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IT'S A LONG STORY.   話せば長くなります。


  • You can say It's a long story if you don't want to explain something, especially because it's complicated or would take a long time.
  • 特に、複雑であるため、または長い時間がかかるために、何かを説明したくない場合は、It's a long story. (話せば長くなります。)と言うことができます。



  1. a: What happened to your hand?
    b: It's a long story.
  2. (whispering to a colleague, as a meeting is about to begin)
    a: Why isn't Gary here?
    b: It's a long story. I'll tell you later.
  3. (co-workers at lunch)
    a: They didn't give you the contract? But I thought you said it was in the bag.
    b: Yes, well, it's a long story.
    a: Well, we still have 45 minutes. Let's hear it.

英会話レッスンSee you next Tuesday!