[English] Go in, fall off, run away, etc. (Two-Word Verbs 1)

Two-word 동사는 동사 (go/look/be, etc.) + in/out/down, etc.이다. A two-word verb is a verb (go/look/be, etc.) + in/out/up/down, etc.


  • Erin opened the door of the car and got in. (= into the car)
  • I waited outside the house. I didn’t go in.


  • The car stopped and two women got out. (= out of the car)
  • I went to the window and looked out.


  • The bus came, and I got on.


  • Be careful! Don’t fall off.


  • He stood up and left the room.
  • I usually get up early. (= get out of bed)
  • We looked up at the stars.


  • Would you like to sit down?
  • The picture fell down.
  • Lie down on the floor.

away or off

  • The thief ran away. (or … ran off)
  • Erin got into the car and drove away. (ordrove off)

be/go away (= in/to another place)

  • Erin has gone away for a few days.


  • We went out for dinner and then went back to our hotel.
  • Go away and don’t come back!

be back

  • Erin is away. She’ll be back on Monday.


  • I’m not sure what kind of car I want. I want to look around first.
  • Somebody shouted my name, so I turned around.
  • We went for a long walk. After six miles we turned around and went back.

[English] 거리

The cafe is about a five minute walk from here.: 그 카페 여기서 걸어서 5분 거리야.
a walk: 걷기, 걸음 이란 의미의 명사.
I’m going to take a walk
a five-minute drive: drive도 명사. It’s an hour drive. h는 묵음이므로 an이 붙음.
a five-minute ride 도 됨. bus 같은 것.
It’s about a thirty-minute drive without traffic / with traffic: 길이 막히면, 길이 안막히면.

My friend lives two stations away.: 내 친구는 2 역 떨어져 있다.
~ away: ~만큼 떨어져있다.
bus stop도 마찬가지. two (bus) stops away
two or five blocks away: 미국에선 block도 쓰므로.. 큰 사거리에서 다음 큰 사거리까지.

I want to live far from the city.: 도시에서 멀리 살고 싶다.
반대말로 close to the city.
I live close to work: 회사에 가까이 살고 싶다.