Manage episode 248290124 series 14672
Merry Christmas! 今年もクリスマスにまつわるエピソードでお楽しみください。今回はドイツのクリスマスのお話が登場します。日本とドイツでは、クリスマスの過ごし方はどのように異なるのでしょうか。
*** It's a Good Expression ***
put on a party
What else am I supposed to do?
go out with
*** Script ***
Christmas German Style
Situation: Peter and Yuka talk at a Christmas party.
M: Boy, this sure is a nice party!
W: Yeah, the International Office sure knows how to put on a great party for us! They even have German Christmas cookies over there!
M: Ho ho! Really? Do they taste as good as in Germany? I wanna find out!
W: Is there really a difference?
M: For a lot of food here in Japan, I’ve been a little disappointed because it’s labelled "German." But then it doesn’t taste the same to me. Probably other ingredients are used.
W: I see.
Situation: A couple of days later, outside of Peter’s apartment.
W: Hey, Peter, do you have any plans for Christmas?
M: No, not yet. Maybe I'm going to a bar with some friends.
W: With friends to a bar? Why’s that?
M: Well, what else am I supposed to do? If I was in Germany, I’d be with my family.
W: So, you celebrate Christmas with your family in Germany?
M: Um… you look surprised.
W: In Japan we young adults DON’T spend Christmas with our families.
M: College students don’t spend Christmas with their families? Then, WHO do you go out with on Christmas?
(Noisy male friends suddenly arrive.)
M: Oh, look! My friends are here! Hi Gabriel! Hi Hans! Let’s watch the football game on TV!
W: Ah! Men! Bye-bye, Peter!
(Written by Gabriel Germann)