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오늘의 표현은 Keep up with입니다.


Before we find out what today’s expression means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘keep up with’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Keep up with something
Jason: Man! Technology changes so fast, it’s hard to keep up with it. Don’t you think so?
Jen: Yeah. I agree. It is hard to keep up with it.

본문을 들어보면 Jason에게 요즘 기술의 발전은 너무 빠르게 느껴지나 봅니다. Jason은 저에게도 그렇게 생각하지 않냐고 묻는데요. 저는 “Yeah. I agree. It is hard to keep up with it. 응 맞아. 기술의 발전에 뒤쳐지지 않고 따라가기가 힘들어.”라고 합니다.

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

Keep up with something
Jason: Man! Technology changes so fast, it’s hard to keep up with it. Don’t you think so?
Jen: Yeah. I agree. It is hard to keep up with it.

Today’s expression is keep up with. To keep up with something is to do whatever necessary to stay level or equal with someone or something. It simply means to not fall behind. Keep up with은 ‘~을 계속하다’, ‘~에 뒤쳐지지 않다’ 또는 ‘제대로 따라간다’라는 뜻입니다. 진도나 변화, 속도 등에 뒤쳐지지 않고 따라가는 것을 의미하는 표현이니까 잘 알아두세요. 좀 다른 의미로 keep up with 뒤에 사람이 오면, 누군가와 "계속 연락하고 지내다"라는 뜻으로 쓰입니다.

In today’s conversation Jason seems to have a hard time keeping up with technology because it changes so fast. 오늘 본문에서 Jason은 요즘 기술의 발전은 너무 빨라서 따라가기가 힘들다고 합니다. 영어로 “Man! Technology changes so fast, it’s hard to keep up with it.”라고요. 이렇게 무엇에 뒤쳐지지 않고 따라간다는 뜻으로 쓸 수 있는 표현이 바로 ‘keep up with’입니다.

Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. “You walk so fast that I cannot keep up with you.” 라는 문장을 해석하면 “네가 너무 빨리 걸어서 따라갈 수가 없어.”라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example sentence. “The doctor told Tom to keep up with the treatment for two weeks.”는 “의사가Tom에게 2주 동안 치료를 계속해야 한다고 말했다.” 로 해석할 수 있습니다. Here is the last example. “Paula is trying to keep up with the time.”라는 뜻은 “Paula는 시대의 흐름에 맞추려고 노력하고 있다.”는 뜻이 됩니다. ‘Keep up with’, 이 표현 잘 기억하시고요. 오늘의 대화를 마지막으로 들어보겠습니다. Now that you know what today’s expression means, let’s listen to the conversation for the last time.

Keep up with something
Jason: Man! Technology changes so fast, it’s hard to keep up with it. Don’t you think so?
Jen: Yeah. I agree. It is hard to keep up with it.

Let’s review what we have learned today. To keep up with something is to do whatever necessary to stay level or equal with someone or something. It simply means to not fall behind. KEEP UP WITH SOMETHING. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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