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読売 ニュースの英語 ★★★

open

The Justice Ministry opened one of the nation’s seven execution chambers to the media for the first time at the Tokyo Detention House.

和訳:法務省は、死刑執行が行われる全国7か所の刑場の一つを、東京拘置所で報道陣に初公開した

open: 開く、公開する

execution: 死刑執行

chamber: 部屋, 引用文は原文と一部異なります

◆ Detention House: 拘置所

(2010年8月31日  読売新聞)

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Japan Times – Phrase 100 ★★

Japan Times の『これで英語が通じた!思ったことがズバリ言えるフレーズ」からふだん、会話でよく使う短い言葉。いざ英語で言うとなると…

今週のフレーズ – 100

You’re so mean!

いじわる!

A: You’re so mean! Why didn’t you tell me?

B: Every time I call you you’re out.

A: いじわる! なんで知らせてくれなかったのよ!

B: だっていつ電話したって留守だったんだもの。

感情的で、やや子どもっぽい表現。友人や兄弟どうしの言い争いの中で使われる。自分自身が苦しめられたり、第三者に対して不快な思いをさせている相手にも使うことができる


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Better Together ★


There's no combination of words
I could put on the back of a postcard,
No song that I could sing
But I can try for your heart,
Our dreams, and they are made out of real things,
Like a shoebox of photographs,
With sepiatone loving,
Love is the answer
At least for most of the questions in my heart ,
Like why are we here? And where do we go?
And how come it's so hard?
It's not always easy,
And sometimes life can be deceiving,
I'll tell you one thing, its always better when we're together
MMM, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, we'll look at the stars when we're together
Well, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, it's always better when we're together
And all of these moments
Just might find their way into my dreams tonight
But I know that they'll be gone,
When the morning light sings
And brings new things,
But tomorrow night you see
That they'll be gone too,
Too many things I have to do,
But if all of these dreams might find their way
Into my day to day scene
I'll be under the impression,
I was somewhere in-between
With only two,
Just me and you
Not so many things we got to do,
Or places we got to be
We'll sit beneath the mango tree now
Yeah, it's always better when we're together
MMM, We're somewhere in-between together
Well, it's always better when we're together
Yeah, it's always better when we're together
MmMMmm MmMMm MmMMm
I believe in memories
They look so, so pretty when I sleep
Hey now, and when, and when I wake up,
You look so pretty sleeping next to me
But there is not enough time,
And there is no, no song I could sing
And there is no combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thing,
We're better together

					
		
	


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The Oval Office ★★

Renovations to the Oval Office, including a new carpet, drapes, wallpaper and furniture, are seen, Aug. 31, 2010, at the White House in Washington. The famous Resolute Desk remains. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

The Oval Office before and after Obama’s renovations.

George W. Bush’s Oval Office

US President George W. Bush, center, followed by US Vice President Dick Cheney, walks into the Oval Office of the White House January 26, 2001 in Washington, DC for the swearing in of Secretary of State Colin Powell. (LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton’s Oval Office

This Sept. 3, 1993 file photo shows President Clinton’s Oval Office at the White House in Washington. The Scott Group of Grand Rapids, Mich., made President Clinton’s Oval Office Rug, seen here, and President Obama’s new Oval Office rug, as well. (J.Scott Applewhite/AP Photo)

George H.W. Bush’s Oval Office

This Jan. 22, 1990 file photo released by the White House shows President George H.W. Bush’s Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Bush’s redecoration of the Oval Office included a new rug with a gold Presidential Seal, new draperies, a coffee table, and two tall armchairs. Presidents typically put their own touches on the Oval Office early in their terms. (Susan Biddle/White House/AP Photo)

Ronald Reagan’s Oval Office

President Ronald Reagan takes one last fond look back at the Oval Office at the White House January 20, 1989 as he leaves for the Capitol for the inauguration of President George H.W. Bush.(Dirck Halstead/Getty Images)

Richard Nixon’s Oval Office

President Richard Nixon (R) and Vice President Gerald Ford face each other in the Oval Office on the day Nixon resigned, White House, Washington, DC., Aug. 9, 2974. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lyndon B. Johnson’s Oval Office

President Lyndon Johnson is shown in the Oval office in this 1963 file photo. (Courtesy The White House Historical Association)

John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office

This Feb. 5, 1961 file photo shows a view of the Resolute desk in President Kennedy’s Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Built from the timbers of a British warship, the desk was installed in the Oval Office by John F. Kennedy, and since has been used by Presidents Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. (Bob Schutz/AP Photo)

Renovations:  …を良好な状態に戻す;…を再び新しくする, 革新[刷新]する;…を修繕[修理]する

renovate old cathedrals  古い大教会堂を修復する.

Swearing in:  〈人を〉宣誓させて任命する, 宣誓就任させる

When will the new president be sworn in?  新大統領はいつ宣誓就任しますか.

Secretary of State: 国務長官. ▼他の諸国の外務大臣に当たる

Redecoration: 改装する

Resigned:

I (副 詞)](公式に)辞任する, (職地位などを)やめる, (会社機関から)辞職する⦅from …⦆;

II as名 詞](特定の役職を)辞任する

resign as ambassador 大使を辞任する

resign from the government  政府から退く

Timbers: 2⦅英国用法⦆(建築用の)材木, 木材;板材(⦅米国用法⦆lumber);柱;C⦅〜s⦆〘海事〙フレーム[肋]材(ろくざい);(梁(はり)柱など)1本の木材


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Inherit the Wind ★★★

Inherit the Wind is a 1960 Hollywood film adaptation of the play of the same name, starring Spencer Tracy (as Drummond) and Fredric March (as Brady), and featuring Gene Kelly (as Hornbeck), Harry Morgan (as the Judge), and so on. Inherit the Wind fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial as a means to discuss McCarthyism.Written to respond to the “threat to intellectual freedom” that the McCarthy era represented, the play is dismissive towards creationism.

adaptation: (…の)改訂;改作物, 翻案物⦅from, of …⦆;(…向きの)脚色⦅for …⦆

a television adaptation of …  …のテレビ化

a successful adaptation from another novel  他の小説からの巧みな翻案.

McCarthyism: マッカーシズム:1950年代前半の米国のヒステリックな反共赤狩り運動.[米国の上院国内治安分科会委員長Joseph R. McCarthy(1908-57)]

dismissive: (思い上がった態度で)(…を)却下する[はねつける]ような⦅of …⦆

He was dismissive of the proposal.  彼はその提案をはねつけた.

creationism: 〘神学〙霊魂創造説

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The Corporation ★★★

The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary, written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott, that is critical of modern-day corporations and their legal status as a class of person. The film  evaluates corporate behavior towards society and the world in general as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person. It is a must-see for anyone concerned about the considerable power that corporations wield today.

The entire documentary is available on YouTube with and without Japanese subtitles.

THE CORPORATION [1/23] What is a Corporation?

ザ・コーポレーション(The Corporation)日本語字幕 01/18


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World’s Greatest Libraries ★

Moldova National Library – Photograph by Daniel Zollinger

1. University Club Library – New York City, United States

Photograph by Peter Bond

2. Canadian Library of Parliament – Ottawa, Canada


Photograph by James Gillard

3. Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library – New Haven, Connecticut

Photograph by Lauren Manning

Photograph by KAALpurush

4. Iowa State Capital Law Library – United States

Photograph by Tani Livengood

5. Suzzalo Library at the University of Washington – Seattle, Washington

Photograph by Sam

6. Admont Abbey Library – Austria

Photograph by Ognipensierovo

7. State Library – Victoria, Australia

Photograph by Waltonics

8. Library at El Real Monasterio de El Escorial – Madrid, Spain

Photograph by Jose Maria Cuellar

9. José Vasconcelos Library – Mexico City, Mexico

Photograph by Pedro Vasquez Colmenares

Photograph by Aurelio Asiain

10. Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photograph by Ruy Barbosa Pinto

11. National Library of Finland – Helsinki, Finland

Photograph by Marj-Liisa

12. Mitchell Library – Sydney, Australia

Photograph by Christopher Chan

13. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at University of Toronto – Toronto, Canada

Photograph by Fadi J

14. George Peabody Library – Baltimore, Maryland

Photograph by Danielle King

15. Strahov Theological Hall – Prague, Czech Republic

Photograph by Rafael Ferreira