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The best is yet to come


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오늘 소개해드릴 표현은 the best is yet to come 입니다.

Before we find out what today’s expression means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 통해 ‘the best is yet to come’이 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

The best is yet to come
Jen: Hey, what’s wrong?
Jason: I’m feeling very discouraged.
Jen: How come?
Jason: Well, I’ve applied to many jobs and I have yet to hear from any of them.
Jen: Don’t give up now. The best is yet to come.

본문에서 저는 “Hey, what’s wrong? 무슨 일 있니?”라고 묻자 Jason은 “I’m feeling very discouraged. 나 매우 낙담했어.”라고 합니다. 저는 “How come? 아니 왜?”라고 다시 묻는데요. Jason은 “Well, I’ve applied to many jobs and I have yet to hear from any of them. 내가 여러 일자리에 지원했는데, 아직 한 군데도 오라는 곳이 없어.”라고 합니다. 이어서 저는 “Don’t give up now. The best is yet to come. 포기하지 마. 앞으로 좋은 일이 생길 거야.”라고 위로합니다.

Now keep today’s phrase ‘the best is yet to come’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

The best is yet to come
Jen: Hey, what’s wrong?
Jason: I’m feeling very discouraged.
Jen: How come?
Jason: Well, I’ve applied to many jobs and I have yet to hear from any of them.
Jen: Don’t give up now. The best is yet to come.

Today’s phrase is the best is yet to come. This simply means that the best has not come, but it will. This is a common expression in American English. The best is yet to come은 ‘최고의 순간은 아직 오지 않았다’, ‘살다 보면 더 좋은 일이 생길 거다’ 또는 ‘비록 지금은 힘들어도 좋은 상황이 올 테니까 인내해라’ 라는 뜻입니다.

오늘 본문에서 Jason은 취직이 안 돼서 많이 낙담한 모양입니다. 저는 포기하지 말라며 비록 지금은 힘들어도 좋은 일이 있을 거라고 위로합니다. 영어로 “Don’t give up now. The best is yet to come.” 라고요. 이렇게 앞으로 더 좋은 일이 생길 거라고 위로하거나 격려할 때 쓸 수 있는 표현이 바로 ‘the best is yet to come’입니다.

그럼 예문을 통해 오늘 표현을 좀 더 자세히 알아보겠습니다. “Albert encouraged me by saying that the best is yet to come.” 는 “Albert가 제게 최고의 순간은 아직 오지 않았다며 격려해 줬습니다.” 라는 뜻입니다. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

The best is yet to come
Jen: Hey, what’s wrong?
Jason: I’m feeling very discouraged.
Jen: How come?
Jason: Well, I’ve applied to many jobs and I have yet to hear from any of them.
Jen: Don’t give up now. The best is yet to come.

Let’s review. The best is yet to come simply means that the best has not come, but it will. This is a common expression in American English. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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