Feb 04

uehonmachi_feb4“All things being equal, I’d rather drive than walk.” 「どうせ同じならば、歩くよりも車で行きたい。」

 

他のことを考えないで判断・選択するときは「all things being equal」や「other things being equal」ということがあります。上の例文では、他のことが関係ないならば車で行きますが、結局は地球のために歩いていくかもしれません。あるいは、一緒に行く友達が歩きを好むから歩いていくかもしれません。

 

We sometimes say “all things being equal” or “other things being equal” to talk about a choice without thinking about other factors. In the example above, I would prefer to drive, but maybe in the end I’ll walk because it’s better for the environment. Or maybe I’ll walk because I’m going with my friend, who prefers to walk.

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