英会話ブログ その499      Destination : Unknown (13)   

2014/10/22

But on page 2 of the paper was the explanation: A solar eclipse, only partial, but enough to darken the city on this cloudy day...  It was supposed to last for ten minutes.

Lulled by the klik-klak of the train, Toshi forgot about the eclipse and checked the financial news, which was all bad.

Did he doze ?  He swears now that he didn't, but hearing his tale later, one must wonder.

In any case, noticing that his stop was coming up, he put the paper away and stood up.

The number of other passengers had thinned out and of the ones who remained he noticed there was something about them he couldn't quite pinpoint, something a bit off.

For one thing, the suits of the men were of a cut Toshi hadn't seen in decades, and the women wore dowdy, colorless garb that differed from the stylish fashions Tokyo women usually wore.                                 (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語 
solar eclips                     日食
last for ten minutes             10分間続く
lulled by klik-klak of the train   電車のガタンゴトンという音にあやされて
doze                               居眠りする
swear that 〜           〜と断言する
one must wonder                   人はそう思わないだろう
in any case                       いづれにせよ
put the paper away                新聞を片付ける
thin out                          少なくなる
pinpoint                          正確に指摘する
something a bit off               何か普通でない
for one thing                     一つには
in decades                        数十年間も
dowdy                             野暮な、時代遅れの
colorless garb                    パッとしない服装

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