Internationally renowned soccer player Heung Min Son said that he studied English by watching SpongeBob SquarePants. The animated show SpongeBob SquarePants uses a lot of English expressions and the characters talk fast like native speakers, so you can develop your English skills by watching it. Here are several English expressions that you can learn through SpongeBob SquarePants episode 10, “Oral Report”:
#Scene 1: SpongeBob is rehearsing his presentation with Patrick.
[SpongeBob] Patrick, I wonder if you’d help me by lending me your eyes.
= SpongeBob is asking Patrick
if he can watch him while he
is practicing his speech.
해석: 뚱아, 네 눈을 잠깐 빌리고 싶은데, 도와줄 수 있어?
(자신을 봐달라는 표현)
#Scene 2: Patrick can’t focus on SpongeBob’s presentation.
[Patrick] Can I have a hall pass? ----- *hall pass 의 정의
해석: 잠깐 밖에 나가도 되니? = A hall pass is a ticket that is usually used
in a public school in the U.S. It lets
students leave the classroom with the
[SpongeBob] Patrick, you’re kind of derailing the proceedings here.
해석: 너 때문에 발표가 자꾸 이상해지잖아.
Today’s Vocabulary from SpongeBob SquarePants
-derail v. 탈선하다
-proceeding n. 1. 소송(법적) 절차 2. 행사, 일련의 행위들
3. (회의 등의) 공식 기록, 회의[의사]록
=[Patrick] You sorta had a hand in that too, Patrick.
해석: 이렇게 엉망이 된 데에는 네 책임도 있어.
*sorta (부사 속어) = sort of – 어느 정도[다소]
*have a hand in = 어떤 것에 관여하거나 어떤 것에 영향을 미치는 것
Learning One New English Expression a Day!
-파이팅 ≠ cheer up → Awkward and incorrect expression
Use these instead of “Cheer up”:
1. You got this! - 너 할 수 있어!
2. Let’s go! - 너 할 수 있어! 힘내!
※ You can also use 1 and 2 together
= Let’s go! You got this Tom~!
[Tom 넌 할 수 있어~! 파이팅!]
79th Reporter • NAM HYE SEUNG • firstname.lastname@example.org