[Motivation]
이벤트의 축사나 책의 머릿말 같은 데에서는 그동안 도움이 됐던 이들에게 감사의 말을 전한다.
이런 자리에서 어떻게 영어로 감사할까?
  • We thank SOMEONE for ….
  • I am grateful for SOMEONE …
  • I am sincerely thankful that SOMEONE …
이런식으로 표현 할 수있지만,  좀 더 격식을 차려서 말하는 방법이 있으니…
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[Phrase]
owe someone a debt of gratitude  OR
owe a debt of gratitude to someone
  • [Definition] a large amount of thanks owed to someone who deserves gratitude.
    • We owe you a debt of gratitude for all you have done for us.
[Conversion]
We thank [ 감사할 분 ] for [감사할 내용] 
↓  (격식화)
We owe a debt of gratitude to [감사받을 분] for [감사할 내용]
또는
We owe [감사받을 분]  a debt of gratitude for [감사할 내용] 
↓  (좀더 꾸며서)
We owe a [sincere, incredible, great,… ] debt of gratitude to [감사받을 분] for [감사할 내용]
[Video]
  • And I think we owe a great debt of gratitude to GPHIN and to Ron St. John, who I hope is in the audience some place — over there — who’s the founder of GPHIN.
  • We owe an incredible debt of gratitude to these two women. As Barbara depicted in one of her amazing movies, “Yentl,”
[From Movies]
  • owe you a debt of gratitude. (Robin Hood)
  • We owe you Texas boys a debt of gratitude for putting on these shows. (Gods And Generals)
  • And so all of us, living here in Antonio Bay today, owe a great debt of gratitude to those men and women a hundred years ago (The Fog)
  • Hello. lt’s my great honour to finally meet you. l owe you a debt of gratitude that l shall never be able to repay. (Patriot Games)
  • But I want to assure you that your country owes you the greatest debt of gratitude. (Mercury Rising)
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[From Twitter]
  • Sad news. I’ll miss her presence in the world. I admired Joan Rivers tremendously. All female comedians owe her a huge debt of gratitude.
  • Few jobs in tech as thankless as “turnaround CEO”. We owe them a debt of gratitude for taking on the hard & unglamorous work of repair.
  • We owe a debt of gratitude to the brave men and women whose efforts helped make the Civil Rights Act the law of the land.
[From News]
  • We owe Mr. Herzog a debt of gratitude for encouraging Mr. Morris, who has gone on to possess one of the most consistently interesting careers … (NYT)
  • I believe we owe Germany a debt of gratitude for shining a bright light on what is possible with renewable energy (Economist)
  • The Vice President and I and every other American owe all of them a great debt of gratitude. (NYT)

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