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[English with Yoo] Blow it


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

오늘의 표현은 Blow it 입니다.

What does it mean to blow it? Let’s find out, but first we will listen to today’s conversation. 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘blow it’이 무슨 뜻인지 알아보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요. Listen carefully.

Blow it
Jen: Have you been practicing your speech?
Jason: Oh definitely! I’ve been practicing everyday. I really don’t want to blow it.
Jen: With that much practice, you won’t blow it!

본문에서 Jason 은 중요한 연설을 앞두고 있습니다. 제가 “Have you been practicing your speech? 너 연설 연습하고 있니?"라고 묻자, Jason은 “Oh definitely! I’ve been practicing everyday. 물론이지! 매일 연습하고 있어. I really don’t want to blow it. 정말 망치고 싶지 않거든.” 라고 했습니다. 저도 “With that much practice, you won’t blow it!” 그렇게 연습했는데, 망치는 일은 없을 거야.”라고 했습니다. Now keep today’s expression ‘blow it’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

Blow it
Jen: Have you been practicing your speech?
Jason: Oh definitely! I’ve been practicing everyday. I really don’t want to blow it.
Jen: With that much practice, you won’t blow it!

Today’s expression is blow it. To blow it means to fail or spoil your opportunity of achieving something because of something you say or do. It simply means to lose an opportunity. To blow it은 ‘기희를 놓치다’ 또는 ‘망치다’라는 뜻입니다.
In today’s conversation Jason tells me that he has been practicing his speech everyday because he doesn’t want to blow it. If Jason doesn’t practice his speech, he may mess up. That’s what he means when he says that he doesn’t want to blow it. 오늘 본문에서 Jason은 제게 연설을 망치고 싶지 않아서 매일 연습한다고 했습니다. 영어로 “Oh definitely! I’ve been practicing everyday. I really don’t want to blow it.”라고요. 이렇게 무엇을 망치거나, 기회를 놓쳐버릴 때 쓸 수 있는 표현이 ‘blow it’입니다.

그럼 예문을 통해 오늘의 표현을 더 익혀보겠습니다. “I really blew the interview by not answering the questions properly.”라는 문장을 해석하면 “난 질문에 제대로 답변을 못해서, 인터뷰를 망쳐버렸어.”라는 뜻입니다. Here is another example sentence. “Way to blow it Tony!” “Tony, 잘도 망쳤어!”로 해석할 수 있습니다. ‘To blow it’ 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.

Blow it
Jen: Have you been practicing your speech?
Jason: Oh definitely! I’ve been practicing everyday. I really don’t want to blow it.
Jen: With that much practice, you won’t blow it!

Let’s review what we have learned today. To blow it means to fail or spoil your opportunity of achieving something because of something you say or do. BLOW IT. Now try using this expression on your own. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Until next time, bye bye!

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