[ワンポイント] I doubt it! (I betの反対な表現)
I hope everyone had a great weekend! Yoshi and I recorded two episodes on the weekend. On Sunday we released "Strange News" (Big Baby Yoshi 笑), and we will release ep103 this Thursday at 10:00am. Actually, I was reeeeeally tired when we recorded it. It's not super 元気, but maybe it will be interesting... We talked about the education system in Japan vs Canada... 多分Borrrrrring～♪って思う人もいるかも知れないけど、まぁ よろしくお願いします m(_ _)m 笑
Annnnnnyway, let's take a look at another “One-point English” lesson(日本語の説明付き！), from Dave (デイブ). If you want more, please check out his website! He posts something new everyday.
この間「I bet...」について話しました。「I bet...」は自信がいっぱいの「I think...」で、今日は「I bet...」の反対の表現について話したいです。「I bet...」の反対は上のタイトルの「I doubt...」と言う表現なんです。「I doubt...」は「I don't think...」の強いバージョンです。ニュアンスは「絶対〜しないと思う」に近いです。「Doubt」は元々「疑う」という意味です。
次、「He'll be late.」（彼は遅刻する）という文章で比べましょう：
I bet he'll be late
I think he'll be late
I don't think he'll be late.
I doubt he'll be late.
A: I doubt it will rain. Let's have a picnic.
B: Are you crazy? It's January!
A: I doubt you'll pass your interview. You should start looking for another job.
B: That's not a nice thing to say.
A: Do you think she remembers my name?
B: I doubt it.
Give it a try!
That's it! (以上)
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