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2009-04-17

実践ビジネス英語 2-(3) : subsidize, stint,semblance criteria

| 00:29

One positive aspect of social networking sites is 
that by vastly expanding a teenager's range of contacts, 
they enable teens to gain access to more information than ever before.

SNSの良い面の一つは、/
ティーンエイジャーの交際範囲がとてつもなく広がっているので、/
かつて無いほど多くの情報を、彼らが得られるということです。

As the recession really starts to bite,
I think more people are realizing
that finding a job that offers some semblance of stability and long-term prospects
is at least as important as finding one
that meets criteria
such as income, freedom, creative potential and the like.

不況の影響が深刻化するにつれ、/
こういう人々が増え始めていると思います/
すなわち、安定性と長期見通しのある仕事を見つけることは、/
(*)を見つけるのと少なくともおなじくらいは重要だと/ 
(*:自分の基準に合うような仕事を/
収入や自由度、創造性などといった)

単語

  • subsidize
    • to pay part of the cost of something so that the buyer can pay less for it
    • > Many day care facilities are subsidized by the city.
    • 補助する
  • stint
    • a limited or particular period of work or effort
    • > After a three-year stint in the Marines, Walker got a job in marketing.
    • (一定期間の)仕事
  • semblance
    • a condition or quality that is similar to another one
    • > These countries now have at least some semblance of a free press.
    • 外観,類似
  • criteria << criterion
    • a standard which is established so that a judgement or decision, especially a scientific one, can be made
    • > What are the main criteria for awarding the prize?
    • 基準

実践ビジネス英語 2-(1)

| 09:10

The idea is for parents
to take their children to their workplace for a day
to give them a better idea
of what they do for a living and
what the working environment is like.

このねらいは、親のためのもので、/
彼らの子供達を職場に一日連れてきて貰い、/
(*)を良く知って貰うことなのです。/
(*:どんな仕事をしているのか、また、/
どんな仕事環境なのか)
Seeing mom or dad
in the totaly different context of the workplace
can help further parent-tennager communication.

母親や父親を見ることは/
←職場という全く違った状況で/
親子のコミュニケーションを深めることができます。

単語

  • exploit
  • take part
  • put in an honest day's work
  • mention (to..)
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