In this section, we analyze parts of the TV show script to learn and understand the use of daily English language.
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From the episode '2:00 AM - 3:00 AM (Day 1)'
JACK BAUER: Bauer.
TERI BAUER: Jack, I talked to
JACK BAUER: Thank God!
What did she say?
TERI BAUER: She and Janet where at some party.
JACK BAUER: So, are you going to pick them up
TERI BAUER: No, I don't know where she is, she wouldn't tell me.
JACK BAUER: What?
TERI BAUER: She sounded different. She told me that she loved me. That's not
JACK BAUER: She knows she's going to get grounded
, she's just trying to
reduce the sentence.
TERI BAUER: Yes, you're right. How are you?
JACK BAUER: I'm fine. Look, is that guy York still with you?
TERI BAUER: Yes, he's going to take me home
JACK BAUER: Don't you think you should wait by Janet's car? I mean, who knows
the kind of shape
the girls will be in when they get dropped off
|to talk to somebody
||hablar con alguien. Notar el uso de la preposición to. Para aprender distintas formas de hablar, ver Ways of speaking.
||¡Gracias a Dios!
|to pick somebody up
||recoger, pasar a buscar
|to get grounded
||Expresión informal que significa "ser castigado"
|to take somebody home
||llevar a alguien a su casa
||forma. To be in good/bad shape significa estar en buena/mala forma. To keep in shape es mantenerse en forma.
|to drop somebody off
||dejar a alguien en un lugar
SHERRY PALMER: We've been getting death threats
since David announced his running
. What is so different about this one?
AGENT PIERCE: I don't have that kind of information but I can tell you that my
unit is called in
when the threat becomes more serious.
SHERRY PALMER: Then, why did you let him walk out on his own
AGENT PIERCE: We will find him, Mrs. Palmer.
SHERRY PALMER: I'm sorry. We're grateful
to have you here.
||amenaza de muerte
|to run for office
||ser candidato. To take office significa asumir, tomar posesión del cargo. To be in office significa estar en el poder.
|to call somebody in
||llamar a alguien, requerir la presencia de alguien
|to walk out
||salir a caminar
|on his own
||solo, sin compañía
KEITH PALMER: He's not down at the lobby
. I looked everywhere.
SHERRY PALMER: Keith, you shouldn't be leaving the suite
. Let these men do
KEITH PALMER: There's an all-night coffee shop down the block. I bet
wanted to be alone. I'll go get him.
SHERRY PALMER: Keith, you're not going anywhere.
KEITH PALMER: Mom
, I'll be right back
AGENT PIERCE: I'm sorry, son. We need you to stay here.
KEITH PALMER: Why?
AGENT PIERCE: We treat a threat on a candidate's life as a threat on the entire
family. We need to protect you as well
SHERRY PALMER: Keith, your father is going to be fine.
||suite (de un hotel)
||Forma corta para referirse a la madre. Equivale al español "Ma". Dad es para referirse al padre.
|to be right back
||también. Equivale a too.
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