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[YBM 톡톡 생활영어] Shifty characters never learn. 교활한 사람들은 절대로 정신을 못 차려

 

입력: 2017-09-13 18:00
[2017년 09월 14일자 18면 기사]

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[YBM 톡톡 생활영어] Shifty characters never learn. 교활한 사람들은 절대로 정신을 못 차려


◇오늘의 학습 주제

A: Some basement shop was set ablaze last night.

B: I saw that on the news. Did they catch the arsonist?

A: They suspect it was an inside job, done for the insurance.

B: 교활한 사람들은 절대로 정신을 못 차려. Investigators are sharp.



◇해석 및 해설

A: 어젯밤에 지하 어느 가게에 불났대.

B: 뉴스에서 봤어. 방화범을 잡았대?

A: 보험금을 노린 내부 소행으로 보던데.

B: Shifty characters never learn. 조사관들이 얼마나 예리하다고.



◇부가표현

*Some basement shop was set ablaze last night.

-Yesterday evening, a shop in a basement was burned.

*I saw that on the news.

-That story was on the TV news. / I was able to catch the story of that on TV.

*Did they catch the arsonist?

-Were they able to apprehend the criminal who started the fire?

*They suspect it was an inside job

-It could have been the owner / They are looking at the owner

*done for the insurance

-trying to get the insurance money / in an effort to get money from the insurance

*Shifty characters never learn.

-Bad guys are so dumb. / Criminals are always making the same mistakes.

*Investigators are sharp.

-The legal authorities are very experienced. / The cops are pretty smart.

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