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On the edge of your seat


안녕하세요 English with Yoo!의 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Hi this is Jennifer Yoo with ENGLISH WITH YOO!

오늘의 표현은 on the edge of your seat 입니다.


What does it mean to be on the edge of your seat? Let’s find out, but first we will listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘on the edge of your seat’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

On the edge of your seat

Jen: Hey, how was the movie that you watched yesterday?

Lina: Oh man! It was so exciting it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time!

Jen: It kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time? Wow! That movie must have been good!

Lina: Yes it was. You should go watch it too.

Jen: Yeah I should.

본문에서 제가 Lina에게 “Hey, how was the movie that you watched yesterday? 어제 본 영화 어땠니?”라고 묻자 Lina가 “Oh man! It was so exciting it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time! 굉장히 재미 있어서, 영화 내내 가만히 앉아있지 못할 정도였어!” 라고합니다. 그러자 제가 “It kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time? Wow! That movie must have been good! 와! 영화 내내 가만히 앉아있지 못할 정도로 흥미로웠다니, 그 영화 정말 재미있나 보다!”라고 다시 묻는데요. Lina 가 “Yes it was. You should go watch it too. 응, 너도 꼭 봐야 돼.”라고 권유합니다.

Now keep today’s expression ‘on the edge of your seat’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

On the edge of your seat

Jen: Hey, how was the movie that you watched yesterday?

Lina: Oh man! It was so exciting it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time!

Jen: It kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time? Wow! That movie must have been good!

Lina: Yes it was. You should go watch it too.

Jen: Yeah I should.

Today’s expression is on the edge of my seat. If something keeps you on the edge of your seat you are feeling nervous or excited, about what is going to happen next. You are feeling that way because you are closely following the action and excitement of a performance. Keep in mind that this expression is usually used when talking about watching a performance, reading a book or watching movie. On the edge of your seat를 직역하면 ‘자리의 끝에 앉아 있다.’ 즉 ‘불안해하다’ 또는 ‘긴장하다’라는 의미입니다. 매우 불안해서 안달하는 모습, 초조하고 불안한 상태를 나타낼 때 쓸 수 있는 표현이죠. 하지만 긍정적인 의미로도 쓸 수 있는데요. 굉장히 흥미진진할 때, 자리에 가만히 앉아있지 못할 정도로 흥분된 상태를 표현하기도 합니다. 오늘 본문에서는 Lina 가 영화가 굉장히 재미 있어서, 내내 가만히 앉아있지 못할 정도였다고 합니다. “Oh man! It was so exciting that it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time!”라고요.

Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. “I’m on the edge of my seat! I can’t wait to see what will happen next!”는 “다음 장면이 어떻게 될지 너무 궁금해서 못 참겠어!"라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example sentence. “Tyler has been on the edge on his seat since he started reading this book.”라고 하면 "타일러는 이 책을 읽기 시작하자 마자 긴장감에 휩싸였다.” 라고 해석할 수 있습니다. ‘On the edge of your seat', 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.

On the edge of your seat

Jen: Hey, how was the movie that you watched yesterday?

Lina: Oh man! It was so exciting it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time!

Jen: It kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time? Wow! That movie must have been good!

Lina: Yes it was. You should go watch it too.

Jen: Yeah I should.

Let’s review what we have learned today. If something keeps you on the edge of your seat you are feeling nervous or excited, about what is going to happen next. ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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