오늘의 표현 7편

EiK Podcast 99: 오늘의 표현 7편

최근에 제 트위터를 통해서 배포한 표현 10 개를 묶어서 올립니다.평상시에 휴대폰으로나 이메일을 통해서 하루에 하나씩 이런 표현 연습을 받고 싶으면 @EnglishinKorean에 가셔서 팔로잉하시면 됩니다.

 

~ is starting to pay off: ~ 한 보람이 있다.  I was able to read some Chinese characters I saw today.  Those hanja lessons are starting to pay off.

  • My friend said she was able to understand the lyrics to my song.  I guess those Korean lessons she’s been taking are really starting to pay off.

My foot fell asleep. 발이 저려요 / 쥐났어요. Sitting on the floor in that awkward position (불편한 자세) for so long made my foot fall asleep.

  • When I first came to Korea, one of the hardest things about sitting on the floor was that my foot kept falling asleep and I couldn’t stand up after finishing a meal.

Hypochondria: 건강염려증.  I love my brother, but he suffers from some serious hypochondria.  He’s always worried that he has some rare disease.

  • Living with a hypochondriac can be a trying experience.

To keep one’s cool: 평정심을 유지하다. 예문: He has a remarkable ability to keep his cool, even under immense pressure.

  • With people watching your every move right now, it’s even more important that you keep your cool.

To make ends meet: 빚 안 지고 살아가다. 예문: Many Americans have struggled to make ends meet since the economic downturn of 2008.

  • I just haven’t been able to make ends meet since I lost my job.

We really lucked out: 운이 정말 좋았다. We didn’t have reservations, but the restaurant had a last-minute cancellation. We really lucked out.

  • I thought we were going to miss the start of the game but there was no traffic today and we made really good time.  I guess we lucked out.

My neck of the woods: 우리 동네. 예문: The staff party (회식) is in Shinchon?  Great!  That’s my neck of the woods.

  • There’s a new Apple store opening in Ilsan? How convenient! That’s my neck of the woods.

To open up to someone: 누군가에게 털어놓다.  It’s so nice to finally have someone I can open up to about all the stress I’ve been under recently.

  • I think she just really needs someone she can open to. These emotions have been pent up inside of me for years now.  I wish I could just open up to someone.

To bite the bullet: 울며 겨자 먹기.  All the cheap seats to LA are sold out.  I guess I’ll just have to bite the bullet and pay full fare.

  • I really hate asking my parents for money, but I’m completely broke.  I guess I’ll just have to bite the bullet and ring up my dad.

To burst out laughing: 빵 터지다.  I was trying to keep a straight face (웃지 않으려고 하다) during my friend’s presentation, but I burst out laughing.
동의어: to bust out laughing

  • The priest had a funny slip of the tongue during the homily and I couldn’t stop myself from bursting out laughing.

He’s a self-made man: 그는 자수성가한 사람이다. 예문: At first I thought he was born into wealth, but I recently found out that he’s a self-made man.

  • Thanks to my father’s utter lack of help, I can at least be sure that if I succeed in life, I’ll be a 100 percent self-made man.

Michael

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6 thoughts on “오늘의 표현 7편

  1. “빵터지다”와 같은 표현은 한국 사람들이 많이 쓰는 표현이라서 더욱더 유용한 것 같아요=D
    burst가 나온 김에 생각났는데, “burst in the seam”, 이건 실밥이 풀리다라고 하면 되겠죠?
    갑자기 예전에 어렴풋이 본 표현이 생각나서요..

    12월부터 뒤늦게 들은 애청자로써 예전꺼부터 다 듣고 있는데 최근 에피소드도 올라오자마자 들어요. 늘 기다린답니다=D =D 마이클쌤이 방송 도중에 말씀하시는 예문 하나하나 공책에 다 적으면서 공부하거든요!! 마이클,댄 쌤 두 분 호흡이 척척 맞으신데..곧 댄 쌤은 미국으로 떠나신다니 아쉽네요. 그래도 항상 응원할게요!!
    -lim-

  2. Sth is starting to pay off, 돈값한다라는 표현이 더 정서에 맞아보여요. 그 한자 수업을 들은 보람이 있다. 보다는, 그 한자 수업 돈값을 하나봐. ? 어떤가요? ㅎㅎ

    To make ends meet, 이라는 표현은 ‘끝을 보려고’ 라는 뜻인가요?
    가령, I was too tired to make ends meet, 라고 하면 끝장보려고 너무 힘들었다.
    대상은 게임을 끝내려고, 학위를 끝내려고, 등등으로 다양하게 사용할 수 있나요?

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