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Dying to do something


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오늘의 표현은 dying to do something 입니다.


If you are dying to do something, what does that mean? Let’s find out, but first we will listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘dying to do something’이 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Dying to do something
Jason: Guess what!
Jen: What?
Jason: Rachel is finally done with her exchange student program in Italy! She’s coming back this weekend and I’m dying to see her.
Jen: Awesome! Let’s all get together when she gets here.

Jason is so thrilled to tell me that his girlfriend, Rachel, is finally coming back from Italy. 오늘 본문에서 Jason의 여자친구 Rachel이 이탈리아에서 교환학생 과정을 끝내고 미국으로 돌아오는 모양입니다. Jason은 제게 “Rachel is finally done with her exchange student program in Italy! She’s coming back next weekend and I’m dying to see her. Rachel이 이탈리아 교환학생 과정을 드디어 끝냈어. 다음 주면 올 텐데, 보고 싶어 죽겠어.”라고 합니다. 그러자 저도 “Awesome! Let’s all get together when she gets here. 좋겠다! Rachel이 오면 그때 다 모이자.”라면서 함께 기뻐합니다.

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

Dying to do something
Jason: Guess what!
Jen: What?
Jason: Rachel is finally done with her exchange student program in Italy! She’s coming back this weekend and I’m dying to see her.
Jen: Awesome! Let’s all get together when she gets here.

Today’s expression is dying to do something. Dying to means that you are extremely eager to do something. Dying to do something은 ‘무엇을 하고 싶어 죽겠다’라는 뜻입니다. 그러니까 어떤 일을 정말 하고 싶다거나, 좋아하는 일을 기다릴 때 쓰는 표현입니다.

In today’s conversation, Jason is dying to see his girlfriend, Rachel.

오늘 본문에서 Jason은 여자친구 Rachel 을 빨리 보고 싶다고 말했죠. “Rachel is finally done with her exchange student program in Italy! She’s coming back next weekend and I’m dying to see her.”라고요.

그럼 예문을 통해 오늘 표현을 좀 더 자세히 알아보겠습니다. “I’m dying to watch the new movie!”는 “나는 새로 나온 그 영화를 보고 싶어 죽겠어.” 라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example. “I’m dying to go to Australia this summer.”라는 말은 “올 여름 호주 여행이 정말 기대돼.”라는 뜻이 됩니다. ‘Dying to do something’ 이 표현 잘 기억하시고요. 마지막으로 오늘의 대화를 다시 한 번 들어보겠습니다. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Dying to do something
Jason: Guess what!
Jen: What?
Jason: Rachel is finally done with her exchange student program in Italy! She’s coming back this weekend and I’m dying to see her.
Jen: Awesome! Let’s all get together when she gets here.

Let’s review what we have learned today. Dying to do something means that you are very excited to do something. DYING TO DO SOMETHING. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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