NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Being a Restaurant Critic (2) 12/17 2009




■NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Being a Restaurant Critic (2) 12/17 2009


But as a confirmed foodie myself, I can't help but be
extremely envious of you.

But it all comes at a price.

For example, it can be hard to get to sleep at night after
you've had a very rich and filling meal relatively late
in the evening.

At the risk of sounding immodest, my column did carry a fair
amount of weight in its day much like its writer.

I've received hate mail, and people upset by my reviews
have even launched Web sites dedicated to trashing my
reputation as a food critic.

confirmed, 筋金入りの、熱心な
You use confirmed to describe someone who has a particular
habit or belief that they are very unlikely to change.

ex) I'm a confirmed bachelor.
a confirmed bachelor 独身主義者

come at a price, かなりの代償を伴う
If you get something you want at a price, you get it but
you have to accept something unpleasant as well.

ex) You can find uncertainty on those impudent features,
turmoil and the growing realisation that fame comes at a price.

rich and filling meal, こってりとした食べごたえのある食事
Food that is filling makes you feel full when you have eaten 

ex) Although it is tasty, crab is very filling.

sound immodest, 厚かましく聞こえる
If you say that someone is immodest, you disapprove of the
way in which they often say how good, important, or clever
they are.

ex) He could become ungraciously immodest about his own

trash someone's reputation, (人)の評判を台なしにする
If you trash people or their ideas, you criticize them
very strongly and say that they are worthless.
[mainly AM][INFORMAL]

ex) People asked why the candidates spent so much time
trashing each other.

その他にも、次も押さえておきたい。[誌面の都合上省略] ★は重要表現
occupational hazard, 職業上の危険、職業病
large helping of stress, 山盛りのストレス
carry a fair amount of weight, かなりの重み [影響力] がある
wearing, うんざりさせる、疲れさせる

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