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  • Hi, I'm Anne Marie with Speak Confident English and welcome to you're Confident

    嗨,我是 Speak Confident English 的 Anne Marie,歡迎大家來到

  • English Wednesday lesson. I want to start with a question for you: imagine that one

    Confident English 週三的課程,首先我想先問你們一個問題:想像

  • of your English-speaking colleagues at work invites you to a party this weekend

    你其中一個母語是英文的同事邀請你週末去派對

  • and maybe you really don't want to go or maybe you're not sure if you can go but

    或許你並不是真的想去,又或者你不確定你能不能去

  • you don't want to be offensive, you don't want to be rude; you just maybe need to

    但你不想冒犯別人,因為你不想要沒禮貌;你也許需要多一點

  • have some time to think, maybe you need to check your schedule, or you just need

    時間去想,你可能需要看你的行程,或是你就

  • to say no. How can you do that in English politely?

    直接拒絕,那你如何禮貌地用英文表達呢?

  • In today's lesson, we're focused on polite ways to say "yes," "no," "maybe," or "I

    在今天的課程中,我們著重在如何禮貌地用英文表達「好」、「不要」、「可能」

  • can't" in English. And these are perfect for situations at work or even

    「我不行」,這些表達方式不論在工作中或其他情況

  • situations with people who you, know your neighbors or friends. Now you might be

    都很適合和你的鄰居或朋友說,你可能會想

  • thinking: is there really more than one way to say yes or no in English? Yes!

    是不是有很多用英文表達「好」的方式?當然!

  • There is more than one way, and we have some words or expressions that are great

    通常有超過一種的表達方法,而我們也有一些字或表達

  • for casual, easy, everyday conversations with people that you really know well, and

    適合用在非正式、輕鬆、日常與朋友的對話

  • then we have others that are perfect for more professional situations. So let's

    我們也有適合專業場合的表達方式

  • take a look at a few examples in each of those categories. Let's start with the

    讓我們來看看各場合下適合的表達方式,從在非正式場合

  • word "yes" and a couple of casual examples. So, maybe your colleague that you see

    表達「好」的例子開始,可能你每天看見的的同事

  • every day, you have lunch with every day, asks you for some documents. She sends

    你每天和他們一起吃飯,向你要一些文件,她寄

  • you an email and says could you send me the documents before lunch? And you could

    email 給你說:「你可以在午餐前把一些文件傳給我嗎?」你可能會

  • say: "Yeah, sure, no problem." "Yeah, sure, no problem." Or, "Yeah, I'd be happy to."

    說:「好啊」、「當然」、「沒問題」或是「我很樂意」

  • Yeah, I'd be happy to.” In those examples, I usedyeahwhich is just an informal, more

    對!「我很樂意」在那些例子中,如果用「好啊」非常不正式,稍微

  • casual way to say yes. Now, if it is a new client asking you for some documents, you

    不正式的話會說「好的」,現在如果是一個新客戶跟你要一些資料,

  • might not want to be so casual. So instead you could say, "Yes of course. I'll

    你可能不會想要不正式的答覆,所以你可以說「好的,當然!」

  • get those to you this afternoon." Or "Certainly, I'll send those to you before

    「我下午會交給你。」或是「沒問題,我會在午餐之前交給你。」

  • lunch." Now unfortunately there are times when we have to say no. "No, we can't come

    然而很不幸地,有些情況下我們必須拒絕,「不,我們不行去週末的派對。」

  • to the party this weekend." "No, I can't change the date of the meeting." But the

    「不,我不能更改會議的日期」

  • reality is, just saying "no" isn't always polite. So let's look at a few other ways

    但現實是,光說「不」是不禮貌的,所以讓我們來看看其他

  • that you can do that. Simply adding those magic words — "thank you" — can help a lot.

    能夠表達「不」的方法,簡單加上「謝謝」會禮貌很多

  • For example, "No, but thank you. I really appreciate the offer." "No, but thank you so

    例如,「不,但謝謝。」「我很感謝你的提議。」

  • much for inviting me. Unfortunately we already have something planned this

    「不,謝謝你的邀約,但我們週末已有計劃。」

  • weekend." "I wish I could but I just don't have time right now."

    「我希望我可以去,但我真的沒有時間。」

  • "I wish I could but we have other plans this weekend." "Not right now but maybe

    「我希望我能夠去,但我週末已有其他計畫。」「這次不行,下次約吧!」

  • another time. Maybe we could do that this weekend." And

    「或許我們這週末可以約。」

  • finally, if you want to be really casual, you can use "nope" which is a very

    最後,如果你不想要那麼正式地回,你可以用「不是」

  • informal way of saying no. For example, "Do you want another piece of cake?" "Nope! I've

    這是說「不」的非正式用法,例如,「你還想吃蛋糕嗎?」「不用!我吃飽了」

  • had enough." Now, in professional situations let's look at some more

    讓我們來看看在正式場合

  • formal ways of saying no that are also very polite. "I'm sorry but we won't be

    應該如何禮貌地拒絕,「很抱歉,但我們不能改會議

  • able to change the date of the meeting." "I'm sorry but we won't be able to..." and

    的日期。」「我很抱歉,但我們不能...」

  • whatever the request is. "I'm afraid that's not possible." "I'm afraid that we

    無論請求是什麼,「恐怕這不可行」「恐怕我們無法

  • can't change the date." Now, what if you have an invitation, an offer, a request,

    更變日期。」假設你有一個邀約、提議、要求

  • and you're just not sure. Maybe you want to think about it, maybe you really don't

    但你就是不確定,也許你需要想一下,或許你真的不確定

  • know your schedule and you need to verify if you're free or not free to do

    你的行程,而你需要確定自己是否有空赴約

  • something. Here are a few very simple words that you can use to say maybe, to

    這裡有一些非常簡單的方式你可以表達「或許」

  • say that you're not sure, you're not ready to commit. For example, "Perhaps I

    「不確定」或是「你還沒想好」。例如,

  • can make it. Let me check my calendar." Or "Perhaps it'll work. Let me think about it

    「或許我可以去。」「讓我看看我的行程。」或是「或許我能去,讓我再想想。」

  • a little bit." "I'm not sure if I can come on Saturday. I'll double check my

    「我不確定我星期六是否能到,我會再確認我的行程。」

  • calendar." And finally, let's talk about how to say "I can't." For example, imagine

    最後,讓我們來談談如何說我「我不行」。例如,想像

  • that your boss asks you to do something at work, maybe to meet a deadline or to

    你的老闆要求你做一些工作,並且在截止日之前

  • get a project finished earlier and the truth is you can't. But

    完成工作,但事實上你不行

  • when we say that, when we use those words — "I can't" — especially in professional

    當我們想表達自己無法完成時,可能會用這些字「我不行」,特別是

  • situations, it sounds a little bit like a failure. And "I can't" sounds very negative.

    正式場合,這聽起來有點失敗,而我不能表現地我很沒能力

  • But we can change the words just a little bit. And this little change

    我們可以改變說詞,而這小小的改變

  • removes some of the negativity and it makes it sound like you're doing what

    消除了一些消極,使你聽起來你正在做

  • you can to accomplish the goal, to finish the project, meet the deadline, it's still

    所有你能做的來完成目標、完成計畫,並在截止日前完成,一切

  • in progress. And those little words are: "I'm unable to" or "I'm not able to." For

    仍在進行中,而那些微小的改變會是:「我沒辦法」或是「我不能夠」

  • example, "I'm unable to complete this this afternoon but I'll have it for you first

    例如,「我沒辦法在今天下午完成這個,但是我明天一早會交給你。」

  • thing tomorrow morning." Or "I'm unable to complete this until I get more

    或是「我會完成這個工作一但

  • information from the accounting office." "I'm unable to meet with you tomorrow but

    我拿到會計室的資料。」「我明天無法和你見面但

  • I would love to next week." Just that little change takes away some of that

    我下週可以。」這些字句的微小改變消除了一些

  • strong negativity, it softens the language so that it's more polite to use.

    消極感,使你更婉轉也更有禮貌

  • And now you have several new ways to politely say yes, no, maybe, I can't in

    現在你學到很多方法用英文去表達「好」、「不」、「或許」、「我不行」

  • English, and I have more examples for you in the online lesson. So after you've

    我在線上課程中有更多例子,所以

  • watched this video, review the other examples and then as always I have a

    你看完影片之後複習這些例子,然後就像以前一樣,我會在最後

  • challenge question for you at the end. Don't miss this opportunity to practice

    給你們挑戰題,不要錯過練習的機會

  • using the language, join the conversation and get feedback from me. Thank you so

    跟我用英文對話,我會給你一些建議,

  • much for joining me and I'll see you next Wednesday for your Confident

    謝謝你們的觀賞,下週三

  • English Wednesday lesson.

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