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오늘의 표현은 branch out 입니다.

What does it mean to branch out? Let’s find out but first we will listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘branch out’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Branch out
Alice: I heard that you’re learning Korean and Spanish?
Jason: Yes, I am. I thought it would be good for me to branch out and begin learning other languages. It will help me out at work.

본문에서 Alice가 Jason에게 “I heard that you’re learning Korean and Spanish? 너 한국어와 스페인어를 배운다고 들었어?”라고 하자, Jason이 “Yes, I am. I thought it would be good for me to branch out and begin learning other languages. 맞아. 다른 언어들을 배우기 시작하는 게 좋을 것 같다는 생각이 들어서. It will help me out at work. 그리고 회사 일에도 도움이 될 거야.” 라고 대답합니다.

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

Branch out
Alice: I heard that you’re learning Korean and Spanish?
Jason: Yes, I am. I thought it would be good for me to branch out and begin learning other languages. It will help me out at work.

Today’s phrase is branch out. A branch is part of a tree that grows out of its main stem or even from another branch. So to “branch out” means to begin an activity that you do not usually do. It simply means to try new things. Branch는 ‘나뭇가지’입니다. 나무는 가지를 뻗으면서 더 크고 넓게 자라잖아요? 그래서 'Branch out' 이라는 표현은 새로운 분야에 진출하다, 확장하다, 또는 넓히다 라는 의미로 많이 쓰입니다. 한국어에도 비슷하게 '가지를 치다'라는 표현이 있죠.

In Jason’s case, he decides to branch out and learn new languages. He is expanding the scope of his interests or activities into a new area. 본문에서 Jason이 ‘한국어와 스페인어를 배우고 있다’고 말합니다. “I thought it would be good for me to branch out and begin learning other languages.”라고요. 이렇게 새로운 일에 도전하거나, 새로운 분야에 진출할 때 ‘branch out” 이라는 표현을 쓸 수 있습니다.

Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. “Albert’s company will branch out into selling insurance.”는 “Albert의 회사는 보험 판매 분야로 새롭게 진출할 예정이다.” 라고 해석할 수 있습니다. Here is another example sentence. “I would like to branch out into a new business.”라는 문장을 해석하면 “난 새로운 사업을 시작하고 싶다.” 라는 뜻입니다. ‘Branch out’, 이 표현 잘 익혀두시고요. 오늘의 대화를 마지막으로 들어보겠습니다. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Branch out
Alice: I heard that you’re learning Korean and Spanish?
Jason: Yes, I am. I thought it would be good for me to branch out and begin learning other languages. It will help me out at work.

Let’s review what we have learned today. To “branch out” means to diversify and go into new areas. Branch out 라는 표현을 한번 사용해보도록 해보세요. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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