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(To make) long story short


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오늘의 표현은(To make) long story short입니다.

Before we find out what today’s expression means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘(To make) long story short’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

(To make) long story short
Jen: So were you able to resolve the issue with Lisa?
Jason: It was a complicated but to make long story short, I resolved the issue with Lisa.
Jen: That’s good to hear.

본문에서 저는 Jason에게 Lisa와의 문제는 해결했냐고 묻습니다. 이어서 Jason은 “It was a complicated but to make long story short, I resolved the issue with Lisa. 좀 복잡했지만, 짧게 말하자면 잘 해결했어.” 라고 대답합니다.

Now keep today’s expression ‘(to make) long story short’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

(To make) long story short
Jen: So were you able to resolve the issue with Lisa?
Jason: It was a complicated but to make long story short, I resolved the issue with Lisa.
Jen: That’s good to hear.

Today’s expression is (to make) long story short. It simply means to come to the point - leave out details. To make a long story short는 ‘간단히 말해서’, ‘짧게 말하자면’이라는 뜻입니다. 길고 복잡한 내용을 일일이 다 설명하지 않고 줄여서 말할 때 쓰는 표현이라는 걸 잘 알아두세요.

본문에서 Jason이 다 설명하자면 길지만 간단히 말해서 Lisa랑 문제를 잘 해결했다고 합니다. 영어로 “It was a complicated but to make long story short, I resolved the issue with Lisa.”라고요. 이렇게, 긴 내용을 간단히 줄여서 전할 때 쓸 수 있는 표현이 ‘make a long story short’ 입니다.

Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. “To make the long story short, my date with Tom wasn’t fun.”는 “간단히 말해서, Tom 과의 데이트는 재미 없었어.” 라고 해석할 수 있습니다. Here is another example sentence. “So, long story short, I passed the test.”라는 문장을 해석하면 “한마디로 말해서, 나 시험 합격했어.” 라는 뜻입니다. ‘(To make) long story short’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.

(To make) long story short
Jen: So were you able to resolve the issue with Lisa?
Jason: It was a complicated but to make long story short, I resolved the issue with Lisa.
Jen: That’s good to hear.

Let’s review what we have learned today. ‘(To make) long story short’ simply means to come to the point and to leave out details. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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