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Bored to death


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오늘의 영어 표현은 bored to death 입니다.

Today let’s find out what bored to death means but first we’ll listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘bored to death’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Bored to death

Alice: Hey, what are you doing?

Jason: I’m just organizing some things on my desk. What are you doing?

Alice: I’m doing absolutely nothing. I’m bored to death!

Jason: If you’re bored to death let’s do something together. Maybe we can go watch a movie.

Alice 가 Jason에게 “Hey, what are you doing? 너 지금 뭐하니?” 라고 하자 Jason이 “I’m just organizing some things on my desk. What are you doing? 책상 정리 좀 하고 있어. 너는 뭐 하는데?”라고 묻습니다. 이어 Alice가 “I’m doing absolutely nothing. I’m bored to death! 나 정말 아무것도 안 하고 있어. 심심해 죽겠어.”라고 하네요. 그러자 Jason이 살짝 웃으면서 “If you’re bored to death let’s do something together. Maybe we can go watch a movie? 지루해서 죽겠다고? 그럼 뭐 좀 하자. 영화 보러갈까?”라고 하더라고요. Keep today’s phrase ‘bored to death’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Bored to death

Alice: Hey, what are you doing?

Jason: I’m just organizing some things on my desk. What are you doing?

Alice: I’m doing absolutely nothing. I’m bored to death!

Jason: If you’re bored to death let’s do something together. Maybe we can go watch a movie.

오늘의 표현은 bored to death입니다. Today’s expression is bored to death. If you are bored to death it means that you are extremely bored. This expression is used to exaggerate how bored you are or to express how uninteresting something is. Bored는 ‘지루해하는, 따분해 하는’ 이라는 뜻인데요. 여기에 to death를 붙여 bored to death하면 ‘무척 지루하다, 심심해 죽겠다.’ 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 심심하다, 지루하다는 것을 강조하고 싶을 때 쓸 수 있는 표현이죠. 본문에서 Alice가 너무 심심해서 Jason에게 “I’m bored to death! 나 심심해 죽겠어.” 라고 했죠. 이제 예를 들어 볼까요? Let me give you some examples. “I’m bored to death so can you come over and hang out with me?” 라고 하면 “나 심심해 죽겠어. 우리 집에 놀러 오지 않을래?” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 또 다른 예를 들어 보겠습니다. “We were bored to death at the meeting.”라고 하면 “회의가 지루해서 죽는 줄 알았어.”라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now you know what today’s expression ‘bored to death’ means right? Then we’ll listen to the conversation for the last time.

Bored to death

Alice: Hey, what are you doing?

Jason: I’m just organizing some things on my desk. What are you doing?

Alice: I’m doing absolutely nothing. I’m bored to death!

Jason: If you’re bored to death let’s do something together. Maybe we can go watch a movie.

Let’s review. ‘Bored to death’ means to be extremely bored. BORED TO DEATH. Now try using this expression on your own. 그럼 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye bye!

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