Arquivo da categoria: Dicas de Inglês

How will I manage after that?


My mother, who is 93, lives simply but comfortably in an assisted-living home. Even though she has ample savings, she is always worried about the state of her finances.

My brother-in-law tried to ease her mind by telling her:

— I’ve calculated that, given your expenses, you have enough money for at least the next 16 years.”

— That’s fine, but how will I manage after that?

Vocabulary Help

  • ample savings – uma boa poupança
  • assisted-living home – retiro para idosos
  • at least – no mínimo
  • brother-in-law – cunhado
  • ease her mind – despreocupá-la
  • enough money – dinheiro suficiente
  • expense – gasto
  • manage – me virar, gerenciar
  • mother – mãe
  • tell (tell, told, told) – contar, dizer
  • That’s fine – está bom
  • worry – preocupar

Fonte: EFR

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Did Noah fish?


A Sunday school teacher asked, “Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark ?”

“No,” replied Johnny. “How could he, with just two worms.”

Vocabulary Help

  • Sunday school – escola dominical
  • Noah – Noé
  • fishing – pescaria
  • ark – arca
  • reply – responder
  • worms – minhocas

Fonte: EFR

Blind Man in Texas


There once was a blind man who decided to visit Texas. When he arrived on the plane, he felt the seats and said, “Wow, these seats are big!”

The person next to him answered, “Everything is big in Texas.”

When he finally arrived in Texas, he decided to visit a bar. Upon arriving in the bar, he ordered a beer and got a mug placed between his hands.

He exclaimed, “Wow these mugs are big!” The bartender replied, “Everything is big in Texas.”

After a couple of beers, the blind man asked the bartender where the bathroom was located. The bartender replied, “Second door to the right.”

The blind man headed for the bathroom, but accidentally tripped over and skipped the second door. Instead, he entered the third door, which lead to the swimming pool and fell into the pool by accident. Scared to death, the blind man started shouting, “Don’t flush, don’t flush!”

Vocabulary Help

  • arrive – chegar
  • bathroom – banheiro
  • beer – cerveja
  • between – entre
  • big – grande
  • blind man – cego
  • don’t flush – não dê a descarga
  • fall (fall, fell, fallen) – cair
  • feel (feel, felt, felt) – sentir
  • hand – mão
  • instead – ao invés de
  • lead – conduzir
  • mug – caneca, jarra
  • say (say, said, said) – dizer
  • scared to death – assustadissimo
  • seat – assento
  • shout – gritar
  • skip – pular
  • swimming pool – piscina
  • trip – tropeçar

Fonte: EFR

PMS


— What’s the difference between a woman with PMS and a Pitt Bull?

— Lipstick

Vocabulary Help

  • lipstick – batom
  • PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome) – síndrome pré-menstrual
  • woman – mulher

Fonte: EFR

[Dicas de Inglês] – Girias no meio business


Daily Grind = rotina

Brown-nose = puxar o saco

Easy street = liberdade financeira

  • Jessica is tired of the daily grind.I think if she starts brown-nosing; she will be on easy street soon.
  • Jessica esta cansada da rotina. Eu acho que se ela começar a puxar o saco, ela vai estar financeiramente estavel logo.

Fonte: Tecla SAP

The last wish


An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told her preacher she had two final requests.

First, she wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her ashes scattered over Wal-Mart.

— Wal-Mart?” the preacher exclaimed. Why Wal-Mart?

— Then I’ll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week.”

Vocabulary Help

  • ash – cinza
  • daughter – filha
  • elderly woman – senhora idosa
  • I’ll be sure – terei certeza
  • preacher – pregador, pastor, reverendo
  • request – pedido
  • scatter – espalhar
  • tell (tell, told, told) – contar
  • twice a week – duas vezes por semana
  • want – querer, desejar
  • will – testamento

Fonte: EFR

Blind man


Two female privates are ordered to paint the general’s office. They are warned not to get paint on their uniforms. So they lock the door, strip off their clothes and get to work. An hour later, there’s a knock at the door.

“Who is it?” they ask.

“Blind man.”

Thinking nothing of it, the privates open up.

“Hi,” says the man. “Where do you want the blinds?”

Vocabulary Help

  • blind man – pode ser “homem cego” ou “instalador de cortinas”.
  • blinds – cortinas
  • clothes – roupas
  • female – mulher
  • knock on the door – batida na porta
  • later – mais tarde
  • lock – fechar
  • office – escritório
  • paint – pintar
  • private – soldado
  • strip off – tirar
  • warn – alertar

Fonte: EFR

[English Expert] – 38 palavras úteis para comer fora falando inglês


Conheça algumas palavras relacionadas a Eating Out (comer fora) neste artigo que te deixará mouth-watered (de água-na-boca)!

  1. bar stool – banqueta
  2. black coffee – café puro
  3. brown bread sandwich – sanduíche de pão integral
  4. hamburger, burger – hambúrguer
  5. burger bar – lanchonete
  6. burger meal – hambúrguer com refrigerante e batatas fritas
  7. canned drink – bebida em lata
  8. chicken nuggets – pedacinhos de frango
  9. chips – batatas fritas (porção ou snacks)
  10. chutney – molho picante
  11. club sandwich – sanduíche que utiliza pão de forma
  12. doughnuts (or donuts) – rosquinhas
  13. crêpe – crepe
  14. eat-in – para comer no local
  15. espresso – café expresso
  16. fish and chips – peixe frito com batatas fritas (popular no Reino Unido)
  17. fried chicken – porção de frango frito (KFC and similars)
  18. fried noodles – macarrão frito, yakissoba
  19. home delivery – entrega em domicílio
  20. hot chocolate – chocolate quente
  21. lunch menu – cardápio do almoço
  22. mayonnaise, mayo – maionese
  23. mustard – mostarda
  24. napkin – guardanapo
  25. open sandwich – sanduíche no prato
  26. pizzeria (or pizza parlor/pizza place/pizza shop) – pizzaria
  27. re-heat – requentar
  28. sauce – molho
  29. sfiha – esfirra ou esfiha
  30. side order – acompanhamento
  31. skewer – espetinho
  32. specials – pratos do dia
  33. straw – canudinho
  34. take-away (or take-out) – para viagem
  35. tomato sauce (or ketchup) – ketchup
  36. tray – bandeja
  37. vending machine – máquina de venda automática
  38. white coffee – café com leite

Frases úteis

  • Do you deliver? – Entregam em domicílio?
  • Can I have that to go please? – Pode embalar pra viagem?
  • Put the rest in a doggy bag, please. – Coloque as sobras pra levar, por favor.

Enjoy your meal!

Autor do artigo: Adriano Acioli trabalha em uma empresa japonesa como tradutor e intérprete. Ele é leitor do EE (English Expert) e um dos membros mais ativos do fórum.

[Evitando gafes em inglês #10 ] – Appetite ≠ Enjoy your meal


Certo: When I looked at the tray I completely lost my appetite

Quando olhei a bandeja, perdi completamente o apetite.

Errado: ‘Good appetite’, he said politely

Certo: ‘Enjoy your meal’, he said politely

‘Bom apetite’, ele disse educadamente

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Appetite: apetite
Enjoy your meal: bom apetite
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Do livro “Small differences, Huge mistakes”