영어회화 팁 Part 8: The Word “Subtle”

영어회화 팁 Part 8: Today’s 영어회화 팁 Part 8, do you know the meaning of the word “subtle”?  Do you know how to say the word “subtle”? There are a few definitions for this word, but let’s take a look at the “most common” definitions.  Here are a couple of definitions and examples from Naver: subtle: … More 영어회화 팁 Part 8: The Word “Subtle”

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영어회화 팁 Part 7: beat around the bush

영어회화 팁 Part 7: Today’s 영어회화 팁 Part 7, what does the idiom “beat around the bush” mean? Let’s first look at the meaning of this idiom, “beat around the bush”: to avoid talking directly about an unpleasant or sensitive topic. Here are a few definitions and examples from Naver: beat around the bush (둘려서 … More 영어회화 팁 Part 7: beat around the bush

영어회화 팁 Part 6: The Word “Groom”

영어회화 팁 Part 6: Today’s 영어회화 팁 Part 6: To clearly understand the word “groom“. There a few definitions for the word “groom”.  This word can be used in many ways.  Also, for beginning English learners, this word can be confusing and unfamiliar when used.  Here are a few definitions and examples from Naver: groom (verb) … More 영어회화 팁 Part 6: The Word “Groom”

영어회화 팁 Part 5: fun vs. funny

영어회화 팁 Part 5: Today’s 영어회화 팁 Part 5: What’s the difference between fun vs. funny? Let’s first look at the definitions for both of the words: fun (재미): enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure Here are example sentences from Naver Dictionary: We had a lot of fun at Sara’s party. 우리는 사라의 파티에서 아주 재미있게 … More 영어회화 팁 Part 5: fun vs. funny

영어회화 팁 Part 4: in the blink of an eye

영어회화 팁 Part 4: Today’s 영어회화 팁 Part 4: The definition of in the blink of an eye (눈 깜짝할 사이에): very quickly.  Here is an example sentence from Naver Dictionary: Everything happens in the blink of an eye. 모든 일들이 눈 깜짝할 사이에 일어납니다. In my opinion, this is a commonly used informal phrase: in the … More 영어회화 팁 Part 4: in the blink of an eye

영어회화 팁 Part 3: ambiguous vs. clear

영어회화 팁 Part 3: Today’s 영어회화 팁 Part 3: The definition of ambiguous (애매한): unclear or inexact because a choice between alternatives has not been made.  Obviously, “애매한” is such a commonly used word in the Korean language.  In my opinion, this word is difficult to translate for many English learning Korean students.  Here are the example sentences … More 영어회화 팁 Part 3: ambiguous vs. clear

영어회화 팁 Part 2: cracked vs. chipped

영어회화 팁 Part 2: Today’s 영어회화 팁 Part 2: Do you know what the difference is between cracked and chipped? Most of our plates are cracked or chipped.  We need to buy new dishware.   Let’s first look at the definitions: chipped (past tense verb) / 이가 빠진 흔적: (of a material or object) break at … More 영어회화 팁 Part 2: cracked vs. chipped

영어회화 팁 Part 1: Sparkling or Still Water?

영어회화 팁 Part 1: Today’s 영어회화 팁 Part 1: If you’re at a restaurant and a waiter asks you this question: Waiter: Would you like sparkling or still water?   Do you know the differences between sparkling and still water? Sparkling water (소다수) can also be known as club soda, soda water, sparkling water, seltzer water, bubbly water, or fizzy water: … More 영어회화 팁 Part 1: Sparkling or Still Water?