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휴가병

열심히 일해서 떠나고픈 당신. 그런데 막상 기다리던 휴가가 닥치면 온몸이 아프기 시작한다. 지끈지끈 두통에 속도 메슥거리는 게 병든 닭처럼 배슬배슬한다. 신나게 놀아도 모자랄 텐데 몸져누워 금쪽같은 휴가를 보내자니 억울해 미칠 판이다. 그나마 위안이 되는 건 당신 혼자 그런 게 아니라서다. 네덜란드 틸부르흐 대학의 아드 핑어르후츠 교수(심리학)가 2001년 약 2000명을 조사한 결과 100명 중 세 명꼴로 그런 증세가 있다고 답했다. 이른바 ‘휴가병(leisure sickness)’이다. 특히 많은 일에 치여 사는 사람, 완벽주의자에다 성취욕이 높은 사람, 업무에 대한 책임감이 강한 사람일수록 이럴 확률이 높았단다. 왜? 평소엔 눈코 뜰 새 없이 바빠 아플 틈도 없다가 휴가랍시고 잠시 긴장을 늦추자 덜컥 병에 걸린다는 거다.


내가 한 영작
You have been working hard all year, and you ⓐwant to get away from it all. But as ⓑthe summer arrives and you schedule your vacation, you begin to feel ill. You have a headache, ⓒfeel sick in the stomach and feel lethargic. You ⓓrarely have enough time to have fun, much less ⓔwasting the valuable vacation in bed. But don’t feel so bad about yourself. You are not the only one. According to professor of psychology Ad Vingerhoets of Tilburg University in the Netherlands surveyed 2000 people in 2001, and one in three people experienced the symptoms and suffer from “leisure sickness.” Typically, a perfectionist with a high need for achievement and a high sense of responsibility are more likely to suffer from leisure sickness. You spend days and nights working and did not have time to feel sick, and just as you take a break and lowers the tension, you get ill.

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You’ve been working hard all year, and you need to get away from it all. But as summer arrives and you schedule your vacation, you begin to feel ill: You have a headache, a stomachache and you’re feeling lethargic. You barely have enough time to have fun, much less waste your valuable vacation in bed. But don’t feel so bad about yourself. You’re not the only one. According to psychology professor Ad Vingerhoets at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, who surveyed 2,000 people in 2001, one in three people experienced these symptoms. They were suffering from “leisure sickness,” an affliction that typically affects overachieving perfectionists with a high sense of responsibility. Toiling away day and night, these workaholics don’t have time to be sick, but just as they take a break - their stress and anxieties temporarily lowered - they get ill.

Writing Tip
ⓐ want → need 영어에 자연스러운 표현으로 수정.
ⓑ the summer → summer 수식이 되는 경우 외에는 계절 앞에 관사를 쓰지 않음.
ⓒ feel sick in the stomach and feel lethargic → a stomachache and you’re feeling lethargic 동사인 feel을 접속사 없이 연결할 수 없음.
ⓓ rarely → barely rarely는 ‘거의 ~않다’의 부정의 뜻이 강하지만 barely는 ‘간신히 ~하다’로 약간의 긍정을 내포함.
ⓔ wasting the valuable → waste your valuable have fun과 대등하게 이어지는 부분임.



세계에서 둘째가라면 서러울 ‘워커홀릭(workaholic)의 나라’ 한국에서 같은 조사를 했다면 아마 환자 비율이 훨씬 높게 나왔을 게다. 경제협력개발기구(OECD) 회원국 중 제일 적게 잠을 자면서(영유아 포함 7시간49분) 제일 많이 일을 하니(연 2316시간) 말이다. 당연히 휴가 일수도 딴 나라들보다 적다. 하지만 그마저 밀린 일 하랴, 상사 눈치 보랴 못 쓰는 경우가 많다는 게 더 큰 문제다.


내가 한 영작
Korea ⓐis a country with no less workaholics than any other ⓑcountries in the world, and if the survey was taken in Korea, the percentage of the patients would have ⓒ been much higher. Koreans sleep the least number of hours and work the most number of hours among the Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation member countries. Koreans work 2316 hours a year but sleep 7 hours and 49 minutes a day, ⓓincluding infants and children. ⓔOf course, Koreans let less number of vacation days than other nations. However, the bigger problem is that Korean workers don’t get to take the vacations days they deserve because they are ridden with too much work.

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Korea has no fewer workaholics than any other country in the world, and if the survey had been taken in Korea, the percentage of the patients would have probably been much higher. After all, we sleep the least and work the most of all Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries. Koreans work 2,316 hours a year, but sleep an average of 7 hours and 49 minutes a day - a figure that includes infants and children. And of course, Koreans have the fewest vacation days among the nations. The problem, however, is that Korean workers don’t get to take the vacations days they deserve because they’re burdened with too much work.

Writing Tip
ⓐ is a country with no less → has no fewer 셀 수 있는 명사를 수식할 경우 less가 아닌 fewer를 써야함.
ⓑ countries → country any는 단수와 복수 모두와 함께 쓰일 수 있으나 any other 다음에는 단수 명사가 옴.
ⓒ 없음 → probably 추측이므로 probably 첨가.
ⓓ including → a day - a figure that includes 문두에 있는 Koreans를 수식하기에는 다소 거리감이 있으므로 가까이 있는 부분을 꾸미는 구조로 변경.
ⓔ Of course, Koreans let less number of vacation days than other nations → And of course, Koreans have the fewest vacation days among the nations. let이 ‘허용하다’의 뜻으로 쓰이기는 하지만 대개는 ‘누가 또는 무엇이 ~하도록 하다’의 형태로 씀.
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