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

오늘의 영어 표현은 Sleep on it입니다.

Let’s find out what it means to sleep on it, but first we will begin by listening to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘sleep on it’이 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Sleep on it

Mike: Hey your wife told me that you got a wonderful job offer today.

Jason: Yes I did but I didn’t decide on taking the job yet. I still need to sleep on it.

Mike: Why would you need to sleep on it? It’s an amazing opportunity!

Jason: Well it’s because this new job is in a different state and that means that our family would have to move.

Mike: Oh. That’s a very big decision.

Mike이 Jason에게 “Hey your wife told me that you got a wonderful job offer today. 네 아내가 그러던데, 너 오늘 좋은 직장에서 오라고 했다며.” 라고 하자 Jason이 “Yes I did but I didn’t decide on taking the job yet. 응, 그런데 아직 결정한 건 아니야. I still need to sleep on it. 하룻밤 더 신중히 생각해 봐야겠어.”라고 답하네요. Mike가 “Why would you need to sleep on it? 생각할 필요가 뭐가 있어? It’s an amazing opportunity! 좋은 기회잖아.” 라고 하네요. 이어 Jason이 “Well it’s because this new job is in a different state and that means that our family would have to move. 왜냐하면, 그 일 자리가 다른 주에 있어서 가족이 다 이사해야 하거든.”이라고 하자 Mike 가 “Oh. That’s a very big decision. 아, 쉽지 않은 결정이겠구나.”라고 말합니다. Keep today’s phrase ‘sleep on it’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Sleep on it

Mike: Hey your wife told me that you got a wonderful job offer today.

Jason: Yes I did but I didn’t decide on taking the job yet. I still need to sleep on it.

Mike: Why would you need to sleep on it? It’s an amazing opportunity!

Jason: Well it’s because this new job is in a different state and that means that our family would have to move.

Mike: Oh. That’s a very big decision.

오늘의 영어표현은 to sleep on it입니다. To sleep on it means to think carefully and take at least a day to think about something before making a decision. In life, there are many decisions to make and things to think about. So sometimes, we need to take a day or two to think about it. 그런데 사소한 것이라면 몰라도 중요한 일에 대한 결정은 충분히 시간을 두고 하는 게 좋겠죠. 신중하게 생각해봐야 하니까요. 이런 상황에서 쓸 수 있는 표현이 바로 ‘sleep on it’입니다. Sleep on it은 ‘하룻밤 자며 잘 생각하다, 신중하게 검토해보다’는 뜻인데요. 결정을 다음 날까지 미룬다는 의미를 담고 있습니다. 이제 예를 들어 볼까요? Let me give you some examples. “I have yet to decide if I want to take a vacation now or later. I’ll sleep on it and make a decision tomorrow.” 라고 하면 “휴가를 지금 갈지 나중에 갈지 아직 모르겠어. 하룻밤 자고 내일 결정해야지 뭐.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 또 다른 예를 들어 보겠습니다. “I need to sleep on it so I will tell you tomorrow what I think.”라고 하면 “오늘 밤에 생각해보고 내일 알려줄게.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now you know what it means to sleep on it right? Then we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

Sleep on it

Mike: Hey your wife told me that you got a wonderful job offer today.

Jason: Yes I did but I didn’t decide on taking the job yet. I still need to sleep on it.

Mike: Why would you need to sleep on it? It’s an amazing opportunity!

Jason: Well it’s because this new job is in a different state and that means that our family would have to move.

Mike: Oh. That’s a very big decision.

Let’s review. ‘Sleep on it’ means to be take time out to think about something before making a decision. SLEEP ON IT. Now try using the phrase on your own. 그럼 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!

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