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To have/get butterflies in your stomach


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오늘 배워볼 영어 표현은 to have/get butterflies in your stomach입니다.


What does it mean to have butterflies in my stomach? Let’s find out but first we will listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘to have butterflies in my stomach’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

To have/get butterflies in your stomach

Jason: Hey, I’m looking forward to listening in on your presentation this afternoon. I heard it’s a huge audience! I think around 300 people are attending.

Mike: Ugh! I’m so nervous and I have butterflies in my stomach!

Jason: Just calm down. Take a deep breath and you’ll be just fine.

Mike: Okay. I’ll try. Thanks for those tips.

본문에서 Jason이 Mike에게 “Hey, I’m looking forward to listening in on your presentation this afternoon. 오늘 오후에 네 프레젠테이션 있다며. 기대된다. I heard it’s a huge audience! I think around 300 people are attending. 사람들이 아주 많이 온다고 들었어. 한 300명 앞에서 발표하는 것 같던데.”라고 하자 Mike가 “Ugh! I’m so nervous and I have butterflies in my stomach! 응, 긴장되고 마음이 아주 조마조마해.”라고 하네요. 이어 Jason이 “Just calm down. Take a deep breath and you’ll be just fine. 진정하고 숨을 깊이 들이마셔 봐. 괜찮아질 거야.”라고 말해주네요. Mike가 “Okay. I’ll try. Thanks for those tips. 적절한 요령 알려줘서 고마워. 한번 해 볼게.”라고 대답합니다. Now keep today’s expression ‘to have butterflies in one’s stomach’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

To have/get butterflies in your stomach

Jason: Hey, I’m looking forward to listening in on your presentation this afternoon. I heard it’s a huge audience! I think around 300 people are attending.

Mike: Ugh! I’m so nervous and I have butterflies in my stomach!

Jason: Just calm down. Take a deep breath and you’ll be just fine.

Mike: Okay. I’ll try. Thanks for those tips.

오늘의 표현은to have/get butterflies in your stomach입니다. When you say that you have butterflies in your stomach, it means that you have a nervous feeling in your stomach. It simply means that you feel very nervous or anxious. Butterfly 는 ‘나비’입니다. I have butterflies in my stomach는 ‘긴장하다’ ‘떨리다’ ‘가슴이 조마조마하다’라는 뜻입니다. 중요한 시험을 봐야 하거나 많은 사람 앞에서 발표 해야 할 때 긴장과 두려움으로 심장과 맥박이 빨리 뛰죠. 그런 느낌을 가리키는 겁니다. 또한, 이 표현은 행복한 마음에 들뜨고 설렐 때도 쓸 수 있습니다. 미국 사람들이 일상생활에서 많이 쓰는 표현이니까 잘 알아두세요. 그럼 예문을 통해 오늘 표현에 대해 더 자세히 알아보겠습니다. “Every time Jack looks me in the eyes, I get butterflies in my stomach.” 하면 “잭이 내 눈을 뚫어지게 쳐다볼 때마다, 가슴이 막 두근거려. 라는 뜻이 됩니다. Here is another example. “I had butterflies in my stomach before my test.”라고 하면 “시험 전에 정말 긴장됐다.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. 이 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.

To have/get butterflies in your stomach

Jason: Hey, I’m looking forward to listening in on your presentation this afternoon. I heard it’s a huge audience! I think around 300 people are attending.

Mike: Ugh! I’m so nervous and I have butterflies in my stomach!

Jason: Just calm down. Take a deep breath and you’ll be just fine.

Mike: Okay. I’ll try. Thanks for those tips.

Let’s review what we have learned today. If you have butterflies in your stomach, you are extremely nervous or anxious. Now try using this expression on your own. 오늘 배운 새로운 표현을 써보도록 해보세요. 그럼 다음 시간에 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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