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Have a lot in common


Welcome to ENGLISH WITH YOO! 안녕하세요 English with Yoo!의 Jennifer Yoo입니다.

오늘 배워볼 영어 표현은 have a lot in common입니다.

Let’s find out what it means to have a lot in common, but first we will begin by listening to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘have a lot in common’이 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Have a lot in common
Mike: Guess what!
Jason: What?
Mike: I found out that Grace and I have a lot of things in common.
Jason: Oh really? Like what?
Mike: We worked in the same company, we went to the same college, we play volleyball and we like hiking.
Jason: Yes, you both definitely have a lot in common.

본문에서 Mike가 “Guess what! 거 있잖아!”라고 하자 Jason이 “What? 뭔데?”라고 하네요. Mike가 “I found out that Grace and I have a lot of things in common. 그레이스랑 나랑 공통점 참 많다.”라고 하자 Jason이 “Oh really? Like what? 오, 그래? 어떤 건데?”라고 묻습니다. 이어 Mike가 “We worked in the same company, we went to the same college, we play volleyball and we like hiking. 똑같은 회사도 다녔고 한 대학을 나왔고, 배구 즐기는 것도 같아. 게다가 멀리 산책하는 것도 좋아하지 .”라고 하네요. Jason이 “Yes, you both definitely have a lot in common. 그렇구나. 너희는 참 공통점이 많네.”라고 대답하네요. Now keep today’s expression ‘have a lot in common’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Have a lot in common
Mike: Guess what!
Jason: What?
Mike: I found out that Grace and I have a lot of things in common.
Jason: Oh really? Like what?
Mike: We worked in the same company, we went to the same college, we play volleyball and we like hiking.
Jason: Yes, you both definitely have a lot in common.

Today’s expression is have a lot in common. If you have something in common with someone, it means that you share same interests or have similar characteristics. 저는 친한 친구랑 공통점이 많습니다. 그래서 사이도 좋고, 말도 잘 통하고 같이 시간을 보낼 때마다 참 즐겁습니다. 여러분도 그런 사람을 만나시면 저와 마찬가지시겠죠? 오늘 공부하시는 표현이 바로 이런 상황에 쓰이는 겁니다. Have a lot in common은 ‘공통점이 많다’ 혹은 ‘관심거리가 많다’는 뜻이죠. 오늘 본문에서 Mike가 Jason에게 Grace와 공통점이 많다는 사실을 알아냈다고 했죠. “I found out that Grace and I have a lot of things in common.”라고요. 그럼 예문을 통해 오늘의 표현을 익혀보겠습니다. “I think Roger and I have a lot of things in common.”라고 하면 “나는 로저와 공통점이 많은 것 같아.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. Let me give you another example. “Do you have anything in common with your siblings?” 라고 하면 “넌 네 형제와 공통점이 많니?”라는 뜻입니다. 한번 따라 해보세요, have a lot of common. 오늘 공부하신 표현 잘 기억하시기바라고요. 오늘의 대화를 마지막으로 들어보겠습니다. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Have a lot in common
Mike: Guess what!
Jason: What?
Mike: I found out that Grace and I have a lot of things in common.
Jason: Oh really? Like what?
Mike: We worked in the same company, we went to the same college, we play volleyball and we like hiking.
Jason: Yes, you both definitely have a lot in common.

Let’s review. If you have a lot of things in common with someone, it means that you share many similar interests or characteristics. HAVE A LOT IN COMMON. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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