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The more the merrier


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Hi everyone, this is Jennifer Yoo with ENGLISH WITH YOO! 오늘의 영어 표현은 ‘The more the merrier’입니다.


Today let’s find out what ‘the more the merrier’ means and when you can use this phrase. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘The more the merrier’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다.

The more the merrier
Mike: Hey, I know you’re hosting a house warming party this weekend and I was wondering if I could bring a friend.
Lin: Of course! You know how I love meeting new people so bring as many friends as you’d like. The more the merrier!
Mike: Sounds good! By the way, I will be bringing the desserts!
Lin: Thanks!

Mike가 Lin에게 “Hey, I know you’re hosting a house warming party this weekend and I was wondering if I could bring a friend. Lin! 너 이번 주말에 집들이한다며? 혹시 내 친구 데려와도 될까?”라고 물어보네요. 그러자 Lin이 “Of course! 당연하지! You know how I love meeting new people so bring as many friends as you’d like. 내가 새로운 사람 만나는 거 얼마나 좋아하는 지 잘 알잖아? 원하는 만큼 다 데려와. The more the merrier! 많이 오면 많이 올수록 더 재밌지.”라고 합니다. Mike가 “Sounds good! By the way, I will be bringing the desserts! 그래 좋아. 그나저나 후식은 내가 가져갈게.”라고 하네요. Keep today’s phrase ‘the more the merrier’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

The more the merrier
Mike: Hey, I know you’re hosting a house warming party this weekend and I was wondering if I could bring a friend.
Lin: Of course! You know how I love meeting new people so bring as many friends as you’d like. The more the merrier!
Mike: Sounds good! By the way, I will be bringing the desserts!
Lin: Thanks!

오늘의 표현은 ‘the more the merrier’입니다. This means that the more people or things there are, the better the situation will be or the more fun people will have. The 다음에 비교급 형태가 연속으로 두 번 나오면 ~하면 할수록 더욱더 ~하다. 라는 뜻이죠. 따라서 The more 많으면 많을수록 the merrier 더 즐겁다 라는 뜻이 되는 것입니다. 사람이 많으면 많을수록 좋다, 많으면 많을수록 즐겁다 는 표현을 하고 싶을 때 사용한답니다. 예문으로 알아볼까요? Would you mind if I bring my friends to your party? 파티에 내 친구들 데려가도 될까? 라는 질문에 Not at all, The more the merrier. 당연하지. 많이 오면 많이 올수록 좋아. 라고 답할 수 있습니다. Now you know what ‘the more the merrier’ means right? Then let’s listen to today’s conversation for the last time.

The more the merrier
Mike: Hey, I know you’re hosting a house warming party this weekend and I was wondering if I could bring a friend.
Lin: Of course! You know how I love meeting new people so bring as many friends as you’d like. The more the merrier!
Mike: Sounds good! By the way, I will be bringing the desserts!
Lin: Thanks!

Now let’s review. Today we learned that the phrase ‘the more the merrier’ means the more people there are, the more fun it will be. 오늘 배우신 영어표현, The more the merrier은 사람이 많이 모일 수록 더 즐겁다라는 뜻입니다. 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye bye!
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