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오늘의 영어 표현은 last minute입니다.

Today let’s find out what the expression ‘last minute’ means, but first we will listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘last minute’ 이 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Last minute

Mike: Hey Keith is picking us up in five minutes so come down soon.

Alice: Really? I’ll get ready right now.

Mike: What? Why would you wait until the last minute? You had more than an hour to get ready.

Alice: Sorry I’m doing it last minute, but I’ll get ready quick.

Mike가 Alice에게 “Hey Keith is picking us up in five minutes so come down soon. 야, Keith가 5분 있으면 우리를 데리러 온대. 얼른 내려와.” 라고 하자 Alice가 “Really? I’ll get ready right now. 아 그래? 그럼 지금 준비할게.” 라고 하네요. Mike가 화난 듯이 “What? 뭐라고? Why would you wait until the last minute? 너는 왜 시간이 다 돼서야 준비를 하니? You had more than an hour to get ready. 준비할 시간이 한 시간 넘게 있었잖아.”라고 하네요. 이어Alice가 “Sorry I’m doing it last minute, but I’ll get ready quick. 막판에 준비해서 미안해. 대신 빨리 할게. ”라고 합니다. Keep today’s phrase ‘last minute’ in mind and we will hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Last minute

Mike: Hey Keith is picking us up in five minutes so come down soon.

Alice: Really? I’ll get ready right now.

Mike: What? Why would you wait until the last minute? You had more than an hour to get ready.

Alice: Sorry I’m doing it last minute, but I’ll get ready quick.

오늘의 표현은 last minute입니다. Today’s expression ‘last minute’ means the last possible chance for doing something. This is often used as an exaggeration. The last minute은 ‘마지막 순간, 막판, 임박해서, 최후의 순간’ 이라는 뜻입니다. 예를 들어서 항상 막판에 가서야 일을 준비하는 친구가 있다면 이렇게 표현할 수 있습니다. “My friend does things always at the last minute.”이라고요. Let me give you some other examples. “Laura only told me at the last minute that she can’t make it.”라고 하면 “로라는 시간이 임박해서야 못 온다고 나한테 알려줬어.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 또 다른 예를 들어 볼까요? “Why do you always make decisions at the last minute?” 라고 하면 “넌 왜 항상 모든 결정을 마지막 순간에 가서야 하니?”라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now you know what the expression ‘last minute’ means right? Then we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

Last minute

Mike: Hey Keith is picking us up in five minutes so come down soon.

Alice: Really? I’ll get ready right now.

Mike: What? Why would you wait until the last minute? You had more than an hour to get ready.

Alice: Sorry I’m doing it last minute, but I’ll get ready quick.

Let’s review. ‘Last minute’ means the latest possible opportunity for doing something. LAST MINUTE. Now try using the phrase on your own. 그럼 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다.

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