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[ワンポイント] I doubt it! (I betの反対な表現)

Happy Tuesday!

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.

I doubt...

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:

肯定の極端

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.

否定の極端

例文:

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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