domingo, 30 de junho de 2013

Talk out of

Talk out of: falar com uma pessoa tentando dissuadi-la de fazer algo

“My uncle is a drug addict, and there's nothing I can say to talk him out of it. He says he's too old to stop now.”

“My family tried to talk me out of becoming a musician, but I wouldn't change my mind. I was determined to have a career in music.”      (www.englishclub.com)


word of the day; SKIMPY


Skimpy: insuficiente, restrito, econômico, parcimonioso, mesquinho
Synonyms: exiguous, hand-to-mouth, light, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, skimp, meager, slender, slim, spare, sparing, sparse, stingy
“The information in the user's manual for the microwave is skimpy and not particularly helpful.” (www.merriam-webster.com)

Champion / campion

Champion: campeão, vencedor, paladino, defensor, líder (de projeto, equipe), patrocinar, advogar, vitorioso


Campion: (planta) candelária-dos-jardins, beijo-de-freira,  erva-traqueira


sábado, 29 de junho de 2013

American English Pronunciation

American English Pronunciation

Intro to Linking: American English Pronunciation

Talk into

Talk into: falar com uma pessoa tentando persuadi-la a fazer algo

“Maria didn't want to go to the party, but Denise talked her into it by saying Mark would be there.”

“Guys in our college seem to spend a lot of time trying to talk their girlfriends into sleeping with them.”       (www.englishclub.com)

Word of the day: CREED

Creed: credo, profissão de fé cristã, doutrina, crença
Synonyms: credo, doctrine, dogma, gospel, ideology, philosophy, testament
“Central to the creed of this organization of medical volunteers is the belief that health care is a basic human right.”

“The Amish live by a strict creed that rejects many of the values and practices of modern society.”    (www.meriam-webster.com)

sexta-feira, 28 de junho de 2013

Neil Young - Heart of Gold

Neil Young - Heart of Gold



I want to live,
I want to give
I've been a miner
for a heart of gold.
It's these expressions
I never give
That keep me searching
for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.
Keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.

I've been to Hollywood
I've been to Redwood
I crossed the ocean
for a heart of gold
I've been in my mind,
it's such a fine line
That keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.
Keeps me searching
for a heart of gold
And I'm getting old.

Keep me searching
for a heart of gold
You keep me searching
for a heart of gold
And I'm growing old.
I've been a miner
for a heart of gold.

Eat (one's) heart out

Eat (one's) heart out: sentir angústia, tristeza, aflição, ser devorado por ciúme ou inveja
“The Germans are eating their hearts out over their defeat against Spain in European championship games for football.”
Eat your heart out, pal! We won the title!”    (http://en.wiktionary.org)
Obs.: Colocar o nome de uma pessoa famosa depois da expressão, é uma maneira de provocar ou brincar com uma pessoa:

“I'm singing in the village production of Tosca next month - eat your heart out Pavarotti!”    (www.thefreedictionary.com)

Word of the day: Disavow

Disavow:  negar, não reconhecer como verdadeiro, desmentir, não admitir, desaprovar, repudiar, rejeitar
Synonyms: contradict, disaffirm, disallow, deny, disclaim, disconfirm, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, refute, reject, repudiate
“He disavowed the actions of his subordinates.”

“She now seems to be trying to disavow her earlier statements.”   (www.meriam-webster.com)

quinta-feira, 27 de junho de 2013

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

(com letra)

Eat your words

Eat your words: admitir que o que falou estava errado, “engolir o que falou”
“The president was forced to eat his words after it was shown that what he'd said wasn't true.”

“Martina said I'd never win a gold medal, but now that I have she'll have to eat her words.”

Word of the day: TOUT

Tout: angariador, palpiteiro, venda por cambista, angariar, catar, procurar fregueses, obter ou dar informações (sobre cavalos de corrida),elogiar em demasia,vender no câmbio negro

Synonyms: ballyhoo, blow up, crack up, cry up, glorify, trumpet, tub-thump
The likes of Michael Moore tout the advantages of other countries healthcare, such as Canada.

One of the myriad benefits that memory foam mattress owners tout is waking up feeling relaxed. (www.wordhippo.com)
People were touting tickets outside the stadium. (www.meriam-webster.com

quarta-feira, 26 de junho de 2013

Johnny Rivers - The Tracks of My Tears

Johnny Rivers - The Tracks of My Tears



People say I'm the life of the party                                 (  http://www.lyrics007.com )
'Cause I tell a joke or two
Although I might be laughing loud and hearty
Deep inside I'm blue

So take a good look at my face
You know my smile looks out of place
If you look closer it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

I need you
Need you

Since you left me if you see me with another girl
Looking like I'm having fun
Although she may be cute, she's just a substitute
'Cause you're the permanent one

So take a good look at my face
You know my smile looks out of place
If you look closer it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

Outside I'm masquerading
Inside my hope is fading
I'm just a clown since you put me down
My smile is my make up
I wear since my break-up with you

Baby, take a good look at my face
You know my smile looks out of place
If you look closer it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

How to Pronounce TH Consonants [θ] + [ð]

English: How to Pronounce TH Consonants [θ] + [ð]: American Accent




terça-feira, 25 de junho de 2013

Talk down to

Talk down to: falar com alguém com atitude de superior, falar com alguém como se a pessoa fosse inferior

“I hate the way Sandra talks down to people if she thinks they aren't well-educated.”


“Make sure you don't talk down to people just because they haven't had as much good fortune in their lives as you have.”     (www.englishclub.com)

Word of the day; Atone

Atone: reconciliar, congraçar, harmonizar,  expiar, reparar, resgatar
Synonyms: compensate, make up, make amends, redress, apologize, say sorry, do penance, expiate, recompense

“Over the months ahead, as if to atone for the years of neglect, there will be a major series of Chaplin-related events in the UK.
“While the Australians hope to atone for an uncharacteristically poor record in that tournament.”  (www.wordhippo.com)


Obs.: to atone for a thing:  expiar uma falta, reparar algo

segunda-feira, 24 de junho de 2013

Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken



Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken
Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day

Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word

(http://www.sing365.com)

Kid around

Kid around: divertir-se  agindo de uma maneira tola

O mesmo que:  fool around, mess around

“Our teacher came in and told us to stop kidding around and get down to work.


It's good to kid around sometimes and stop being serious adults for a while.    (www.englishclub.com)

Word of the day: Leery

Leery: desconfiado, esperto
Synonyms: suspicious, wary

“They were leery of their neighbors.”  (www.merriam-webster.com)

domingo, 23 de junho de 2013

Loretta Lynn - Don't Come Home A-Drinkin'

Loretta Lynn - Don't Come Home A-Drinkin'




Well you thought I'd be waitin' up when you came home last night
You'd been out with all the boys and you ended up half tight
But liquor and love that just don't mix leave a bottle or me behind
And don't come home a drinkin' with lovin' on your mind
No don't come home a drinkin' with lovin' on your mind
Just stay out there on the town and see what you can find
Cause if you want that kind of love well you don't need none of mine
So don't come home a drinkin' with lovin' on your mind
[ steel - guitar ]
You never take me anywhere because you're always gone
Many a night I've laid awake and cried dear all alone
And you come in a kissin' on me it happens every time
No don't come home a drinkin' with lovin' on your mind
No don't come home a drinkin'...
No don't come home a drinkin' with lovin' on your mind


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Coisas estranhas sobre os EUA...

Coisas estranhas sobre os EUA...
The United States has more government debt per capita than Greece, Portugal, Italy, Ireland or Spain.
If Bill Gates gave every single penny of his fortune to the U.S. government, it would only cover the U.S. budget deficit for about 15 days.
The U.S. national debt is now more than 22 times larger than it was when Jimmy Carter became president.
It took from the founding of the nation until 1981 for the U.S. national debt to cross the one trillion dollar mark.  Today, our national debt is well over 15 trillion dollars and we add more than a trillion dollars to our debt every single year.



Word of the day: Scab

Scab: crosta de ferida, cicatriz, sarna, escabiose,  fura-greve, formar crosta,  furar greve
Synonyms: crust, layer, skin, shell, covering, casing, coating
“Qantas engineers warn the airline not to try employing ' scab '.”

“I wear a scar for this place and there is a big scab on it and every so often, that scab might get kicked.” (www.wordhippo.com)


sábado, 22 de junho de 2013

Histórias do Futuro

Entre os dez mais vendidos (ficção científica) do Amazon:

Histórias do Futuro  (Flávio Cruz)


-ed verb endings: American English Pronunciation

How to Pronounce -ed verb endings: American English Pronunciation


Think back

Think back: pensar sobre algo que aconteceu, pensar sobre o passado, relembrar, pensar de novo
“I realize now, thinking back, that he was probably right to do what he did.”

Think back and try to remember what she said when she answered the phone.”  (www.englishclub.com)

Word of the day: Crouch

Crouch:  agachamento, aviltamento, humilhação,  agachar-se, rastejar, curvar-se, abaixar-se, humillhar-se,  bajular
Synonyms: couch, huddle, hunch, hunker (down), scrunch, squat, squinch
“She crouched down, trying to get a closer look at the spider.”

“The lion crouched in the tall grass, waiting to attack the gazelle.” (www.merriam-webster.com)

sexta-feira, 21 de junho de 2013

Dust Bowl


Dust Bowl foi um fenômeno ambiental ocorrido na parte central dos Estados Unidos na década de 1930. A causa foi o mau uso da terra para agricultura por um extenso período de tempo. Tempestades gigantescas de areia assolaram vários estados americanos deixando consequências catastróficas.



feast / feat / fist / fix / fizz


banquete, festa
façanha, feito
punho
consertar, fixar, colocar, ajustar, apuro, trapaça
efervescer
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Word of the day: SOP

Sop:  bocado ou pedaço de pão embebido em alguma coisa, calmante, suborno (qualquer coisa dada para apaziguar) embeber, molhar, empapar, ensopar,  absorver (água), enxugar,  estar encharcado, encharcar, molhar
Synonyms:  boodle, cumshaw, fix, bribe

“As a sop to the teachers' union for supporting his reelection campaign, the mayor promised to push for the abolition of the residency requirement.”  (www.merriam-webster.com)

quinta-feira, 20 de junho de 2013

Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You


Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You



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No New Year's Day to celebrate
No chocolate covered candy hearts to give away
No first of spring
No song to sing
In fact here's just another ordinary day

No April rain
No flowers bloom
No wedding Saturday within the month of June
But what it is, is something true
Made up of these three words that I must say to you

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

No summer's high
No warm July
No harvest moon to light one tender August night
No autumn breeze
No falling leaves
Not even time for birds to fly to southern skies

No Libra sun
No Halloween
No giving thanks to all the Christmas joy you bring
But what it is, though old so new
To fill your heart like no three words could ever do

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart,
of my heart

I just called to say I love you
I just called to say how much I care, I do
I just called to say I love you
And I mean it from the bottom of my heart, of my heart,
baby of my heart 

Warts and all

Warts and all: exatamente como é, sem esconder defeitos ou fraquezas
“Are you sure you want to read the first draft? You'll see it warts and all, with all the mistakes and all the bad writing still there.”

“People don't want to see an idealised ve
rsion of his life. They want to know the real story, warts and all.”   (www.englishclub.com)

Obs,: wart =  verruga.

Word of the day: Lark

Lark:  calhandra, cotovia,  brincadeira, travessura,  fazer travessuras, divertir-se
Synonyms: caper, cavort, disport, frisk, gambol, frolic, rollick, romp, sport

“We would rather lark about in the summer than get part-time jobs.” (www.merriam-webster.com)

quarta-feira, 19 de junho de 2013

How to Pronounce S and Z consonants

English: How to Pronounce S and Z consonants: American Accent



101

101: Material resumido e introdutório sobre um assunto / o básico sobre um assunto / curso de iniciante  / introdução básica

Chemistry 101. ( Curso de Química para iniciantes)
Obs.: Usado em universidades para classificar a primeira parte ou o primeiro semestre de uma matéria.


Economics 101, etc…

Word of the day: Curmudgeon


Curmudgeon:  mesquinho, pão-duro, miserável,  ranheta
Synonyms:  bellyacher, complainer, crab, crank, croaker, growler, grumbler, grump, whiner
“Only a curmudgeon would object to the nursing home's holiday decorations.” ( www.merriam-webster.com)