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Snap out of it


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오늘의 표현은 snap out of it 입니다.


Today, we are going to learn a common American phrase. Before we find out what it means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘snap out of it’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Snap out of it
Jason: What’s going on with you? You’ve been angry the whole day. That’s not like you so snap out of it.
Jen: I’m trying to snap out of it but I can’t! I’m just having a horrible day.

본문에서 Jason이 제게 “What’s going on with you? You’ve been angry the whole day. That’s not like you so snap out of it. "무슨 일 있니? 하루 종일 화가 나있잖아. 너답지 않으니까, 기운을 내”라고 하자, 저는 “I’m trying to snap out of it but I can’t! I’m just having a horrible day. “나도 기운을 내려고 하는 데, 잘 안 돼. 정말 끔찍한 하루를 보내고 있거든.” 이라고 말합니다.

Now keep today’s expression, ‘snap out of it’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Snap out of it
Jason: What’s going on with you? You’ve been angry the whole day. That’s not like you so snap out of it.
Jen: I’m trying to snap out of it but I can’t! I’m just having a horrible day.

Today’s expression is snap out of it. Snap out of it means to force yourself to stop behaving in a negative way or to stop from experiencing something, especially something unpleasant. Snap out of it은 '기운을 내' 혹은 ‘정신 좀 차려’라는 뜻입니다. 그러니까 축 처져있는 사람에게 기운을 내라고 한다던가, 쓸데없는 생각이나 몽상에 빠져있는 사람에게 정신을 차리라고 할 때 쓰는 표현이죠.

In today’s conversation Jason notices that I am very upset, which is very unlike me. So he tells me to snap out of it. 오늘 본문에서 제가 평소와 달리 하루 종일 화가 난 모양입니다. 이를 본 Jason은 저를 보고 기운을 내라고 하네요. “That’s not like you so snap out of it.”라고요.

Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. 그럼 예문을 통해 오늘 표현을 더 자세히 알아보겠습니다. “Laura, it’s time you snapped out of it.” 라는 문장이 있습니다. 해석하면 “Laura, 이제 기운을 낼 때야.” 라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example. “Alex just can’t seem to snap out of it.” 라는 문장은, “Alex가 정신을 차리지 못하는 것 같네요.” 라는 뜻이 되겠죠. ‘Snap out of it’이라는 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.

Snap out of it
Jason: What’s going on with you? You’ve been angry the whole day. That’s not like you so snap out of it.
Jen: I’m trying to snap out of it but I can’t! I’m just having a horrible day.

Let’s review what we have learned today. Snap out of something means to force oneself to stop feeling negatively. SNAP OUT OF IT. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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