2021. 7. 3. 16:44ㆍ공부/구슬쌤의 자신감 영어
어색한 침묵을 깨는 small talk (잡담) 주제 7개
#1: 특정 시절이나 사람을 떠올리게 하는 계기가 있을 때
This reminds me of ~ : 이거보니 ~가 생각나네.
This reminds me of Memphis.
You know, this really reminds me of my time in Vietnam.
Reminds me of college. 대학 시절이 떠오른다.
Where did you go to school?
What did you study?
<mutual friends 경우>
This reminds me of Sarah. 이거보니 사라가 생각나네.
I wonder how she's doing. 어떻게 지내는지 궁금하다.
<아직 걔랑 연락하고 지내?>
Do you still talk to her?
<지인의 근황 전하기>
Last I heard, he got a job working for admissions after he graduated.
<문득 생각난 일에도 응용 가능>
This reminds me, you owe me 3 bucks for gas.
아, 이거보니깐 생각났는데 너 기름값으로 나한테 $3 줘야해
#2: Speaking of ~: ~얘기가 나와서 말인데
Speaking of college, do you still talk to John?
Speaking of books, what do you read?
Speaking of wine, we gotta get that drink that we keep saying we're gonna get.
Speaking of salad, we gotta get that lunch that we keep saying we're gonna get.
A: Oh, and speaking of medical products, we gotta get that drink that we keep saying we're gonna get.
B: We've got to. When's good?
#3: 레스토랑/카페 들어가서 쓸 수 있는 표현
<분위기에 대해 말하기>
I like the vibe in here.
It's nice. It's nice in here. 여기 정말 좋아요.
식사라고 있는 레스토랑/카페에 와본 적 있는지 물어보기
Have you ever eaten here?
Have you been here before?
No, it's my first time.
<와본적은 없지만 맛있다고 들음>
No, I haven't, but I heard it's really good.
<특히 회사/집 근처 유명 맛집일 때>
I can't think why, but I've never been here before.
왜 그런지는 모르겠지만, 여기 한 번도 와본 적 없어요.
I'm a regular here.
I'm a regular here.
I've been coming here for like 3 years, almost every single day.
한 두번 와본 적 있을 때
I've been here a couple of times.
#4: 상대가 추천한 레스토랑/카페라면 뭐가 맛있는지 물어보기
So, what's good here?
A: So, what's good here?
B: actually, everything's good here.
A: You eat here a lot?
You can't go wrong with their pasta. 여기 파스타는 늘 맛있어.
You can't go wrong with ice cream. 아이스크림은 늘 옳죠 / 맛있죠.
But if you value design and ease of use, then you can't go wrong with an iPhone.
You can't go wrong with their steak.
You can't go wrong with ~ (잘못되거나 실패하는 법이 없듯) ~는 늘 옳아/괜찮아.
음식이 나왔을 때 쓸 수 있는 표현들
"정말 맛있어 보인다/ 냄새 맛있게 나네!"
It looks good.
It smells delicious.
It smells really good.
Everything looks delicious.
단순히 음식이 괜찮은지 물어볼 때도 쓰지만
맛이 궁금해서 물어볼 때도 쓰이는
How's your 음식?
내 음식을 맛보라고 제안할 때
*가능하면 식사 전 또는 건들지 않은 부분을 덜어 줘야겠죠
- Do you want a bite/sip?
- Would you like to try some?
You wanna try a bite?
You want a sip?
Do you want to split a dessert?
*split 대신 share를 써도 돼요.
Does anybody wanna split the chocolate pudding?
#5: 괜찮은 영화/TV쇼/책 등
So, have you seen any good movies lately?
Anyone seen any good movies lately?
Have you seen _ on Netflix?
I watch Flowers.
Have you seen Flowers on Netflix?
정말 좋아하는 쇼를 추천할 때
I'm (literally) obsessed with that show.
You should check it out sometime.
*literally: (강조) 그야말로, 정말로.
Check it out.
It's on YouTube, it's on Netflix.
책이 정말 잼있을 때
1) I read it in one sitting. 앉은 자리에서 한 번에 읽다.
2) I read it cover to cover. 하나 하나 꼼꼼히 읽다.
And I literally read it in one sitting.
I mean, it's a quick read.
상대가 내게 좋은 영화/책 등을 추천해줄 때
I'll have to check it out sometime.
I'll have to check that one out.
추가로 할 수 있는 질문들
- What is it about?
- Who's in it?
Do you know any good restaurants around here?
Are there any good Italian restaurants around here?
<점심 특선 / happy hour>
They have a good happy hour.
- They have a good happy hour.
- They have a good lunch special.
#6: 동료 사이에선 출퇴근길에 대해 얘기하기
How long is your commute?
What is your commute like?
How long does it take to get in?
I bike to work now. 전 이제 자전거 타고 출근해요.
#7: 근황 묻기
- How's life/ work / school / your family?
- How's ~ treating you?
How's work treating you?
How's the promotion treating you?
How's married life treating you?
A: How's that new house treating you?
B: It's great. Thank you for asking.
How do you like your new office?
How do you like your new place?
How do you like your job?