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Early bird catches the worm


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오늘의 영어표현은 Early bird catches the worm입니다.

Before we find out what today’s expression means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘Early bird catches the worm’이 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Early bird catches the worm

Mike: Hey, there is a new job posting. It’s for a teaching position.

Jason: Oh! That would definitely be of my interest.

Mike: Well if it interests you, you should apply as soon as possible. The early bird catches the worm.

Mike가 Jason 에게 “Hey, there is a new job posting. It’s for a teaching position. 야, 새로운 일자리가 생겼던데. 가르치는 일이래.” 라고 하자 Jason이 “Oh! That would definitely be of my interest. 오, 그래? 내가 정말 관심 있어 하는 자리야.”라고 하네요. Mike 가 “Well if it interests you, you should apply as soon as possible. The early bird catches the worm. 그러면 얼른 지원해야지. 일찍 하는 사람이 유리하니까.” 라고 합니다. Now keep today’s expression ‘early bird catches the worm’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Early bird catches the worm

Mike: Hey, there is a new job posting. It’s for a teaching position.

Jason: Oh! That would definitely be of my interest.

Mike: Well if it interests you, you should apply as soon as possible. The early bird catches the worm.

Today’s expression is early bird catches the worm. The early bird catches the worm means that if you start something early, you stand a better chance of success. And remember that success comes to those who prepare well and put in effort. Early bird catches the worm말 그대로 하면 ‘일찍 일어나는 새가 벌레를 잡는다.’라는 뜻인데요. 이 말은 ‘남보다 부지런해야 성공 한다.’라는 의미로 쓰입니다. 다시 말해 남들보다 먼저 준비하고 노력해서 자신에게 찾아오는 기회를 붙잡아야 된다는 뜻이죠. 오늘 본문에서 Mike 가 Jason에게 “Well if it interests you, you should apply as soon as possible. The early bird catches the worm.” 이라고 했습니다. 이 문장은 “관심 있으면 얼른 그 일자리에 지원해야지. 일찍 하는 사람이 유리하니까.”라는 뜻이죠. 오늘 표현을 더 익혀보겠습니다. “If you want to buy the computer that’s on sale, you’d better get to the store early. The early bird catches the worm.”라고 하면 “할인해서 팔고 있는 컴퓨터를 사려면 일찍 가야 할 거야. 부지런한 사람이 먼저 기회를 잡는 법이니까 말이지.”라는 뜻입니다. Now you know what today’s expression ‘the early bird catches the worm’ means right? Then we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

Early bird catches the worm

Mike: Hey, there is a new job posting. It’s for a teaching position.

Jason: Oh! That would definitely be of my interest.

Mike: Well if it interests you, you should apply as soon as possible. The early bird catches the worm.

Let’s review. The early bird catches the worm means that if you start something early, you stand a better chance of success. EARLY BIRD CATHCES THE WORM. 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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