Climate Survey (1)
about the annual employee climate survey that's
being discussed at Great Lake's. Some people think it's a good idea, and others think it'll cause
trouble. Hughes says he can see the dilemma. Breakstone agrees
that it's a
dilemma, but says she can handle it.
1) a penny for your thoughts ... 何を考えているのですか？
"A penny for your thoughts" is a phrase people often use in English to ask someone else what they're thinking about. It means
you'd pay them a penny,
it says if
they'd tell you what they are thinking. It's been used for a long time, maybe 300 years or so in English.
There is another phrase
referring to money in English. "Put in your own two cents" which is two pennies and that phrase means you're going to tell someone what you think, you're gonna add to the
that in your
Of course, three hundreds years ago, a penny was worth a lot more than it is
2) Say what? ... なんですって？
"Say what?" is a very casual and actually rather slangy informal kind of way to respond to Pearson's question. Other things you could say include "Hmm?" and "What?" "Pardon?" or "Sorry?"
3) I was a million miles away ... ぼんやりしていました
you're thinking you've been thinking
about something and someone
picking up catches
your attention, and when you're a little bit surprised, you can use this phrase "I was a million miles away."
It means your head was somewhere else, you were completely thinking about something else. Other ways people say that a
little more of a slang kind of
word(?) a way
to talk about it...is to say you're spaced out, so you're just a way outer space.
"You were spaced out." So it's as if you were away out in space.