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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 don´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.


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.

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English Homework Stephanie Zamora