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domingo, 6 de julho de 2014

Palavras de Sabedoria em inglês


“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” —Jim Rohn

“Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.” —Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” —Christopher Columbus

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” —Helen Keller

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.’ —Mark Twain

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” —J.K. Rowling

“I’m not afraid... I was BORN for this!” —Joan of Arc

“Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have.” —Anonymous

“There is a fire inside. Sit down beside it. Watch the flames, the ancient, flickering dance of yourself.” —John MacEnulty

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” —William Jennings Bryan

“I have always known that at last I would take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today.” —Japanese Haiku

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” —Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Life is not discovery of fate; it is continuous creation of future, through choices of thoughts, feelings and actions in the present.” —Sanjay Sahay

“You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.” —John Mason

“Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves?” —Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.” —John Farrar

“The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.” —Irene C. Kassorla

“Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.” —Eric Hoffer

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” —Albert Einstein

“Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.” —Albert Einstein

“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart.” —Pearl S. Buck

“How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life - and a commitment to action.” —Nathaniel Branden

“Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.” —Roger Babson

“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” —Barbara Hall

“It takes great courage to faithfully follow what we know to be true.” —Sara E. Anderson

“Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.” —Barbara Geraci

“There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace?”—The Peace Pilgrim

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all Mankind.”—Emily P. Bissell

“There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.” —Kurt Hahn

“From long familiarity, we know what honor is. It is what enables the individual to do right in the face of complacency and cowardice. It is what enables the soldier to die alone, the political prisoner to resist, the singer to sing her song, hardly appreciated, on a side street.” —Mark Helprin

“We all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.” —Konrad Adenauer

“If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. That is the lesson, and that lesson alone will save you a lot of grief.” —Oprah Winfrey

“The time is always right to do what is right.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” —Carl Sandburg

“The goal of childhood is to become an individual; the goal of adulthood is to give that individuality away. The task of childhood is to separate; the task of adulthood is to connect.”—James W. Jones

“The best career advice to give the young is, find out what you like doing best and get someone else to pay you for doing it.” —Katherine Whilehaen

“The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man without trials.” —Confucius

“Hands that serve are holier than lips that pray.” —Sai Baba

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.” —Jerry Gillies

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” —Jeremy Kitson

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” —Mohandas K. Gandhi

“The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions.” —William F. Scolavino

“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” —Leo C. Rosten

“Toil and risk are the price of glory, but it is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving an everlasting fame.” —Alexander the Great

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” —Donald A. Adams

“Dignity and respect has to do with ... your personal power to make a difference by being true to the best within you and letting that truth shine through your words and actions.” —Gail Pursell Elliott

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” —Patanjali

“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.” —Jerry Gillies

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” —William James

“When you see what you’re here for, the world begins to mirror your purpose in a magical way. It’s almost as if you suddenly find yourself on a stage in a play that was written expressly for you.” —Betty Sue Flowers

“We seek purpose when we are not in touch with who we really are. When an apple tree discovers who it is, the question ‘what must I do?’ disappears. When you discover who you are (at the deepest place of your being) you will find your purpose.” —Colleen-Joy Page

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life and don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” —Steve Jobs

“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” —Malcolm Forbes

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” –Helen Keller

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” —Patanjali

“We seek purpose when we are not in touch with who we really are. When an apple tree discovers who it is, the question ‘what must I do?’ disappears. When you discover who you are (at the deepest place of your being) you will find your purpose.” —Colleen-Joy Page

“People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives.” —Stedman Graham

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” —Les Brown

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” —Rumi

“Love without action is meaningless and action without love is irrelevant.” —Deepak Chopra

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.” —Rumi

“Having a vision for your life allows you to live out of hope, rather than out of your fears.” —Stedman Graham

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.” —Kahlil Gibran

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” —Albert Schweitzer

“If you want to know the past, to know what has caused you, look at yourself in the PRESENT, for that is the past’s effect. If you want to know your future, then look at yourself in the PRESENT, for that is the cause of the future.” —Majjhima Nikaya

“All of life is a near-death experience.” —Alan Harris

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” —Cherokee Expression

“There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.”
“Life is what happens when you are making other plans.” —John Lennon
“Circumstance does not make the man. Circumstance reveals man to himself.” —Emerson

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” —Henry Van Dyke

“Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood.” —Karen Casey

“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” —Mother Teresa

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” —Dalai Lama

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of Peace.” –William E. Gladstone

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” –George Bernard Shaw

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” –Oprah Winfrey

“The purpose of life is not to fight against evil and misfortune; it is to unveil magnificence.” –Alan Cohen

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.” –John A. Shedd

One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.

Like the winds of the sea
Are the waves of time,
As we journey along through life,
Tis the set of the soul,
That determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

–Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“You often meet your destiny on the road you’ve taken to avoid it.”

“Every positive change - every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness - involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.” —Dan Millman

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy that is translated through you; and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.” —Martha Graham

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams, who looks inside awakes.” —Carl Gustav Jung

“Wisdom is knowing what path to take next... Integrity is taking it.”

“We can’t change the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” —Jim Rohn

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” —William Jennings Bryan

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” —Ken Hudgins

“Everyone has a purpose in life... a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.” —Deepak Chopra

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” —Carl Bard

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Elliot

“Life’s like a movie; write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending...” —Jim Henson

“Life has meaning only if you do what is meaningful to you.” —Alan Cohen

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” —Jeremy Kitson

“Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing at all.” —Helen Keller

“There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity.” —Douglas MacArthur

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” —Wendell Berry

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” —Mark Twain

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” —Michaelangelo

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” —Harold Whitman

“The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.” —Les Brown

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” —Pantanjali

“Nothing happens unless first a dream.” —Carl Sandburg

“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know - that man is here for the sake of other men.” —Albert Einstein

“Man is not a being who stands still, he is a being in the process of becoming. The more he enables himself to become, the more he fulfills his true mission.” —Rudolph Steiner

“The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” —Thomas Carlyle
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” —Carl Jung

“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” —Leo C. Rosten

“He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.” —Samuel Johnson

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” —Mahatma Ghandi
“A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.” —George Orwell

“It is never too late to become what you might have been.” —George Elliot

“I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity... I didn’t feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not —more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving.” —Beverly Sills

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” —George Bernard Shaw

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” —Lao Tzu
“He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.”

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs - even though checkered by failure - than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” —Theodore Roosevelt

“A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.”

sábado, 5 de julho de 2014

Pedindo a opinião em inglês

  1. Do you think it's all right to do it?
  2. What do you think about (me doing that)?
  3. Do you think / reckon I ought to (do it)?
  4. What would you say if I (did it)?
  5. Would you approve of (doing something)?
  6. What is your attitude to the idea of...
  7. Are you in favour of (me doing something)?
  8. You are in favour of ... aren't you?
  9. Do you think anyone would mind if I...
  10. Do you think it would be really awful if I
Abaixo segue também relações divididas por nível de aprendizado, o que é muito util para professores de inglês:

Elementary

  1. Do you think … ?
  2. How do you feel about … ?
  3. In your opinion, … ?
  4. Please tell me your opinion on …
  5. What do you think about … ?
  6. What’s your opinion on … ?

Pre-Intermediate

  1. Do you (also) think that … ?
  2. Do you believe that … ?
  3. Do you have an opinion on … ?
  4. Do you have any opinions on/about … ?
  5. In your experience, … ?
  6. In your honest opinion, … ?
  7. What’s your view on … ?
  8. Would you agree that … ?

Intermediate

  1. Can you give me your thoughts on … ?
  2. Do you (dis)approve of … ?
  3. Do you agree with the opinion that … ?
  4. Do you have any views on … ?
  5. Do you share the/my view that … ?
  6. If I asked your opinion about … , … ?
  7. If I said … , … ?
  8. I’d like (to hear) your views on …
  9. I’m sure you’d agree that …
  10. What are your feelings about … ?
  11. What are your views on … ?

Upper-Intermediate

  1. What do you reckon?
  2. Any (initial) thoughts on … ?
  3. Are people right in thinking … ?
  4. Are you in agreement with … ?
  5. Do you have any particular views on … ?
  6. Do you have any thoughts on … ?
  7. From your point of view, … ?
  8. I know this is not your specialist subject, but …
  9. I know you haven’t had long to think about this …
  10. I know you haven’t had much time to think about this, but …
  11. I’d be (very) interested to hear your views on …
  12. What are your (first) thoughts on … ?
  13. What would be your reaction if I said … ?
  14. What’s your position on … ?
  15. Would it be right to say … ?
  16. Would you support the view that … ?

Advanced

  1. Am I justified in saying … ?
  2. Am I right in thinking … ?
  3. Any objections to the statement … ?
  4. Are you convinced by the argument that … ?
  5. Are you of the opinion that … ?
  6. Does … tally with your experience?
  7. I imagine you will have strong opinions on …
  8. I’d guess your view on this is …
  9. Is it in fact the case that … ?
  10. What reaction do you have to … ?
  11. What’s your take on … ?
  12. Would I be right in assuming that you think … ?
  13. Would I be right in saying … ?
  14. Would I/it be wrong to say … ?
  15. Would it be logical to say … ?
  16. Would you have any problems with the statement … ?
  17. Would … be a fair summary of your views on … ?
  18. Would … be out of the question?
  19. You strike me as someone who would hold the opinion that …
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Expressões idiomáticas com animais

Os "Uduims" em inglês são um capítulo a parte no aprendizado da língua e são super importantes para começar a se sentir mais fluente e não perder nada em uma conversa em inglês, assistindo filmes e etc.
Aqui estão separados 15 exemplos onde são usados animais.
  • 15 idiomas em inglês com animais:
TO BE A DARK HORSE- É uma pessoa que esconde suas habilidades, interesses ou ideias, especialmente aqueles que realmente tem alguma qualidade escondida.
  • I didn’t know Mark is a professional singer. He’s such a dark horse.
TO SMELL FISHY- Quando uma situação “smells fishy”, nós pensamos que isso talvez seja disonesto ou suspeito. (mais ou menos similar ao “smell a rat”, onde se suspeita que algo está errado ou que vai acontecer algo de errado)
  • This deal smells fishy-It’s too good to be true.
  • I don’t think it was an accident. I smell a rat.
HOLD YOUR HORSES-Se alguém pedir para você”hold your horses”, quer dizer que você está fazendo algo muito rápido e você deveria ir mais devagar, esperar, etc.
  • Hold your horses! Grab an umbrella before you walk out into the rain!”
TO BE BULL-HEADED-Esse adjetivo é usado para descrever uma pessoa que é muito teimosa.
  • Let’s go to the party with us. Stop being so bull-headed.
TO BE A PUSSY CAT- Uma pessoa que é muito dócil, amável.
  • She looks frightening, but she is definitely a pussy cat.
TO BE IN THE DOG HOUSE- Uma expressão para dizer que está em um situação complicada.
  • Steve is in the dog house with his wife because he came late last night.
TO PIG OUT- Comer muito.
  • Dad really pigged out at the barbeque.
TO TALK THE HIND LEGS OFF A DONKEY- Expessão usada para descrever uma pessoas que fala muito, “pelos cotovelos”
  • Her speech seemed to do on for ever! She could talk the hind legs off a donkey.
idiomas em ingles com animais
Ta na cara que o "donkey work" não é o mais agradável!

DO THE DONKEY WORK- Fazer o trabalho mais pesado ou mais chato.
  • Why do I have to do all the donkey work while you’re watching TV?
TO CHICKEN OUT-Ficar com medo de fazer algo que você já concordou em fazer.
  • I was going to do a parachute jump, but I chickened out on the day.
LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE- Evitar causar problemas desnecessrários. Seria mais ou menos o equivalente ao nosso: “Não mexa com o que está quieto”.
  • You should let sleeping dogs lie and not ask our boss about it.
RAIN CATS AND DOGS-Chover muito.
  • It’s been raining cats and dog all day!
THE BLACK SHEEP OF THE FAMILY- A ovelha negra da família.
  • My cousin is the black sheep of the family and nobody likes to talk about him.
THE CAT GETS ONE’S TONGUE- Expressão que também usamos em português: “O gato comeu sua língua”.
  • The cat got the Rose’s tongue and she could not say anything at all.
TO BE LIKE BULL IN A CHINA SHOP-Quando alguém está “like a bull in a china shop”, ele está se movimentando ou agindo sem cautela ou cuidado.
  • The footballer ran around like a Bull in a china shop.

terça-feira, 24 de junho de 2014

55 girias mais usadas em Inglês e seus significados

1. UNREAL
Algo que é incrivelmente legal
I love this party, it’s just unreal!

2. PROPS

Isso significa respeito, reconhecimento
I know he failed the test, but you’ve got to give him props for trying.

3. KUDOS

Outra forma para respeito, reconhecimento
Kudos for organising this party. It’s brilliant!

4. BOTTOM LINE

O ponto principal
The bottom line is we just don’t have enough money to make it work.

5. DISS

Quando uma pessoa desrespeita outra.
Stop dissing her behind her back. Show some respect!

6. DIG

Gostar realmente de algo
Hey, I dig your new style. Where did you buy that T-shirt?



7. BOB’S YOUR UNCLE

Esta é uma expressão bem utilizado no Reino Unido. É adicionado ao final das frases, e significa algo COMO É ISSO!
  • How did you make this cake? It’s delicious!
  • Well, I just mixed in the batter thoroughly, poured it into a cake pan, baked it for 30 minutesand Bob’s your uncle!

8. BUDGE UP

Quando você pedir a alguém para se mover e dar espaço para você
 I want to sit down too, could you budge up a little please?

9. ACE

Isso tem dois significados, algo que é impressionante, muito legal ou para conseguir algo com perfeição, muito facilmente
- Ace! I just got a promotion at work!
- Robert aced his physics exam!

10. ALL RIGHT?

O mesmo de: ‘hello, how are you?’ Forma de cumprimento informal.
  • All right?
  • Good thanks, you all right?

11. FULL OF BEANS

Isto significa ter muita energia
All the children were full of beans at the party today. I couldn’t get any of them to sit still!

12. BLATANT

Algo que é realmente obvio
She’s blatantly very annoyed, everyone can see it apart from you.

13. PEAR SHAPED

Isto significa lago que terminou em desastre
I was trying to organise a surprise birthday party for her, but it’s all gone pear shaped!

14. PIECE OF CAKE

Quando alguém está ostentando ou eles pensam que algo é extremamente fácil de fazer, eles usariam essa expressão. algo no português como: É mamata, melzinho na chupeta. 
  • What did you think of the exam? I thought it was really difficult.
  • No, it was a piece of cake!

15. BLIMEY

Exclamação de surpresa
Blimey, look at all this mess here! I’d only left the house for an hour, and look what you’ve done!

16. BOTCH

Há duas maneiras de usar essa expressão - 'para estragar alguma coisa "ou" para fazer um trabalho malfeito ". Ambas significam que o trabalho realizado não era de alto padrão, ou foi obra desajeitada
The builder did a terrible job on the roof. He just botched it up, and it still leaks every time it rains!

17. CHEERS

Usado quando beber com os amigos para saudar ou fazer um brinde (levantem suas taças e brindar-los juntos)
Cheers everyone! Happy birthday to John!

18. SMASHING

Isto significa que algo é fantástico
I had a smashing time on holiday, it was so much fun!

19. SOD’S LAW

Este é um outro nome para a Lei de Murphy - o que pode dar errado, vai dar errado
  • I wore my pretty new dress, because it was a sunny day, but as soon as I stepped out of the house, it started raining, and I got completely soaked!
  • Sod’s Law!

20. CHIN WAG

Usto significa ter uma longa e agradável conversa, com alguém. Você provavelmente pode dizer porquê!
I saw Mary after such a long time yesterday! We had a lovely chin wag together, like the good old days.

21. CHUFFED

Usado quando alguém está realmente satisfeito com alguma coisa
My mum bought me a fantastic car when I passed my driving test. I was chuffed to bits!

22. CRAM

Isto significa que estudar muito em um curto período de tempo
I was so busy with my family before the exam, that I only had three days to cram in all the revision work!

23. NICE ONE

Pode ser usado quando alguém faz algo particularmente impressionante
  • I published my first book last year, and I’ve already started working on the sequel!
  • Nice one! You’re doing really well.

24. CRIKEY

Uma exclamação de surpresa
  • I went shopping today! (comes in with lots of bags)
  • Crikey! Have you spent all of our savings??!!

25. DEAR

Algo caro
I avoid going shopping into the town centre nowadays, everything is so dear!

26. FAFF

Isto é, quando alguém procrastina, ou perde tempo pensando muito
Come on we have to go now. Stop faffing around, we’re going to be late!

27. DO

Outra palavra para festa
Are you going to Lizzie’s birthday do next week? 

28. FLOG

Vender algo
I managed to flog my car for a really good price!

29. FORTNIGHT

Duas semanas. Abreviação de ‘fourteen nights’
I’ve been really ill for the past fortnight, and still haven’t recovered.

30. GOBSMACKED

Isso significa espantado (seu gob é a sua boca, e se você bater o seu gob, seria de espanto!)
I can’t believe I passed that exam! I thought I was going to fail, I’m completelygobsmacked!

31. SPLASH OUT

Quando voc^çe gasta muito dinheiro                       
I wanted to give Sarah a special treat for her birthday, so I splashed out on a very romantic weekend away.

32. GRUB / NOSH

Comida                                                                                             
I’m going to get some grub for myself from the local takeaway. Do you want anything?

33. BEE’S KNEES

Algo ou alguém espetacular
- You should see my new sound-system, it’s the bee’s knees!- I don’t like Harvey very much, he thinks he’s the bee’s knees!

34. GUTTED

Quando alguém está realmente decepcionado
I’m so gutted I failed my driving test, again!

35. PEANUTS

Quando algo está barato, ou quanto o ganho é pouco
- I hate my job. I have to work such long hours, and I get paid peanuts.- You should buy your clothes on-line. You can find some great designs for peanuts! 

36. HAGGLE

Para discutir sobre, e tentar negociar o preço de algo que você quer comprar
- The last time I went shopping with my mum, she was haggling for something that was already really cheap!
- I managed to haggle the price of this shirt down by 25%!

37. JOLLY

Você pode ouvir as pessoas usam isso de todas as maneiras, mas basicamente significa "muito". Assim, "bom demais" significaria "muito bom"
  • Don’t worry, I will pay you back before the end of this month.
  • I should jolly well think so!

38. THROW A SPANNER IN THE WORKS

Esta é uma expressão que significa algo para destruir
I managed to keep the surprise a secret, right up until the day before my sister’s birthday, then he threw a spanner in the works by telling her!

39. KIP 

Um sono curto, cochilo, uma soneca, um cochilo poder, ou uma soneca.
Why don’t you try and have a kip before everyone gets here? You won’t have time to rest later.


40. WIND UP

Isto tem um par de significados. Se algo que você faz é uma 'wind up' significa que você está tirando sarro de alguém - você poderia ser chamado de um comerciante de wind-up se você fizer isso.
However, if you are ‘wound up’ it means you are annoyed.
- John really is a wind-up merchant, but the girl he was picking on was so gullible!
- I was just winding her up for fun, but she took offence to it and got really angry!

41. MATE

Amigo, companheiro
I’m going to the cinema with my mates tonight.

42. NOT MY CUP OF TEA

Esta é uma palavra comum que significa que algo não está ao seu gosto.
I don’t really like this sort of music. It’s just not my cup of tea.

43. PORKIES

Isso significa dizer mentiras. Ela vem de cockney rhyming slang. Abreviação de "Porky pies", significando "pork pies", que rima com lies - mentiras!
Don’t listen to her, she’s telling porkies!

44. ROW

Argumentar (ruma  com ‘cow’ - vaca)
My brother had a huge row with his girlfriend yesterday. He’s really upset!

45. DONKEY’S YEARS

Se alguem duz ‘I haven’t seen you in donkey’s years’, significa que não a vê a muito tempo
Hi Sarah! What a surprise to see you here. I haven’t seen you in donkey’s years! How have you been?

46. EASY PEASY

Um termo infantil para algo muito fácil
I could make that for you, if you like? It’s easy peasy!

47. SORTED

Quando alguém lhe pergunta sobre um problema já resolvido, você poderia dizer isso.
voce também pode dizer“get it sorted”, quando você está falando de alguém para começar com algo que eles têm que fazer.
  • What’s happening about that roof leak then?
  • Oh that’s sorted now. I found a really good builder to do the job.

48. STROP

Se alguém está de mau humor ou sendo particularmente miserável, você diria que eles estão  ‘being stroppy’, ou ‘throwing a strop’
Janet would you please cheer up? It’s your birthday, don’t be so stroppy!

49. CHEERIO

Maneira de se despedir entre amigos
Right, I have to go now, see you soon. Cheerio!

50. WANGLE

Desejando boa sorte
I can’t believe he managed to wangle an upgrade on their airline seats, AND the honeymoon suite in their hotel!

51. BLINDING

Quando algo é um blinding success, significa que é incrivel
They had a blinding party after their wedding ceremony. Everyone had such a great time!

52. WONKY

Quando algo não está seguro, está instável, você diz que está wonky.
I can’t eat my dinner at this table. It’s wonky and won’t stop wobbling!

53. ZONKED

Exausto, esgotado
He had a lot of fun at his birthday party earlier, but he’s completely zonked out now!

54. DODGY

Algo ou alguém em que não se deve confiar
I saw a few dodgy-looking people standing around along that quiet street near our house, so just to be on the safe side, I notified the police.
This food looks a bit dodgy, it might have passed its expiry date. I don’t think we should eat it.

55. LEG IT

Outra maneira de dizer, Corre, ou Acelera!
I went out on Halloween night, and someone jumped out from behind a bush to scare me. I was so frightened, that I just legged it all the way back home!


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