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  • Hello and welcome to this Bizmates words and phrases video series for Japanese businesspeople.

  • And today I'm excited about this question, this phrase. Could you elaborate on this?

  • But I have to hold my excitement because we have our usual test first.

  • OK, so here's our test.

  • And my question is what does your work schedule depend on?

  • OK, you should say it depends on the day.

  • It depends on the amount of work I have. It depends on my boss.

  • It depends on projects and so on.

  • OK, so this one. Could you elaborate on that? Elaborate.

  • It's kind of a big word, but it's so useful.

  • Because imagine a situation where someone says something like this,

  • you know, "Taro I think we should increase our budget."

  • And you don't really understand what he's saying.

  • You don't really understand, but you're afraid to say, Ah, sorry Hika, I don't understand.

  • You feel a little bit shy. And you kind of ignore it.

  • Well, some people will say, "Hika, could you please give me more details?",

  • which sounds a little bit unnatural. Instead, you could use this expression here.

  • "I think we should increase our budget." Could you elaborate on that?

  • And it means could you tell me more about your idea because I'm interested?

  • Could you explain that in more detail because I want to know?

  • OK, it makes you sound smart. It makes you sound interested.

  • Could you elaborate on that? And it's how you say it that really makes the difference.

  • OK? So, let's practice this. So, it's not could you elaborate on that?

  • But it's coujya, coujya elabotaton, coujya elaboraton tha? It's not T. It's tha.

  • Coujya elaboraton tha? OK, let's try. Coujya elaboraton tha? OK, one more time.

  • Coujya elaboraton tha?

  • OK, so I'm going to say, I'm going to give you an idea that you don't understand. So, you want more details.

  • You say this. I think we should increase our budget.

  • OK, good. So for homework, I just want you to practice this phrase.

  • Coujya elaboraton tha? Coujya elaboraton. Because next time, I'm going to say,

  • "Hey, I think we should do something", and you're going to say, "Hika, coujya elaboraton tha?"

  • OK, so that's for homework. Practice it a few times. OK. And we'll see you next time. Thank you.

Hello and welcome to this Bizmates words and phrases video series for Japanese businesspeople.

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Bizmates無料英語学習 単語・フレーズのコツ6 "詳しく説明してもらえますか?" (Bizmates無料英語学習 Words & Phrases Tip 6 "Could you elaborate on that?")

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    蔡芝蘭 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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