October 3 – talent

October 3, 2019          =========

☆  talent 才能


One of the useful phrases this week is, “He’s got such a lot of talent.” Who might say this? When might they say it? If you are watching the high school baseball on TV in Japan, you might say it about one of the young players. I know that the Koushien attracts young players with a lot of talent, many hoping to play professionally.

A coach might say it to a parent, in fact, they might use it to imply that he has a lot of talent, but he is wasting his talent. The child might not be training at home, or might not be focusing during practice. So, depending on the situation and intonation, this phrase could be both positive or negative in nuance.