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

오늘의 영어 표현은 make a fuss입니다.

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

Make a fuss

Jen: Is something going on in the kitchen? I can hear lots of commotion going on.

Jason: Well, it’s Henry and Eric. Henry is making a fuss to Eric over a minor thing.

Jen: What exactly happened?

Jason: Eric accidently took Henry’s phone charger to work this morning and now Henry is making needless complaints about it.

Jen: Are you serious? I don’t think he should make a fuss about that!

제가 Jason에게 “Is something going on in the kitchen? I can hear lots of commotion going on. 야, 부엌에 무슨 일 있니? 큰 소동이 난 것 같네.”라고 묻자 Jason이 “Well, it’s Henry and Eric. 헨리랑 에릭 때문에 그래. Henry is making a fuss over a minor thing to Eric. 헨리가 에릭한테 별거 아닌 걸로 소란을 피우고 있어.”라고 하네요. 제가 “What exactly happened? 정확히 무슨 일이 있었는데 그래?”라고 다시 묻자 Jason이 “Eric accidently took Henry’s phone charger to work this morning and now Henry is making needless complaints about it. 에릭이 헨리 전화 충전기를 오늘 아침에 무심코 가져갔는데 그것 때문에 쓸데없이 투덜대는 거야.”라고 하네요. 이어 제가 “Are you serious? I don’t think he should make a fuss about that!어휴, 뭐 그 정도 갖고 그리 야단이야.” 라고 대답했습니다. Keep today’s phrase ‘make a fuss’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Make a fuss

Jen: Is something going on in the kitchen? I can hear lots of commotion going on.

Jason: Well, it’s Henry and Eric. Henry is making a fuss to Eric over a minor thing.

Jen: What exactly happened?

Jason: Eric accidently took Henry’s phone charger to work this morning and now Henry is making needless complaints about it.

Jen: Are you serious? I don’t think he should make a fuss about that!

오늘의 표현은 make a fuss입니다. The word ‘fuss’ means a useless activity or commotion. So when you make a fuss over someone or something, it means that you make an unnecessary and excessive display or commotion. Make a fuss has several meaning. It means to cry, complain or throw a tantrum. In addition, it means to argue over someone or something or treat someone with excessive attention. To make a fuss 는 (불필요하게 또는 정도가 지나치게) 소란을 피우다, 크게 떠들어대다 또는 투덜거리다 라는 뜻입니다. 이제 예를 들어 볼까요? Let me give you some examples. “Helen hates to make a fuss.”라고 하면 “헬렌은 소란 피우는 걸 싫어한다.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 또 다른 예를 들어 보겠습니다. “Don’t make such a fuss over that minor issue.”라고 하면 “사소한 일 갖고 소란 피우지 마.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 마지막 예를 들어 보겠습니다. “My baby has been crying and making a fuss all night long.” 라고 하면 “우리 아기가 밤새 울고 정말 대단했어.”라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now you know what the expression ‘make a fuss’ means right? Then we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

Make a fuss

Jen: Is something going on in the kitchen? I can hear lots of commotion going on.

Jason: Well, it’s Henry and Eric. Henry is making a fuss to Eric over a minor thing.

Jen: What exactly happened?

Jason: Eric accidently took Henry’s phone charger to work this morning and now Henry is making needless complaints about it.

Jen: Are you serious? I don’t think he should make a fuss about that!

Let’s review. ‘Make a fuss’ means to make an unnecessary and excessive display or commotion. MAKE A FUSS. 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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