In this section, we analyze parts of the movie script to learn and understand the use of daily English language.
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CHRISTINA: I could never fall in love
with anyone who smokes cigars either.
KATHLEEN: I'll tell you what I hate. Big fat legs like stumps
. I hate that too.
KATHLEEN: The worst, the worst... I could never, under any circumstances, love anybody who had a sailboat.
CHRISTINA: Neither could I
KATHLEEN: If I had to get up
on Saturday morning knowing that I was about to go down to the
all those ropes
and put on all that sun block...
CHRISTINA: All that talk
about the wind!
KATHLEEN: And then you have to go out on the boat, and you sail and sail and sail until you are
. And then, only then, do they say, let's turn around and you realize the trip is only
. Only it's not, because the wind has changed...
CHRISTINA: It hasn't changed. It's died.
KATHLEEN: So then there's more talk about the wind. While you just float up and down trying not to get nauseous. And when you finally get back, you have to clean up the boat!
CHRISTINA: Why don't people have boat maids
KATHLEEN: I know. There are all these people who wouldn't be caught dead polishing
in their house but put them on a boat and they want to rub down
|to fall in love with somebody
||enamorarse de alguien
||Forma coloquial de yes (sí)
|neither could I
||yo tampoco. La construcción de esta frase es neither + auxiliar + sujeto.
|to get up
||muy aburrido. Equivale a decir very bored.
||por la mitad
||sirvienta, criada, mucama
|to polish something
||sacarle brillo a algo
||pomo de la puerta, manija
|to rub down
||a la vista
JOE: I put you out of business
. You're entitled to
KATHLEEN: I don't hate you.
JOE: But you'll never forgive
me. Like Elizabeth.
JOE: Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride
". She was too proud.
KATHLEEN: I thought you hated "Pride and Prejudice".
JOE: Or was she too prejudiced and Mr. Darcy too proud? I can never remember. It wasn't personal.
KATHLEEN: It was business. What is that supposed to mean?
I am so sick of
that. All it means is it's not personal to you, but it's personal to me. It's personal to a lot of people. What's wrong with personal anyway?
KATHLEEN: I mean, whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal. My head's starting to
. I have to go back to bed.
|to put somebody out of business
||sacar a alguien del negocio
|to be entitled to something
||tener derecho a algo
|to forgive somebody
||perdonar a alguien
||orgullo. Proud significa orgulloso.
|what is that supposed to mean?
||¿qué se supone que significa eso?
|to be sick of something
||estar cansado de algo
|to get funny
KATHLEEN: Why did you stop by
? I forget.
JOE: I wanted to be your friend.
JOE: I knew it wasn't possible. What can I say? Sometimes a person just wants the impossible. Could I ask you something?
JOE: What happened with that guy at the café?
JOE: But you're crazy about him...
KATHLEEN: Yes, I am.
JOE: Then, why don't you run off with
him? What are you waiting for
? A long
KATHLEEN: I don't actually know him.
KATHLEEN: We only know each other... Oh, God, you're not going to believe this!
JOE: Let me guess
. From the Internet.
|to stop by
||pasar por un lugar
|to run off with somebody
||escaparse con alguien
|to wait for something
||golpe de tambor
|let me guess
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