Paul: I don’t ___ ____ science fiction movies. Alec: That’s why you’re a boring person. Paul: Oh! You’re an asshole. Alec: Ha ha. Yes, I am, just like you–but at least I’m not boring. Paul: Good one. like much care much care about care of care for
like much care much care about care of care for
ANSWER care for – I don’t care forscience fiction movies.
It’s just like caring for a person. “Caring for” means “caring about” or liking someone or something.
From Twitter: Ⓐ Where’s my phone? Ⓑ Call it. Ⓑ Can’t. Dead battery. Ⓑ How do yo know?! Ⓐ I tried! Ⓑ Why would someone answer? Ⓐ The ringer says, “Answer and win a $1,000,000!” Ⓑ Right! No one heard! Ⓐ Yup. Ⓑ Where’d ya look? Ⓐ High and lo!
【日本語らしい表現 英語では？】 「最後まで話を聞いて」 Listen to me to the last(☓) Hear me out. (○) “Before you say no, hear me out.” ダメだって言う前に最後まで話を聞いて。
From Twitter: At The Japanese Ministry of Education Taku: We should develop a ‘v’ and an ‘f;’ before you say ‘no,‘ listen to me to the last…(Listen to me until I finish talking.) Toshi: Ridiculous. Taku:Hear me out.(“Listen to my whole idea.”) Toshi: Look: we don’t need to, as everyone can pronounce words such as ‘biolin’ in English with a ‘v’ and ‘f.’
Sam: Hi Jan. Jan: Hello, Sam. Sam: How’ve you been? Jan: All right. And you? Sam: ①, not bad, but it’s getting hard. Jan: ②, you mean social distancing? Sam: ③, not meeting people…. ④, it’s lonely.
Yeah Hmm Uh Oh
Answers ① Oh, because though Sam is thinking–this is almost a standard expression. ② Hmm, because Jan is thinking about the reason. ③ Yeah, because Sam is confirming Jan’s suspicion or guess. ④ Uh, because Sam is thinking and searching for the right effect or words.