• Hello. I wonder could you help me?
  • I wonder could you help me?
    "I wonder could you help me?"は"I wonder if you could help me."の意味。この会話の場合、司書の注意を引くために使用するので、「お尋ねしてもよろしいですか/ちょっといいですか」といった意味になる。
  • I’m looking for Colm Tóibín’s latest novel but I can’t remember the title, sorry.
  • Colm Tóibín
    "Colm Tóibín"はアイルランド南西部ウェックスフォード州出身の小説家のこと。代表作に、『ヒース燃ゆ』、『ブルックリン』等がある。
  • I think it’s a woman’s name maybe?
  • Yes, that’s right.
  • ‘Nora Webster’ is the title.
  • Uh, let me have a look on our system…
  • Thanks…
  • I’m afraid it’s out at the moment.
  • Would you like me to reserve it for you?
  • Oh, could you? That’d be great.
  • Do I have to pay for that?
  • No, no, it’s a free service.
  • We’ll just send you a text or an email when it’s returned
  • and it’ll be kept here for you.
  • Great thanks!
  • Could I have your library card for your details please?
  • Here you are.
  • Ok, that’s all done.
  • Is there anything else I can help you with today?
  • I was also looking for some books on Irish music.
  • Could you suggest anything interesting?
  • Certainly.
  • Erm… if you’d like to come with me to the music and arts section
  • I’ll show you a few you might like.
  • Oh, fantastic!
  • Thanks so much for your help.

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