이야기의 물꼬를 트는 표현 알아보겠습니다.
시작만 하면 그 다음은 바디랭귀지를 동원하더라도 즐겁게 소통할 수 있습니다!
1. what do you do? – 어떤 일을 하십니까?
-Right now, I’m a student. I’m in my second year of pharmacy school. How about you? What do you do?
-I work as a tour guide for a local tour company. I’ve worked there for three years now. How about you?
-I do a little bit of everything: some writing, some photography and some graphic design, too. What do you do?
대화를 계속 진행하기 위해서는 질문에 대한 답변 뿐만 아니라 상대방에 대해서도 물어봐야겠죠.
“How about you?” 또는 “And what about you?”
2. How’s (….) treating you? – (…..)은 어떠셨습니까?
“How is your summer?”, “How is your new job?”같이 근황을 묻는 질문입니다.
-Oh, it’s been really great. No complaints here! And how’s it going for you?
-Not bad, can’t complain! And how is your summer going?
-It’s treating me pretty well! I’ve gotten a lot out of it so far. And how’s summer going for you?
3. So, what have you been up to lately? – 어떻게 지내셨습니까?
친분이 있는 사람에게 근황을 묻는 질문입니다. “How’s it going?”
-Not much. My last class is on Thursday, so I’m excited about that! What have you been up to?
-Let’s see…Well, I started a new job last week, but other than that, everything is pretty much the same. What have you been up to?
-Well, have you heard that I moved to a new apartment?
-What can I say? Nothing too exciting. Things are good—how about you?
4. Long time, no see! Any updates since we last saw each other? – 오랜만입니다. 어떻게 지내셨는지 궁금하네요.
오랜만에 만난 사람에게 친근하게 근황을 묻는 질문입니다.
-Where to begin? A lot has changed in the past few months. I got a dog, moved apartments and switched jobs!
-Nothing too crazy. How about you? Any news?