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2020.09.14 00:31

(English Voice Reading in the comments below! The first voice

message
is for my regular followers/lovely stalkers in Japanese)

Gooooooooood morning everyone, Redbeard here again after a complete
write off of last week I'm back and full of coffee.

Phrasal verbs in English can be really really annoying so it's best to
pace yourself slowly when going through them. Since last week was a
"write off" for me let's look at what it means exactly in THIS
situation.



A:Heya B, how was your weekend?
B: Honestly? It was crap, last week was a write off in general
A: It was that bad?
B: Yeah it seriously sucked, I didn't get the promotion I wanted, I
left my phone at home annnddd my girlfriend dumped me.
A: Wow, you weren't kidding about it being a write off. Oh well,
things can only go uphill from here.
B: You're right.

In this situation a "write off" is time/effort that will never be
taken back. A had so many huge problems in their life last week that
they will never be able to recover from them.

"Things can only go uphill from here" is a really useful phrase we can
use in English to nicely say "Things are so bad they can't get worse".

Let's look at one more example of write off for things.

A: Oh god I've totally ruined my car.
B: What??!?? How?
A: I drove it off a bridge last night and it crash landed into an oil tanker.
B: ... And you're alive? I'm sure the car is a write off but at least
you aren't. I hope you have good insurance.

(Thing) is a write off is commonly used for insurance, especially when
something can't be repaired.

I know a lot of people out there might want to just write off this
whole year, but that's why it's important to look at things in small
pieces. Take things day by day or second by second. How were things
for you all last week? I hope this new week goes AWESOME for you all
anyway!!
Talk to you later!
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  • 赤髭 2020.09.14 00:32

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    English voice reading for A/B
  • Mao 2020.09.14 00:45

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    Your girlfriend dumped you? That means now you get a chance to find someone better than your ex!
  • 赤髭 2020.09.14 00:51

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    @Mao 例文だけどそうだね! There are plenty more fish in the sea!
  • Mao 2020.09.14 01:12

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    @赤髭 I listed to the audio first. I found out that it was the example sentence!
  • かなみさん 2020.09.14 01:13

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    めちゃくちゃ日本語上手にしゃべるやーーーん!!! えぐいってぇー!!! もう日本人やし! 優しいお声やねー😌
  • 赤髭 2020.09.14 01:45

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    @Mao haha phew!
  • 赤髭 2020.09.14 01:46

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    @かなみさん あれ、聴くのが初めて?ありがとうね!Have a great day!
  • かなみさん 2020.09.14 02:09

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    @赤髭 今までたくさんupしてたのに クリックさっきしたおー またちゃんときいていくー☺️
  • MARIMARI 2020.09.14 02:28

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    "The typhoon broke my house. My house is a write off. But everyone was safe." 使い方合ってますか?
  • Mao 2020.09.14 03:27

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    @赤髭 My bad! ( ˃̶᷇ ₃ ˂̶᷆๑)プッ♪
  • 赤髭 2020.09.14 03:54

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    @かなみさん ほ〜ぃ
  • 赤髭 2020.09.14 03:55

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    @MARIMARI 合ってます!Good job.
  • 赤髭 2020.09.14 03:55

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    @Mao 🤣👍
  • MARIMARI 2020.09.14 04:03

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    @赤髭 Thank you 😃
  • Tanya 2020.09.14 06:17

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    If I remember correctly "write off" is also used when some show creators write off ( e.g. kill off) a character from the show. Is this correct? Example: The creators of Game of Thrones were notorious for routinely writing off beloved characters. Whatever happened last week, I hope this one goes better for you!
  • 赤髭 2020.09.14 08:04

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    @Tanya yes! You can write characters off(or out) of a script too!
  • Tanya 2020.09.14 09:50

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    @赤髭 can I then use it metaphorically and say: he was a toxic person, so I wrote him off of my life?👀
  • 赤髭 2020.09.14 10:04

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    @Tanya Good question. I think we might say something like "He was toxic and a write off so I had to write him out of my life" We're entering some advanced phrasal verb territory now 😅👍
  • Tanya 2020.09.14 10:47

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    @赤髭 haha, I just think it's a beautiful metaphor. It's like the movie "Truman show": I realise my life is staged, take it under directorial control and go rampant 😁
  • Tanya 2020.09.14 10:49

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    @赤髭 btw, thanks )
  • 赤髭 2020.09.14 23:20

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    @Tanya I love the Truman show! And yeah I seriously thought my life was staged after watching it... Maybe it is... Who knows 😅
  • Tanya 2020.09.15 05:25

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    @赤髭 if it is, at least your show must have good ratings, since you haven't been "cancelled" yet 😅😬👀

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