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Put (one’s) heads together


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오늘의 표현은 put (one’s) heads together 입니다.


Before we find out what today’s expression ‘put one’s head together’ means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘put (one’s) heads together’이 무슨 뜻인지 알아보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Put (one’s) heads together

Jen: I give up! All the solutions I’ve come up with are not working.

Jason: Hey, don’t give up! Kyle and I will help you. If we put our heads together I know we can come up with a solution that really works.

Jen: Really?

Jason: Of course!

오늘 본문에서 저는Jason에게 “I give up! All the solutions I’ve come up with are not working. 나 이제 포기해야겠어! 지금까지 생각해낸 해결책은 하나도 효과가 없어."라고 불평합니다. 그러자 Jason은 “Hey, don’t give up! Kyle and I will help you. If we put our heads together I know we can come up with a solution that really works. 아니야, 포기하지마. Kyle이랑 내가 도와줄게. 우리가 머리를 맞대고 상의하면 분명히 효과적인 해결책을 찾아낼 수 있을 거야.”라고 합니다. 그러자 저는 “Really? 정말?”이라고 다시 묻는데요. Jason은 “Of course! 당연하지!”라고 안심 시킵니다.

Now keep today’s expression ‘put (one’s) heads together’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Put (one’s) heads together

Jen: I give up! All the solutions I’ve come up with are not working.

Jason: Hey, don’t give up! Kyle and I will help you. If we put our heads together I know we can come up with a solution that really works.

Jen: Really?

Jason: Of course!

Today’s expression is put (one’s) heads together. If a group of people put their heads together, they think about something in order to get ideas or to solve a problem. Put (one’s) heads together를 직역하면 ‘머리를 맞대다’ 즉 ‘같이 해결책을 찾다’라는 뜻입니다. 어려운 문제가 있을 때 여럿이 함께 상의하고 고민하다 보면 해결책이 나옵니다. 여러 사람이 지혜를 모으면 더 나은 결과가 나올 수 밖에 없겠죠.

오늘 본문에서 저는 Jason에게 제가 지금까지 생각해낸 해결책들은 다 실패했다면서, 이제 포기해야겠다고 말합니다. 그러자 Jason은 Kyle과 함께 저을 돕겠다고 제안하는데요. 함께 효과적인 해결책을 찾아보자는 겁니다. “Hey, don’t give up! Kyle and I will help you. If we put our heads together I know we can come up with a solution that really works.”라고요.

그럼 오늘의 표현 ‘put (one’s) heads together’가 일상에서 어떻게 활용되는지 예문을 통해 살펴볼까요? Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. “Don’t worry. If we put our heads together we can figure it out.”는 “걱정마. 머리를 맞대고 같이 생각해 보면 알아낼 수 있을거야.” 라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example sentence. “If we don’t put our heads together now, we won’t solve the problem.” 라는 문장은 "우리가 지금 당장 머리를 맞대지 않으면, 이 문제를 못 풀거야.”라고 해석할 수 있습니다. ‘Put (one’s) heads together’라는 표현 잘 알아두시고요 오늘의 대화를 마지막으로 들어보겠습니다. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Put (one’s) heads together

Jen: I give up! All the solutions I’ve come up with are not working.

Jason: Hey, don’t give up! Kyle and I will help you. If we put our heads together I know we can come up with a solution that really works.

Jen: Really?

Jason: Of course!

Let’s review what we have learned today. Put your heads together means to come together to share ideas in trying to solve a problem.

PUT (ONE’S) HEADS TOGETHER. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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