A Korean classy lady consulted me today. She was suffering from cervical spondylosis and has attended my hospital regularly. She has been put in traction and other physical medicine.
To tell the truth, I have been trying to speak to her in Korean, but I couldn't. I didn't have enough confidence in my skill in Korean.
There always are some Korean texts on my desk at OPD. When the stream of patients are split, I make it a rule to look over them. She gave a glance at them and talked to me about the Korean language. I realized that it was my chance. "잘 지냈어요" (How have you been?) I uttered lamely. My voice was so weak, but she completely understood my Korean words. I was very happy.
〈ホテル，レストランなどが〉 高級な, おしゃれな, クラッシーな
〈人が〉 上品な, エレガントな, 一流の
lamely 心もとなさそうに, へどもどして