But your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.
be preoccupied with〜 〜に気を取られている、〜のことで頭がいっぱい
例： Mark has been preoccupied with making a movie starring hamsters.
whether (or not) 〜かどうか
whether自体に「～かどうか」という意味がありますが、“or not”を入れて強調することもできます。また、“or not”は文末に持ってくることも可能性です。
例： I still haven’t decided whether I’m going to take this job offer.
例： I still haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to take this job offer.
例： I still haven’t decided whether I’m going to take this job offer or not.
上の例文は「～かどうかという事」という名詞節になっていますが、“whether or not”は、下の例文のように副詞節として使うと、「～かどうかに関わらず」という意味になります。
例： Whether or not he likes it, he has to do it.
例： Whether he likes it or not, he has to do it.
Isfahan is a major city in central Iran, which once flourished and was called “Isfahan Nesf-e-Jahaan,” which literally means “Isfahan is half the world”. The city is full of beautiful architectural buildings, such as mosques, bazaars, and bridges, dating back to the Safavid dynasty.
Naghsh-e Jahan Square is one of the largest squares in the world, surrounded by two mosques, a bazaar, and a palace. It’s very quiet during the day since the temperature sometimes goes over 40℃. But then at night, it gets really busy because of all the local people who come out with their own food and tea to spend quality time with their friends and families.
It’s truly a must-see spot if you ever visit Iran!
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Would anyone like peanuts?
Would anyone like a peanut?
would like 欲しい wantの丁寧バージョン
例: Would you like some coffee?
＝ Do you want some coffee?
例: I’d like to make a reservation for two tonight.
= I want to make a reservation for two tonight.
例: Would you like me to kill you before you turn into a zombie if you get bit by one?
= Do you want me to kill you before you turn into a zombie if you get bit by one?
From Cappadocia, the world renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site of Turkey!
The area is famous for its remarkable rock formations made by volcanic activity, as well as cave dwellings and underground cities, which were mainly used by Christians fleeing religious persecution. I stayed for about a week in a small village called Goreme, the most popular town for tourists to explore the area. It’s located in the middle of this rocky area, so some of the accommodations are partially or fully built into the caves. The view from the town is great, but if you go on a short hike, the scenery is even more breathtaking! Of course, you can take a hot air balloon ride, which Cappadocia is known for, but it was kind of expensive for me as a backpacker, so I didn’t.😅 Even so, I still had a lot of fun hiking around!
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