In this section, we analyze parts of the TV show script to learn and understand the use of daily English language.
Read the passages and try to understand them. Then, read the vocabulary explanation. Finally, read the passage again.
Move the mouse over the words in red to see the meaning.
From the episode 'Home'
DR. BROWN: Hey, it's a long drive
, we said we'd be in the car by six
EPHRAM: No. You
said we'd be in the car by six. I said no such thing
DR. BROWN: You know, we're visiting the University, not enrolling
EPHRAM: Well, the last time I went on a road trip with you I ended up
here. Can't be too careful.
DR. BROWN: Hey, have you been to the bathroom yet?
DR. BROWN: Do you need to go again?
DR. BROWN: You know, if I remember correctly you have a bladder
the size of a proton. I somehow get the feeling we're
have to pull over
before we hit
||paseo/trayecto en coche. To go for a drive significa dar una vuelta en coche.
||para las seis
|no such thing
|to end up
||vejiga. Para aprender las partes del cuerpo, ver Parts of the body.
||Forma coloquial de going to (ir a)
|to pull over
||detenerse, apartarse (con el coche)
||Su principal significado es golpear. En este caso, significa tomar, llegar a.
||En inglés americano es autopista. El equivalente en inglés británico es motorway.
DR. BROWN: Donald... Donald, would you please stop a second? I just wanna
talk to you. It's been a very long drive.
DR. DOUGLAS: What did I say? The day you walked out on
your gift would be the last day that we talked. Now, how much room for interpretation did I leave?
DR. BROWN: We've been through too much together for this to be it.
DR. DOUGLAS: The same could be said for the doctors and patients that you left behind in New York.
DR. BROWN: Well, whatever I left behind
was mine to leave behind.
DR. DOUGLAS: And what about my time? What about all the years I spent training you,
you? To hell
with you, you wasted
my time, Doctor.
||Forma coloquial de want to (querer)
|to walk out on something
||dejar abandonado algo
|to leave behind
|to invest in something
||invertir en algo
||perder, derrochar, malgastar. Spend significa gastar (dinero) o pasar (tiempo). Para aprender más, ver Spend or waste?
DR. BROWN: I knew I smelled
NINA: You're out of
cream cheese. I was just gonna go to my house and grab
DR. BROWN: That's OK, I like it dry.
NINA: No, you don't.
DR. BROWN: I know. By the time
you get back, I'll have to leave for the hospital. You didn't have to do all this, Nina.
NINA: Well, I like doing it.
DR. BROWN: Well, thank you. I appreciate it. I've gotta tell you, Carl's one heck of a lucky
|to be out of something
||quedarse sin algo
|by the time
|a heck of lucky guy
||un estupendo tipo con suerte
AMY: Things have definitely changed around here, huh?
EPHRAM: A year's a long time. Change is bound to
AMY: Whether you like it or not
AMY: I told everyone I'd get some drinks
so I should probably do that.
EPHRAM: Do you need some change?
AMY: No, I think I'm good. Thank you.
EPHRAM: Are you sure? Because I've got a whole bunch
|to be bound to
||estar destinado a
|whether you like it or not
||te guste o no
||bebidas, copas, tragos
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