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Bring home the bacon


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오늘의 영어 표현은 Bring home the bacon입니다.

Have you ever heard someone say bring home the bacon? Let’s find out what that means, but first we will start by listening to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘bring home the bacon’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Bring home the bacon

Jason: Hey, I heard your wife quit her job. Is it going to be just you bringing home the bacon?

Mike: Yes, she did and I’m the one bringing home the bacon for now.

Jason: I see.

Mike: She worked too far from our home and our kid’s school.

Jason: Well, tell your wife that I wish her the best in finding a job near your home and the kids.

Mike: Absolutely.

Jason이 Mike에게 “Hey, I heard your wife quit her job. 네 부인이 직장을 그만뒀다며? Is it going to be just you bringing home the bacon? 이젠 너 혼자 벌어야겠네?”라고 하자 Mike가 “Yes, she did and I’m the one bringing home the bacon for now. 응, 집사람이 일을 그만둬서 혼자 생활비를 벌어야 해.”라고 하네요. Jason이 “I see. 아, 그렇구나.”라고 대답하자 Mike가 “She worked too far from our home and our kid’s school. 사실 집사람 직장이 우리 집에서도 멀고 아이들 학교에서도 멀었어.” 라고 대답하네요. 이어 Jason이 “Well, tell your wife that I wish her the best in finding a job near your home and the kids.”라고 하더라고요. Keep today’s phrase ‘bring home the bacon’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Bring home the bacon

Jason: Hey, I heard your wife quit her job. Is it going to be just you bringing home the bacon?

Mike: Yes, she did and I’m the one bringing home the bacon for now.

Jason: I see.

Mike: She worked too far from our home and our kid’s school.

Jason: Well, tell your wife that I wish her the best in finding a job near your home and the kids.

Mike: Absolutely.

오늘 영어표현은 bring home the bacon입니다. When you bring home the bacon, it means that you earn a living and with that earning you provide for your household. This phrase is very similar to being the breadwinner. Bring home the bacon을 직역하면 ‘집에 베이컨을 가져오다.’ 라는 뜻인데요. ‘가장으로 서 생활비를 벌어오다, 생계를 꾸리다라는 말이죠. 이 뜻 말고도 …을 해내다, 과업을 완수하다’라는 의미도 있고요.Let me give you an example. 예를 들어볼까요? My husband is working hard to bring home the bacon for our family. 라고 하면 ‘우리 남편은 가족을 먹여 살리려고 열심히 일해.’ 라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now you know what ‘bring home the bacon’ means right? Now let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Jason: Hey, I heard your wife quit her job. Is it going to be just you bringing home the bacon?

Mike: Yes, she did and I’m the one bringing home the bacon for now.

Jason: I see.

Mike: She worked too far from our home and our kid’s school.

Jason: Well, tell your wife that I wish her the best in finding a job near your home and the kids.

Mike: Absolutely.

Let’s review. When you ‘bring home the bacon’ it means that you bring home money earned at a job and provide for your family. Keep on practicing. 그럼 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!

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