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[English with Yoo] Play it by ear


안녕하세요 English with Yoo! 의 Jennifer Yoo입니다. English with Yoo! 는 일상생활에서 자주 쓰이는 다양한 표현들을 익히는 시간입니다.

I’ll give you a daily introduction to some meaningful and useful everyday English words and phrases! So let’s get started today!
오늘의 영어 표현은: Play it by ear 입니다.

My friend Abbey introduced me to her friend, Kaitlin, who just moved into town for her new job.

제 친구 Abbey 가 저에게 얼마전 자신의 친구 Kaitlin을 소개해줬는데요, Kaitlin은 Washington DC에 취직해서 얼마전 DC로 이사를 왔다고 합니다.

그런데, 너무 급하게 오느라 집도 제대로 알아보지 못했다고 하는데요, 그럼먼저 제가 Abbey와 나눈 대화내용을 들어보시죠?

Today’s phrase is play it by ear. Listen carefully.

Play it by ear
Jen: Kaitlin seems like a very sweet girl.
Abbey: I think she is nice.
Jen: Where is she originally from? Tennessee?
Abbey: Michigan.
Jen: Michigan…very cold.
Abbey: Mid-western girl. Yes, yes.
Jen: She said she wants the contract until the end of March and then from there we can play it by ear.
Abbey: I think that’s fine.
Jen: Yes, yes.

제가 Kaitlin이 아주 친절하고 착한것 같다며 어느 주에서 왔냐고 물었더니 미시간에서 왔다고 했습니다. Kaitlin은 DC 에 너무 급하게 오느라 집을 못구해서 현재 Abbey집에 머무르고 있다고 하는데요, She wants the contract until the end of March, 3월 말까지 Abbey 집에 살다가then we can play it by ear 3월 이후에는 상황을 봐서 결정하겠다고 하더라구요.

오늘의 영어 표현, Play it by ear 인데요, Play it by ear to deal with a situation as it develops and sometimes without a plan.

Play it by ear (사전 계획을 세우기보다) 그때그때 사정을 봐 가면서 하다, 임기응변으로 하다 는 뜻이 있습니다.

**Example sentences**
I’m not sure if I can go bowling or not, I’ll just have to play it by ear.
If we go into the meeting unprepared, we'll have to play everything by ear.
He never prepared his presentations. He always played things by ear.

Play it by ear, ‘그때그때 사정 봐가면서 하다, 임기응변으로 하다’ 라는 뜻 있다는 것 기억해두시고요, 그럼 여기서 오늘의 대화를 다시 한번 들어보시겠습니다. Listen carefully

Play it by ear
Jen: Kaitlin seems like a very sweet girl.
Abbey: I think she is nice.
Jen: Where is she originally from? Tennessee?
Abbey: Michigan.
Jen: Michigan…very cold.
Abbey: Mid-western girl. Yes, yes.
Jen: She said she wants the contract until the end of March and then from there we can play it by ear.
Abbey: I think that’s fine.
Jen: Yes, yes.

Now let me give you an example sentence in Korean and try to say that in English.
아직 어디로 갈지 결정 안했어. 그때 가서 상황보고 결정하려고.
그렇죠! We haven’t decided where to go, so we’ll just play it by ear.

오늘의 영어표현 Play it by ear ‘~그때그때 사정 봐가면서 하다, 임기응변으로 하다 ’ Play it by ear꼭 기억해두세요!

지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO!에Jennifer Yoo 였습니다. Until next time, bye bye!
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