Thursday, March 17, 2016

B.Q.R. -34 『日本で一番親切な英語学習法』

"日本語で考えた単語を「英語では何と言うのだろう」と辞書で当てはめようとする場合には、自然な英語にならない場合が多い。"

『日本で一番親切な英語学習法』アリスン・デバイン著


    I agree with you on this point. If we consult a dictionary when we see someone dancing on the stage and try to say to the person "お尻振って~!! in English", we can find the English equivalent of "尻" is "buttock" or "hip". So most of us Japanese who are studying English may say to the dancing person "Shake your buttock!" or "Shake your hip!"
    However, maybe these expressions are unnatural, aren't they? Maybe we should say "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!"
    But I have not heard someone saying "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!". I have heard something like this. "Shake your booty!!" So I feel that the expression "Shake your booty!!" is more natural than the others.
    By the way, even if we consult a dictionary for the word "尻", it is difficult for us to find out the English "booty". When we search the English equivalent of "尻", we can only get the English words such as buttock, hip, bottom, behind, rear end, rump, seat, something like that.

My YouTube channel is ESPINMC

Sunday, March 13, 2016

B.Q.R. -33 『日本で一番親切な英語学習法』

"英語を勉強するときには「聞く」「話す」「読む」「書く」という順番で勉強するべきだ。"

『日本で一番親切な英語学習法』アリスン・デバイン著


    I agree with you on this point. Listening a lot, speaking or imitating what we have listened to, reading the letter of which we have already known the sound, and then writing. Why should we start our learning from listening? This is because we need to be accustomed to the sound and combine the sound with the meaning.
    It is difficult to refer to meaning itself. But the meaning will not come from translating but from over there, and if we get the meaning or if we try to get the meaning combined with the sound, we need picture. It is true that we need to be accustomed to the sound itself, so in the first place we should listen to something without picture. But if we listen to it to some extent, we should watch some videos.

My YouTube channel is ESPINMC

Saturday, February 27, 2016

B.Q.R. -32 『「使える英語」へまっしぐら!』

"英語を身に付けるには、英語を実際に繰り返し使うことが最も重要な練習。"

『「使える英語」へまっしぐら!』住出勝則著


    I agree with you on this point. But when we try to practice speaking, it seems like that there are few methods unexpectedly. Can you talk with someone everyday who can speak your second language naturally? Once a week? Once a month? In my opinion, if you want to speak your second language, or at least, if you want to start to speak it, you need practice speaking everyday, and that for more than 1 hour a day total.
    Maybe it's more difficult for us to secure the time than we expected. But, if you try to broadcast your gaming, you can find it easy. Do you want to speak your second language? Let's try!


My YouTube channel is ESPINMC

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Book Quote Review -31

"完璧にネイティブのように話せるようになるのは思春期を超えた人には脳の仕組み上、特に発音の面では難しいのである。"

『世界最速「英語脳」の育て方』 中野健史著


    I agree with you on this point. I got a comment below on my YouTube video. "your Japanese accent is quite strong in your speaking". So, I think it's difficult to get rid of this Japanese accent especially when we grow old. But at the same time I got this kind of comment bellow. "Your English speaking is quite well!" So now I am convinced that even if we grow old, we can get started to speak our second language. At least, we can start to speak it! It's enough, I suppose.


My YouTube channel is ESPINMC