CTP San Isidro de Heredia Homework Stephanie Zamora Madrigal 12-5 10 % 2018
PHRASE: Actions speak louder than words
TRANSLATION: Las acciones hablan mรกs que mil palabras
MEANING: People's intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say. WHY AND WHEN IS USED: Is used to tell that someone actions tell more about themselves than words.
EXAMPLES: - Su buena actitud habla mรกs que mil palabras. - His honesty speak louder than words.
PHRASE: Best of both worlds
TRANSLATION: Lo mejor de ambos mundos
MEANING: All the advantages of two things at the same time
WHY AND WHEN IS USED: Is used to talk about the advanteges that have two diferent situations or things.
EXAMPLES: - She works in the city and lives in the country, so she get the best of both worlds. Ella difruta de sus vacaiones en la playa y luego irá a la montaña, disfrutará de lo mejor de ambos mundos
PHRASE: Can't judge a book by its cover
TRANSLATION: No se debe juzgar un libro por su portada
MEANING: Cannot judge something primarily on appearance.
WHY AND WHEN IS USED: Is used to tell you donÂ´t have to say bad thing about a person just because of the way of living, the clothes she or he wears or his personality, you could regret.
EXAMPLES: - She seems to be very antisocial but we should not judge her without meeting her. -
PHRASE: Curiosity killed the cat
TRANSLATION: La curiosidad mató al gato
MEANING: Being Inquisitive can lead you into an unpleasant situation.
WHY AND WHEN IS USED: Is used to say that a person is meddling in other things and could have a consequence.
EXAMPLES: - We better not go there, remember the curiosity kill the cat - No deberías preguntar tanto, recuerda que la curiosidad mató al gato
PHRASE: Don't count your chickens before the eggs have hatched
TRANSLATION: No hay que contar los pollitos antes de que nazcan
MEANING: Do not depend on something until it happens
WHY AND WHEN IS USED: Is used to express "Don't make plans for something that might not happen".
EXAMPLES: - Don´t assume you will be okay after the test results, you have to wait until the doctor say you are good. - No debería decir que el examen está muy fácil porque aún no han dado las notas.
PHRASE: Give the benefit of the doubt
TRANSLATION: Dar el beneficio de la duda
MEANING: Believe someone's statement, without proof.
WHY AND WHEN IS USED: Used when
EXAMPLES: - She said she was late because her car just crash and we give her the benefit of the doubt - El no fue a la reunion porque estaba enfermo y le dimos el beneficio de la duda
PHRASE: Kill two birds with one stone
TRANSLATION: Matar dos pรกjaros de un solo
MEANING: To accomplish two different things at the same time.
WHY AND WHEN IS USED: Is used when you do different tasks at the same time.
EXAMPLES: - I pick up my dog on the way to the supermarket, I kill two birds with one stone. - Ella matรณ dos pรกjaros de un solo cuando fue de viaje y pasรณ a visitar a su familia.
PHRASE: Piece of cake
TRANSLATION: Pedaso de pastel
MEANING: A job, task or other activity that is easy or simple.
WHY AND WHEN IS USED: Is used to tell that something is really easy
EXAMPLES: - The English exam was a piece of cake - Aprender a manejar es un pedaso de queque
PHRASE: Taste of your own medicine
TRANSLATION: Cucharada de su propia medicina
MEANING: Means that something happens to you, or is done to you, that you have done to someone else
WHY AND WHEN IS USED: Is used when you make something bad to another person and some day you would get a consequence
EXAMPLES: - You would get a taste of your own medicine because you hit him - Por robarle el libro a ĂŠl va a recibir una cucharada de su propia medicina.
PHRASE: In the heat of the moment
TRANSLATION: En el calor del momento
MEANING: Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.
WHY AND WHEN IS USED: Is used when you said or do something without thinking in a moment of anger or excitement.
EXAMPLES: - She said ugly things in the heat of the moment.
- Ellos se dieron su primer bes luego de discutir por el calor del momento.
Published on Mar 12, 2018