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Let’s call it a day


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오늘의 영어 표현은 Let’s call it a day입니다.

What does it mean when someone says let’s call it a day? We’ll find out but first, let’s listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘let’s call it a day’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Let’s call it a day

Mike: Hey, we’ve been moving these heavy boxes into your garage for the past two hours. Can we stop now?

Jason: We are almost done though. Let’s just move the rest and finish it up today.

Mike: No, I can’t. I’m getting tired and I don’t want to strain my back. Let’s call it a day and finish the rest tomorrow, please?

Jason: Fine, we’ll wrap up tomorrow then.

Mike 가 Jason에게 “Hey, we’ve been moving these heavy boxes into your garage for the past two hours. Can we stop now? 야, 네 차고로 무거운 상자 들어 나른 게 벌써 두 시간째다. 그만 좀 하자.” 라고 하니까 Jason은 “We are almost done though. Let’s move the rest and finish it up today. 야, 이제 거의 다 했어. 그냥 오늘 끝내자.” 라고 하네요. Mike 가 “No, I can’t. 어휴, 난 더는 못하겠어. I’m getting tired and I don’t want to strain my back. 이제는 지쳤고 허리에 무리 주고 싶지 않아. Let’s call it a day and finish the rest tomorrow. 오늘은 그만 하고 내일 마저 하자.”라고 하네요. 이어 Jason이 “Fine, we’ll wrap up tomorrow then. 그래 알았어. 오늘은 여기서 마무리하자.”라고 대답하더라고요. Keep today’s phrase ‘let’s call it a day’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Let’s call it a day

Mike: Hey, we’ve been moving these heavy boxes into your garage for the past two hours. Can we stop now?

Jason: We are almost done though. Let’s just move the rest and finish it up today.

Mike: No, I can’t. I’m getting tired and I don’t want to strain my back. Let’s call it a day and finish the rest tomorrow, please?

Jason: Fine, we’ll wrap up tomorrow then.

오늘 영어표현은 let’s call it a day입니다. To say ‘let’s call it a day’ is a way of suggesting that it’s time to stop doing something, usually because of tiredness. ‘Let’s call it a day’는 대개 일을 하다 지쳐서 그만했으면 좋겠다고 말하고 싶을 때 쓰는 표현입니다. 이제 그만할 때가 됐다.’라는 의미죠. In today’s conversation, Mike suggests that they should call it a day because he is feeling tired, especially because he has been moving boxes for a long time. 예를 들어 보겠습니다. “We’ve worked long hours today and since we’re both very tired. Let’s call it a day.” 라고 하면 “오늘 일을 아주 많이 했더니 지치네. 인제 그만 좀 했으면 좋겠다.”라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now you know what ‘let’s call it a day’ means right? Now let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Let’s call it a day

Mike: Hey, we’ve been moving these heavy boxes into your garage for the past two hours. Can we stop now?

Jason: We are almost done though. Let’s just move the rest and finish it up today.

Mike: No, I can’t. I’m getting tired and I don’t want to strain my back. Let’s call it a day and finish the rest tomorrow, please?

Jason: Fine, we’ll wrap up tomorrow then.

Let’s review. ‘Let’s call it a day’ means to stop doing whatever you are doing, especially because you’ve been doing it for a long time or because of tiredness. 그럼 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!

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