300選を覚えた甲斐あり)

Tokonoma is an alcove. It is where a hanging scroll and a vase of arranged flowers are displayed.
Many Japanese houses have an alcove.

A: (たたみかけるように)Japanese houses are small. Why do they have tokonoma?

(心の中でエーッと思いながらすかさずリサ先生直伝の表現を使って)
Japanese people place importance on neatness. For example, in a tea ceremony, we decorate the alcove beautifully with a hanging scroll and a vase of arranged flowers so the guests can appreciate it after drinking the tea.

(質問と答えが違うかな、と不安になってきたら現役の通訳の方が助け船を出してくれた)

B: So tokonoma is the most beautiful place in the house?

Yes.(ほっとしながら)I clean it every day.(笑)

A: Thank you. Time is up.

こんな感じで、反応は早くできたけれど、適格に質問にこたえられなかったような気がします。ただ、スラスラとは言えました。




 
 
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