Today’s Word: complicated

March 19, 2017 =========

☆  complicated  複雑な


Something that is complicated has many parts or aspects, and so it is difficult to understand or deal with; it is complex.

Have you ever seen any of the New Zealand TV adverts for safe driving? They are very powerful, and often go viral around the world. One of the adverts from about 6 years ago, was about teenagers from the Maori culture, and drink driving. The main guy doesn’t want his friend to drive home because he has had too much to drink. When his friends ask him what is wrong, he says, “I’ve been internalizing a really complicated situation in my head.” Meaning that he wants to tell his friend not to drive drunk, but is worried about all the things that might happen if he does say that to his friend.

The funny thing is though, that his Maori / New Zealand accent is very hard to understand! It’s a powerful ad for Maori kids though, just a little complicated for non-New Zealanders to understand! Want to test your listening skills?? Try this NZ advert. 🙂

Don’t worry if you can’t understand it! I had to listen a few times to really get it!