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Icing on the cake


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오늘의 영어 표현은 Icing on the cake 입니다.

Let’s find out what ‘icing on the cake’ means, but first we will start by listening to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 icing on the cake가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Icing on the cake

Jen: You have been smiling all day. Did something good happen?

Jason: Yes! I got my graduate school acceptance letter today and I will be starting this fall.

Jen: Wow, congratulations!

Jason: And on top of that, I got hired today for a summer job. Now that’s icing on the cake. I can save some money before school starts.

Jen: That’s definitely an icing on the cake.

제가 Jason에게 “You have been smiling all day. Did something good happen? 너 무슨 좋은 일이라도 있니?”라고 묻자Jason 이 “Yes! I got my graduate school acceptance letter today and I will be starting this fall. 응, 나 오늘 대학원 입학 허가서 받았어. 이번 가을 학기부터 시작할 수 있대.” 라고 하네요. 그러자 제가“Wow, congratulations! 와, 축하해!”라고 답했습니다. 이어 Jason이 “And on top of that, I got hired today for a summer job. Now that’s icing on the cake. 게다가 여름 아르바이트 자리까지 생겼어. 이거야말로 금상첨화 아니고 뭐겠니? I can save some money before school starts. 학교 가기 전에 저축까지 할 수 있게 됐으니 말이야.”라고 하더라고요. Keep today’s phrase to ‘icing on the cake’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Icing on the cake

Jen: You have been smiling all day. Did something good happen?

Jason: Yes! I got my graduate school acceptance letter today and I will be starting this fall.

Jen: Wow, congratulations!

Jason: And on top of that, I got hired today for a summer job. Now that’s icing on the cake. I can save some money before school starts.

Jen: That’s definitely an icing on the cake.

오늘 영어표현은 icing on the cake입니다If something is referred to as icing on the cake, it is an extra benefit that makes a good situation even better. 케이크 위에 바르는 크림 또는 설탕과 버터로 만들어진 장식을 icing이라고 합니다. 케이크만 해도 맛있는데 거기다가 달콤한 icing까지 올려놓으면 얼마나 맛있겠습니까?

말 그대로 비단 위에 예쁜 꽃을 더하는 격이죠. 이렇게 좋은 일 위에 또 좋은 일이 더하여지는 걸 Icing on the cake이라고 합니다. Isn’t it so nice to be in a good situation and then something better happens on top of that. 예를 들어 볼까요? “I got a new job today! Plus my parents bought me a new car. Now that’s icing on the cake.” 라고 하면 “오늘 새 직장을 구한 데다가 부모님께서 새 차까지 사주셨어. 이게 금상첨화 아니고 뭐겠니? 라는 뜻입니다. Now you know what icing on the cake means right? Then we will now listen to the conversation for the last time.

Icing on the cake

Jen: You have been smiling all day. Did something good happen?

Jason: Yes! I got my graduate school acceptance letter today and I will be starting this fall.

Jen: Wow, congratulations!

Jason: And on top of that, I got hired today for a summer job. Now that’s icing on the cake. I can save some money before school starts.

Jen: That’s definitely an icing on the cake. Congratulations again!

Jason: Thanks!

Let’s review. Icing on the cake means to have a good situation and have something better happen on top of that, 좋은 상황에서 더 좋은 일이 생길때, icing on the cake. 잘 기역 해두세요. 그럼 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!

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