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[오디오 듣기] To slack off
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오늘의 영어 표현은 To slack off입니다.

What does it mean ‘to slack off’? This expression is common in American English. Let’s find out what it means! 그럼 오늘의 대화를 들어보면서 ‘to slack off’가 무슨 뜻인지 알아 보겠습니다. 잘 들어보세요.

To slack off
Mike: You seem a little down these days. Is there something going on?

Jason: Our business has slacked off so much that I’m afraid my staff will not be motivated to work hard anymore. What if they start slacking off?

Mike: I’m sorry to hear that your business activity is reducing. But regarding your staff, don’t think that they are going to slack off. You’ve hired hard-working people and I’m sure they will not let you down.

Jason: You’re right. I have to stay positive! Thank you.

Mike가 우울해 보이는 Jason에게 “You seem a little down these days. Is there something going on? 너 요즘 기운이 없어 보인다. 무슨 일 있는 거야?”라며 걱정스럽게 물어보네요. 그러자 Jason이 “Our business has slacked off so much that I’m afraid my staff will not be motivated to work hard anymore. What if they start slacking off? 요즘 회사 사정이 안 좋아지면서 직원들이 일 할 의욕을 잃을까 봐 걱정이야. 일을 느슨하게 하면 어쩌나 싶다.”라고 하네요. 이어 Mike은 I’m sorry to hear that your business activity is reducing. But regarding your staff, don’t think that they are going to slack off. You’ve hired hard-working people and I’m sure they will not let you down. 회사가 잘 안 돌아가고 있다니 안타깝지만 네 직원들 보면 그럴 사람들이 아니야. 다 열심히 일할만한 사람들을 뽑았잖아. 절대 널 실망하게 하지 않을 거야.” 라고 말하며 Jason에게 용기를 줍니다. Jason 는 “You’re right. I have to stay positive! Thank you 네 말이 맞아. 상황을 긍정적으로 받아들여야겠다. 고마워.” 라고 하네요. Keep today’s phrase ‘to slack off’ in mind and let’s hear the conversation again. 그럼 다시 한번 대화를 들어볼까요?

To slack off
Mike: You seem a little down these days. Is there something going on?

Jason: Our business has slacked off so much that I’m afraid my staff will not be motivated to work hard anymore. What if they start slacking off?

Mike: I’m sorry to hear that your business activity is reducing. But regarding your staff, don’t think that they are going to slack off. You’ve hired hard-working people and I’m sure they will not let you down.

Jason: You’re right. I have to stay positive! Thank you.

오늘 영어표현은 to slack off입니다. If someone slacks off, it means that they stop working hard or putting effort into something. If the rate of activity or development slacks off, it means that it’s becoming less strong and that activity is reducing gradually. ‘To slack off’은 느슨한, 한산한, 해이한 이란 뜻으로 to slack off 하면 게으른 이란 의미가 됩니다. 자기 일을 제대로 하지 않는 상태를 표현하는 것이지요. 또한, 게으른 사람은 slacker라고 합니다. 예문을 통해 다시 한번 볼까요? I got fired because I slacked off too much at work. 이 말은 직장에서 일도 제대로 안 하고 너무 게으름을 피워서 해고됐어.라는 뜻이랍니다. 오늘 표현, ‘To slack off’ 꼭 기억하시고요. Now let’s listen to this conversation for the last time.

To slack off
Mike: You seem a little down these days. Is there something going on?

Jason: Our business has slacked off so much that I’m afraid my staff will not be motivated to work hard anymore. What if they start slacking off?

Mike: I’m sorry to hear that your business activity is reducing. But regarding your staff, don’t think that they are going to slack off. You’ve hired hard-working people and I’m sure they will not let you down.

Jason: You’re right. I have to stay positive! Thank you.

오늘 배우신 영어표현 ‘To slack off’는 게으름을 부리다, 태만하다라는 뜻입니다. 다음 시간에 다시 뵙겠습니다. 지금까지 ENGLISH WITH YOO에 Jennifer Yoo입니다. Bye Bye!
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