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[English with Yoo] Living under a rock


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오늘의 표현은 living under a rock입니다.

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

Living under a rock
Jason: I didn’t know Donald Trump was running for president.
Jen: You really didn’t know?
Jason: No. I didn’t.
Jen: Have you been living under a rock?

본문에서 Jason이 “I didn’t know Donald Trump was running for president. 난 도널드 트럼프가 대통령 선거에 출마한 사실을 몰랐어.”라고 하자 저는 “You really didn’t know? 정말 몰랐어?”라고 묻습니다. Jason도 “No. I didn’t. 응, 몰랐어.”라고 하자 저는 “Have you been living under a rock? 너 세상과 담 쌓고 사는구나? 어떻게 그걸 몰라?”라고 놀랍니다.

Now keep today’s expression ‘living under a rock’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Living under a rock
Jason: I didn’t know Donald Trump was running for president.
Jen: You really didn’t know?
Jason: No. I didn’t.
Jen: Have you been living under a rock?

Today’s expression is live under a rock. If you are living under a rock it means that you are being ignorant or oblivious to what happens around you. Living under a rock을 직역하면 ‘바위 아래에서 살고 있다’는 말이 되죠. 즉 ‘세상 소식이나 물정을 모르다' '세상을 등지고 살다’라는 뜻입니다.

In today’s example, I am very shocked that Jason didn’t know Donald Trump is running for president. I say to Jason, “Have you been living under a rock?” 본문에서 Jason이 도널드 트럼프가 대통령 후보라는 사실을 몰랐다고 하자 저는 “어떻게 그걸 모르고 있었니?”라고 놀랐습니다. 영어로 “Have you been living under a rock?”라고요. 이렇게 다른 사람들은 모두 아는 소식이나 정보를 모를 때 쓰는 표현이 ‘living under a rock’입니다.

Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. “Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Lisa and John.”은 “네가 세상과 담을 쌓고 살지 않는 이상, Lisa와 John에 대해 들었을 거야.”로 해석할 수 있습니다. Here is another example sentence. “Eric doesn’t keep up with current events because he has been living under a rock.”라는 문장을 해석하면 “Eric은 세상을 등지고 살아서, 요즘 벌어지는 일들을 모른다.” 라는 뜻입니다. ‘living under a rock’, 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.

Living under a rock
Jason: I didn’t know Donald Trump was running for president.
Jen: You really didn’t know?
Jason: No. I didn’t.
Jen: Have you been living under a rock?

Let’s review what we have learned today. If you are living under a rock it means that you are being ignorant or oblivious to what happens around you. LIVING UNDER A ROCK. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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