Today's presentation is a talk from ラジオ英会話.
The verbs of perception, auditory verb and so on. "hear, listen, feel"
story is two person are talking about the common acquaintant; Taro Tanaka.
a I'm sorry to bother you guys in the middle of your practice.
b No problem. We are taking a break.
a I think I know someone in your band. I saw your poster.
b Who's that?
a Taro Tanaka.
b Taro Tanaka? Oh, in our band? I've never heard of anyone by that name.
a I think he is your lead singer.
b You mean MCT? MC Taro. I didn't know his real name was Taro. He'll be back soon.
I’ve never heard of anyone by that name.
hear means to perceive a sound with the ear.
I heard Ken play the piano.
I heard that Ken plays the piano.
So, this sentence is quite different from “I heard Key play the piano.”, right.
Oh, yes, totally different. “I heard Ken play the piano.” means “Ken was playing the piano”, and I heard that sound.
Whereas, “I heard that Ken plays the piano.” refers to the fact that he can play, his ability to play the piano.
two person are talking about a way to promote the new book.
a Have you thougt of something to promote buy the new book?
b Yes, we should make a doll of the author in a Hawaiian shirt.
a A dool of the author?
b Yes, we can give it as a present to people who buy the book.
a The cost of making the dolls would be too high.
b I disagree.
a Listen to me. This is a bad idea.
b Well. If you say so. You are the boss.
Listen to me. This is a bad idea.
listen means to give one's attention to a sound.
Listen 自発的、積極的な行為 耳を傾ける
they look like look, see,
My son never listens to me.
You were listening in on our conversation, weren’t you? – No way!
So, what is the nuance of “on” here?
I’ll let you handle that, Chris?
The first of all, all listen in. You have to enter the area where the conversation is taking place. And then you want to stay, don’t you so? It’s like a platform, and you sit on the platform, and the platform is the conversation.
I was listening for my name to be called.
My parents caught my brother listening in on their conversation.
At last feel
story is two perso are talking about a car accident in their neighborhood.
a what's the matter? You look upset.
b There was another car accident in our neighborhood last night.
a Again? That's the third one this week.
bThe driver was arrested for drunk driving.
a Another drunk driver? What is going on these days.
b I feel we need to do something about this problem.
a I couldn't agree more.
b By the way, was anybody hurt?
a No. Luckily, no one was injured.
I feel we need to do something about this problem.
Such verb as feel are smell, tast.
This is a non-smoking restaurant, but I can smell smoke.
So, is this possible to say, I’m smelling smoke.
Can you taste anything strange in this stew?
Feel this cashmere sweater. It’s so soft.
Smell the milk first to see if it’s still OK to drink.
Taste the sauce for salt.
I’ve never tasted anything like this before. It’s delicious.