宮崎ハロー英会話のミニレッスン 64: The Apparently Kid
This is a great new video about a 5 year old boy nicknamed “the apparently kid”. He was interviewed at an amusement park and he uses the word “apparently” seven times in 1 minute!
It sounds funny because “apparently” is a big word, usually used by adults and not children so it’s funny to hear a young boy repeat the same word so many times.
Apparently means “it seems so”, and is used when the speaker doesn’t know something him/herself but heard something.
For example, “Apparently, skiing in Nagano is better than skiing in Hokkaido”. This means the speaker does not know that the skiing is better in Nagano than Hokkaido, but he/she heard it was. Someone told the speaker Nagano is better than Hokkaido, but the speaker doesn’t actually know. It’s a useful word to know.
Also, the boy is using a very good technique to remember a new word. Maybe “apparently” is a new word for him so he is repeating it many times. If you learn a new word, try using it many times until you remember it.
Here is what the Boy said:
Reporter: “What did you think of the ride?”
“It was great, and apparently I’ve never been on live television before, but apparently sometimes I don’t watch this, I don’t watch the news,” he said
“Because I’m a kid and apparently every time apparently grandpa just gives me the remote after we watch the Powerball”.
Reporter: “Tell me about the ride. What did you think about the ride?”
“Well it was great
“ Yeah, and apparently, I already went down the super slide and I was scared half to death, I just freaked out.”