In New York, a Japanese housekeeper answered the telephone and
replied, “Yes, you're correct.”
Again the phone rang and the housekeeper answered it.
“Yes,ma'am, it certainly is!”
“Who was that?” asked the owner of the house.
“I really don't know,” she replied. “Some woman kept saying,
‘It's a long-distance call from Tokyo,’and I said, “It certainly
※correct 正しい правильно
※long-distance call 長距離電話 международный звонок (звонок на большое расстояние)
America is the only country where a housewife hires a housekeeper
to do her cleaning so she can do volunteer work at the day nursery
where the housekeeper leaves her child.
※hires 〜 を雇う нанимать
※day nursery 託児所 дневные ясли
※leaves 〜を預ける отдавать на попечение
Teacher: What is your favorite state, Ted?
Teacher: How do you spell it?
Ted: I'd like to change my answer. I think I like New York much
Mother: Mark, why did you kick your little brother in the
Mark: Because he suddenly turned around.
※kick 〜 in … 〜 の… を蹴る пнуть
※turned around 振り向いた повернулся
I would like to open a joint bank account with someone who has
a lot of money.
※joint bank account 共同名義口座 совместный банковский счёт