字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Idioms 287. The idiom today is in tandem. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If something happens, was purposely planned or acts in tandem, it happens at the same time. Kind of like simultaneously or pretty close to it or together with someone or something else. All right. So something... so some people might work kind of as a team doing something together at the same time. That's the idea. All right. We have a second meaning too. If something is in tandem, it is in a single-file. It's following each other too. All right. So let's continue. The origin of the word tandem you know, tandem by itself, comes from Latin and it originally meant "at length" You know , that something was longer. In the past it was often used as a name for like a carriage pulled by horses. One harnessed in front of the other. So two horses, two horses with one in the front and another one behind it and pulling a carriage. Okay. A harness in front of the other. Starting in the 20th century, they say the phrase is or was starting to be mostly used to mean people working together as a team. Okay. And that's pretty much... that's pretty close to the way we're using it more often now. Okay. Let's continue. The noun tandem is still used today to mean a two-seated bicycle. Yeah. Sometimes you hear this. You know they have that one seat in the front, one seat in the back. And you know two people could ride a bicycle together. You know, with both of them pedaling. That's usually referred to as a tandem or any vehicles that are connected kind of like this or following behind each other. Okay. Great. So let's look at several. We got ... we actually have four examples here to try to cover all these ideas. Let's look at the first one. During the 2002 Bali attack or terrorist bombing. Three explosions were set off in tandem in order to have the greatest effect and do the most damage. Yeah. I don't know if you're old enough to remember this now because it is a little while ago I think they set off one in a bar which actually made a lot of the people ... but that wasn't the worst one but it made a lot of people run out of the bar and run to another area right where another bomb went off and then, and then the same thing. another bomb close by. So it ended up having the most damage. It actually had people running into the area where the next bomb was going to go off. So they were all set off in tandem. Kind of simultaneously or very soon following each other. Okay. Let's look at number two. His passport and working visa will expire in tandem. The last time he extended his work visa the immigration office would not extend it past the expiration date on his passport. So then it ended up making both of them ending on exactly the same day. So they will end in tandem. So together simultaneously at the same time. All right. Number three. here. Everyone in that funeral procession followed in tandem. So no one would get lost. All right. This is the like... the second meaning here. Moving in a single-file. And then the last one. Again you know, also groups armies. The two armies decided to attack in tandem from both sides to defeat their common enemy. So they're both attacking in exactly the same time from two different directions, You know, in order to defeat their common enemy. They both have the same enemy . All right. Great I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.