영어문장 외우기(2) - 14일차 본문
영어문장 외우기(2) - 14일차생름 2023. 6. 9. 13:41
A woman from Uzbekistan was flatly denied for an entry to a public bath facility even though she has been naturalized into a Korea citizen. You know, we've come a long way in terms of sheer economic size and so on but the prejudice is still prevalent. We have to rememeber there is no blood line here rather our country has rapidly been transformed into a multi-national society, so we need to learn how to accept people as who they are not based on race or color.
- when it comes to vs in terms of: Both means in conern of something. When it comes to - in regards to something, or speaking of something.In terms of'- on the basis of something, or in relation to something.
- country vs nationA country may be an independent sovereign state or part of a larger state, a physical territory with a government, or a geographic region associated with sets of previously independent or differently associated people.A nation, however, is a tightly-knit group of people which share a common culture, a territory, traditions, a history, and often, language
- accept for: to recognize that you are responsible for something, e.g. We cannot accept liability for items stolen from your car.
- sheer economic size: 순수한 경제 규모
- come a long way: 일취월장, to improve a lot, or to make a lot of progress
- flatly deny
As he sees the unfolding of a corruption investigation into the former deputy secretary of ministry of culture&tourism, he feels like a puke as it became clear that the greedy Shin capitalized his post to feather his own nest by stacking the deck. Now it is paradise for civil servants who can spend as much as $1m. dollors from other peoples' money and have no qualms about it. A bitter irony is that is why people are flocking into institutions to take a crack at the public service exams.
- capitalize (his post/title): 이용하다, to use something to your own advantage
- feather one's own nest: 사리사욕을 채우다, make money illicitly and at someone else's expense.
- stack the deck: 유리한 위치를 점하다, to arrange a situation unfairly against someone
- deputy: 대리인, Someone whose job is the second most important in a department or organization, and who takes the responsibilities of the most important person in some situations
- have no qualms about: 양심의 가책을 느끼지 못하다. e.g. military regimes generally have no qualms about controlling the press
- qualm: uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, fear, 현기증
- no qualms: If you have no qualms about doing something, you are not worried that it may be wrong in some way.
- take a crack at: 시도하다, Make an attempt or have a turn at doing something.
The most secretive nation on earth, the so-called helmit's kingdom, is yet again in the spotlight due to severe food shortage. This dire situation where tons of people are going hugery, is literally putting its people on edge, especially the most vulnerable, the children who are slipping into an acute stage of malnutrition in masses. However, the president whose waist size is bigger than my old teacher, at age of 27, speaks volums in itself that he's been feeding a steady diet of sumptuous food.
- hermit's kingdom: Korea under Choson Dynasty while pursuing a policy of restricting contacts with the outside world.
- put/have/give someone on edge: To make someone tense and stressed out
- in masses: 대규모의
- speak volumes for something / in itself: 많은 것을 설명하다. Express a reaction without words. e.g. What you wear speaks volumes about you
- feed a steady diet of: e.g. Feed Yourself a Steady Diet of Joy and Optimism
- sumptuous: impressive, expensive, and of high quality, 사치스러운. e.g. a sumptuous feast/banquet/dinner
- slipping into: to gradually start to experience an unpleasant or difficult situation. e.g. The economy may be slipping into a recession.
- acute: very serious or severe
- zealous vs jealous