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It’s been ages


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오늘의 영어 표현은: It’s been ages입니다.

If you're speaking American English and you see an old friend or a colleague you haven't seen in a while, you can say: it's been ages since we've talked. What does this mean?

자, 그럼 Erica 와 Robert 이 나눈 대화에서, 오늘의 영어 표현It’s been ages를 들어보시겠습니다.

It’s been ages
Erica: How are you? I haven't seen you for a few years!
Robert: I'm doing great! It's been ages since we've talked. Hasn't it?
Erica: It's been a long time, that's for sure.

Erica는 Robert에게 “How are you? 잘지내?” “I haven’t seen you for a few years! 우리 만난지 몇 년 된거 같아!” 라고 하네요. Robert는 “I’m doing great! 난 잘지내지!” “It’s been ages since we’ve talked. 우리가 얘기한 지 참 오래되었구나!” 라고 하면서, “Hasn’t it? 그렇치?” 라고 물어보네요. 그러자, Erica는 “It’s been a long time 꽤 오래 됬지” “That’s for sure. 맞는 말이야”라고 대답하네요.

Now let’s listen to a portion of today’s conversation.

It’s been ages
Erica: How are you? I haven't seen you for a few years!
Robert: I'm doing great! It's been ages since we've talked.

오늘의 영어 표현It's been ages / It’s, I T ’ S / been, B E E N / ages, A G E S / It's been ages입니다. ‘It’s been ages’는 ‘누군가를 본지 오래 되었다, 정말 오랜만이다’ 라고 말하고 싶을 때 쓸 수 있는 영어 표현입니다. In American English, "it's been ages" is another way of saying it's been a long time or a very long time has passed since you've seen each other. ‘age’ A G E 는 ‘나이’를 의미하고요, 뒤에 ‘s’를 붙여 ‘ages’하면 ‘dark ages’ 암흑 시대, ‘middle ages’ ‘중세 시대’ 를 의미합니다. 즉 ages는 ‘오랜 기간’, ‘역사의 한 시대’를 의미한다고 생각할 수도 있는데요, 그래서 ‘it’s been ages’는 ‘정말 오랜 만이다.’ ‘정말 오랜 시간이 흘렀다’는 걸 의미하죠. 본문의 it’s been ages since we’ve talked. 는 우리가 서로 이야기를 나눈 이래로 정말 오랜 시간이 흘렀다, 즉 ‘진짜 오랜만이다!’라는 뜻입니다.
It’s been ages uses exaggeration by saying it's been many of those long stretches of time since something has happened.
‘It’s been ages’ 꼭 기억해두시고요, 그럼 여기서 오늘의 대화를 다시 한번 들어보시겠습니다.

It’s been ages
Erica: How are you? I haven't seen you for a few years!
Robert: I'm doing great! It's been ages since we've talked. Hasn't it?
Erica: It's been a long time, that's for sure. .

오늘의 영어 표현, ‘It’s been ages(무엇을) 한지 꽤 오래됬다, 오랜만이다’ It’s been ages꼭 기억해두세요!

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