Manen from Huesca.
Thank you for your podcasts, especially this one, I live in Huesca at the Pirineos but I usually go to Madrid to see my family and there I knew (CORRECTION: MET) some people from Galgos112,
(I MET Reza in 1997, I’ve KNOWN him for 17 years. – “Let’s MEET and have a beer – ‘quedar con alguien’)
I love dogs and especially galgos I think they have pity face (CORRECTION: THEY HAVE A PITIFUL FACE), also I´m an IT worker normally as a teacher,so… these episodes have been perfect…
besides, you´re so funny I love when you say spanish words with “rr”.
I love to hear you two when I’m going to run, so I can run without noticing it.
I wonder if you can help me with one thing. I say it in Spanish so maybe you can help me better.
Como puedo decir “Voy a intentar leerlo” o ” voy a intentar escribiros” en general ,”voy a intentar hacer algo….
Thank you so much , and sorry for my English write (CORRECTION: WRITING)…. I´m learning step by step…slowly
Voy a intentar leerlo = I’m going to try to read it.
Voy a intentar escribiros = I’m going to try to write to you.
You can see a photo of Berta and listen to the episode about ‘los galgos’ (greyhounds) in Episode 28
Mario J. Flores (FACEBOOK)
I need your help, does anyone can tell me (CORRECTION: CAN ANYONE TELL ME) For more help with modal verbs, listen to Episode 23
What’s the official Northern Ireland’s flag? because I got confused when I saw that there are two, the one that is the same as the United Kingdom and the green, white and orange.
If someone could help, I’d be very grateful. Thanks!
In Northern Ireland people are obsessed with flags!
The red hand of Ulster
The crown (la corona) in the flag is controversial (polémico, controvertido). It represents the queen (or king) of the United Kingdom.
The flag of Northern Ireland stopped being official in about 1973.
On official occasions, and outside official buildings, the Union Jack is used.
The flag of Ireland:
PILAR: Hola, a mi siempre me dijeron que ‘often‘ se pronuncia “ofen” y vosotros habeis dicho “often” y luego “ofen” , podeis aclararmelo, por favor?
Thank you very much,
Both pronunciations are correct. It doesn’t matter.
Don’t use ‘will’ for future plans or arrangements, use ‘going to’ or the present continuous:
“Tomorrow I’m going to meet my grandmother.”
Will is an auxiliary modal verb.
Will does not have an ‘s’ in the third person.
The negative of will is ‘won’t’ (will not)
Use will to make predictions: “Do you think there will be a referendum in Cataluña?”
“Going to” can also be used for predictions, but usually when there is EVIDENCE. For example, “Look at that huge black cloud in the sky, I think it’s going to rain.”
Who do you think will win the next World Cup?
Reza thinks Holland will win.
Use will to express certainty (certeza) or confidence.
I’m sure you’ll (you will) agree that Ecuador is a beautiful country.
Ahh, that’ll be the postman!
Mary’s really nice. She’ll definitely help us.
She won’t marry me. She doesn’t love me anymore.
Use will for spontaneous decisions.
I’ll open a bottle of wine (a decision at the moment of speaking)
I’ve got tea and I’ve got coffee. Which will you have? – I’ll have a cup of tea.
I think I’ll have the fish.
Will for willingness (buena voluntad, dispocición)
If you are WILLING to do something, tienes voluntad de hacerlo.
I won’t meet Paul. I hate him. I just will not talk to him.
Craig, Im afraid I won’t be helping you hoover the flat today.
(Reza’s not willing to do it)
There’s more information on using ‘will’ to talk about the future in Episode 21
Vocabulary: Australian Colloquial English
No worries mate! – no hay problema
Good on ya (cheers, thanks, nice one!)
Flip flops (chanclas) = thongs (tangas)
pokies = slot machines – to play the pokies
Australian slang for British people = poms
British slang for Australians = Ozzies / Australia – Oz
plughole = desague
clockwise = en la dirección de las manecillas del reloj
anti-clockwise = contrario a las manecillas del reloj
“Honesty is the best policy.” – Lo mejor es ser franco.
“Like a fish in water.” – como pez en el agua.
“Like water off a duck’s back.” – without any apparent effect. It doesn’t matter to me.
“It never rains, but it pours.” – “Llueve sobre mojado” o “Al que no quiere caldo, se le dan dos tazas.”
I can’t believe this. This morning I had a flat tyre. When I went to the garage to get the tyre fixed, I discovered I didn’t have any money, and I couldn’t even charge it because my credit card’s expired.
It never rains but it pours!
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