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Tie the knot


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오늘의 영어 표현은 tie the knot입니다.

Before we find out what today’s expression ‘tie the knot’ means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘tie the knot’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Tie the knot
Mike: Hey, your wedding is coming up. You must be so excited to tie the knot with Lily.
Jason: I’m definitely excited yet nervous. Lily and I have been dating for over 7 years, and it’s time that we tie the knot.

Mike가 Jason 에게 “Hey, your wedding is coming up. 네 결혼식 얼마 안 남았네. You must be so excited to tie the knot with Lily. 너 릴리랑 곧 결혼해서 좋겠다.” 라고 하자 Jason이 “I’m definitely excited yet nervous. 응, 정말 좋지. 그런데 긴장도 되네. Lily and I have been dating for over 7 years and it’s time that we tie the knot. 릴리랑 7년을 만났으니 결혼 할 때도 됐지 뭐.” 라고 하더라고요. Now keep today’s expression ‘tie the knot’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Tie the knot
Mike: Hey, your wedding is coming up. You must be so excited to tie the knot with Lily.
Jason: I’m definitely excited yet nervous. Lily and I have been dating for over 7 years and it’s time that we tie the knot.

Today’s expression is tie the knot. Tie the knot means to marry a partner; to unite a couple in marriage. So basically when a couple ‘ties the knot’ they get married. Tie the knot 말 그대로 하면 ‘매듭을 묶다.’ 라는 뜻인데요 이 말은 ‘누구와 결혼을 하다’라는 의미로 쓰이는 관용표현입니다. 오늘 본문에서 Mike 가 Jason에게 “You must be so excited to tie the knot with Lily. 라고 했습니다. 이 문장은 너 릴리랑 곧 결혼해서 좋겠다.” 라는 뜻이죠. 예문을 통해 오늘 표현을 더 익혀보겠습니다. “We tied the knot last week.”라고 하면 ‘우리는 지난주에 결혼했어.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 또 다른 예를 들어 보겠습니다. “Ian is planning to tie the knot with his girlfriend next December.” 라고 하면 “이앤은 내년 12월에 여자친구와 결혼할 계획이야.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now you know what today’s expression ‘tie the knot’ means right? Then we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

Tie the knot
Mike: Hey, your wedding is coming up. You must be so excited to tie the knot with Lily.
Jason: I’m definitely excited yet nervous. Lily and I have been dating for over 7 years and it’s time that we tie the knot.

Let’s review. When a couple ‘ties the knot’ it means that they get married. TIE THE KNOT. 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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