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Expect / Have company


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오늘 배워볼 영어 표현은 expect / have company입니다.


What does it mean when you are expecting company? Let’s find out but first we will listen to a conversation I had with Jason. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘expect / have company’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Expect / Have company
Jason: Wow! Your house looks very clean and tidy. Are you expecting company?
Jen: Yes, I am having company over my house tonight. A guest from out of town is visiting so that’s why I cleaned the house.
Jason: Oh I see.

본문에서 Jason이 “Wow! Your house looks very clean and tidy. 야, 너의 집 무척 깨끗하다. 정리도 잘 돼 있고 말이야. Are you expecting company? 누구라도 오니? ” 라고 하자 제가 “Yes, I am having company over my house tonight. A guest from out of town is visiting so that’s why I cleaned the house. 사실 오늘 저녁에 손님이 오시거든. 그래서 집을 치워 놓은 거야.” 라고 했습니다. 이어 Jason이 “Oh I see. 아, 그렇구나.”라고 하더라고요. Now keep today’s expression ‘expecting company’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Expect / Have company
Jason: Wow! Your house looks very clean and tidy. Are you expecting company?
Jen: Yes, I am having company over my house tonight. A guest from out of town is visiting so that’s why I cleaned the house.
Jason: Oh I see.

Today’s expression is expect/have company. When you are expecting or having company, it means that you are expecting someone. The word company has several meanings. A company means a commercial business and in this case ‘a guest’ or ‘the state of friendly companionship.’ 단어 ‘company’는 ‘회사’라는 뜻만 있는 게 아니고 ‘손님, 동료, 일행’이라는 뜻도 있습니다. 그래서 expect / have company 는 ‘누군가를 기다린다.’ 라는 의미입니다. 오늘 본문에 보면 Jason 이 저의 집이 참 깨끗하고 정리가 매우 잘 돼 있는 걸 보고 “누구라도 오니? Are you expecting company?”라고 물었죠. 이렇게 사용하실 수 있습니다. 아울러 Do you have company? 라는 말도 쓸 수 있습니다. 예문을 통해 오늘 표현을 더 익혀보겠습니다. “Are you having company over for dinner tonight? If so I can help you cook.” 라고 하면 “오늘 저녁에 손님 오세요? 제가 저녁 요리 좀 도와드릴 수 있는데요.”라는 뜻이 됩니다. 또 다른 예문을 들어볼까요? “Are you expecting any more company? You look like you’re waiting for someone.” 라고 하면 “더 올 사람 있니? 기다리는 것 같아서.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now you know what today’s expression means right? Then we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

Expect / Have company
Jason: Wow! Your house looks very clean and tidy. Are you expecting company?
Jen: Actually, I am having company over my house tonight. A guest from out of town is visiting so that’s why I cleaned the house.
Jason: Oh I see.

Let’s review. When you are having company, it means that you are expecting someone. EXPECT / HAVE COMPANY. Now try using this expression on your own. 다음에 뵙겠습니다. Have a fantastic day! 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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