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Sleep like a log


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

오늘 배워볼 영어 표현은 sleep like a log입니다.


What does it mean to sleep like a log? Let’s find out but first we will listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘sleep like a log’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Sleep like a log
Jen: Mike, did you sleep well last night? I know you weren’t feeling too well.
Mike: Surprisingly I slept like a log. I think the cold medicine helped.
Jen: Oh that’s good.
Mike: Yeah. Thanks for asking.

본문에서 제가 Mike에게 “Mike, did you sleep well last night? I know you weren’t feeling too well. 너 몸이 좀 안 좋았던 것 같은데 어제 잠은 잘 잤니?”라고 하자 Mike가 “Surprisingly I slept like a log. I think the cold medicine helped. 감기약을 먹어서 그런지 정말 잠을 푹 잤어.”라고 했습니다. 이어 제가 “Oh that’s good. 아, 잘 됐구나.”라고 하자 Mike가 “Yeah. Thanks for asking. 응, 신경 써줘서 고마워!”라고 답했습니다. Now keep today’s expression ‘sleep like a log’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Sleep like a log
Jen: Mike, did you sleep well last night? I know you weren’t feeling too well.
Mike: Surprisingly I slept like a log. I think the cold medicine helped.
Jen: Oh that’s good.
Mike: Yeah. Thanks for asking.

오늘의 표현은 Sleep like a log입니다. Sleep like a log라는 문장을 그대로 번역하면 ‘통나무처럼 자다’인데요. 뜻은 ‘세상 모르고 자다, 죽은 듯이 푹 자다’입니다. 통나무는 살아있지도 않고 움직이지도 않죠. 그러니까 꿈쩍 않고 푹 자다라는 의미가 되는 겁니다. A ‘LOG’ is a cut tree trunk. When you sleep like a log, it means that you sleep very well and you won’t toss and turn or wake up easily. You’re basically in a very deep sleep. 오늘 본문에서 제가Mike에게 어제 잘 잤느냐고 묻자, Mike가 세상 모르고 잤다고 했죠. “Surprisingly I slept like a log. I think the cold medicine helped.”라고요. 이런 상황에서 쓸 수 있는 영어 표현이 바로 ‘sleep like a log’입니다. 그럼 예문을 통해 오늘 표현에 대해 더 자세히 알아보겠습니다. “I always sleep like a log when I sleep on my own bed.”라고 하면 “내 침대에서는 항상 푹 잘 수 있어요.” Here is another example. “Laura is sleeping like a log.”라고 하면 “로라는 세상 모르고 자고 있다.”라는 뜻입니다. 비유를 재미있게 참 잘했죠? 자, 오늘 배우신 표현 잘 기억하시고요. 오늘의 대화를 마지막으로 들어보겠습니다. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Sleep like a log
Jen: Mike, did you sleep well last night? I know you weren’t feeling too well.
Mike: Surprisingly I slept like a log. I think the cold medicine helped.
Jen: Oh that’s good.
Mike: Yeah. Thanks for asking.

Let’s review what we have learned today. When you sleep like a log, it means that you sleep very well and you won’t toss and turn or wake up easily. You’re basically in a very deep sleep. SLEEP LIKE A LOG. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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