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Inglés Conversacional - September 3, 2020

¿Como estúvo su día?

How was your day?

  • A little tired.

  • I worked.

  • I took classes.

  • I worked.

  • It was very busy. I am very tired.

  • I am very tired too! I only slept for 6 hours.

  • Zoom fatigue

  • Fatigue = fatiga

  • I have zoom fatigue.

  • I had zoom fatigue. (pasado)

Idioms-modismos

Feeling under the weather

Meaning: Not feeling well, or feeling sick (sintiendo un poco mal or enferma)

I don’t feel really well = I feel under the weather.

A: What’s wrong? You look tired.

B: I feel under the weather today.

Don’t judge a book by its cover

Meaning: Not judging something by its initial appearance (El hábito no hace al monje.)

Appearance = aspecto, aparición

No pain, no gain

Meaning: You have to work hard in order to see results (si no duele, no sirve)

I need to study hard. No pain no gain!

Conversation: Do you have any plans for this weekend?


¿Tienes algún plan para este fin de semana?

  • I will go to Austin to see my daughter.

  • I will clean my house.

  • I will watch Netflix.

  • My son will play soccer so I will go see his game.

  • I will go to my friend’s party.

  • I will return to my job and work.

Conversation

A: Do you have any plans for this weekend?

B: I am not sure. I don’t have any plans yet. I have a cabin fever though! there are not many places I can go these days.

A: You are telling me, ugh. I am so sick of staying home! Do you want to play a computer game together Saturday night?

B: Nah, I don’t usually play any video games. What about happy hour drinks? We can grab our drinks and chat over Whatsapp!

A: That sounds good! What about 7 pm?

B: That’s perfect. Can I ask my friend to join us?

A: Sure! That’s even better. I will see you then!


 

A: Do you have any plans for this weekend?

B: I am not sure. I don’t have any plans yet. I have a cabin fever though! There are not many places I can go these days.

No estoy Seguro. Aún no tengo planes. ¡Pero tengo cabin fever! no hay muchos lugares a los que pueda ir en estos días.

Cabin la cabana

Fever fiebre

Cabin fever fobia a estar encerrado, al aburrimiento cuando te quedes en casa demasiado tiempo

I have a cabin fever these days because of covid.

A: You are telling me, ugh. I am so sick of staying home! Do you want to play a computer game together Saturday night?

Estoy de acuerdo, uf, ¡Estoy cansada de quedarme en casa! ¿Quieres jugar un juego de ordenador juntos el sábado por la noche?

You are telling me = I agree! (estar de acuerdo)

Ugh

I am sick of (verbo)ing o (sustantivo)= estar cansado de ..


I am so sick of staying home all the time!

I feel more tired.

I don’t see my family and friends. I feel isolated. (aislado/solitario)

B: Nah, I don’t usually play any video games. What about happy hour drinks? We can grab our drinks and chat over Whatsapp!

No, no suelo jugar a ningún videojuego. ¿Qué hay de las bebidas de la hora feliz? ¡Podemos tomar nuestras bebidas y charlar a través de Whatsapp!

Nah

Happy hour = la hora feliz at restaurant (usually, usualmente, 4-6 pm)

Grab drinks = get drinks (salir a beber)

Chat = have a conversation

A traves de = through o over


A: That sounds good! What about 7 pm?

Eso suena bien. ¿Qué tal 7 PM?

That sounds good!

What about ___? (when you propose, cuando usted propone ideas)

B: That’s perfect. Can I ask my friend to join us?

Eso es perfecto. ¿Puedo pedirle a mi amigo que se una a nosotros?

A: Sure! That’s even better. I will see you then!

¡Seguro! Eso es aún mejor. ¡Te veré entonces!

Sure = of course = sounds good = absolutely

Patterns (Patron)

There is ___ (singular) Hay uno/una ..

There are ____ (singular) Hay …

There is a computer.

There are cars.

There is a pencil.

There is my cellphone.

There are students. Hay estudiantes

(They are students) Ellos son estudiantes.

There are not many _____(plural, countable/contable)

There is not much ______ (plural, uncountable/no contable)

Uncountable: money, water, sand (arena), corn(maíz), bread (pan), juice(jugo), sugar(azúcar),

There are not many places that I can go. (No hay muchos lugares a los que pueda ir.)

There are not many trees here. (aquí)

There are not many people there. (allí)

There is not much money.

There is not much sugar.

There is not much water.

“There is not much left.” (no queda mucho)

There is not much _____ left.

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