영어회화 팁 Part 11

영어회화 팁 Part 11: How to Say “Familiar”

영어회화 팁 Part 11 영어회화 팁 Part 11: How do you say the word “familiar” [익숙한, 친숙한]?  From my past experiences in teaching, this word has been commonly mispronounced.  Please listen to the audio file: http://static.sfdict.com/audio/F00/F0028800.mp3 There’s 3 syllables to this word: [fuh–mil-yer] Here are a couple of examples from Naver’s English Dictionary: to look/sound/taste familiar 보기에/소리가 친숙하다[낯이…

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영어회화 팁 Part 10

영어회화 팁 Part 10: How to Say “Vietnam”

영어회화 팁 Part 10 영어회화 팁 Part 10: What is the correct way of pronouncing the word “Vietnam” in English?  In Korean, the way to pronounce Vietnam is “배트남”.  The “t” sound is emphasized when saying it in Korean.  As for saying “Vietnam” in English, the “t” is not emphasized. [vee-et-nahm, –nam, vyet-, vee-it-] Please…

영어회화 팁 Part 9

영어회화 팁 Part 9: Carols

영어회화 팁 Part 9 Today’s 영어회화 팁 Part 9, what does the word “carol” mean?  Let’s first look at the definition of this word. carol (noun) [캐럴]: a religious folk song or popular hymn, particularly one associated with Christmas.  Here is an example from Naver: Christmas carols are playing on the street. 거리에서는 크리스마스 캐럴이 흘러나오고 있다…

영어회화 팁 Part 6

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)…

영어회화 팁 Part 5

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…

영어회화 팁 Part 4

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…

영어회화 팁 Part 3

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…