Oｈ ! My God Story
You can't get sick in America.
When about three months passed after moving to America,
I had a toothache.
It was so painful that I had to give up.
I looked for a dentist in the Japanese yellow pages.
I decided to go to NS group.
I was told that the treatment in Japan was unfinished.
Then I had six places to be treated.
I couldn't use my Japanese insurance in America.
The treatment fee was expensive.
I paid two hundred dollars, three hundred dollars
and once in a while one
thousand five hundred dollars.
One hundred dollars is about 12000 yen.
It took me about three months.
The total number of visit was about thirteen times.
I paid just about a million yen for the treatment.
I asked a receptionist,
"Can I get this money back in Japan?"
"You can get refund if you apply for it in Japan."
"How much ?"
She said, "You'll probably get refund from 30% to 70%."
So she advised me to apply for it in Japan.
I applied for the refund.
I only got 100,000 yen back.
I paid 1,000,000 yen and only got 100,000 yen back.
Oｈ ! My God.
You can't get a toothache or sick in America.
Even if you are going to die !
You can't get sick in America＝アメリカでは、病気になっちゃダメ！
get sick ＝病気になる
about＝およそ passed＝過ぎ去った moving to America＝渡米する
something happened＝ある事件が起きた toothache＝歯痛
so ＝大変な painful＝痛み give up＝まいる look for ＝探す
dentist＝歯医者 the Japanese yellow pages＝日本人用の便利帳
decid＝決める NS group＝日本歯科グループ was told ＝言われた
the treatment in Japan ＝日本での治療 unfinished＝中途半端
Then＝それで six places ＝６ヶ所 be treated＝治療した
Japanese insurance ＝日本の保険証 The treatment fee ＝治療費
expensive＝高価 pay＝支払う once in a while ＝時には
It took me about three months＝通う事３ヵ月 The total number ＝合計
visit＝通う about thirteen times＝１３回ぐらい a million yen ＝１００万円
ask＝尋ねる a receptionist＝受付嬢 answer＝答える
refund＝払い戻す、還付金が返って来る apply ＝申し込む、申告する
probably＝多分 from 30% to 70%.＝３０〜７０％ So＝だから
Even if ＝もし〜でさえ die＝死ぬ