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[Common Mistakes]Ep. 10 - 나 미국 가본적 있어 I've been to the US / 싸인해주세요 Could you sign? / 힘들게하지마 Don't give me a hard time

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1) I've been to the US when I was young (x)
-> I have been to the US. (o)
- “have been” cannot be used with a specific point of time such as yesterday, at that time...etc. BECAUSE “have been” means “until now”
- also, “when I was young.” isn’t grammatically wrong, but if you are in your 20s... you still might be considered young by much older person. So, it’s better to say “when I was a kid.”


2) Can I have your sign? (x)
-> Could you sign here? or Can I have your autograph?
(Tae: what about  "Can I have your signature?" What’s the difference between signature and autograph?)
- FYI, “autograph” is usually for famous people.


3) Don't make me hard (x)
-> Don't give me a hard time.
(Tae: 우리말로는 “나 만들지마 - Don’t make me. 어렵게-hard 이렇게 생각하면 별 문제가 없어보이는데...please Philip, go ahead explain to us.)
- Foreigners often joke about having seen this expression. “Don’t make me hard” can have a sexual connotation...! Be careful!


4) Summary/ Wrap-up  

Tae: 나 어렸을 때 미국 가본 적 있어, I have been to the US when I was young? 아니죠~
Philip: I visited the US when I was young. OR I’ve been to the US.

 

Tae: 너 미국 가본적 있어?
Philip: Have you been to the US?

 

Tae: 나 미국 가본적 없어.
Philip: I have not been to the US. OR I’ve never been to the US.

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Tae: 음식점 같은데서 결재한 다음에, “싸인 좀 해주실래요?” 할때,
“Can I have your sign here?” 아니죠 

Philip: Could you sign here? OR Can I have your signature here?

 

Tae: 여기에 싸인 하시면 안돼요.
Philip: Please, don’t sign here.

 

Tae: 이번엔 다른 평서문을 해볼까요? I’ll try another statement. 나는 그 곳에 싸인을 했다.
Philip: I signed there.

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Tae: 자 마지막 표현이네요. 나 좀 힘들게좀 하지마. “Don’t make me hard” 아니죠~
Philip: Don’t give me a hard time.

 

Tae: 쟤 좀 힘들게 해줘. 는 영어로 어떻게 할까요? 부정문에서 don’t 을 빼면 되겠죠?
Philip: Give him a hard time. OR give her a hard time.

 

Tae: 마지막으로 다른 평서문을 해볼까요? “직장 동료가 날 힘들게 해요.”
Philip: My co-worker is giving me a hard time these days.

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