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.
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From the episode 'Yankee White'
MAN: This is Commander Ray Trapp, Mr. President. He's new on the detail.
PRESIDENT: Have we met
TRAPP: Yes, sir. On the Abraham Lincoln, Mr. President.
PRESIDENT: Ah, the Lincoln. You know, the trip to the Lincoln was the best day I've had on this job. Why don't you
join me for
TRAPP: Be my pleasure
, Mr. President.
PRESIDENT: Good, I'll look forward to
KATE: Lunch with the boss
on your first day. You're destined for stars on those
|to meet somebody
||conocer a alguien. En este caso, Have we met before? significa "¿Nos conocemos? ¿Nos hemos visto antes?"
|to join somebody for lunch
||ir a almorzar con alguien
|be my pleasure
||será un placer
|to look forward to something
||desear algo, esperar algo. Notar el uso de la preposición to. Siempre va seguido de un sustantivo o de un gerundio. I'm looking forward to hearing from you (Espero recibir noticias
|stars on the shoulders
||estrellas en los hombros. Se refiere a las condecoraciones que podría recibir.
GIBBS: What can you tell me about Commander Trapp?
KATE: I can't give him Air Force One floor plans
, they're top secret
GIBBS: Come on, I saw this in a Harrison Ford movie.
KATE: Well, that's Hollywood speculation, you're asking for the real thing.
GIBBS: Isn't the President's head down
here some place?
GIBBS: Now, this was in the movie! Yeah! Harrison was sitting right here.
KATE: I can't risk
those plans getting out
on the Internet.
GIBBS: NCIS does not leak
. These plans get out, you can shoot
KATE: No, I think I'm destined to shoot you.
||plano de planta
|to risk something
||poner en riesgo algo
|to get out
||filtrarse. Puede referirse a un líquido que se filtra o se escapa, y en forma figurada, a información.
|to shoot somebody
||disparar a alguien. Notar que en inglés no se utiliza preposición.
GIBBS: This is where the terrorists got their weapons
in the movie.
KATE: Oh, that is as ridiculous as the President's “escape capsule”.
GIBBS: Anybody switch planes with the President?
KATE: The President was put on a separate plane. Everyone else boarded
the backup except three
who were put in the press cabin
GIBBS: What'd you keep them for? Make coffee?
KATE: I may not know the finer points of investigating like sticking needles
or measuring swimsuit
models, but I do know enough to hold the stewards who prepared and served the President's lunch.
GIBBS: Hmm, okay.
KATE: You want to question...?
GIBBS: No, they're not going anywhere. We've got a crime scene to investigate. Rule number one: Never let
KATE: Well, I didn't consider them suspects.
GIBBS: Why'd you hold them? Put these [gloves] on.
KATE: My fingerprints
are all over this aircraft
GIBBS: Rule number two: Always wear gloves at a crime scene.
||auxiliar de vuelo, aeromozo
||cabina para la prensa
||aguja. La expresión to look for a needle in a haystack significa "buscar una aguja en un pajar".
||traje de baño
||sospechoso. Como verbo, to suspect somebody significa sospechar de
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