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Kiss up to someone


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오늘의 영어 표현은 Kiss up to someone 입니다.

What does it mean to ‘Kiss up to someone’? Before we find out what it means, let’s listen to today’s conversation. 잘 들어보세요.

TO KISS UP TO SOMEONE

Mike: Haha! Oh man!
Jason: What’s so funny!
Mike: My wife just texted me saying that my daughter was trying so hard to kiss up to her teacher at the open house today.
Jason: I have to say, she definitely got that characteristic from you! I remember when you used to kiss up to our teacher all the time.
Mike: Exactly! Like father, like daughter!

Mike가 갑자기 “Haha! Oh man!” 이라며 웃음을 터트리네요. 그러자 Jason이 “What’s so funny? 뭐가 그렇게 재미있니?”라고 물어봅니다. Mike 는 “My wife just texted me saying that my daughter was trying so hard to kiss up to her teacher at the open house today. 오늘 우리 딸 학교 행사에 간 내 아내가 방금 문자를 보냈는데, 우리 딸이 선생님께 잘 보이려고 그렇게 애를 쓰더래. 이어 Jason 이 “I have to say, she definitely got that characteristic from you! 틀림없어. 네 특징이 그대로 유전된 거야. I remember when you used to kiss up to our teacher all the time. 학교 다닐 때 너도 늘 선생님께 잘 보이려고 했잖아.”라고 하더라고요. Keep today’s phrase ‘kiss up to someone’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again.

TO KISS UP TO SOMEONE

Mike: Haha! Oh man!
Jason: What’s so funny!
Mike: My wife just texted me saying that my daughter was trying so hard to kiss up to her teacher at the open house today.
Jason: I have to say, she definitely got that characteristic from you! I remember when you used to kiss up to our teacher all the time.
Mike: Exactly! Like father, like daughter!

오늘의 영어표현은 Kiss up to someone입니다. When you kiss up to someone, you behave in a certain way to make people like you. You are basically trying to gain someone’s favor by flattering him or her. ‘Kiss up to someone’ 은 잘 보이려고 상대를 기분 좋게 해주다,애교 부리다 는 뜻입니다. 예를 들어 보겠습니다. Why is Gloria kissing up to the teacher like that? 라고 하면 글로리아는 왜 저렇게 선생님께 애교를 떨까? 라는 뜻이 됩니다. Now we will listen to the conversation for the last time.

TO KISS UP TO SOMEONE

Mike: Haha! Oh man!
Jason: What’s so funny!
Mike: My wife just texted me saying that my daughter was trying so hard to kiss up to her teacher at the open house today.
Jason: I have to say, she definitely got that characteristic from you! I remember when you used to kiss up to our teacher all the time.
Mike: Exactly! Like father, like daughter!

Now let’s review what we have learned today. ‘To kiss up to someone’ means to flatter others to gain favor from others. 오늘 배우신 영어표현 ‘to kiss up to someone’호의를 얻으려고 상대를 기분 좋게 하다는 뜻입니다. 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!

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