This is Takao's blog. I am studying Athetic Training at University of South Florida. New entry comes out everyday(hopefully). Am I ever going to have the day when I have a good command of English just like native- speakers? Hope the day will come to me....
I have set the alarm clock over the last few days, but I've nevertheless overslept for the fourth straight day. I used to wake up with it without any problems, so I do not know what is happening on me... Is this just coming from my carelessness? Or something is happening in my body? Am I still having jet lag?? Any others?? I am totally no idea. But I am sure something wrong in my body....I guess this might be dut to jet lag.
Anyway, I need to change my lifestyle, or I am gonna be sick or get something health problems.
There are many things I have to do in each day. I do not have enough time to spend writing this blog or in the bed....yeah, I know. Anyway, I must manage to solve this problem with a strong will. That's because, regardless of what the cause may be, whether or not I get things off to a good start depends on myself. I will do it!
All right, I am gonna back to the study for Prevention and Care for athletic injuries. I will take advantage of acquired skills which I have gained not only in the United States but in Japanso far.
Best regards taka
over the last few days. (ここ数日間。未来の場合は、within the few days. within the several days, or in the next few days)
take advantage of ～をうまく［巧みに］利用｛りよう｝する、～を生かす、～を活用｛かつよう｝［駆使｛くし｝］する、 take advantage of a blind point of law 法律｛ほうりつ｝の盲点｛もうてん｝をつく take advantage of infrared communication 赤外線通信｛せきがいせん つうしん｝を利用｛りよう｝する take advantage of networks of UN organizations 国連機関｛こくれん きかん｝のネットワークを生かす take advantage of people's weaknesses 人の弱みにつけ込む
～なスタートを切る off to a ~ start〔慣用句である off to a ~ start は good（良い）などの形容詞を入れ、「幸先の良いスタートを切る」という意味で使われることが多い。しかし、ominous start（不吉なスタート）、bumpy start（不穏なスタート）のように否定的な形容詞を入れて使うこともできる〕 get off on the wrong foot いいスタートを切る get things off to a good start
despite= In spite of=(even though SV, or Although SV) にも関わらず。
manage to （何とか）～する He managed to read the entire book in one day manage to arrive at the airport just in time manage to defend oneself from manage to control oneself I can manage to keep things going until you get back. 君が戻るまで何とか場を持たせるよ。 manage to hold on for the victory 何とか逃げ切って勝つ
barely なんとか（ぎりぎりの意味合いが強い） We have barely enough bread for breakfast.
Somehow. I will get there somehow(なんとかして、なんらかの方法で)
make it through ～をうまくやり遂げる、～を何とかやっていく、うまく通り抜ける、何とか～を切り抜ける［乗り越える］
make it through the day なんとか一日をやりすごす make it through all right thanks to （人）のおかげでうまく切り抜ける I have to make it through this month with this money. 《給料をもらって》今月もこれだけの金でやっていかなくっちゃ…。 You can make it through. どうにかなるもんだよ。 How am I going to make it through the meeting [class]? 《会議（授業）の前にまだ資料などの準備ができていない場合に》どうしたら会議［授業］をうまく切り抜けられるだろうか。
I will make it through this semester by trying hard(studying hard) 一生懸命頑張って、（勉強して）このセメスターをやり過ごす！切り抜ける。乗り越える。
Charm a good-luck Charm for the well-being of one's family.家内安全のお守 lucky charm for safe driving
How much of
How much of a budget do we have? 予算はどのくらいですか？ How much of your success in business has been international? あなたのビジネス上の成功のうち、どの程度が海外での成功なのですか。 How much of the information do you understand? その情報をどこまで理解していますか？
How much of a discount does this card give? このカードでどのくらいの割引［値引き］をしてもらえるのですか？
gap between rich people and poor people gap between supply and demand gap between theory and practice 理論と実際のずれ gap between the industries 業種｛ぎょうしゅ｝による格差｛かくさ｝、業界格差｛ぎょうかい かくさ｝ regional gaps of health care service 医療保健｛いりょう ほけん｝サービスの地域格差｛ちいき かくさ｝
fill income gaps between ～間の所得格差｛しょとく かくさ｝を埋める expand economic gaps among nations 国家間｛こっか かん｝の経済格差｛けいざい かくさ｝を広げる
経済格差を是正する narrow economic disparities // remedy the gaps in economic vigor 需給不均衡を是正する correct supply-demand imbalances
Disparity→ 相違。不均衡、格差。 Disparity in age 年齢の不釣り合い Disparity in wealth Disparity in income levels pay disparity between men and women 男女間｛だんじょ かん｝の賃金格差｛ちんぎん かくさ｝ disparity of income between the rich and poor
As I mentioned previous dairy, I met the professor who teaches us Statistics. He is Saudi Arabian and is not native speaker. He has a thick accent (He speaks with wired, distinctive accent) and it was hard for me to listen to his English perfectly. I tried to hear carefully, but I missed his word many times. I probably need to use recorder in order to keep up with the class and get high score on the exam. Using this device is first challenge for me, but I think it is good for me. I got it at Bookstore yesterday, so I am going to study hard with the help of this device. I hope this device is going to work out for me. (I have never used it yet....)
There are 5 exams during the semester, and the lowest one will be dropped. So if I am going to be well on first four exams, I do not have to take final. I am gonna make effort to achieve that so that I can be with Michiko during the final week. I talked to Michi on the internet today and I made her crying. What I am supposed to do... I know it's all my faults, but I could not do anything for her. What the horrible person I am.
Ok, I am gonna take a nap for a while, and then restart to review of today's classes and prepare for the tomorrow's classes. Tomorrow's class is the most difficult for me.
It is a Care and Prevention for athletic injuries. It includes verbal communication with other students and professor. I know this skill is needed to success in the United States for any jobs, but it sounds hard for me. Is it still too early for me to take these types of course? No I don't think so, I can get over this high wall if I do the best. On the exams, I even have to describe orally how to prevent a certain types of injuries or have to evaluate the injuries of classmates. I am afraid that classmates are gonna avoid making the team with me because my English is not strong. Oh I am getting nervous....I wish everyone is kind to me. haha. Anyway I believe this challenge will bring me some progress in English and knowledge needed for Athletic trainer.
Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, I forgot to attend today's Anatomy class....I was supposed to attend this time. What the hell am I doing in front of PC... It completely slipped my mind that I had another class today after Statistics... But it's too late. It is already 3:25... I was supposed to be in the class room at 2pm. I will never do such a fool thing again!! Damn it!
New Expression (expressions related the cooking)
I can do plain cooking. microwave oven is useful for cooking. Do you cook? Yes, I do the cooking. fatty food. I's like to eat meat dishes The food there is bad.
How do you cook this trout? Can you fry it? simmer until the sauce has thickened. boil up () at high heat.at low heat(=gently) 煮る boil until it gets soft(dissolved). boil over medium heat
grill←直火で焼く。焼く。 grill a fish(網などで焼く) toast a bread(パンを焼く) grill meat(steak)肉を焼く grilled fish (meat)焼き魚 grilled chiken 焼き鳥
FRY (up) fry until it starts to soften and brown 柔らかくなり焦げ目がつくまで～を炒める fry on both sides until lightly colored We fry the beef first. Fry it until it becomes golden(brown) cook chopped onions over a low flame
steam 蒸す steam meat steam clams
fry up some chicken 揚げる fry () in oil until it get soft (golden)
cut one's finger with a kitchen knife chopped onion // minced onion タマネギのみじん切り shredded carrot にんじんのみじん切り chop ～with a knife でみじん切りにする
cut in cubes 角切りにする Cut carrots into 2-inch-long julienne strips. 千切りにする cut [slice] ~ into julienne←千切り（strips）←how to pronounce it? I'll cut this into thin strips
Asian flavor flavor of wine ワインの風味 distinct flavor 独特の風味 it has a distinct flavor
This tastes terrible. Heat it in microwave add seasoning 調味料 (what is the difference between seasoning and spice??)adjust seasoning to taste I think the seasoning is a little different from usual 続きを読む