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 'Caroline in the city'
CAROLINE: Well, I have quite a few more people
to interview, but I'll be in
RICHARD: No, you won't.
CAROLINE: Excuse me?
RICHARD: I've had enough of these interviews to know the signs. Look, I'd just really appreciate it if you'd tell me now that I didn't get the job so I won't have to
my time sitting by the phone, which they're about to turn off
CAROLINE: No, Mr. Karinsky, I will call, really.
RICHARD: Okay, okay, fine. You can reach
me at my apartment
for the next twenty-four hours and after that, here's the number of the
, but no pressure
CAROLINE: Okay, Mr. Karinsky, maybe we can try this out
RICHARD: Okay, I don't come in
before ten, I don't work weekends, and I get about an hour and a half for
lunch. It's about that time now, see you at two!
|quite a few more people
||unas pocas personas más
|to be in touch with somebody
||estar en contacto con alguien. To keep in touch with somebody
significa mantenerse en contacto con alguien.
|to waste something
||desperdiciar algo. To waste time significa perder tiempo.
|to turn off
||En este caso, significa cortar (el servicio de teléfono). Como no dispone
de dinero para pagar, le cortarán el servicio.
|to reach somebody
||ponerse en contacto con alguien
||apartamento o departamento, en inglés americano. En inglés británico se
||refugio, asilo para los necesitados
||no se sienta presionada
|to try something out
||probar algo, poner algo a prueba
|to come in
DEL: You know, Caroline, just because we're not seeing each other
any more doesn't mean we can't see each other any more.
CAROLINE: Well, yeah
, maybe we could catch a movie
DEL: Yeah, when?
CAROLINE: How about
DEL: Oh, tonight's bad
. I've got a thing...
CAROLINE: A thing? Like elective surgery
DEL: No, I've got a, a, a...
CAROLINE: Oh, Del, I'm an adult. If you have a date
, just come right out and tell me.
DEL: Okay, I've got a date.
CAROLINE: A date? A date?
DEL: Hey, you're the one who said we should, you know, get on with
CAROLINE: As we should. As a matter of fact
, talk about coincidences... I just
remembered I have a date tonight too.
CAROLINE: That would have been embarrassing
Me making a date with you and then having this other big, hot date.
DEL: So, where are you going?
DEL: No, on your big hot date.
DEL: Oh, boy!
DEL: Well, that's where Debbie and I are going.
CAROLINE: Del, that's our place!
DEL: Well, it's okay for you to go there?
CAROLINE: Yeah, well, I discovered it.
DEL: What is it, a continent?
|to see each other
||verse uno con otro, salir juntos
||Forma coloquial de yes (sí)
|to catch a movie
||Expresion del inglés americano que significa "ir al cine"
||¿qué te parece...? ¿Qué tal...?
||esta noche no es posible
|to have a date
||tener una cita
|to get on with something
||seguir adelante con algo
|as a matter of fact
||embarazoso. An embarrassing situation significa una situación
embarazosa, incómoda, bochornosa.
||Interjección que usada al final de la oración sirve para preguntar si la
otra persona está de acuerdo. Equivale al español "¿no?".
CAROLINE: Richard, what are you doing here?
RICHARD: I called but there was no reservation under your name
. Jeff called from the
street. He is not coming...
CAROLINE: What are you talking about?
RICHARD: I was at your place
when he called your answering machine
CAROLINE: Oh, God
. What lame excuse
did he use?
RICHARD: Well, I'm sure it was gonna
be a good one, but his wife interrupted.
CAROLINE: His wife? He's married?
RICHARD: If it means anything to you, I don't think it will last
CAROLINE: This is just perfect.
RICHARD: Oh, no, no, you're not going to cry, are you? I don't deal
too well with crying.
CAROLINE: Richard, you don't deal too well with Daylight Savings Time!
RICHARD: Well, then, enjoy your meal!
|to have/make a reservation under somebody's name
||tener/hacer una reserva a nombre de alguien. Notar el uso de la preposición
|what are you talking about?
||¿De qué estás hablando?
|to be at somebody's place
||estar en la casa de alguien
||¡Oh, Dios! ¡Dios Santo!
||excusa poco convincente
||Forma coloquial de going to (ir a)
|to deal with something
|enjoy your meal!
||Literalmente, ¡que disfrutes tu comida! Equivale al español ¡Buen
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