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[English with Yoo] On the nose


안녕하세요 English with Yoo!의 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Hi this is Jennifer Yoo with ENGLISH WITH YOO!


오늘의 표현은 On the nose입니다.

What does it mean to be on the nose? 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘On the nose’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

On the nose
Jen: Do you want to grab breakfast this morning?
Jason: I would love to but I have a meeting with my client. He will arrive 7 o’clock on the nose.
Jen: No problem. We can grab breakfast next time.

본문에서 제가 Jason에게 “Do you want to grab breakfast this morning? 오늘 잠깐 아침 먹을까?”라고 했습니다. Jason은 “I would love to but I have a meeting with my client. He will arrive 7 o’clock on the nose. 그러고 싶지만 고객과 미팅이 있어. 정확히 7시에 도착할거거든.”이라고 하자 저는 “No problem. We can grab breakfast next time. 괜찮아. 다음에 먹자.”라고 했습니다.
Now keep today’s expression ‘on the nose’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

On the nose
Jen: Do you want to grab breakfast this morning?
Jason: I would love to but I have a meeting with my client. He will arrive 7 o’clock on the nose.
Jen: No problem. We can grab breakfast next time.

Today’s expression is on the nose. On the nose means exactly right, often an exact amount of money or time. So it simply means that something is exactly right. On the nose는 ‘정확히’라는 뜻입니다. 숫자나 돈에 관련된 것을 표현할 때 ‘on the nose’이라는 표현을 쓸 수 있습니다.

In today’s conversation, Jason tells me that he can’t have breakfast with me because his client will be at his office at 7 o’clock on the dot. 본문에서 Jason은 고객이 정확히 7시에 오기 때문에, 저와 함께 아침을 먹을 시간이 없다고 했습니다. 영어로, “I would love to but I have a meeting with my client. He will arrive 7 o’clock on the nose.” 라고요. 이렇게 시간이나 금액이 정확할 때 쓸 수 있는 표현이 바로 ‘on the nose’입니다.

Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. “Peter’s guess was on the nose.” 라는 문장을 해석하면 “Peter의 추측은 정확했다.”라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example sentence. “My estimate of the cost of the project was right on the nose.”는 “내가 그 계획에 관해 예상했던 비용은 아주 정확했다.” 로 해석할 수 있습니다. ‘On the nose’, 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.

On the nose
Jen: Do you want to grab breakfast this morning?
Jason: I would love to but I have a meeting with my client. He will arrive 7 o’clock on the nose.
Jen: No problem. We can grab breakfast next time.

Let’s review! On the nose means exactly right, often an exact amount of money or time. ON THE NOSE. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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