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To give someone the cold shoulder


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오늘 배워볼 영어 표현은 To give someone the cold shoulder입니다.

Before we find out what it means to give someone the cold shoulder let’s listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘to give someone the cold shoulder’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

To give someone the cold shoulder

Alice: Do you see that?

Jen: See what?

Alice: Vivian is giving Keith the cold shoulder. I’ve never seen her do that to him before.

Jen: Oh, you’re right. I wonder why she is giving him the cold shoulder.

본문에서 Alice가 제게 “Do you see that? 야, 저거 보이니?” 라고 묻자 제가 “See what? 뭐가 보인다는 거야?”라고 하네요. 이어 Alice가 “Vivian is giving Keith the cold shoulder. 비비안이 Keith한테 냉담하게 구는 거 말이야. I’ve never seen her do that to him before. 제가 Keith한테 저러는 거 처음 봐.”라고 합니다. 이어 제가 “Oh, you’re right. I wonder why she is giving him the cold shoulder. 아, 맞다. 비비안이 왜 저러는지 모르겠네.”라고 대답했습니다. Now keep today’s expression ‘give someone the cold shoulder’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

To give someone the cold shoulder

Alice: Do you see that?

Jen: See what?

Alice: Vivian is giving Keith the cold shoulder. I’ve never seen her do that to him before.

Jen: Oh, you’re right. I wonder why she is giving him the cold shoulder.

오늘의 표현은 to give someone the cold shoulder입니다. To give someone the cold shoulder means to ignore someone on purpose. Keep in mind that it’s usually not a friendly gesture. Give someone the cold shoulder는 ‘누군가를 무시하다. 쌀쌀맞게 대하다.’라는 뜻입니다. 등을 돌리거나 옆으로 돌아선 채 쳐다보지도 않으면서 상대를 대하는 걸 말하는 거죠. 사람을 노골적으로 무시하거나 아주 냉정하게 대하는 태도를 가리키는 표현입니다. “He gave me the cold shoulder.”와 같이 쓸 수 있습니다. 오늘 본문에서 Alice는 비비안이 왜 Keith에게 쌀쌀맞게 구는지 궁금해한다고 했죠. “Vivian is giving Keith the cold shoulder. I’ve never seen her do that to him before”라고요. 그럼 예문을 통해 오늘 표현에 대해 더 자세히 알아보겠습니다. “Why are you giving Oscar the cold shoulder?”라고 하면 “넌 왜 오스카한테 냉담하게 대하니?”라는 뜻이 됩니다. Here is another example sentence. “It’s not nice to give someone the cold shoulder.”라고 하면 “상대방을 무시하는 것은 좋지 못한 행동이에요.” 라는 뜻이죠. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

To give someone the cold shoulder

Alice: Do you see that?

Jen: See what?

Alice: Vivian is giving Keith the cold shoulder. I’ve never seen her do that to him before.

Jen: Oh, you’re right. I wonder why she is giving him the cold shoulder.

Let’s review what we have learned today. To give someone the cold shoulder means to ignore someone on purpose. GIVE SOMEONE THE COLD SHOULDER. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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