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Skating on thin ice


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오늘 배워볼 영어 표현은 Skating on thin ice입니다.


Before we find out what it means to be skating on thin ice let’s listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘Skating on thin ice’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Skating on thin ice

Jen: I don’t think I could make it to the soccer game tomorrow.

Jason: Again? You’ve already missed three games though. If you don’t tell Coach Johnson today, you could be skating on thin ice with him and he might cut you from the team.

Jen: I know. I’ll definitely let him know today.

본문에서 제가 Jason에게 “I don’t think I could make it to the soccer game tomorrow. 난 내일 축구 시합에 못 갈 것 같아.”라고 하자 Jason이 “Again? 또? You’ve already missed three games though. 너 경기를 세 번이나 빠졌잖아. If you don’t tell Coach Johnson today, you could be skating on thin ice with him and he might cut you from the team. 오늘 안에 존슨 코치께 말씀드리지 않으면 위험해. 팀에서 쫓겨날 수도 있어.”라고 하네요. 그러자 제가 “I know. I’ll definitely let him know today. 알았어. 오늘 코치께 꼭 보고 드릴게.”라고 대답했습니다. Now keep today’s expression ‘Skating on thin ice’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Skating on thin ice

Jen: I don’t think I could make it to the soccer game tomorrow.

Jason: Again? You’ve already missed three games though. If you don’t tell Coach Johnson today, you could be skating on thin ice with him and he might cut you from the team.

Jen: I know. I’ll definitely let him know today.

오늘의 표현은 Skating on thin ice입니다. Skating on thin ice는 살얼음판에서 스케이트를 탄다는 뜻이죠. 결국 ‘위험한 일을 하다’, ‘모험을 하다’, ‘위험을 무릅쓰고 무엇 무엇을 하다.’ 라는 의미입니다. If you are skating on thin ice, you are doing something that is too risky. You are basically putting yourself in a situation that could quickly become dangerous. Skating on ice that is too thin is dangerous. 오늘 본문에서 Jason이 제게 축구 시합을 또 빠지면서 존슨 코치에게 알리지 않으면 위험할 거라고, 팀에서 쫓겨날 수도 있다고 했습니다. “If you don’t tell Coach Johnson today, you could be skating on thin ice with him and he might cut you from the team.”라고요. 그럼 예문을 통해 오늘 표현에 대해 더 자세히 알아보겠습니다. “I think that your idea to invest in this company is too risky. You are definitely skating on thin ice.”라고 하면 “내가 보기에 그 회사에 투자하는 건 위험해. 아주 무모한 거야.” 라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Skating on thin ice

Jen: I don’t think I could make it to the soccer game tomorrow.

Jason: Again? You’ve already missed three games though. If you don’t tell Coach Johnson today, you could be skating on thin ice with him and he might cut you from the team.

Jen: I know. I’ll definitely let him know today.

Let’s review what we have learned today. If you are skating on thin ice, you are doing something that is too risky. You are putting yourself in a situation that could quickly become dangerous. SKATING ON THIN ICE. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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