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Rat someone out


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오늘의 표현은 Rat someone out 입니다.

Today we are going to learn an interesting expression. Before we find out what it means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘rat some out’이 무슨 뜻인지 알아보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

Rat someone out
Jen: Why is your son crying?
Jason: Well, it’s because his best friend ratted him out to the teacher. I guess he never thought his best friend would rat him out like that.
Jen: Oh poor boy.

본문에서 Jason의 아들이 울고 있는 모습을 본 저는 Jason에게 왜 아들이 울고 있냐고 묻습니다. 이어서 Jason은 “Well, it’s because his best friend ratted him out to the teacher. I guess he never thought his best friend would rat him out like that. 아~, 왜냐하면 제일 친한 친구가 선생님께 고자질했거든. 친한 친구가 그렇게 일러바칠 거라곤 생각도 못했을 거야.” 라고 대답합니다.
Now keep today’s expression ‘Rat someone out’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Rat someone out
Jen: Why is your son crying?
Jason: Well, it’s because his best friend ratted him out to the teacher. I guess he never thought his best friend would rat him out like that.
Jen: Oh poor boy.

Today’s expression is rat someone out. If you rat someone out, you tell someone in authority about the wrong or illegal actions of another. Rat someone out 또는 Rat out someone은 ‘누구를 일러바치다’, ‘고자질 하다’ 또는 ‘밀고하다’라는 뜻입니다. '배신하다'라는 뜻으로 쓰이기도 합니다.

In today’s example, Jason is telling me that his son is crying because his best friend ratted him out to the teacher. 본문에서 Jason은 아들이 울고 있는 이유에 대해 설명하는데요. 가장 친한 친구가 선생님께 고자질했기 때문이라고 합니다. 영어로 “Well, it’s because his best friend ratted him out to the teacher. I guess he never thought his best friend would rat him out like that.”라고요. 이렇게 누군가가 고자질하거나 일러바칠 때 쓸 수 있는 표현이 ‘rat someone out” 입니다.

Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. “Please don’t rat me out to mom, okay?”는 “엄마한테 일러바치지 마, 알았지?” 라고 해석할 수 있습니다. Here is another example sentence. “I promise not to rat you out.”라는 문장을 해석하면 “널 신고하지 않겠다고 약속할게.” 라는 뜻입니다. ‘Rat someone out’ 또는 ‘Rat out someone’, 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.

Rat someone out
Jen: Why is your son crying?
Jason: Well, it’s because his best friend ratted him out to the teacher. I guess he never thought his best friend would rat him out like that.
Jen: Oh poor boy.

Let’s review what we have learned today. If you rat someone out, you tell someone in authority about the wrong or illegal actions of another. ‘RAT SOMEONE 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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