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Session 17

오늘의 에피소드를 듣고 자주 사용하는 영어 표현을 배워보세요.

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Mind-blowing

오늘의 에피소드를 듣고 자주 사용하는 영어 표현을 배워보세요.

Listen to find out how to use an everyday English expression.

Listen to the audio and take the quiz. 오디오를 듣고 퀴즈를 풀어보세요.

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Presenter
안녕하세요. English Expressions에 오신 것을 환영합니다. 저희 프로그램은 여러분들의 영어공부에 꼭 필요한 표현을 골라서 자세히 알려드리겠습니다. 저는 채승훈 입니다.

오늘 저희가 배울 표현은 ‘mind-blowing’ 마음에 바람이 분다 라는 표현입니다. 이것은 과연 무슨 의미일까요? ..잘 모르시겠다고요? 괜찮습니다. 일단 계속 들어볼게요.

Feifei와 Harry는 Harry가 갔던 곳에 대해서 이야기하고 있는데요, Harry가 가장 마음에 들었던 곳은 어디였을까요? 한번 들어보세요.

Harry
And the expression we are going to look at in this programme is 'mind-blowing', or, 'to blow your mind'.

Feifei
To blow your mind! We'll look at what it means and when you can use it. So anyway, Harry, I've heard you really like travelling.

Harry
Me? Yeah, I love travelling, to be free. Yeah, I've travelled.

Feifei
Where have you been?

Harry
All over: Europe, South East Asia, North Africa, Central America.

Feifei
So, which was the best trip?

Harry
Hard to say, they were all great in their own way, but I think my trip to Cambodia really stands out.

Presenter
Harry가 세계의 여러 곳을 돌아다녔나요? 네, 맞습니다. 하지만 캄보디아가 좀 더 특별히 좋았다는데요, 계속 듣고 그 이유를 확인 해 보겠습니다.

Feifei
Why's that?

Harry
Well, it's got scenery, beaches, nice food and all that stuff, but the temples at Angkor Wat – well, they just blew my mind.

Feifei
They blew your mind?!

Harry
Yeah, it's an amazing place. It's got incredible statues, roads, waterways all abandoned in the forest. Truly mind-blowing.

Feifei
But what does it mean – mind blowing; it blew your mind?

Harry
Oh right. Well, when something is so incredible, so surprising that we stop and wonder about how amazing it is, we can say it's mind-blowing, or that it blew our minds, as though our brains have broken down because they are so overwhelmed.

Feifei
I see. So what else can be mind-blowing?

Harry
Anything amazing: a painting, a film, a story.

Feifei
And what about nature – the ocean, the planets, the insect world?

Harry
Yes, the unexplored ocean depths, the size of the other planets, the huge number and variety of insects - those things are all totally mind-blowing if you stop and think about them.

Presenter
그래서 Harry 가 캄보디아의 앙코르 와트 사원이 ‘mind-blowing’ ‘blew his mind’ 라고 생각했군요. ‘mind’ 는 마음이라는 뜻이고, blow는 바람이 분다 라는 뜻입니다. 이 표현은 우리가 주로, 정말 멋지고 경이로운 것을 보거나 경험했을 때, 뭔가가 한 눈에 확 반하게 됐을 때 사용하는 표현입니다.
이 표현은 보통 명사형태로 mind-blowing이라고 쓰거나, 동사로는 blows my mind 이렇게 사용됩니다.
몇 가지 예문을 들어보겠습니다.

Examples

The latest tablet computer has an incredible camera and loads of other mind-blowing features.

The battle scenes in the new film were amazing. I couldn’t believe the realistic graphics. They just blew my mind.

One of the most mind-blowing things about the universe is the distance between the planets in our solar system.

Harry
So, to finish off, I thought I'd give you a mind-blowing fact about space and the universe - Something that will really blow your mind.

Feifei
OK, let's hear it.

Harry
Did you know that every hour, the universe expands by a billion miles in all directions?

Feifei
It gets bigger by one billion miles in all directions?! That is mind-blowing.

Harry
I know - just mind-blowing.

Feifei
Well, I've got a very different one for you about insects – cockroaches.

Harry
Cockroaches? Yuck! What is it?

Feifei
Well, cockroaches can live for several weeks without their heads.

Harry
They can live without their heads?! Well, that's just blown my mind.

Presenter
Harry와 Feifei 가 mind-blowing한 것에 대해 여러분들은 어떻게 생각하시나요? 정말 mind-blowing한 것 같은데요. 여러분들은 최근에 blew your mind 했던 일이 있었나요? 어떤 일이었나요? 그럼 다음 English Expressions 에서 만나겠습니다. Bye!

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Mind-blowing

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Join us for our next episode of English Expressions, when we will learn more useful language and practise your listening skills.

다음 English Expressions 에피소드에도 참여해주세요. 보다 실용적이고 자주쓰이는 표현을 배워보고, 리스닝 실력도 향상 되도록 연습해 보겠습니다.

저희 Facebook 그룹에 가입하셔서 매일 영어 공부를 하세요.

그럼 다음 에피소드 에서 다시 뵙겠습니다.

Session Vocabulary

  • Travelling
    여행

    Temples
    사원

    Amazing
    놀라운

    Overwhelmed
    압도된

    Unexplored
    탐험되지 않은

    The universe
    우주