Conversaciones en Inglés Avanzado: Capítulo 1
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Las Explicaciones Para: "Studying"

To get a head start: To begin doing something earlier than you need to, in order to be sure that it gets done on time.

To cover a lot of ground: To accomplish a large amount of a task or project.

To go back to square one: To return to the starting point of an activity or project.

To be sick and tired of doing something: To dislike some activity, thing, or person because of spending too much time with it. For example, if you ate nothing but apples for six months, you would be sick and tired of apples.

24/7 (Twenty four/seven): An expression literally meaning, "twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.” It’s also used as an exaggeration. For example: “He watches TV 24/7.”

To cover: To review information or accomplish tasks within a project or activity.

Never mind: This is said when someone wants another to ignore something. A similar expression is, "Don't worry about it."

To bug (someone): To annoy or bother.

Come on: This is said when someone wants another to agree to do what they want. It can also mean, “Hurry up!”

To beat around the bush: To attempt to get an answer without asking directly. This expression came from when hunters scared animals out of the bushes in order to catch them.

To be worn out: To feel tired physically, mentally, or in general. It is a milder version of the phrase, “to be wiped out.”

To insist: To desire for someone else to do something and strongly express that desire verbally. The expression, “If you insist,” is used immediately before complying to another’s wishes.

To score: To obtain, purchase, or receive something. It can also be used for getting something in a secretive way, such as illegal drugs.

VIP: The acronym for "Very Important Person." Many clubs, restaurants, and concerts have private sections exclusively for VIP guests.

To be sold out: To be unavailable for purchase due to having sold the last product.

To suck: To be contemptible or annoying. It’s also used to describe something of low quality.

To be on your mind: To be thinking about something.

To be down to the wire: To be running out of time.

To miss out: To not be able to participate in an activity or (take advantage of an) opportunity.



 

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La Traducción

To get a head start: To begin doing something earlier than you need to, in order to be sure that it gets done on time.
Empezar a hacer algo más temprano de lo que necesitas para asegurarte que será cumplido a tiempo.

To cover a lot of ground: To accomplish a large amount of a task or project.
Lograr terminar una cantidad grande de trabajo o proyecto.

To go back to square one: To return to the starting point of an activity or project.
Regresar al principio de una actividad o un proyecto.

To be sick and tired of doing something: To dislike some activity, thing, or person because of spending too much time with it. For example, if you ate nothing but apples for six months, you would be sick and tired of apples.
Detestar alguna actividad, cosa o persona por pasar demasiado tiempo con ello. Por ejemplo, si no comiste nada salvo manzanas por 6 meses, estarías sick and tired de manzanas.

24/7 (Twenty four/seven): An expression literally meaning, "twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.” It’s also used as an exaggeration. For example: “He watches TV 24/7.”
Una expresión que literalmente significa, “veintecuatro hora al día, siete días de la semana.” Muchas veces se usa como una exageración. Por ejemplo: “Él mira la tele 24/7.

To cover: To review information or accomplish tasks within a project or activity.
Revisar información o realizar tareas dentro de un proyecto o una actividad.

Never mind: This is said when someone wants another to ignore something. A similar expression is, "Don't worry about it."
Ésta se dice cuando alguien quiere que otro ignore algo.
Una expresión parecida es, “Don’t worry about it.”

To bug (someone): To annoy or bother.
Molestar a alguien.

Come on: This is said when someone wants another to agree to do what they want. It can also mean, “Hurry up!”
Ésta se dice cuando alguien quiere que otro se ponga de acuerdo con lo que quiere.
También se puede significar, “¡Apúrate!”

To beat around the bush: To attempt to get an answer without asking directly. This expression came from when hunters scared animals out of the bushes in order to catch them.
Tratar de recibir una respuesta sin preguntar directamente. Esta expresión vino de cuando cazadores asustaban animales fuera de las malezas para atraparlos.

To be worn out: To feel tired physically, mentally, or in general. It is a milder version of the phrase, “to be wiped out.”
Estar cansado físicamente, mental o ambos. Es una versión más leve de la frase, “to be wiped out.”

To insist: To desire for someone else to do something and strongly express that desire verbally. The expression, “If you insist,” is used immediately before complying to another’s wishes.
Desear que otra persona haga algo y expresar ese deseo fuertemente con palabras. La expresión, “If you insist,” se usa inmediatamente antes de obedecer los deseos.

To score: To obtain, purchase, or receive something. It can also be used for getting something in a secretive way, such as illegal drugs.
Obtener, comprar, o recibir algo. También se puede usar para conseguir algo en una manera secreta, así como las drogas ilegales.

VIP: The acronym for "Very Important Person." Many clubs, restaurants, and concerts have private sections exclusively for VIP guests.
El acrónimo para “Very Important Person.” Muchos clubes, restaurantes y conciertos tienen secciones privadas exclusivamente para los visitantes VIP.

To be sold out: To be unavailable for purchase due to having sold the last product.
No estar disponible para comprarse por haberse vendido ya el último producto.

To suck: To be contemptible or annoying. It’s also used to describe something of low quality.
Ser despreciable o molesto. También se usa para describir algo de calidad baja.

To be on your mind: To be thinking about something.
Pensar en algo.

To be down to the wire: To be running out of time.
Estar casi sobre el límite de tiempo.

To miss out: To not be able to participate in an activity or (take advantage of an) opportunity.
No poder participar en una actividad o (aprovechar una) oportunidad.
 

 

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