EXPRESSÕES COLOQUIAIS

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Ao se comunicar com amigos, familiares e colegas usamos um vocabulário mais informal, e muitas vezes fazemos uso de expressões coloquiais que apenas os nativos entendem. Então, como aprimorar o seu conhecimento com essas expressões em inglês para falar com seus amigos estrangeiros e colegas de sala? Aqui seguem algumas dicas bastante interessantes:

TO CATCH UP = Colocar os assuntos em dia
“We should get together sometime and catch up”.

 

TO BUMP INTO SOMEONE = Dar de cara com alguém
“I wish I had not bumped into Mick. He is so boring!”

 

SHARP = Em ponto (horas)
“I´ll pick you up at five o´clock sharp”.

 

OUT OF QUESTION = Fora de cogitação
“His son told him that studying Medicine was out of question”.

 

TO EASY ON = Maneirar; ir com calma
“Go easy on the salt! It´s not good for your blood pressure”.

 

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON = Quase nunca
“He visits her once in a blue moon”.

 

A TWO-STORY HOUSE = Sobrado
“Mary lives in a two-story house at the end of the street”

 

I´M SCARED TO DEATH = Estou morrendo de medo
“I don´t want to watch that thriller again. I´m scared to death!”

 

GET OFF MY BACK! = Larga do meu pé
“He screamed to his sister: Get off my back!”

 

SAVED BY THE BELL = Salvo pelo gongo!
“Tony was going to lie, but then someone interrupted him. He was saved by the bell”.

 

GET LOST! = Some daqui!
“The dog came in the room. The manager said “Get Lost” to him.”

 

GOTCHA! = Te peguei!
“AHA! So, you are not studying! Gotcha!”

 

DO YOU HAVE A LIGHT = Você tem fogo?
“Do you have a light?”
“No, sorry… I don´t smoke”.

 

(Baseado no livro How do you say in English?, de José Roberto A. Igreja).