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Slow and steady wins the race


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오늘의 영어 표현은 slow and steady wins the race입니다.

What does the phrase ‘slow and steady wins the race’ mean? We’ll find out but first let’s start by listening to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘slow and steady wins the race’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Slow and steady wins the race
Jen: Oh no! Look at Seth. He is running so much slower than others. He is definitely not going to win the race.
Jason: Hey, the game isn’t over yet. Plus, Seth may be slow but I’m sure he’ll catch up. Slow and steady wins the race, you know.

본문에서 제가 Jason에게 “Oh no! Look at Seth. He is running so much slower than others. He is definitely not going to win the race. 오, 저런! Seth좀 봐. 다른 선수들보다 훨씬 느리게 뛰고 있어. 절대 이기지 못 할 거야 .”라고 하자 Jason이 “Hey, the game isn’t over yet. 야, 아직 시합이 끝나지 않았어. Plus, Seth may be slow but I’m sure he’ll catch up. Slow and steady wins the race, you know. Seth가 좀 느리긴 하지만 곧 따라잡을 수 있을 거야. 꾸준히 하면 결국 이길 수 있는 거잖아.”라고 하더라고요. Now keep today’s expression ‘slow and steady wins the race’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Slow and steady wins the race
Jen: Oh no! Look at Seth. He is running so much slower than others. He is definitely not going to win the race.
Jason: Hey, the game isn’t over yet. Plus, Seth may be slow but I’m sure he’ll catch up. Slow and steady wins the race, you know.

Today’s expression is slow and steady wins the race. This expression means that consistency, although progress may be slow, will eventually be more beneficial than being quick just to get something done. Slow and steady wins the race는 ‘느려도 꾸준히 하면 결국 이긴다’라는 뜻입니다. 잠시 빠른 속도로 일하다 그만두는 것보다 포기하지 않고 천천히 하는 편이 더 낫다는 의미입니다. 성급하게 하면 일을 그르칠 수 있다는 뜻도 있고요. 표현에 관해 설명해 드리다 보니까 이솝 우화에 나오는 토끼와 거북이 이야기가 떠오르네요. 오늘 표현에 딱 들어 맞는 우화죠. 오늘 본문에서 제가 Seth는 너무 느리게 뛰고 있어서 못 이길 거라고 하자 Jason이 “Hey, the game isn’t over yet. Plus, Seth may be slow but I’m sure he’ll catch up. Slow and steady wins the race, you know.”라고 했습니다. “야, 아직 시합이 끝나지 않았어. Seth가 좀 느리긴 하지만 곧 따라잡을 수 있을 거야. 꾸준히 하면 결국 이길 수 있는 거잖아.”라고 말입니다. 예문을 통해 오늘 표현에 대해 더 자세히 알아보죠. “Keep at it and you will succeed. Slow and steady wins the race.” 라고 하면 “끝까지 포기하지 마. 그러면 결국 해낼 수 있을 거야. 느려도 꾸준히 하면 이긴다는 말 있잖니.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 또 다른 예를 들어 볼까요? “My father always tells me that slow and steady wins the race. I think it’s true.” 라고 하면 “우리 아버지께서는 느려도 착실하기만 하면 이긴다고 하셨는데 역시 옳은 말씀이야.” 라는 뜻입니다. Now you know what today’s expression means right? Then we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

Slow and steady wins the race
Jen: Oh no! Look at Seth. He is running so much slower than others. He is definitely not going to win the race.
Jason: Hey, the game isn’t over yet. Plus, Seth may be slow but I’m sure he’ll catch up. Slow and steady wins the race, you know.

Let’s review. ‘Slow and steady wins the race’ is an expression that means consistency, although progress may be slow, will eventually be more beneficial than being quick just to get something done. SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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