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Black sheep (of the family)


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오늘의 영어 표현은 Black sheep (of the family) 입니다.

Let’s find out what it means to be the black sheep, but first we will listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘black sheep (of the family) 가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Black sheep (of the family)

Mike: Did you hear about Frank’s younger brother, Brian?

Jason: No I haven’t.

Mike: He ran away from home last weekend. So they are contacting every one of Brian’s friends to find out if they know where Brian may be.

Jason: I hope he returns home soon.

Mike: Me too, but he has always been the black sheep of the family and has been causing troubles ever since he was in middle school.

Mike가 Jason에게 “Did you hear about Frank’s younger brother, Brian? 야, 너 프랭크 남동생 브라이언에 대한 얘기 들었니?”라고 하자 Jason이 “No I haven’t. 아니.”라고 하네요. Mike가 “He ran away from home last weekend. So they are contacting every one of Brian’s friends to find out if they know where Brian may be. 브라이언이 지난 주말에 집을 나갔대. 그래서 온 가족이 브라이언 친구들 하나 하나에게 다 연락하고 있대. 혹시 어디 있는지 아나 물어보려고 말이야.”라고 합니다. 이어 Jason이 “I hope he returns home soon. 어떡하냐? 빨리 돌아와야 되는데.”라고 하자 Mike 가 “Me too, but he has always been the black sheep of the family and has been causing troubles ever since he was in middle school. 맞아. 그래야지. 그런데 브라이언은 중학교 때부터 그렇게 말썽을 부렸대. 걔만 유독 그 집안에 골칫거리라는 거야.”라고 대답하더라고요.

Keep today’s phrase black sheep (of the family) in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Black sheep (of the family)

Mike: Did you hear about Frank’s younger brother, Brian?

Jason: No I haven’t.

Mike: He ran away from home last weekend. So they are contacting every one of Brian’s friends to find out if they know where Brian may be.

Jason: I hope he returns home soon.

Mike: Me too, but he has always been the black sheep of the family and has been causing troubles ever since he was in middle school.

오늘 영어표현은Black sheep (of the family) 입니다. The phrase black sheep is used to describe a disreputable or an odd member of a group. Especially within a family, if someone is the black sheep, it means that a single member of the family is considered to be the disreputable or the bad one by the rest of the family. 간혹 흰 양 무리 가운데 검은 양이 태어나는 경우가 있습니다. 하얀 양털은 염색이 쉬워서 시장에 내다 팔기가 좋은데 검은 양털은 그렇지가 않죠. 그래서 검은 양은 환영받지 못합니다. 여기서 나온 말이black sheep (of the family) 인데요. 무리에서 따돌림받는 존재, 골칫거리, 말썽꾼, 또 한집안에서 혼자만 나쁜 쪽으로 도드라지는 사람을 말합니다. 그리고 가족 가운데 혼자 종교가 다른 경우도 black sheep 이라고 부릅니다. 예를 들어볼까요? “Aaron always causes trouble in the household so he is called the black sheep of the family.” 라고 하면 “애론은 항상 문제만 일으키는 집안에 골칫덩어리다.” 라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example. “My parents consider me to be the black sheep of the family because both my sister and my brother are doctors and I am a singer.”라고 하면 “우리 누나랑 형은 둘다 의사고 나는 배우다. 그래서 그런지 나는 부모님한테서 따돌림을 당한다.”라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now you know what black sheep of the family means right? Now let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Black sheep (of the family)

Mike: Did you hear about Frank’s younger brother, Brian?

Jason: No I haven’t.

Mike: He ran away from home last weekend. So they are contacting every one of Brian’s friends to find out if they know where Brian may be.

Jason: I hope he returns home soon.

Mike: Me too, but he has always been the black sheep of the family and has been causing troubles ever since he was in middle school.

Let’s review. Black sheep (of the family) means that someone is the odd one out or the disreputable one out of a group. 그럼 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!

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