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08/20/2017

diary Aug 20th 2017 - bubbly person

As I learned English (and am learning) mainly through journal articles and books concerning health & fitness, wellness coaching, newspaper articles about health, science and things like that, my English is a bit hard topic-ish, or if you express it in a good way, it may be a bit academic, however, one of weaknesses in my English is that I'm not familiar with casual expressions, slung in vogue, party conversations and situations like that. What I learned recently is the expression saying that " he/she is a bubbly person ". In Japan, people's image about the word " bubble " is an economic growth or inflated economy in the mid 1980's ", so many people in Japan will have an image that " oh, he/she might have a lot of money ", if he/she hears the expression saying that " bubbly person.

僕は健康&フィットネス関連の本や記事などを読むことで英語に触れることが多いため、どうしても英語の表現が硬くなりがちです。よく言えば、専門的な英語とでも言えるかもしれませんが、くだけた表現や流行りのスラングなどは、あまりよく知りません。最近、覚えたのは「バブリー・パーソン」という表現。この場合、陽気な人、ノリの良い明るい人、といったニュアンスになるようです。日本語では、バブルと言うと、1980年代のバブル経済を連想する人が多いと思うので、「あの人はバブリーな人」というと、お金を沢山持っていそうな人といったイメージを持つかもしれませんが、英語だと、泡のように弾けている人、といったイメージになるようです

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