courage 勇気

November 3, 2016     =========

☆  courage   勇気


Courage is the quality of deciding to do something difficult or dangerous, even though you might be afraid. There can be many levels of courage, and it might be different for different people. For example, it might take a lot of courage for you to speak English, but for your friend, maybe they don’t need courage.

Do you ever feel like you have more courage to speak English after drinking alcohol? When I lived in Tokyo, if I caught the late-night trains home, there were often many people who spoke English to me! I think it was because they had more courage after drinking beer after work! In fact, in English we have an informal word to describe this, “Dutch Courage”, which is the courage we feel after having a few alcoholic drinks. 🙂