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I’ll give you a daily introduction to some meaningful and useful everyday English words and phrases! So let’s get started today!

Hi everyone, this is Jennifer Yoo with ENGLISH WITH YOO! 안녕하세요 English with Yoo!의 Jennifer Yoo입니다.

오늘의 영어 표현은 in the red입니다.

Let’s find out what it means to be in the red, but first we will start by listening to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘be in the red’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

In the red

Mike: Hey, how is your bakery business?

Jason: Surprisingly, we are not doing so well. We are in the red.

Mike: Really?

Jason: Yes and actually a new bakery opened up right next door to us recently and since then we’ve lost many of our customers.

Mike: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that your business is in the red. I’m sure your business will pick up again.

Jason: Thanks for that encouragement.

Mike가 Jason에게 “Hey, how is your bakery business? 제과점 요즘 잘 되니?”라고 묻자 Jason이 “Surprisingly, we are not doing so well. We are in the red. 이상하게 요즘 손님이 별로 없어. 적자야.” 라고 하네요. Mike가 “Really? 정말?”이라고 하자 Jason은 “Yes and actually a new bakery opened up right next door to us recently and since then we’ve lost many of our customers. 그래. 사실 요새 우리 옆에 새 제과점이 생기고 나서 손님이 다 그리로 갔지 뭐야.”라고 하더라고요. 이어 Mike 가 “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that your business is in the red. I’m sure your business will pick up again. 아, 그렇구나. 하지만 네 가게도 다시 잘 될 거야. 너무 걱정하지 마.”라고 대답하더라고요. Keep today’s phrase to be ‘in the red’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

In the red

Mike: Hey, how is your bakery business?

Jason: Surprisingly, we are not doing so well. We are in the red.

Mike: Really?

Jason: Yes and actually a new bakery opened up right next door to us recently and since then we’ve lost many of our customers.

Mike: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that your business is in the red. I’m sure your business will pick up again.

Jason: Thanks for that encouragement.

오늘 영어표현은 in the red / to be in the red입니다. If you are in the red, it means that you are either losing money or in debt. This phrase is often used in business to signify a loss. In the red는 보통 손해를 보거나 빚을 지면서 사업을 하는 경우에 쓰는 표현입니다. It is known that red ink is used to indicate losses or debt on financial balance sheets. So that’s why if your bank account shows you a negative amount in red ink, it means that you are in debt. 손해 본 거나 빚진 걸 장부에 올릴 때 붉은 글자로 써넣은 데서 나온 말이죠. 예를 들어볼까요? “That business is in the red.”라고 하면 “사업이 지금 적자다.”라는 뜻이고요. “Elizabeth started a new online business knowing ahead of time that she’d be working in the red.”라고 하면 “Elizabeth는 적자를 무릅쓰고 새로운 온라인 사업을 시작했다.”라는 뜻입니다. 참고로 흑자인 경우는 in the black을 쓴다는 것도 알아두시고요. Now you know what it means to be in the red right? Now let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

In the red

Mike: Hey, how is your bakery business?

Jason: Surprisingly, we are not doing so well. We are in the red.

Mike: Really?

Jason: Yes and actually a new bakery opened up right next door to us recently and since then we’ve lost many of our customers.

Mike: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that your business is in the red. I’m sure your business will pick up again.

Jason: Thanks for that encouragement.

Let’s review what we have learned today. When you are in the red, it means that you are losing money or in debt. Now try using this phrase on your own. 그럼 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!

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