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English with Yoo! 는 일상생활에서 자주 쓰는 다양한 영어 표현을 배우는 시간입니다. 오늘의 표현은wiggle room입니다.

Before we find out what today’s expression means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘wiggle room’이 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Wiggle room
Jason: I have some bad news.
Jen: What is it?
Jason: I wasn’t able to send the package off after work. I thought I had enough wiggle room but I didn’t.
Jen: It’s okay. Next time, just make sure you give yourself enough wiggle room.

오늘 본문에서 Jason이 제게 “I have some bad news. 나 안 좋은 소식이 있어.”라고 하자 저는 “What is it? 뭔데?”라고 묻습니다. Jason은 “I wasn’t able to send the package off after work. I thought I had enough wiggle room but I didn’t. 퇴근 후에 소포를 못 보냈어. 그 정도는 재량권이 있을 줄 알았는데, 아니었어.”라고 대답합니다. 저는 “It’s okay. Next time, just make sure you give yourself enough wiggle room. 괜찮아. 다음에는 충분한 여유를 갖도록 해.”라고 합니다.

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

Wiggle room
Jason: I have some bad news.
Jen: What is it?
Jason: I wasn’t able to send the package off after work. I thought I had enough wiggle room but I didn’t.
Jen: It’s okay. Next time, just make sure you give yourself enough wiggle room.

Today’s expression is wiggle room. If you wiggle, you are making small movements side to side. So if you have wiggle room, you have the freedom to make any small changes to a schedule or plan. 단어 ‘wiggle’는 ‘흔들어대다, ‘이쪽저쪽으로 움직이다’라는 뜻입니다. 그래서 Wiggle room라는 말은 움직일수 있는 공간이 있다 즉 “재량권을 가지고 있다’, ‘여지가 있다’라는 뜻입니다. 융통성이나 여유가 있다는 뜻도 됩니다.

In our example today I make a suggestion to Jason to leave some wiggle room next time when sending off a package. 오늘 본문에서 저는 Jason에게 다음에는 소포를 시간 맞춰서 보낼 수 있게 충분한 여유를 가지라고 조언했습니다. 영어로 “Next time, just make sure you give yourself enough wiggle room.”라고요.

그럼 예문을 통해 오늘 표현을 좀 더 자세히 알아보겠습니다. “I have wiggle room to change my schedule.”는 “나는 일정을 바꿀 재량권이 있다.”라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example. “I have little wiggle room to get this done.” 이 문장에도 오늘 배운 표현이 들어있는데요 “난 이 일을 처리할 여유가 거의 없다.”라는 말이죠. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Wiggle room
Jason: I have some bad news.
Jen: What is it?
Jason: I wasn’t able to send the package off after work. I thought I had enough wiggle room but I didn’t.
Jen: It’s okay. Next time, just make sure you give yourself enough wiggle room.

Let’s review what we have learned today. If you have wiggle room, you have the freedom to make any small changes to a schedule or plan. WIGGLE ROOM. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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