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Back to the drawing board


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오늘의 표현은 back to the drawing board 입니다.


Before we find out what today’s expression ‘back to the drawing board’ means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘back to the drawing board’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Back to the drawing board
Lina: Hey, we need to go back to the drawing board.
Jen: What do you mean?
Lina: Our original plan went terribly wrong and it was unsuccessful.
Jen: Oh no!
Lina: So we have to start all over again with a different plan.
Jen: Ok. Then back to the drawing board it is.

본문에서 Lina가 “Hey, we need to go back to the drawing board. 우리 처음부터 다시 시작해야 해.”라고 하자 제가 “What do you mean? 무슨 말이야?”라고 묻습니다. 그러자 Lina가 “Our original plan went terribly wrong and it was unsuccessful. 우리 계획이 완전히 엉망이 됐어. 실패하고 말았다고.”라고 하자 저는 “Oh no! 안돼!”라고 하며 안타까워했습니다. 이번엔 Lina가 “So we have to start all over again with a different plan. 그래서 이제 다른 계획으로 처음부터 다시 시작해야 해.”라고 하자 제가 “Ok. Then back to the drawing board it is. 알았어. 그럼 다시 처음부터 시작해야지 뭐.”라고 말합니다.

Now keep today’s expression, ‘back to the drawing board’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Back to the drawing board
Lina: Hey, we need to go back to the drawing board.
Jen: What do you mean?
Lina: Our original plan went terribly wrong and it was unsuccessful.
Jen: Oh no!
Lina: So we have to start all over again with a different plan.
Jen: Ok. Then back to the drawing board it is.

Today’s expression is back to the drawing board. When you go back to the drawing board it means your attempt to do something has failed so it’s time to start all over again using different methods. It simply means to plan or do something all over again. Back to the drawing board는 무엇을 ‘처음부터 다시 시작하다’라는 뜻입니다. 이전의 계획 등이 실패한 후 완전히 처음부터 다시 시작할 때 쓰는 표현입니다. 'Back to the drawing board', 설계도를 그리는 단계로 다시 돌아가야 한다는 거죠. 오늘 본문에서 Lina가 저와 함께 준비한 계획한 일이 잘 안됐나 봅니다. 그래서 Lina가 “우리 처음 부터 다시 시작해야 한다”고 했죠. “Hey, we need to go back to the drawing board.”라고요.

Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. 그럼 예문을 통해 오늘 표현을 더 자세히 알아보겠습니다. “My boss didn’t like my idea so I have to back to the drawing board and come up with a new one.”라는 문장이 있습니다. 해석하면 “상사가 내 아이디어를 좋아하지 않아서, 처음부서 새 아이디어를 다시 내야 해.” 라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example sentence. Listen carefully. “I’m not going to give up even though my current plan has failed. I’m going to go back to the drawing board and come up with a new one.”라고 하면, “이번 계획은 실패했지만 포기하지 않을 거야. 처음부터 다시 시작해서 새로운 계획을 세울 거야.”라는 뜻이 되겠죠. ‘Back to the drawing board’라는 표현 잘 기억하시고요. 마지막으로 오늘의 대화를 들어보겠습니다. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Back to the drawing board
Lina: Hey, we need to go back to the drawing board.
Jen: What do you mean?
Lina: Our original plan went terribly wrong and it was unsuccessful.
Jen: Oh no!
Lina: So we have to start all over again with a different plan.
Jen: Ok. Then back to the drawing board it is.

Let’s review what we have learned today. This expression is used to show that an idea or proposal has been unsuccessful and that a new one must be thought of or planned. BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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