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ブラッドピットのスピーチで一文のディクテーションテストです。

(22秒あたりの部分)
We ------- with two ------- challenges.



一つは基本動詞の活用形。もう一つは固有名詞の英語読みを知っていれば分かるものです。「大変困難な」「労力が必要な」と言った意味です。」

(スクリプト)
Listen, five years ago I knew nothing about Zombies but today I consider myself an expert. This whole thing started because I just wanted to do a film my boys could see before they turned 18, one they liked anyway and they loved Zombies. So we settled on this book, Max Brooks’ book called World War Z.

We were faced with two Herculean challenges. How do we keep the global spectacular dynamic scope of the book and how do we originate a Zombie film that’s been done quite often and really really well? What you are about to see is our answer to those two questions.

(答え)
We were faced with two Herculean challenges.

(オックスフォード)
Herculean
adjective [usually before noun]
needing a lot of strength, determination, or effort
a Herculean task

origin
From the Greek myth in which Hercules proved his courage and strength by completing twelve very difficult tasks (called the Labors of Hercules).


ヘラクレスが英語では「ハ―キュリーズ」のように発音されるのですね。ロングマンの説明によるとローマ神話だとは―キュリーズで、ギリシャ神話だと「ヘラクレス」のようですね。。。

(ロングマン)
Hercules
in ancient Roman stories, a hero known for his very great strength and for performing twelve very difficult and dangerous jobs known as the Labours of Hercules. People sometimes use the name "Hercules" to describe a man who is physically very strong. In ancient Greek stories, his name is Herakles.


(アメリカンヘリテージ)
Hercules
n.
1. also Her·a·cles or Her·a·kles Greek & Roman Mythology The son of Zeus and Alcmene, a hero of extraordinary strength who won immortality by performing 12 labors demanded by the Argive king Eurystheus.
2. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lyra and Corona Borealis.
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