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예나 지금이나 황금은 권력과 부귀(富貴)를 상징한다. 고대 이집트인들에게 황금은 태양신의 분신이었다. 파라오 투탕카멘의 관은 110㎏짜리 순금으로 제작됐고, 미라 얼굴에는 황금 마스크를 씌웠다. 황금으로 장식함으로써 파라오가 신과 동격임을 알린 것이다. 중국인의 황금 사랑은 정평이 나 있다. 청(淸) 왕조 건륭제는 밥그릇도 황금으로 만들어 썼다고 한다. “중국인의 최대 종교는 황금”이란 말까지 있다.


내가 한 영작
Throughout the history ⓐof the humanity, gold has always been ⓑthe symbol of power and wealth. To the ancient Egyptians, gold was the embodiment of the sun god Ra. The sarcophagus of Pharaoh Tutankhamun ⓒwas made of 110 kilograms of pure gold, and the face of the mummy was covered with a golden mask. ⓓBy decorating the dead body with gold, the Egyptians proclaimed that the Pharaoh was the equal of the god. The Chinese are also known for their fondness of gold. The Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty ⓔhad used rice bowls made of gold. There is a saying that “gold is the biggest religion in China.”

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Throughout history ⓐø, gold has always been ⓑa symbol of power and wealth. To the ancient Egyptians, gold was the embodiment of the sun god Ra. The sarcophagus of Tutankhamun ⓒwas made from 110 kilograms (242 pounds) of pure gold, and the face of the mummy was covered with a golden mask. ⓓIn this way, the Egyptians were proclaiming that the pharaoh was equal to god. The Chinese also have a fondness for gold. The emperor of the Qing Dynasty ⓔused rice bowls made of gold and there is a saying that “gold is the biggest religion in China.”

Writing Tip
ⓐ of the humanity → ø 부연 설명이 없으면 history는 일반적으로 인류의 역사를 말함
ⓑ a→ the 금만이 힘과 부의 유일한 상징은 아님
ⓒ was made of → be made from 보통 재질이 변하지 않으면 of, 변하면 from을 쓰나 재질이 변하지 안더라도 일반적이지 않은 곳에 쓰이는 경우 from을 쓰기도 함
ⓓ By decorating the dead body with gold → In this way 비슷한 단어의 반복을 피해 간단한 부사구로 처리하는 것이 원어민의 표현에 가까움
ⓔ had used → used 과거완료 시제는 비교되는 과거 시제보다 이전을 나타냄, 비교되는 시제가 쓰이지 않았으므로 단순 과거 시제 사용이 적절함



우리에게 황금의 위력은 한동안 잊혀졌다. 불과 몇 해 전만 해도 한 돈(3.75g)에 5만~6만원 하던 돌반지를 선물하는 게 인사치레였다. 요즘 금 한 돈에 20만원을 훌쩍 넘는다. 국제 금값도 사상 최고치를 연일 갈아치우는 중이다. 한국은행이 13년 만에 처음으로 금 25t을 사들였지만 금 보유량은 세계 45위에 그친다. 금 부족 국가라는 얘기다. 우리나라에 방치된 금광은 1800여 개를 헤아린다고 한다. 금값 고공행진이 계속된다면 한국판 골드 러시라도 추진해야 하는 건 아닐까. 


내가 한 영작
The power of gold faded away from our memories for a while. A few years ago, it was common to give a present of a gold ring ⓐfor the first birthday of a child. The ring, typically made of 3.75 grams of gold, ⓑwas about 50,000 to 60,000 won. These days, 3.75 grams of gold ⓒis well over 200,000 won. The international gold price is ⓓbreaking record again and again. The Bank of Korea bought 25 tons of gold for the first time in 13 years, but Korea’s gold reserve is 45th largest in the world. Korea is short of gold considering the size of ⓔø economy. Reportedly, there are over 1,800 abandoned gold mines in Korea. If the gold price continues to soar, we may have to prepare another gold rush in Korea.

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Then the power of gold faded from our memories for a while. A few years ago, it was common to give a gold ring as a gift ⓐfor a child’s first birthday. The ring, typically made of 3.75 grams of gold, ⓑwas valued at about 50,000 won ($47 dollars). These days, 3.75 grams of gold ⓒis worth well over 200,000 won and international gold prices are ⓓbreaking record after record. The Bank of Korea recently announced it had increased its holdings of gold for the first time in 13 years, but Korea is short of gold considering the size of ⓔits economy. Korea’s gold reserve is the 45th largest in the world. There are reportedly more than 1,800 abandoned gold mines in Korea. If gold prices continue to soar, we may have to prepare for another gold rush.

Writing Tip
ⓐ for the first birthday of a child → for a child’s first birthday 사람의 소유격은 일반적으로 아포스트로피를 사용하여 나타냄
ⓑ was about→ was valued at 가치로 환산된다는 의미의 표현으로
ⓒ is → is worth 값어치가 나간다는 표현이 올바름
ⓓ breaking record again and again → breaking record after record 자연스러운 영어 식 표현으로
ⓔ ø → its 한국 경제임을 명시
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