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여성 국가지도자
More women are becoming national leaders. The newest include Angela Merkel. She is expected to become the first female chancellor of Germany on Tuesday.

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스니커즈 운동화
Sneakers are a type of comfortable shoe. We wear them for sports and when we have to walk a lot. Many children wear them to school.

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영화 대여 서비스
Netflix is the world’s largest online movie rental service. It started in nineteen ninety-eight. It now has ten million paying members in the United States.

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건초를 묶는 철사
Today, we are going on a make-believe trip to the countryside to learn about a word that comes from something used on a farm -- haywire.

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머피의 법칙
Murphy’s Law is an American expression whose meaning spread around the world. Murphy’s Law says: "Everything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong."

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전면적인 압박 공세
People all over the world love sports. Some of us play a sport for fun; some to stay in shape; a few, for the love of the game; and even more play to win.

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단골손님
Wow look at this line up! This restaurant must be really good! Yes this place is known for their delicious breakfast menus and they get a lot of regulars like me. Plus they’ve been around for 40 years.

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자세
We have known for a long time that our body posture -- the way we hold our bodies when we sit, stand or walk -- tells the world a lot about us.

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감당 못할 일을 하다
Now, sometimes when we are hungry, we may eat too fast or too much. We may, in fact, bite off more than we can chew.

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캠핑
On average, Americans spend about 10 hours a day in front of a computer or other electronic device and less than 30 minutes a day outdoors.

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몹시 수줍음이 많은 사람
The name Violet is found in an English expression. A shrinking violet describes someone who is very shy.

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계산기
Their first device could add, subtract, multiply and divide. It had twelve bytes of memory -- close to nothing compared to today's highly powerful calculators. And it weighed more than a kilogram.

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머리글자
Americans often try to say things as quickly as possible. So, for some expressions, we use the first letters of the words instead of saying each word.

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바로 본론으로 들어가다
Angela: Stop with all the details, and cut to the chase. What university are you attending in the fall?

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북극고래의 노래
Another interesting quality? Their underwater communication style has scientists comparing them to “jazz” artists.

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호기심이 지나치면
This week we talk about another expression Americans usually get wrong. That expression is: Curiosity killed the cat.

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매우 쉬운 일
Clara: Hey! How did you do on the exam? Ellie: I got an A. The exam was a piece of cake.

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메콩강
An intergovernmental organization says water levels in the Mekong River have dropped to “worrying levels.”

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과테말라의 팜유
The palm oil industry is growing in Central America. And in Guatemala, the product has become a major export.

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윤년
Today we are talking about the somewhat unusual day of February 29. It comes up on the calendar only every four years.