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헬스장에서 외국인 친구에게 말걸고 싶은데 첫 마디는 어떻게 시작해야할까요?
- Hi, where are you from?
- How long have you been in Korea?
- How do you like living in Korea?
- Do you know how this treadmill works?
treadmill (running machine) 러닝머신, (미국 영어에서 주로 사용)
How do you like ~ 어때?
- How do you like your new job?
- How do you like your new boss?
A: These days, there are so many poorly written articles. I really hate that!
B: I know! Another way to say that is junk articles.
A: Many articles are repetitive with slightly different titles. You can tell some reporters can’t think for themselves.
B: I wonder if they are even qualified for their job.
A: Do you remember the press conference with President Obama back in 2010?
B: It boggled my mind that no one stood up to throw any question at President Obama when they had a chance.
A: There were about five hundred local and foreign reporters, but not even one Korean reporter was able to come up with a question for President Obama.
B: Are they only good at committing plagiarism?
A: Maybe they are not competent enough to ask questions.
B: I still blush in shame thinking about them.
[복습 / 표현 및 단어정리]
these days 요즘
- nowadays 요즘 (문어체에서 주로 사용)
- These days, I'm busy with school.
- We are working on a new project these days.
another way to say that 다른말로 말하면
- Another way to say brothers and sisters is siblings.
- Another way to say that
you can tell ~라 말할 수 있다
- You can tell she is professional.
- You can tell Korea is on red alrert unfortunately.
I wonder if ~인지 아닌지 궁금하다
- I wonder if they are just friend. They might be dating.
- I wonder if this air purifier really works.
qualified 자격이 있는
- I think you are more than qualified for this job.
- I doubt if she is qualified as a manager.
back in (과거시점) back은 과거시점을 강조
boggle one's mind 깜짝 놀라게하다
- The twist at the end of the movie boggled my mind.
- The fact she controlled the president in the back boggled everyone's mind.
throw a question at ~에게 질문을 던지다
- The professor asked us to throw some questions at him.
- I don't remember who threw a question at me.
not even one 심지어 한명도
- Not even one person showed up to the party.
- Not even one person arrived at the satation on time.
be able to (can) ~ 할 수 있는
- (비교) be able to 조금 더 구체적인 이벤트를 계기로 할 수 있음을 의미, can 평소에 가능함을 의미
- After taking private lessons, I am able to play tennis now.
- I can play tennis.
- After listening Perfect25 podcast, I am able to speak in English.
come up with ~을 생각해내다, 떠올리다
- I've come up with a new idea.
- I'll come up with a plan for summer vacation.
commit ~을 저지르다.
- He commited a crime
- There are some terrorists who commit a suicide bombing all over the world.
competent 유능한, 능숙한
- He is very competent in his work.
- He couldn't get promoted as he wasn't competent enough.
competitive 경쟁이 있는, 경쟁력 있는
- We are living in a highly competitive society.
- That's the competitive price.
blush in shame 창피해서 얼굴이 빨개지다.
- enbarrassed 당황한, 곤란한
- shy (성격, 성향이) 수줍은
- Don't be shy about telling me what you want.
포스팅을 끝까지 읽어주셔서 감사합니다~!
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