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With flying colors


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오늘의 영어 표현은 With flying colors 입니다.

Before we find out what today’s expression means, let’s start by listening to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘with flying colors’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

With flying colors

Jen: Hey, how did you do on your test?
Mike: I was really worried about how I would do, but in the end I passed it with flying colors!
Jen: Wow! You passed with flying colors? That’s great! Congratulations!

본문에서 제가 Mike에게 “Hey, how did you do on your test? 시험 어땠니?” 라고 묻자 Mike 가 “I was really worried about how I would do, but in the end I passed it with flying colors! 시험을 어떻게 봤는지 걱정을 많이 했는데 결과가 아주 좋았어.” 라고 하네요. 이어 제가 “Wow! You passed with flying colors? 와, 아주 잘 봤다고? That’s great! Congratulations! 잘 됐네. 축하해!”라고 했습니다. Now keep today’s expression ‘with flying colors’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

With flying colors

Jen: Hey, how did you do on your test?
Mike: I was really worried about how I would do, but in the end I passed it with flying colors!
Jen: Wow! You passed with flying colors? That’s great! Congratulations!

Today’s expression is with flying colors. If you do something with flying colors, it means that you achieve a difficult objective easily, excellently and with great success. It simply means to breeze through, sweep through, or sail through. Flying colors는 ‘대성공, 승리’라는 말인데요. 이때 Colors는 ‘군대의 기, 깃발’이라는 의미입니다. 따라서 ‘with flying colors’하면 ‘깃발을 날리면서’ 다시 말해 ‘아주 훌륭하게, 성공적으로, 의기양양하게’라는 뜻이 되죠. 자, 지금 깃발이 펄럭이는 모습을 떠올려 보십시오. 기세가 얼마나 당당한지 금방 느끼실 수 있을 겁니다. 이런 분위기에 빗대서 어떤 일을 잘해냈을 때 또는 성공적으로 끝냈을 때 이 표현을 쓰실 수 있습니다. 오늘 본문에서 Mike가 시험을 아주 잘 봤다고 했죠. “I was really worried about how I would do, but in the end I passed it with flying colors!”라고요. 상황 이해되시죠? 이제 예문을 통해 오늘 표현에 대해 더 자세히 알아보죠. “Tina passed her job interview with flying colors.”라고 하면 “티나는 면접을 아주 잘 봤다.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 또 다른 예를 들어 보겠습니다. “Esther qualified for the competition with flying colors. 에스더는 시합출전 자격을 아주 쉽게 따냈다.”라는 뜻입니다. Now you know what today’s expression means right? Then we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

With flying colors

Jen: Hey, how did you do on your test?
Mike: I was really worried about how I would do, but in the end I passed it with flying colors!
Jen: Wow! You passed with flying colors? That’s great! Congratulations!

Let’s review. If you do something with flying colors, it means that you achieve a difficult objective easily, excellently and with great success. WITH FLYING COLORS. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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