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In this episode: Pronunciation of Irregular Verbs
Email from Roberto
Mensaje: Hi friends!!! Could the expression “a trade off between sth and
sth” be translated into Spanish as “tira y afloja entre algo y algo“?
The dictionary says: “sacrificar algo por”.
For example: “The new speakers look stylish, but I would not trade the sound off for the appearance.” This is a phrasal verb that you can separate.
It sort of means there is a surrender of some benefits for others. Here’s another example with ‘trade-off” as a noun:
“The side effects of that new medicine are a trade-off to its benefits.” – La compensación de los efectos secundarios de esta nueva medicina por los beneficios que produce es evidente.
I’m not sure what “tira y afloja entre algo y algo“. I’ve never heard this expression before, but it could be right.
Question from Maria Eugenia Abad:
Hello guys, I just want to say to you two thank you very much for the podcast, it really helps me with pronuciation and lot of things, (a lot of / lots of)
I would you like to suggest a podcast about the pronunciation of irregular verbs, infinitive, past simple and past participle, would be great if that is posible, once again thanks a lot.
The pronunciation of regular verbs in the past tense (-ed endings) in Epìsode 60 – inglespodcast.com/60
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Verb Past Simple Past Participle
be was / were been
become became become
begin began begun
drink drank drunk
ring rang rung
sing sang sung
sink sank sunk
swim swam swum
bring brought brought
buy bought bought
catch caught caught
fight fought fought
think thought thought
teach taught taught
come came come (“Craig often doesn’t know if he’s coming or going.” – He does know what he’s doing.)
go went gone
forbid forbade forbidden
forget forgot forgotten
forgive forgave forgiven
choose chose chosen
ride rode ridden
freeze froze frozen
break broke broken
hide hid hidden
write wrote written
rise rose risen
speak spoke spoken
steal stole stolen
take took taken
eat ate eaten
cut cut cut
run ran run
do did done
draw drew drawn
drive drove driven
find found found
fly flew flown
sit sat sat
blow blew blown (“To blow your own trumpet.” – to boast (jactarse, presumir, tirarse flores)
grow grew grown
hear heard heard
know knew known
leave left left
mean meant meant
read read read
see saw seen
shoot shot shot
sleep slept slept
tear tore torn
tell told told
throw threw thrown
understand understood understood
wake woke woken
wear wore worn
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English. We want you to tell us what you did yesterday and what you have done this week to practise the past simple and past participle
of these irregular verbs. Send us a voice message with speakpipe or Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
On next week’s episode: Proverbs and David from Mexico asks us about adverbs, adjectives, verbs and nouns
The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called ‘See You Later’