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BUZZ: Have you ever heard of the South Bend Shovel Slayer
BUZZ: That's him. Back in '58 he murdered his whole family and half the people on the block with the snow shovel. Been
in this neighborhood ever since.
KEVIN: Well, if he's the Shovel slayer, how come the cops don't arrest him?
BUZZ: Not enough evidence to convict
. They never found the bodies, but everyone around here knows he did it. And it will just be a matter of time before he does it again.
KEVIN: What's he doing now?
BUZZ: He walks up and down the street every night salting
KEVIN: Maybe he's trying to be nice.
BUZZ: No way. See, that garbage can be filled with salt. That's where he keeps his victims. The salt turns the bodies into
||pala. Como verbo, to shovel significa mover con la pala.
||asesino. El verbo asesinar es to slay y las formas del pasado son slew, slain.
|to hide out
||condenar, declarar culpable. El sustantivo convict significa presidiario.
||echar sal. Como sustantivo, salt significa sal.
||Puede significar mamá/mami o también, como en este caso, momia
PETER: What's the matter?
KAY: I have a terrible feeling
PETER: About what?
KAY: That we didn't do something.
PETER: No, you feel that way because we left in a hurry
. We took care of
everything. Believe me, we did.
KAY: Did I turn off
PETER: No. I did.
KAY: Did you lock up
KAY: Did you close the garage?
PETER: That's it. I forgot to close the garage, that's it.
KAY: No, that's not it.
PETER: What else could we be forgetting?
|What's the matter?
||¿Cuál es el problema?
|in a hurry
|to take care of something
||encargarse de algo
|to turn off
||apagar. El opuesto es to turn on, encender.
|to lock up
||cerrar con llave
KEVIN: I know that you're not the real Santa. I'm old enough
to know how it works.
SANTA: All right.
KEVIN: But I also know that you work for him. I'd like for you to give him a message.
KEVIN: I'm Kevin McCalister. Instead of presents
this year, I just want my family back. No toys, no presents... and if he has time, my uncle Frank too.
||lo suficientemente grande. Es importante recordar que el adjetivo va delante de enough, pero si se usa un sustantivo va detrás. Por ejemplo, There are not enough chairs for everyone (No hay suficientes sillas para todos).
||El verbo to shoot significa disparar, lanzar. En este caso se usa para incitar a alguien a que diga lo que piensa. Equivale a "Habla, di lo que tengas que decir".
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