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Backseat driver


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오늘의 영어 표현은 ’backseat driver’입니다.

Have you ever encountered someone who is a back seat driver? Let’s find out what that means, but first we will listen to today’s conversation. 잘 들어보세요.

BACKSEAT DRIVER

Mike: Oh, oh take a right turn there. Slow down, slow down!

Jason: Okay Mike, be quiet.

Mike: Oh, oh! Turn your signal on! Also, step on the brakes lightly!

Jason: Mike! Stop telling me what to do. You are not the driver here! Stop being a backseat driver! You are distracting me.

Mike: Fine okay. Sorry about that.

Mike가 Jason에게 “Oh, oh take a right turn there. Slow down, slow down!야, 야, 저기서 우회전해야지! 그리고 운전 좀 천천히 해!”라고 참견을 하네요. 그러자 Jason이 “Okay Mike, be quiet. 야, 좀 조용히 해~! 참견하지 말고.” 라며 화를 냅니다. 이어 Mike가 “Oh, oh! Turn your signal on! Also, step on the brakes lightly! 야, 방향 지시등을 켜야지. 그리고 브레이크 좀 살살 밟아라.” 라고 또 참견하네요. 그러자 Jason 이 “Mike! Stop telling me what to do. 나한테 이래라저래라 좀 그만해. You are not the driver here! Stop being a backseat driver! You are distracting me. 지금 네가 운전하니? 참견 좀 그만해. 정신이 하나도 없단 말이야.”라고 대답하더라고요. Keep today’s phrase ‘backseat driver’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

BACKSEAT DRIVER

Mike: Oh, oh take a right turn there. Slow down, slow down!

Jason: Okay Mike, be quiet.

Mike: Oh, oh! Turn your signal on! Also, step on the brakes lightly!

Jason: Mike! Stop telling me what to do. You are not the driver here! Stop being a backseat driver! You are distracting me.

Mike: Fine okay. Sorry about that.

오늘 영어표현은 backseat driver입니다. A backseat driver is a passenger in a car who gives the driver unwanted advice on driving. Also a person who is so eager to advice without responsibility is called a ‘backseat driver’. 운전하다 보면 꼭 뒤에서 이러쿵저러쿵 참견하는 사람이 있죠? 운전자 정신만 산만해지게 말이죠. 이렇게 자기와 관계나 책임이 없는 일에 참견하기 좋아하는 사람을 두고 ‘Backseat driver’라고 합니다. Now you know what ‘backseat driver’ means right? Now let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

BACKSEAT DRIVER

Mike: Oh, oh take a right turn there. Slow down, slow down!

Jason: Okay Mike, be quiet.

Mike: Oh, oh! Turn your signal on! Also, step on the brakes lightly!

Jason: Mike! Stop telling me what to do. You are not the driver here! Stop being a backseat driver! You are distracting me.

Mike: Fine okay. Sorry about that.

Let’s review. ‘Backseat driver’ means to be someone who gives unwanted advice without responsibility. 그럼 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!

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