63일차. ♣ Unit 5. Awkward situations - LESSON 1. TALKING ABOUT AWKWARD SITUATIONS - [Awkward situations]
[EMMA] When you bring your boyfriend home to meet your parents for the first time, there are some things you just don't talk about.
[NANCY] But Emma brought this new boy home to meet Bob and I, and then Bob was talking about them getting married.
[BOB] Yeah, well, I really put my foot in my mouth, didn't I? What an idiot. Me, that is.
• put your foot in it
(also • put your foot in your mouth North American English, British English)
-to say or do something that upsets, offends or embarrasses somebody
: (남을 곤란하게 할) 실언[실수]을 하다
I really put my foot in it with Ella—I didn’t know she’d split up with Tom.
내가 엘라에게 정말 실수를 했어. 난 그녀가 톰과 헤어진 줄 몰랐어.
[BOB] But Emma's been talking about moving away lately, you know, to a far-off country.
[명사 앞에만 씀]
1-a long distance away
SYNONYM. distant, faraway, remote
: 먼, 멀리 떨어진
a far-off land. 먼 나라
2-a long time ago
: (시간적으로) 먼, 옛날의
memories of those far-off days. 옛날 그 시절의 추억
[BOB] And now she's met this boy that she seems really happy with.
[BOB] So, you know, I just wanted to reassure her that I support this relationship, and I'm very happy she's met somebody that she can, you know, really get on with, and that she cares about.
• get on with somebody | get on (together) | get along with somebody | get along (together)
(both British English)
(also get along with somebody, get along (together) North American English, British English)
: ~와/(함께) 잘 지내다
to have a friendly relationship with somebody
She's never really got on with her sister.
그녀는 언니[여동생]와 정말 잘 지낸 적이 없다.
She and her sister have never really got on.
We get along just fine together.
• get on with something
1-(also get along with something) used to talk or ask about how well somebody is doing a task
: ~이 …하게 되어 가다
I'm not getting on very fast with this job.
난 이 일이 진도가 잘 안 나간다.
2-to continue doing something, especially after you have been interrupted
: (특히 중단했다가) ~을 계속하다
Be quiet and get on with your work.
조용히 하고 일이나 계속해.
(informal) Get on with it! We haven't got all day.
그거나 계속해! 우리가 하루 종일 시간이 있는 게 아냐.
※ Awkward situations /ˈɔːkwərd/
*You may find yourself in an awkward situation at one time or another. Study this vocabulary for talking about awkward situations.
He was being totally offensive. It was really awkward.
She was embarrassed when he told her how much he cared about her.
There's a lot to consider in a relationship with someone in a far-off country.
I reassured my friends that I supported their relationship.
• reassure /ˌriːəˈʃʊr/
-to say or do something that makes somebody less frightened or worried
SYNONYM put/set somebody’s mind at ease/rest
*reassure somebody (about something)
They tried to reassure her, but she still felt anxious.
그들이 그녀를 안심시키려고 애를 썼지만 그녀는 여전히 불안했다.
*reassure somebody that…
The doctor reassured him that there was nothing seriously wrong.
의사가 심각한 이상은 없다고 그를 안심시켰다.
*be reassured of something
She needed to be reassured of his love for her.
• put/set somebody’s mind at ease/rest
-to do or say something to make somebody stop worrying about something
: ~의 마음을 편하게 해 주다
*The expression get on with is British English. The equivalent in American English is get along with.
She gets on with him very well.
She gets along with him very well.
*The phrase get on with also means to begin doing something. You can use it to communicate impatience.
I'm tired of waiting. Please get on with it!
*Here are some more expressions you can use to describe awkward situations. The phrase faux pas is taken from French. Note that all three expressions involve the verb make.
He made a terrible faux pas when he asked her how old she was.
She made a blunder wearing the same dress as the hostess.
I feel like I'm always making mistakes in social situations.
• faux pas /ˌfəʊ ˈpɑː/
(plural faux pas /ˌfəʊ ˈpɑːz/)
-an action or a remark that causes somebody to feel embarrassed because it is not socially correct
: 불어에서. 실례, 무례
I committed a faux pas that my friends have never let me forget.
• blunder /ˈblʌndər/
-a stupid or careless mistake
: (어리석은) 실수
to make a terrible blunder
끔찍한 실수를 저지르다
a series of political blunders
일련의 정치적 실수
one of the greatest policy blunders in history.