Marian – Oh! I´m very happy with your podcasts. I think these are a perfect way for me to learn English, especially for “the listening” which is my difficulty. This is the third time I’ve contacted you,
this time to say that I think that there is a mistake in an Spanish verb translation: Take care in Spanish is ” cuidar” not” cuidarse” because it is not a reflexive verb that doesn’t mean that you can´t use it
as a reflexive one when you are speaking about taking care OF yourself. Example:
“¿Qué tal tu padre? Está mejor, pero tendrá que cuidarse más, si no, tal vez no pueda ir al partido el próximo domingo.”
(AUDIO SOUND FILE) My name is David, I’m from Valencia, I’m fan from La Mansion del Ingles from long time ago. I have all your CDs.
You always do a good job. You had helped me very much in my English, but I need to improve my speaking.
Yesterday I was listening your podcast #19 (Reza didn’t have a good lunch, and neither did Craig). It was very clarifying for me about the use of me too, me neither, so do I and neither do I.
I was listening (to) the podcast in the gym, doing exercise.
And YES, YES, me too!!!!!, I have my wardrobe full of clothes that they don’t fit me, so I have to workout in the gym, I need to loose weight.
My best trousers are a 42 size and now I use a 46 size. I want to put on those trousers, so I’ll never give up until they suit (fit) me.
Thanks very much for your job, you help a lot of people to improve our English.
Gramática: TOO / ALSO
Geraldine Nieto Serrato (Facebook) Hola ¿cual es la diferencia entre too y also? Cuando debo ulizar too y also?
Also / too = también
Reza speaks Spanish and Craig speaks Spanish, TOO/ALSO.
Reza speaks Spanish and Craig ALSO speaks Spanish.
Reza drinks tea, he also drinks Guinness.
TOO goes at the end of the sentence or clause. Also can go at the end of the sentence or clause and before the main verb.
“Also” comes after “to be.”
I’m also going to the party.
Reza is British. Reza is also Irish (and proud!)
ALSO goes after the auxiliary verb and before the main verb:
Craig has been to Cuba. Reza has ALSO been to Cuba.
ALSO también se puede poner al final:
Craig has been to Cuba ALSO.
“Too” usually comes at the end of a clause:
If he wants to go too, he should meet us at 8 o’clock.
aunt – tía
uncle – tío
niece – sobrina
nephew – sobrino
cousin – prima / primo
grandson – nieto
mother-in-law – suegra
son-in-law – yerno
daughter-in-law – nuera
grandmother – abuela (gran, granny, nan, nanny, grandma (US)
brother-in-law – cuñado
stepfather – padrastro
stepbrother – hermanastro
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Phrasal verbs: A question from Mabel via inglespodcast.com
Hi, I hope you’re having a good day. I would like you to explain a little bit about the prepositions that are used in English after some verbs. For example: “The building burned down.”
I mean why I can’t simply say: “The building burned.”
There is not very much difference, Mabel. They are very similar.
‘down’ = completion – ” It burned down to the ground.” Completion or extension.
There are no fixed rules for prepositions.
Another example is:
“If you have a printer, you can print it off.”
“If you have a printer you can print it.”
‘Print’ is more general. ‘Print off’ or ‘print out’ of the computer
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