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[English with Yoo] Get in touch with someone


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오늘의 표현은 Get in touch with someone 입니다.

Before we find out what it means to get in touch with someone, let’s listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘get in touch with someone’이 무슨 뜻인지 알아보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Get in touch with someone
Alice: Hey Jason I tried to get in touch with you yesterday, but I couldn’t.
Jason: I kept my cell phone off the entire day, that’s why you couldn’t get in touch with me.
Alice: Oh I see.

본문에서 Alice가 “Hey Jason I tried to get in touch with you yesterday, but I couldn’t. Jason, 어제 너와 연락하려고 했는데, 안 되더라."라고 하자 Jason은 “I kept my cell phone off the entire day, that’s why you couldn’t get in touch with me. 어제 하루 종일 휴대전화를 꺼놔서 나랑 연락이 안 됐을 거야.”라고 했습니다. Alice도 “Oh I see. 아 그랬구나.”라고 대답합니다. Now keep today’s expression get in touch with someone’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Get in touch with someone
Alice: Hey Jason I tried to get in touch with you yesterday, but I couldn’t.
Jason: I kept my cell phone off the entire day, that’s why you couldn’t get in touch with me.
Alice: Oh I see.

Today’s expression is get in touch with someone. To get in touch with someone is to initiate or establish contact or communication with someone. You could make contact with somebody or something by phone, letter, visit, email and much more. Get in touch with someone은 누군가와 '연락을 취하다’ 혹은 '접촉하다'라는 뜻입니다. 영어 동사 'touch'는 '만지다' '감동시키다' '(어떤 수준에) 이르다' 등 다양한 뜻이 있지만, 이 표현에서는 '접촉하다'는 의미로 쓰였습니다.

In today’s conversation Alice tells Jason that she could not get in touch with him yesterday. 오늘 본문에서 Alice는 Jason에게, 어제 하루 종일 Jason과 연락이 안됐다고 했습니다. 영어로 “Hey Jason I tried to get in touch with you yesterday, but I couldn’t.”라고요. 이렇게 누구와 연락하고 싶을 때 쓸 수 있는 표현이 ‘get in touch with someone’입니다.

그럼 예문을 통해 오늘의 표현을 더 익혀보겠습니다. “Pauline, how can I get in touch with you?”라는 문장을 해석하면 “Pauline, 어떻게 연락을 드리면 됩니까?”라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example sentence. “Michael wants to get in touch with you.”는 “Michael은 너와 연락을 취하기를 원한다.”로 해석할 수 있습니다. Let me give you one more example sentence. “Please get in touch with me as soon as you are done.”라는 문장을 해석하면 “일 이 끝나자마자 나한테 연락해 줘.”로 해석 할 수 있습니다. Get in touch with someone’, 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.

Get in touch with someone
Alice: Hey Jason I tried to get in touch with you yesterday, but I couldn’t.
Jason: I kept my cell phone off the entire day, that’s why you couldn’t get in touch with me.
Alice: Oh I see.

Let’s review what we have learned today. To get in touch with someone is to initiate or establish contact or communication with someone. GET IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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