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[English with Yoo] For the time being


Hello everyone, this is Jennifer Yoo with ENGLISH WITH YOO! 안녕하세요 English with Yoo!의 Jennifer Yoo입니다.

오늘의 표현은 for the time being입니다.

Before we find out what today’s expression ‘for the time being’ means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. Listen carefully. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘for the time being’ 이 무슨 뜻인지 알아보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

For the time being
Jen: Have you found a place to live after you graduate?
Jason: No not yet, but I think I am going to live with my parents for the time being.
Jen: Ah, I see.

본문에서 제가 “Have you found a place to live after you graduate?
졸업 후에 살 곳을 찾았니?”라고 묻자 Jason은 “No, not yet. But I am going to live with my parents for the time being. 아니, 아직. 하지만 당분간 부모님 집에 머물 예정이야.”라고 했습니다. 저도 “Ah, I see. 아, 그렇구나.”라고 대답했습니다.
Now keep today’s expression ‘for the time being’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

For the time being
Jen: Have you found a place to live after you graduate?
Jason: No not yet, but I think I am going to live with my parents for the time being.
Jen: Ah, I see.

Today’s expression is for the time being. If I were to describe how a situation will be for the time being, I mean it will be like that for a period of time, but may change in the future. It simply means ‘for the moment, at this time’. For the time being은 ‘당장은’, ‘당분간’ 이라는 의미입니다. 길지 않은 앞으로 얼마간의 시간을 뜻하는 표현이죠. 'for a while' 'for some time'도 같은 의미로 쓸 수 있습니다.

In today’s example, Jason tells me that he plans on living with his parents for the time being. 본문에서 Jason이 졸업 후 살 곳을 찾지 못했지만, 당분간 부모님 집에 머물 거라고 했습니다. 영어로 “No not yet, but I think I am going to live with my parents for the time being.”라고요. 이렇게 앞으로 얼마 간의 시간을 의미할 때 쓸 수 있는 영어 표현이 ‘for the time being’입니다.

Now let me give you some example sentences using today’s expression. “The gas station is closed for the time being.”은 “주유소가 당분간 문을 닫는다.”로 해석할 수 있습니다. Here is another example sentence. “I’m not eating sweets for the time being.”라는 문장을 해석하면 “나는 당분간 단 음식을 먹지 않을 거야.” 라는 뜻입니다. ‘for the time being’, 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.

For the time being
Jen: Have you found a place to live after you graduate?
Jason: No not yet, but I think I am going to live with my parents for the time being.
Jen: Ah, I see.

Let’s review what we have learned today. If I were to describe how a situation will be for the time being, I mean it will be like that for a period of time, but may change in the future. It simply means ‘for the moment, at this time’. FOR THE TIME BEING. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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