Today we’re studying a scene from a movie called Gigantic because I came across a clip of it online and it looked interesting. It’s a comedy made in the United States and it was released in April this year.
The movie is about a guy called Brian who works in a mattress shop and wants to adopt a Chinese baby.
And in this scene another guy … I think it might be his brother, offers to get Brian a baby on the black market.
Do you know what the black market is?
black marketn. an illegal form of trade in which foreign money, or goods that are difficult to obtain, are bought and sold
But Brian doesn’t think it’s a good idea. He says: It sounds kind of shady.
Shady is an informal word which means that something seems dishonest or illegal.
I think I agree with Brian … buying a baby on the black market sounds incredibly shady.
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You probably know the word crash as in: The car crashed into the armadillo.
Brrrm … crash!
But crash is also an informal word for sleep.
In today’s scene, the guy asks if it’s OK if he has a bit of a sleep on the one of the beds in the mattress shop. He says: Hey, you mind if I crash here for a little bit?
And Brian says: Knock yourself out.
Which means:sure, go ahead.
conversations withsarah It sounds kind of shady
John Anyway, he thinks he can get you a healthy, Chinese baby on the black market for like 45,000 US. とにかくその男は、闇市で健康な中国人の赤ん坊を、４万５千ドルで買うと言っている。
John Nah, it’s Chinese, like you want. He’s got those kind of connections, he’s an oil man. いや、お前が欲しがっている中国人の赤ん坊だぞ。 その男はオイル関連でそのようなコネクションを持っている。
John So, what do you think? で、お前はどう思う？
Brian The black market? 闇市？
Brian It sounds kind of shady. 怪しい感じがする。
John Does it? Or does it sound awesome? そうか？ それかすごいと思う？
Brian Right. It sounds like a bad idea. 分かった。 このアイデアは悪いと思う。
John OK, you know, just my little, ah, contribution, but, um, parallel paths, you pursue that way that’s not working right now and I’ll keep on going after my thing. We’ll see who wins. オーケー、ただお前を手伝ってやろうとしただけだ。 お前はお前で自分のやりたいようにすればいいさ。 オレはオレのやり方がある。 どっちが勝つか見てみようぜ。
John OK. Hey, you mind if I crash here for a little bit? オーケー。 ところで、ここでちょっと寝かせてもらってもいいか？