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(symbol £) the standard unit of money in the UK and some other countries
'a one-pound/two-pound coin'
'There are one hundred pence in a pound.'
'They stole jewellery valued at £50 000 (= 50 000 pounds).'
'Have you got any change?' 'Sorry, I've only got a five-pound note.'
Informal a very pleasant or kind person:
'He's a real sweetie.'
informal a friendly way of talking to someone
(literalmente = doce)
When talk on the phone :
I am Peter or
This is Peter?
You should say "This is Peter", not I am Peter.
Are you Mary?
Is that Mary?
While talking on the phone, asks:
Is that Mary?
Do not say "Are you Mary?"
the way you feel at a particular time (humor, ânimo):
She's in a good/bad mood.
Her mood seemed to change during the course of the conversation.
I'm not in the mood (não estou com ânimo).
I'm not in the mood for... (não estou com humor para...).
A grammatical structure in which a declarative statement or an imperative is turned into a question by adding an interrogative fragment (the "tag").
For example, in the sentence
"You're John, aren't you?",
the statement "You're John" is turned into a question by the tag "aren't you".
You are tired, aren't you?
You are not tired, are you?
He's Spanish, isn't he?
He isn't English, is he?
She is not happy, is she?
They aren't happy, are they?
We are late, aren't we?
(com sentido de: porém, contudo - no início de frases:)
Still, she is a very clever girl. (clever = inteligente)
(Com sentido de 'com calma, quieto, tranquilo':)
(para frases afirmativas, interrogativas ou negativas)
(Com sentido de 'ainda')
Are you still obsessed with grammar?
Is he still obssessed with grammar?
He still doesn't understand.
Oh, really? What's that? (Ah, é? Qual é?)
It's really good (intensidade - é muito bom, é realmente bom)
She's really happy.
She is 40 years old. - Really? (jura? de verdade?)
Do you like it? - Not really (não muito).
What about your parents?
What is this about?
What about lunch? (o que acha de almoçarmos?)
What about going do the cinema?
What about me? (E eu o quê?)
important day-to-day verbs (irregulars)
to eat - ate - eaten,
to drink - drank - drunk,
to write - wrote - written
to speak - spoke - spoken
What day is today?
the they before yesterday.
the day after tomorrow.
the other day.
the wrong way.
This isn't the way home.
I'm on my way (estou a caminho).
It's that way (é nessa direção).
by the way (a propósito).
way of life (estilo de vida);
the way in (a entrada);
the way out (a saída);
No way (nem pensar).
Why is that then? (e por quê?)
then (então, depois, logo).
what then? (então o quê?)
by then (para então).
turn right, then left (...e depois à esquerda).
Is John around?
(John está por aqui?)
Places to visit around London
(lugares para visitar em Londres)
the age of Aquarius.
the atomic age (a era atômica).
athe the age of 17 (aos 17 anos).
at my age (na minha idade).
(Não levam a partícula 'to' no infinitivo;
Não se conjugalm, isto é, não mudam nunca sua forma nas diferentes pessoas;
não precisam do verbo 'to do' como auxiliar para formar perguntas e negações.)
Modal verbs 2
can (poder, ser capaz, saber);
could (passado de 'can');
may (poder, pedir ou ter permissão para algo);
might (pasado de 'may');
must (dever, ter que, estar obrigado a algo);
Modal verbs 3
will (para formar o futuro);
shall (para fazer propostas);
would (para formar o condicional);
should (dever, ter que; para formular obrigações);
ougth to (dever; para formular obrigações como should);
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