Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話314 “Thick Skin”

Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話314 “Thick Skin”


Hello everyone! Justin here and I am back
with another Bizmates for Beginners video lesson where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation. This week everyone, we are going to learn to have:
Thick Skin. Thick skin. So this is skin right? So to have thick skin, what does
this mean? Let’s find out in our video today. But first, let’s do a quick review
of last week’s lesson. Alright everyone so imagine I say: Thank you so much for
helping me with my presentation. And because you have so much experience and
so much skill it was easy for you. So you say, of course you’re welcome. But is
there a better way of saying that? I’ll give you five seconds to think about it.
Are you ready? Okay, go!. Alright and time is up if you said: No
sweat! I’m always happy to help. Then that’s exactly right. Well done and thank
you for remembering last week’s class. Okay everyone let’s move on to thick
skin. Now this is what I sometimes hear. Okay, so Taro, my good friend and
colleague and I we just got out of a really tough meeting. And in the meeting,
our boss was very angry at one of our colleagues, Kim. So I asked Taro: You know,
is Kim okay? The boss yelled at her in the meeting. Maybe he was very angry or
he didn’t like the work she was doing, or he didn’t maybe appreciate her opinion, something like that. Okay, so is she okay? Because that was a very scary situation
or tough situation. Taro says: Yeah she’s okay. Kim has a tough mind. Okay yeah I
can imagine Kim is very strong. Okay it doesn’t bother her so she has a tough
mind. Okay that’s good, however you might hear a native English speaker say: She’s
okay, yeah. Kim has thick skin. Okay so someone who has thick skin
is someone who isn’t disturbed easily. Someone that doesn’t get insulted easily,
someone that doesn’t take offense easily, or they don’t mind criticism. Okay
they’re very tough, they have thick skin. Okay now, on the other hand someone who
always gets insulted, someone who gets angry or upset easily, okay they have
that’s right, thin skin okay. But in this case, Kim has very thick skin. So that’s
good in business. Sometimes you need to have thick skin okay, like armor, like
protection, nothing gets to you okay. Alright, so please remember that for next
time. Alright our pronunciation everyone, so
thick-skin. Alright we have a nice ‘th’ sound so push the air through your
teeth okay. Thick thick okay. To get a nice ‘th’ sound
so please repeat after me. Yeah she’s okay. Kim has thick skin. Your turn! Alright, very good.
Now after my sentences here: So is Kim okay? The boss yelled at her in the meeting. That’s right, you said: Yeah she’s okay. Kim has thick skin. Alright everyone, so okay we’ll cover this in our review for next week’s class.
Alright our bonus question is another way to say: We don’t have enough
resources. Okay maybe we don’t have enough money maybe, we don’t have enough
human resources, or maybe we don’t have time. How do we say this using a better
expression? We’ll we covered it in one of our previous video so take a look if you
have the time. Okay, alright everyone so that is it for us this week. Thank you
always for watching. Have a great week everyone and I will see you next time.
Bye bye!