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infertile [ɪnfɜ:rtəl] 2

My wife, who is infertile, and I have recently decided to have children—we’d like eventually to have three—using an egg donor.
[ADJ] A person or animal that is infertile is unable to produce babies.

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decide against

We decided against adoption because we would have no biological connection to our children.
*~은 안 하기로 하다.

3

settle on

throw open

We have just settled on this option but it has thrown open a whole new dilemma for me.
*to choose something; to make a decision about something
*~로의 문을 열어주다 (딜레마를 안겨주다)

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그러나 솔직히 말해서, 이제 선택권이 내게 있게 되었으니, 나는 내 아이들이 백인이기를 선호합니다.

But frankly, now that I have the choice, I’d prefer my kids to be white.
*now that ~: 이제 ~하게 되었으니,

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homogeneous [hɒmədʒi:niəs, hoʊ-] 1 3


at the end of the day

We live in a fairly homogeneously white area and at the end of the day I want my kids to look like me, their cousins, and the kids they'll go to school with.
[ADJ] [FORMAL] Homogeneous is used to describe a group or thing which has members or parts that are all the same.(race를 말할 때 쓰는 용어)
*"At the end of the day" ( ATEOTD) Means when things have concluded. Similar to the phrase "when it is all said and done".

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나중이 되면(결론적으로) 나는 내 아이들이 나를 닮았으면 좋겠습니다.

At the end of the day I want my kids to look like me

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저는 아마도 이 것에 대해서 나 편한대로 생각하는 것인지도 모르겠습니다.

I think I maybe I’m just convincing myself about this.
*I'm just convincing myself: 나 편한대로 하다.

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second opinion

broach [broʊtʃ]

I really could use a second opinion before I broach the subject with her.
[NOUN] If you get a second opinion, you ask another qualified person for their opinion about something such as your health.
[VERB] When you broach a subject, especially a sensitive one, you mention it in order to start a discussion on it.

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나는 내가 이 주제를 그녀에게 말 꺼내기 전에 다른 사람의 의견을 정말 한번 듣고 싶습니다.

I really could use a second opinion before I broach the subject with her.
*use a second opinion
cf)Maybe I could use some help: 도와줬으면 좋겠다.

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turnout [tɜ:rnaʊt]1

I can see how increasing the white population might be a good strategy for raising GOP turnout on election day.
[NOUN] [usu sing] The turnout in an election is the number of people who vote in it, as a proportion of the number of people who have the right to vote in it.

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run something by/past somebody

it’s good you ran this by me before proposing it to her.
*to show somebody something or tell them about an idea, a proposal, etc. in order to get their reaction to it

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in/out of the picture

And how grotesque that now that her eggs are out of the picture
*involved/not involved in a situation고려대상에서 빠지다.

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당신이 공화당의 대변인인 것처럼 들리지 않게 하면서 당신의 부인에게 당신이 여기 말한 생각을 표현하는 방법은 없습니다.(당신이 여기 말한 생각을 표현하면 당신은 공화당의 대변인처럼 보일 것입니다.)

There’s just no way to express to your wife the thoughts you’ve conveyed here without sounding as if you’re a spokesperson for the Council of Conservative Citizens.
*there's just no way ~할 방법이 없다.
*there's just no way ~ without ~. ~하지 않고는 ~할 방법이 없다.=~하면 ~하게 된다.

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인공 수정

the parents may choose to keep private that they used assisted reproduction
*assisted reproduction=IVF(in vitro fertilization체외 수정/in vivo fertilization체내수정)=artificial insemination인공수정

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decide on somebody/something

Now that you and your wife have decided on egg donation, you first need to just listen to what she’s thinking about the criteria for your donor.
*to choose somebody/something after careful thought