“off out”の意味は?

“off out”の意味は?

ETCマンツーマン英会話名探偵シャーロック・ホームズを現代のイギリスに蘇らせたBBCのテレビドラマ『Sherlock』を観ながら、ETC英会話のトニー先生のレッスンを受けています。

今日はこんなダイアログから。

JOHN: 
Oh God, yes. Sorry, Mrs Hudson. I’ll skip the tea. Off out.
MRS HUDSON: 
Both of you?

さて、the John Watsonと人の名前に定冠詞のtheを付けるのにはどのような意味があるのでしょうか。

Transcript

Basically, going out.
That is such English way of saying “I am going out”, “I am off out”.
In fact nobody,,, all English people will say “I am off out”, “I’m”, “I’m”.
Even “I am going out” would be shorten to “I’m”.
“I am”, “I’m”.
“I’m off out”, “I‘m off out”.
So, “I‘m off out”.“I‘m off out”.
Usually you would “for a little bit”, “for a little while”.
So “I’m off out for a little bit”.
“I’m off out for a little bit”.
You can also say, “I’m off”.

Q: What does it mean?

“I am going”.
You don’t need to say “out”, just say “I’m off”.
“What do you mean? Like do you smell or do you off your rotten? What’s off? I’m off what?”
“I’m off a carrot. I don’t like a carrot. I don’t like to eat apples any more. I’m off them”.
It is an another way of “I’m off”.
If you don’t like fruits, or a certain type of foods, you can say “I’m off bananas”, “I’m off apples right now”.

Q: Does it mean “I don’t like that”?

Either means “I’m off. I don’t like them anymore” or “I am having a break from doing it”.
During drink, “oh no, I’m off drink right now” means yeah,,,

Q: For me, “I’m off” means like “today is day off”.

Oh, “day off”. Yes. “I’m off today”.
You can use “off” for “day off” and “going out”, “not eating or drinking something right now, different type of things”.
“I am feeling a little off. I’m off today” means here is your good self.
You are not on your good self.
You are off your good self.
So, “I’m off today”, also meaning “I’m off myself”.
“Feeling bad”, yes.
“I’m not quite myself. I’m not my,,, I’m not the self that I know. I am not,,,
That’s not the self that I know.
I am feeling off my self”, like that.
The first question was “that’s not the John Watson”.
“That’s not the myself that I know”.
“I’m not myself today, I am not myself today. I’m off today”.

Q: Does it mean mentally or physically?

I could be both.
You don’t feel well inside or outside.

今日のキーワード

for a little bit
すこしの間だけ

for a little while
ちょっとの間

rotten
悪臭を放つ

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