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Off the top of my head


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English with Yoo! *** A daily introduction to English words and phrases***


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I’ll give you a daily introduction to some meaningful and useful everyday English words and phrases! So let’s get started today!

Hi everyone, this is Jennifer Yoo with ENGLISH WITH YOO!오늘의 영어 표현은: Off the top of my head입니다.

What would you think if you heard this: "Off the top of my head." There is nothing on her head. But, let's see if we can find out what she means.

오늘의 영어 표현은Off the top of my head입니다. Let’s listen closely to today’s conversation.

Off the top of my head

Laura: Do you know Tom's email address?
Iris: I couldn't tell you off the top of my head, but I have it in my contacts list on my computer. Can I send it to you later?
Laura: Sure. That would be great. Thanks.

Laura는Iris에게 “Do you know Tom’s email address? 혹시 Tom 전자우편 주소를 알아?”라고 물어보네요. 그러자 Iris는 “I couldn’t tell you off the top of my head 지금 당장은 떠오르지 않아서 말을 못하겠어 ” “But I have it in my contacts list on my computer. 근데 내 컴퓨터 주소록에는 있어”라고 말하면서, “Can I send it to you later? 나중에 보내줘도 돼?”라고 물어보네요. 그러자 Iris는 “Sure. That would be great. Thanks. 물론이지, 그러면 좋겠다 고마워”라고 답하네요.

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

Off the top of my head

Laura: Do you know Tom's email address?
Iris: I couldn't tell you off the top of my head, but I have it in my contacts list on my computer.

오늘의 영어 표현Off the top of my head / Off, O F F / the T H E / top T O P / of / my M Y / head H E A D/ Off the top of my head 입니다. Off the top of my head 은 ‘빠르게 대답하기 위해서 지금 막 생각해내는 중이야’라고 말하고 싶을 때 쓸 수 있는 표현입니다. "Off the top of my head." is common phrase that means I am trying to remember something, and to give you a quick answer. 그런데 만약 기억력이 별로 좋지 않다면 곧바로 머릿속에 떠오르는 정보가 틀릴 수도 있겠죠? But if a person's memory is bad, sometimes the information off the top of someone's head can be wrong. 다시 말해 ‘Off the top of my head’라는 말은 ‘즉석에서, 지금 당장 떠오르는 생각으로는’이라는 뜻으로, ‘금방 떠오른 생각이기 때문에 옳은 정보가 아닐 수도 있다’라는 의미를 포함하고 있습니다.

‘Off the top of my head’ 꼭 기억해두시고요, 그럼 여기서 오늘의 대화를 다시 한번 들어보시겠습니다. Listen carefully.

Off the top of my head

Laura: Do you know Tom's email address?
Iris: I couldn't tell you off the top of my head, but I have it in my contacts list on my computer. Can I send it to you later?
Laura: Sure. That would be great. Thanks.

오늘의 영어 표현, ‘Off the top of my head’즉석에서, 당장 떠오르는 생각으로는’ Off the top of my head꼭 기억해두세요!

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