(人)に~させる の英語表現

   

メキシコとアメリカの国境で、16歳のメキシコ人の少年が持っていた液体のメタンフェタミンのボトルが本当にジュースなんだったら飲んでみろと国境検査官にいわれて飲んだところ急性中毒になって死亡するという事件が2013年にありました。メキシコの少年の家族は、検査官らに子供を殺されたとして訴えていましたが、検査官らは少年が自分から進んで飲んだのだと説明していました。このたび、そのときの様子を記録したセキュリティカメラの映像が公開され、検査官が少年に”ジュース”を飲むように指示しているように見えたことから、物議を醸しています。

(人)に~させる の英語表現が多数報道に出てきていますが、これらの英語表現を理解することは今回のニュースを正しく把握する上で重要になります。

encourage (人) to do ~  (人)が~することを奨励する

allow (人) to do ~  (人)が~することを容認する

The two officers encouraged him to drink the mixture. その二人の職員は彼がその混合液を飲むことを勧めた。
The two officers allowed him to drink the mixture. その二人の職員は彼がその混合液を飲むことを許した。

Velazquez died within two hours of consuming the fatal substance, but the two officers who appear to have encouraged (or at least allowed him) to drink the mixture have faced virtually no consequences for their actions. (heavy.com)

 

tell (人) to do ~  (人)に~するように言う

The two agents told the young man to drink the liquid. 二人の職員は若者にその液体を飲むように言った(命じた)。

The lawsuit, which alleged wrongful death, assault and batter, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, specifically stated that the “the two agents told [the] young man to drink the liquid to prove to them that it was fruit juice and not a drug.” (heavy.com)

 

suggest that 主語(人) 動詞(原形) (人)が~することを勧める

I suggested that he drink some strong coffee and take a hot shower. 私は彼に濃いコーヒーでも飲んで熱いシャワーを浴びることを勧めた。(Thinking Smarter by Steve Richfield 122ページ)

ask (人) to do ~  (人)に~することを依頼する

I asked him to drink it.  私は彼にそれを飲むように言った。

 

Cruz Velazquez:亡くなった16歳のメキシコの少年
Valerie Baird(女性)、Adrian Perallon(男性):二人の職員

While video of the encounter shows that both officers made hand gestures that seemed to encourage Velazquez to drink from one of the bottles, during their depositions, both officers denied under oath that they had done anything wrong.

Perallon blamed Velazquez: “I never suggested or asked him to drink,” he said. “He volunteered to drink.”

But Baird blamed Perallon: “He proposed to me that he should ask Cruz if he would be willing to take a drink,” she said. “He said he does it all the time in primary, and I said, ‘If that’s what you want to do.’” Perallon denied this interaction took place.

Nina Signorello, the officer who tried to help Velazquez while he was in the security office and later drove Baird to the hospital, provided what Iredale considers the key piece of evidence, testifying that Baird was initially worried that she would lose her job if someone ultimately blamed her.

“Oh my God, I asked him to drink it,” Baird said, according to Signorello’s testimony. Baird denied that, saying her fellow officer must have “misunderstood.” (Video reveals how actions of US border officers led to tragedy. ABC NEWS)

 

make (人) 動詞(原形不定詞) (人)に~するように(強制して)させる

The agents made him drink liquid methamphetamine. 職員らは、彼に液体のメタンフェタミンを飲ませた。

A 16-year-old Mexican boy suffered a painful death after US border patrol agents made him drink liquid methamphetamine disguised as juice. (metro.co.uk)

 

urge (人)to do ~  (人)に~要請する、強く勧める

The officers urged him to drink the liquid.職員らは少年にその液体を飲むことを要請した。

The family of a 16-year-old boy who died from acute meth intoxication after Customs and Border Patrol officers asked him to “prove” that a liquid he tried to cross the border with was juice will receive $1 million. But the officers who urged him to drink the liquid meth that led to his death have kept their jobs. (aol.com)

 

ABC 20/20 Tragic Incident At US-Mexico Border (Full Episodes 2017) (40:25)

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