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Couch Potato


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오늘의 영어 표현은 Couch Potato 입니다.

Today, we’re going to find out what ‘couch potato’ means. Let’s begin by listening to today’s conversation. 그럼 먼저 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘couch potato’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. Listen carefully.

Couch Potato

Jen: Man, I’m so worried about Conner.
Mike: Why?
Jen: These days, all he ever does is watch TV and he is being so lazy. He’s become a real couch potato.
Mike: Wait did you say that Conner is being a couch potato? Really? He’s such an active guy though. He’s always out at the gym or doing something!
Jen: I know that’s why I was so surprised.

제가 Mike에게 “Man, I’m so worried about Conner.” 요즘 코너 때문에 걱정이 많아.” 라고 하자 Mike가 “Why?” 왜? ” 라고 묻습니다. 제가 “These days, all he ever does is watch TV and he is being so lazy. 요즘 맨날 누워서 텔레비전만 보는 게 일이야. He’s become a real couch potato. 아주 게을러졌어.” 라고 하네요. 이어 Mike가 “Wait did you say that Conner is being a couch potato? 뭐라고? 코너가 게을러 졌다고? Really? 에이, 설마. He’s such an active guy though. 게가 얼마나 활동적인데. He’s always out at the gym or doing something! 체육관 가서 운동도 꾸준히 하고 늘 이것저것 열심히 하는 애잖아.”라고 하네요. 제가 “I know that’s why I was so surprised. 글쎄 말이야. 그러니까 놀랐다는 거지.” 라고 대답했습니다. Keep today’s phrase ‘couch potato’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Couch Potato

Jen: Man, I’m so worried about Conner.
Mike: Why?
Jen: These days, all he ever does is watch TV and he is being so lazy. He’s become a real couch potato.
Mike: Wait did you say that Conner is being a couch potato? Really? He’s such an active guy though. He’s always out at the gym or doing something!
Jen: I know that’s why I was so surprised.

오늘 영어표현은 couch potato입니다. When a person spends a lot of time watching television with little or no physical activity, that person is considered to be a couch potato. 단어couch 는 ‘소파, 의자’라는 뜻이고 potato는 ‘감자’ 혹은 ‘포테이토 칩’ (얇게 썬 감자를 기름에 튀겨서 만든 간식입니다) 을 말하죠. 그래서 ‘couch potato’ 하면 소파에 앉거나 누워서 포테이토 칩을 먹으며 오랫동안 텔레비전만 보는 사람을 뜻합니다. 움직이는 걸 싫어해서 운동은 조금만 하거나 아예 안 하는 사람이죠. Instead of being active or going outside to do other activities, couch potatoes prefer spending long hours lying down or even sitting on a couch in front of the television. Now you know what ‘couch potato’ means right? Now let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Couch Potato

Jen: Man, I’m so worried about Conner.
Mike: Why?
Jen: These days, all he ever does is watch TV and he is being so lazy. He’s become a real couch potato.
Mike: Wait did you say that Conner is being a couch potato? Really? He’s such an active guy though. He’s always out at the gym or doing something!
Jen: I know that’s why I was so surprised.

Let’s review. ‘Couch potato’ is someone who is lazy or inactive. Try using the phrase on your own and let me know if you need any help! 그럼 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!

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