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lunes, 15 de abril de 2013

Palabras y frases comunes en inglés que no te enseñan en el colegio

Hoy nos gustaría presentarte una tabla con algunas palabras y frases comúnmente utilizadas por los nativos ingleses pero que no se suelen enseñar normalmente en la escuela o cursos de inglés.

Tabla 1: Palabras y frases comunes en inglés
Palabra / FraseSignificadoContexto
My tummy is upsetMe duele la barrigaI couldn’t sleep well last night, my tummy was upset.
I don't give a flying figNo me importaHe doesn’t give a flying fig if I don’t get a new job soon.
I couldn’t care lessNo me importaWe couldn’t care less about the outcome of the match, we dislike both team.
I couldn’t be botheredNo me molestéYou couldn’t be bothered calling him, he’s shown no respect for you.
I’m with youTe sigo, te entiendoAll right, I’m with you, keep reading.
I’m not with youNo te sigo, no te entiendoHold on! Can you repeat please? I’m not with you.
Make no mistakeNo te equivoquesBut make no mistake, this is not easy and you’ll have to try hard.
Good food for thoughtTe hará pensarRead this article, is good food for thought.
Social butterflyUna persona muy sociableYou’re such a social butterfly; always have a good plan to go out.
My brain is addledMi cerebro está confundidoMy brain is addled today, I better go to bed.
We’ll agree to disagreeNo nos ponemos de acuerdoWe’ll agree to disagree on this one; our points of view are very different.
Kick offEmpezar / Realizar el saque inicialYou better kick this off and start working / The match just kicked off 5 minutes ago.
Keep the ball runningMantener el esfuerzoDon’t worry about that now, let’s fix this and keep the ball running!
Kick the can down the roadRetrasar la toma de decisionesHe said Obama is showing he "wants to kick the can down the road" until after the election.
To be on someone’s footPonerse en el lugar de la otra personaSeriously, try to be on my shoes and you'll see what I mean.
We don’t want to shoot ourselves on the footCrearnos problemas o complicaciones.We're once again sadly demonstrating to the rest of the world our self-destructive propensity- we shoot ourselves on the foot.
To lose your marblesPerder la cabezaShe’s spending too much time on her own; I think she’s going to lose her marbles.
TaForma abreviada de “Thanks”Ta! -You're welcome!

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3 comentarios:

cursos de idiomas en el extranjero dijo...

Que bien está este artículo. Enhorabuena. Y efectivamente no la enseñan...

Anónimo dijo...

Bueno todos los días aprendo algo nuevo gracias.

Anónimo dijo...

Ta!

 

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