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…

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영어회화 팁 Part 8

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:…

영어회화 팁 Part 7

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…

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…