North Korean cheerleader is caught on video accidentally clapping as American figure skaters take the ice
・North Korea’s ‘army of beauties’ was caught in a minor slip-up at the Olympics
・One cheerleader clapped mindlessly for an American figure skating duo
・Her compatriot subtlety jabbed her with an elbow to get her to stop
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a small mistake “というふうに記載されていますね。
These figures don’t make sense – have we slipped up somewhere?
It’s easy for a journalist to slip up and use somebody else’s idea without crediting him or her.
When you’re a politician everyone is always watching in case you slip up.
Macmillan Dictionary によると形容詞のmindlessの意味は ” mindless people do not think about what they are doing “と、 ” not needing any thought or intelligence “というふうに記載されていますね。
Some children started mindlessly hurling stones at passing vehicles.
He spends most Saturday evenings watching something mindless on television. a mindless task
People waste a lot of time doing mindless things.
It’s fairly mindless work – opening mail and keying data into a computer.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a person who comes from the same country “ というふうに記載されていますね。フォーマルな表現です。
This writer and several of her Russian compatriots now live in New York.
To jab (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to push something with a sudden straight movement, usually with your finger, your elbow, or a narrow object “ と記載されていますね。
That man jabbed me with his umbrella!
She kept jabbing at the letter as she spoke.
Watch out! You nearly jabbed me in the eye with your umbrella!
I jabbed my finger on the needle.
The doctor jabbed the needle into the dog’s leg.
He jabbed at his food with his fork.
A North Korean cheerleader has been caught on video accidentally clapping for American figure skaters.
The momentary lapse in discipline among North Korea‘s ‘army of beauties’ occurred during the pair skating short program on February 15 at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
The North Korean cheer squad roared in perfectly synchronized applause and flag waving for the nation’s figure skating duo Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sok.
Later in the program, as American skaters Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim took the ice, the North Korean cheerleaders sat stony faced – save for one.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” lasting for a very short time: “ という風に記載されていますね。
a momentary hesitation
There was a momentary pause, then he spoke again.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a temporary failure: “ と記載されていますね。また、Macmillan Dictionaryには ” a short or temporary period when you fail or forget to do something in the right way “ と記載されています。
a lapse of concentration
a memory lapse
The man admitted driving over the speed limit and apologized for the lapse.
To roar (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” if a crowd of people roar, they all shout at the same time because they are angry or excited “ と記載されていますね。
Lions were roaring in their cages.
The crowd roared with laughter.
We could hear the lions roaring at the other end of the zoo.
“Stop that!” he roared.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” the sound of people clapping their hands repeatedly to show enjoyment or approval of something such as a performance or speech: “ と記載されていますね。
Her speech drew enthusiastic applause.
Gere walked onto the stage amid thunderous applause.
His speech met with (= received) loud applause.
So let’s have a round of applause, please, for (= please applaud) a very talented young lady who is going to sing for us.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” not showing any emotion “ と記載されていますね。
Flanked by a minder and another cheerleader, the young beauty had a distracted half smile on her face as she clapped politely.
Without turning, the cheerleader sitting next to her is seen in Japanese news footage jabbing the clapping woman sharply with an elbow.
The clapper turns with a bewildered look, as the second cheerleader mutters something to her under her breath.
Realizing her mistake, the first cheerleader drops her hands instantly to her lap.
Ryom and Kim were the only North Koreans to qualify for the Games, and had been the nation’s best hope for a medal. The pair ended up ranked 13th out of 16 teams.
The country’s other athletes were given wildcard entries, part of South Korea’s diplomatic efforts to re-engage with the North.
To flank (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to be at the side of something or someone “ と記載されていますね。
The president entered the room, flanked by his advisers.
The president was flanked by senior advisors.
Secret Service agents flanked the president’s car.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” someone who protects another person, often a famous person, from danger and unwanted public attention: “ と、” someone who controls what another person says and does: “ という風に記載されていますね。
The president arrived surrounded by his minders.
His public-relations minder refused to allow him to answer any of the journalists’ questions.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” not able to concentrate on something “ と記載されていますね。
Ruth seemed distracted and not really interested in the meeting.
Tania seems very distracted at the moment – I think she’s worried about her brother.
Concentrate on the main points of the argument and try not to be distracted by incidental details.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” confused and not certain what to do “と記載されています。
Many of the refugees looked bewildered and frightened.
He sat up in bed, bewildered, unsure of where he was.
To mutter (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to speak quietly and in a low voice that is not easy to hear, often when you are worried or complaining about something: “と記載されています。
Stop muttering and speak up!
He was muttering (away) to himself.
Laurence muttered something about his wife and left.
He muttered something under his breath to the person next to him.
He muttered an apology and then left.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a successful way of curing an illness or dealing with a problem or difficulty: “ と記載されていますね。
an effective herbal remedy for headaches
The best remedy for grief is hard work.
Love is a great remedy for unhappiness.
under your breath (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” if you say something under your breath, you say it in a very quiet way so that it is difficult for people to hear “ と記載されていますね。
He muttered something under his breath.
“Let’s go,” she muttered under her breath.
To qualify (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to have the legal right to have or do something because of the situation you are in, or to cause someone to have such a right: “ と記載されていますね。
She doesn’t qualify for maternity leave because she hasn’t been in her job long enough.
To qualify for the competition you need to be over 18.
To qualify for Olympic status, a sport must be played in 50 countries and on three continents.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” involving diplomats or the management of the relationships between countries: “と記載されています。
He began the diplomatic discussions that resulted in the establishment of NATO.
The North Korean cheerleaders, outnumbering the nation’s athletic team by 10 to one, have been a fixture wherever North Korea’s 22 athletes have competed.
The young women’s every move has been shadowed by sinister masked guards as they are shuttled from venue to venue.
The guards are unarmed, having had to give up their guns under Olympic rules, but they are highly trained in martial arts and are members of elite units in their native North Korea.
North Korea’s decision to send the cheering troupe has been seen in some quarters as a propaganda victory, and there is no doubt the cheerleaders have generated fascination across the globe.
To outnumber (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to be greater in number than someone or something: “ と記載されていますね。
In our office the women outnumber the men three to one.
Despite being outnumbered, they managed to fight back bravely.
Girls outnumbered boys by a margin of 2 to 1.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” used about a person considered to be permanently established in a job, place etc “ と記載されていますね。
He became a fixture (= a regular feature) on television in the 1980s.
To shadow (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to follow someone wherever they go, especially secretly “ と記載されていますね。
The police think that the robbers shadowed their victims for days before the crime.
The euro has closely shadowed the dollar.
Matsuoka was shadowed by a security officer.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” threatening to do harm or to do something evil “ と記載されています。
The ruined house had a sinister appearance.
A sinister-looking man sat in the corner of the room.
a sinister and dangerous criminal who has finally been apprehended
There’s a sinister feeling about this old abandoned house.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” belonging to the richest, most powerful, best-educated, or best-trained group in a society: “ と記載されていますね。
an elite squad/unit/corps
Elite troops were airlifted to the trouble zone.
elite female athletes
in some quarters (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a particular person or group of people “ と記載されていますね。
Concern has been expressed in some quarters about this policy.
There is a feeling in certain/some quarters (= some people consider) that a change is needed.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a feeling of not being certain about something “ と記載されていますね。
I have no doubt that he will succeed.
There’s no doubt that the show will be successful.
There’s little doubt that the measures will be extremely unpopular.
I’m having doubts about his ability to do the job.
If there’s any doubt about the rocket’s engines, we ought to cancel the launch.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the power to interest or attract people very strongly “ と記載されていますね。
The place had held a strange fascination for her ever since.
Mass murders hold a gruesome fascination for the public.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）