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Under one’s breath


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오늘의 영어 표현은 Under one’s breath입니다.

Let’s find out when you can use the expression ‘under one’s breath’ but first we will begin by listening to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘under one’s breath’ 가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Under one’s breath

Mike: Can you come over here for a second?

Jason: Why? What is it?

Mike: Come closer because I have to say it under my breath.

Jason: Oh, okay.

Mike가 Jason에게 “Can you come over here for a second? 야, 잠깐 이리 와볼래?”라고 하자 Jason이 “Why? What is it? 왜, 뭔데?”라고 묻습니다. 이어 Mike가 “Come closer because I have to say it under my breath. 좀 더 가까이 와봐. 조용히 말할 게 있어서 그래.”라고 하자 Jason이 “Oh, okay. 아~ 알겠어.”라고 대답하더라고요. Keep today’s phrase ‘under your breath’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Under one’s breath

Mike: Can you come over here for a second?

Jason: Why? What is it?

Mike: Come closer because I have to say it under my breath.

Jason: Oh, okay.

오늘의 표현은 under one’s breath입니다. When you say something under your breath, it means that you whisper or say it in a quiet or low voice. So when you murmur and say something faintly, you are saying it ‘under your breath’. Under one’s breath는 ‘낮은 목소리로, 작은 소리로’라는 뜻입니다. 말을 소곤소곤 할 때, 또는 속삭일 때 쓸 수 있는 표현입니다. 이제 예를 들어 볼까요? Let me give you some examples. “I said it under my breath so that others won’t hear what I am saying.”라고 하면 “다른 사람들이 못 듣게 나는 소곤소곤 얘기했다.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 또 다른 예를 들어 보겠습니다. “Roy was upset so he muttered under his breath.”라고 하면 “로이는 화가 나서 낮은 목소리로 투덜거렸다.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now you know what today expression ‘under one’s breath’ means right? Then we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

Under one’s breath

Mike: Can you come over here for a second?

Jason: Why? What is it?

Mike: Come closer because I have to say it under my breath.

Jason: Oh, okay.

Let’s review. ‘Under one’s breath’ means to speak quietly or say something in a whisper. UNDER ONE’S BREATH. 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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