“와, 당신 정말 멋진데요!” 칭찬은 다른 사람의 하루를 밝은 빛으로 밝혀주는 가장 쉬운 방법입니다. 아래 대화문에는 다른 사람을 칭찬하고 싶을 때 쓸 수 있는 유용한 표현들이 많이 등장해요. 이 표현들을 사용해서 타인에게 사랑을 전하세요. 그리고 그 칭찬 속에는 반드시 ‘진심’이 담겨야 합니다. 감정 없는 뻔한 칭찬은 아무 의미가 없다는 것을 명심하세요!
■ 상대방을 칭찬하는 표현들
You’re the apple of my eye. : 당신은 나의 소중한 존재예요.
I think he’s the bee’s knees. : 그는 정말 훌륭해.
You are my sunshine. : 너는 나의 햇살/태양이야.
She’s the cat’s meow. : 그녀는 고양이 울음소리 같아(그녀는 정말 예뻐/귀여워).
■ 비유적인 칭찬 표현들
You’re as cute as a button! : 당신 정말 귀여워요!
As pretty as a picture. : 그림처럼 아름답군요.
As sweet as honey. : 벌꿀처럼 달콤하네요.
As cool as a cat. : 고양이처럼 쿨한데요.
◈ Let’s Talk
John：Oh Mrs. Kim, what a lovely necklace you have on today.
Mrs. Kim：Thank you.
SangChun：You’re the apple of my eye!
Mrs. Kim：Well, aren’t you just the bee’s knees!
MinHee：You are the best teacher I’ve ever had. You’re so kind and make learning fun. And you’re pretty too. That’s the icing on the cake. [describes something good, while adding another good thing]
SuJin：And, you have the most amazing smile.
Michael：What a gorgeous shirt you have on today!
JiSoo：You’re the spitting image of (look exactly like) Yoona Kim.
Jay：Yeah, you’re as cute as a button.
Greg：And as pretty as a picture.
Lucy：As sweet as honey.
MiKyung：Oooh, and as wise as an owl…
Mrs. Kim：All right, all right, that’s enough flattery [giving excessive compliments to get something]! What’s going on? You are all just being way too sweet today. This is over the top. [too much, excessive]
Students (together)：MAKE AN EASY FINAL TEST PLEASE!
Mrs. Kim：Drats! I knew it was too good to be true!