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B: Hello.

Hello. May I put my bag here?

B: Please.

A: Please have a seat.

Thank you.

B: Please tell us your name.

My name is ......

B: Where do you live?

I live in ....., ..... ward.

A: Now, I'm going to ask you some questions.(「ツアーガイドに必要な」という英語が続いた)

Ok.

A: Why do people clap their hands at the end of ceremonies?

Well, it's a traditional custom. By clapping their hands, people express their feelings of appreciation for the performances. And by clapping their hands, people feel satisfied with finishing enjoying the events.

A: Really? That's interesting. Next. Why do middle and elder aged people walk around in the evening?

(walkがworkに聞こえて)Do you mean why middle and elder aged people work hard?

A: No, I mean middle and elder aged people often walk around in the neighborhood. Why is that?

I see....(中高年の人々が夕方に歩き回っているという内容が一瞬理解できずとまどってしまう。)

A: They are walking...(加えて「運動をしながら」という内容のことを言ってくれる。

Well, it's an exercise. Many middle and elder aged people are usually busy working in the daytime. So by walking around in the evening, they ....(「ストレスを発散させている」と言いたかったのだが、一瞬浮かんでこず、間をおいてしまう。とにかく「運動をする」という内容のことを言う。)

A: Ok. Please tell us about higan.

Well, higan is the week centering around Autumnal Equinox Day and Vernal Equinox Day. During this period, Buddhist temples offer special services and people pay respect to their ancestors' graves. Autumnal Equinox Day usually falls on September 23 or 24.

A: (「彼岸は2回あるのか?」というような質問)

Yes. One is (the week centering around) Autumnal Equinox Day and the other is Vernal Equinox Day. Vernal Equinox Day is at the end of March.(春分と秋分の日のことを答えてしまったように思う。( )内は言わなかったかもしれない)And during the day, the length of day and night is the same.

A: Ok.(「もう時間だ」というようなコメント)Thank you.

Thank you very much.(満足に答えられた感じがせず、「もう終わりか」という残念な気持ちがあって、とりあえず微笑んだが、少しぶっきらぼうになったかもしれない。)

A:(私がドアの所まできた時)Push the door very hard. It's heavy.

Thank you.

 
 
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