• ベストアンサー
  • すぐに回答を!


「次の英文の面白いところを要点を分かり易く、英語で説明しなさい。」という問題がテストに出るそうなのですが、どのように答えれば完璧でしょうか。できるだけ簡単によろしくお願いします。 A Canadian couple took a trip to Japan. They had studied Japanese in Canada before starting on their trip. On their first night in Tokyo, they went to a sushi shop. When they finished eating, the husband tried to use Japanese and asked, “Ikura?’’ meaning "How much is it?'' The cook at the counter shouted loudly, "Ikura for two!'' Beautiful Ikura-zushi was immediately placed in front of the amazed Canadians. The man was disappointed. He changed from Japanese to English, and again asked for their bill, "How much?'' Do you think they got the bill? No. This time they got Hamachi-zushi!



  • ベストアンサー
  • 回答No.1

つまりこう書いてあります...... カナダから二人のカップルが日本へ旅行に来ました。 二人は日本に来る前に日本語を勉強していました。 東京での最初の夜、二人はお寿司屋さんに行きました。 すべて食べ終わったあと、旦那さんは日本語で値段を聞くために、 「いくら?」と聞きました。 すると、すし職人が、 「イクラを二つ」と言いました。 カップルの前に見事ないくら寿司がおかれ二人を驚かせました。 旦那さんは落ち込みました。 今度は日本語ではなく英語で値段を聞くことにしました。 「ハウ マッチ?」(how much?) さて、このカップルは無事お勘定を済ませることができたでしょうか。 いいえ。 今回、二人の前におかれたのはハマチ寿司でした。 つまり、 いくら→イクラ→イクラ寿司 How much→ハウマッチ→はまち→はまち寿司 ということですね。


その他の回答 (1)

  • 回答No.2
  • SPS700
  • ベストアンサー率46% (15294/33011)

The Canadian's 'ikura' ("how much," also "salmon roe") was misunderstood by the casher as an order for salmon roe. Next "how much" was misunderstood as 'hamachi,' a yellowtail. Obviously a lame made-up story because only an idiot places an order with his wallet out.



  • 英語 長文の和訳をお願いいたします。

    how we got here perry's display of american technology and weaponry was succesful in opening japan, and during the first three decades of the meiji period the U.S. served as a model for japanese modernization, but it was never an equal relationship. americans were the teachers and were more than happy in their role, teaching the japanese everything from english to baseball to military strategy. they believed that God had given them the best country and the best civiliza-tion in the word, and that their duty was to spread their culture to others.

  • 和訳お願いします。

    I started studying Japanese language in 1974, in a Tokyo university with many other foreign students. Although the tests and lessons were well-designed, I was soon quite frustrated and dissatisfied with my progress in that situation. Most of my classmates were also non-Japanese, so the dangerous tendency was to speak in English or French outside of classes. Except for the small number who wanted to "brush up their English," the normal Japanese students refused to associate with the illiterate foreigners. I soon found that I had gravitated to a small group of Koreans and Hawaiians, who agreed to speak only in Japanese. However, I felt that my Japanese was not likely to improve much without native speakers as models. I was depressed by the number of Americans concerned only with obtaining as much money, sex, marijuana, or media-coverage as they could obtain during their year in Japan, rather than really trying to appreciate the culture in which they were guests. So I began to look around for a more isolated university which would admit and teach Japanese to foreigners, but without the problems of Tokyo's "international set."

  • 次の英文を和訳してください!

    長文の途中なんで、意味が分からないところもあるかも知れませんが、気にせずお願いします。 How did they do this? The teams that made the most money didn't use the five dollars at all. They realized that focusing on the money actually created boundaries to their imagination. They understood that five dollars is essentially nothing and decided to reinterpret the problem. They asked themselves, "What can we do to make money if we start with absolutely nothing?" They ramped up their observation skills, tapped into their talents, and unlocked their creativity to identify problems in their midst–problems they might have experienced or noticed others experiencing–problems they might have seen before but had never thought to solve. These problems were annnoying but not necessarily at the forefront of anyone's mind. By unearthing these problems and then working to solve them, the winning teams brought in over 600 dollars, and the average return on the five-dollar investment was 4,000 percent! If you take into account that many of the teams didn't use the funds at all, then their financial returns were infinite. よろしくお願いします。

  • 英文を和訳して下さい

    They say all good things comes to an end... a week was definitely way too short but im glad she got to meet my friends and family down here and got to experience life from my perspective. See you in April

  • 次の英文を和訳してください!

    長文の途中なので、意味が分かりにくいところもあると思いますが、よろしくお願いします。 Each team brought in a few hundred dollars. However, the team that generated the greatest profit looked at the resources through a completely different lens and made 650 dollats. These students determined that the most valuable asset was neither the five dollars nor the two hours. Instead, their insight was that their most precious resource was their three-minute presentation time on Monday. They decided to sell it to a company that wanted to recruit the students in the class. The team created a three-minute "commercial" for that company and showed it to the students during the class. This was brilliant. They recognized that they had a a fabulously valuable asset-that others didn't even notice-just waiting to be uncovered. Were all teams successful? Unfortunately,no. One team actually lost money when the students purchased umbrellas to sell in San Francisco on a rainy day, only to have the weather clear up shortly after they launched their effort. And yes, one team ran a car wash, and another started a lemonade stand, but their retuens were much lower than average. よろしくお願いします。

  • 英文を訳してください。

    The online survey asked respondents studying at universities how much thought they gave to quitting. gave toはどういう意味ですか?

  • 英文の和訳を教えてください!

    以下の英文の和訳を教えてください! よろしくお願いします! Their hope is that Karen Overall can help them change his behavior. If she can't, they face the painful prospect o f having Emerson euthanized. Five million dogs a year in the U.S. suffer that fate, most offen because of behavioral problem. Most probrem dogs, according to Overall, aren't really sick. It's just that the behaviors bred into them are a poor match for the life they're asked to lead.

  • 和訳をよろしくお願いします

    I work in an administrative capacity for an elected official who has quite a bit of discretion in how they choose to disburse their budget. Recently everyone in the office—except the administrative staff—was given a huge raise. I found out by accident: Someone stupidly asked me a question about the money. I figured out what had happened and someone else in the office confirmed the massive pay increases. This official runs on a platform of reducing income inequality, and their hypocrisy makes me resentful and angry. I work in an administrative capacity for an elected official who has quite a bit of discretion in how they choose to disburse their budget.とThis official runs on a platform of reducing income inequality,の和訳をよろしくお願いします

  • 和訳してくださいm(_ _)m4

    Another group involved in mammoth research was an international team headed by Dr. Goto Kazufumi. There were 33 scientists on this team. They were Japanese, Russian, and British. In August 1997, they went on their first expedition to look for a mammoth. At that time, they were only able to find mammoth bones. They said, "If there were also piece of skin, we could get some mammoth DNA." In August 1999, Dr. Goto tried again to find a mammoth with a second team made up of 26 Japanese and Russian scientists. This time they found a piece of mammoth skin, but it was not in good enough condition to use the DNA. The Japanese project is now led by Dr. Iritani Akira, and they keep trying to find mammoths. In 2002, they found another frozen mammoth in Siberia. A piece of flesh taken from it was brought to Japan in July 2003. its DNA was also not well preserved, but the team didn't give up the project.

  • 英文を和訳して下さい。

    The Battle of Dujaila was fought between the Ottoman and British forces on 8 March 1916. It was one of the battles in the World War I. The Ottoman forces were led by Ali İhsan Bey and Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz. The British forces were led by Fenton Aylmer. The Battle of Dujaila ended with the Ottoman’s victory. The British had at their disposal 18.891 infantry, 68 artillery guns and 1.268 cavalry. Ottomans had: 8.500 infantry, 1.500 cavalry and 32 artillery guns. Aymer split his forces into three columns. They were marked as A, B and C. A and B columns were together and they were under control of Major-General Kemball. The C column was under command of Major-General Kearny. All three columns started crossing river on 7 March 1916. However, they had a hard time with night-time navigation. Columns A and B separated and they lost contact with each other. The artillery was lost as well. They reach the desired destination an hour and a half after the rest of the force. The attack was delayed and the British lost the element of surprise. During their preparation, Von Der Goltz started ferrying 52ndf Division to the left bank in order to reinforce divisions. By the end of the Battle of Dujaila, he moved 8.000 soldiers across the river. The artillery attack began at 7 a.m. The first units, 59th Scinde Rifles and 1st Manchester Regiment captured first two lines of the Ottomans trenches. However, they didn’t have support so they had to withdraw, eventually. The 8th Brigade had 2.301 soldiers at the beginning of the battle. They lost 1.174. In total, the British lost 3.500 soldiers. The Ottomans lost 1.290.