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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!


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오늘의 영어 표현은: Get cold feet입니다.

Today, I’m looking forward to teaching you what to get cold feet means. Now, let’s listen carefully to today’s conversation.

Get cold feet
Claire: Are you going to enter the photo contest?
Mary: I don't know.
Claire: Oh, you should. You're so talented. Your pictures are beautiful!
Mary: You're just being nice. But I'm getting cold feet. I don't know if I am good enough.

Claire는Mary에게 “Are you going to enter the photo contest 그 사진 경연 대회에 참가할거니?” 라고 묻고 있네요. Mary가 “I don’t know 잘 모르겠어” 라고 하자 Claire 는 “Oh, you should 한번 참가해야돼 You’re so talented 넌 정말 재능이 있어 Your pictures are beautiful! 너가 찍은 사진들이 얼마나 아름다운데!” 라고 하더라고요. 그랬더니 Mary는 “You’re just being nice. But I’m getting cold feet. I don’t know if I am good enough 내가 그 정도 수준이 되는지도 모르겠다. 자신도 없고 너무 긴장 되” 라고 하더라고요.

Now let’s listen to a portion of today’s conversation.
Get cold feet
Claire: Oh, you should. You're so talented. Your pictures are beautiful!
Mary: You're just being nice. But I'm getting cold feet. I don't know if I am good enough.

오늘의 영어 표현은 Get cold feet / get, G E T / cold C O L D / feet F E E T 입니다. To get cold feet 은 어떤 일을 하기에 앞서, 긴장을 하거나 혹은 주눅들고 겁 먹었을 때 쓰는 표현입니다. 겁을 먹거나 긴장을 하게 되면 손발이 차가워지죠? You may get cold feet when you are about to take a big exam or even present in front of a huge crowd. That’s when you can use this phrase, get cold feet. Once again, if you say I'm getting cold feet, it means that you are very nervous, afraid or uncomfortable about doing something.

‘to get cold feet 긴장을 하다, 겁 먹다, 주눅들다’ 꼭 기억해두시고요, 그럼 여기서 오늘의 대화를 다시 한번 들어보시겠습니다. Listen carefully.

Get cold feet
Claire: Are you going to enter the photo contest?
Mary: I don't know.
Claire: Oh, you should. You're so talented. Your pictures are beautiful!
Mary: You're just being nice. But I'm getting cold feet. I don't know if I am good enough.

오늘의 영어 표현, ‘to get cold feet 긴장하다 / to be very nervous, afraid or uncomfortable about doing something’ to get cold feet꼭 기억해두세요!

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