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Did you know… the name for every Chinese relative?

¿Sabías qué… en Chino hay un nombre para cada pariente en nuestra familia? Dependiendo si pertenece a la parte de la madre o del padre, si son mayores o menores que tú, o si son hombres o mujeres, cada miembro de la familia tiene un nombre distinto en Chino.

 
En esta píldora de vídeo de menos de 5 minutos, “Off the Great Wall” nos muestran el “complicado árbol genealógico chino”

 

Fuente: Off The Great Wall

Did you know… that in Chinese there’s a name for every relative of the family? Depending on wheter’s is from the mother’s side or the father’s side, if they’re older or younger than you, or if they’re male or female, each relative has a different name in Chinese.
 
In this video pill in lese than 5 minutes, “Off the Great Wall” shows us “The Complicated Chinese Family Tree”

 

Source: Off The Great Wall

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Business English: Meeting John Hopkins, an assistant director

 

Reunión con John Hopkins, ayudante de dirección
 
JH: Hola, ¿eres Peter Read?
PR: Sí…
JH: Mi nombre es John, John Hopkins. ¡Bienvenido a IBS! Trabajo en el Departamento de ventas en el extranjero, que ahora es el departamento en el que estás, así que te mostraré un poco como funciona…
PR: Gracias, John. ¡Estupendo! Quiero conocer todo lo antes posible.
JH: Me alegra oír eso. Es un departamento pequeño, así que terminaremos en dos minutos. ¿Te apetece un café?
PR: Sí, gracias. Sin leche y con dos de azúcar, por favor.
JH: Aquí tienes. Cuidado con la taza, está caliente. Todo lo que ves por aquí es el Departamento de ventas en el extranjero. Nosotros dependemos de la Oficina de Gestión y Expansión de Negocios, que se encuentra en el piso superior. Hay dos asistentes de dirección, tú y yo, seis economistas, un par de abogados, un técnico y una secretaria. Estás de suerte porque hoy estamos todos aquí.

Meeting John Hopkins, an assistant director
 
JH: Hello, are you Peter Read?
PR: Yes…
JH: My name’s John, John Hopkins. Welcome to IBS! I work in the Overseas Sales Department, and that’s the department you are in now, so I’ll show you around…
PR: Thanks, John. That’s great. I want to get to know everything as quickly as possible.
JH: I’m happy to hear that. It’s a small department so we’ll finish in two minutes. Do you fancy a coffee?
PR: Yes, thanks. No milk and two sugars, please.
JH: Here you are. Mind the cup, it’s hot. Everything you see here is the Overseas Sales Department. We depend on the Business Expansion Management Office, which is right upstairs. There are two Assistant Directors, you and me, six economists, a couple of lawyers, one technician and a secretary. You’re lucky because everyone’s here today.

British Council Tips: How (not) to chat someone up in a nightclub

British Council Tips: How (not) to chat someone up in a nightclub
Consejos de British Council: Cómo (no) charlar con alguien en un discoteca

Transcript

Man: Hello there!
Woman: Hello.
Man: Listen, if I err…if I told you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?
Woman: I’m sorry?
Man: I said, if I told… oh forget it… Hey er, did you know there is a mistake in the English alphabet?
Woman: Erm, no. I didn’t.
Man: Yeah! They should have put U and I together!
Woman: (shakes her head)
Man: No, err, seriously though, do you believe in love at first sight?
Woman: No.
Man: Then maybe I should walk in again then!
Woman: Or just walk out.
Man: Hey er… do you have any raisins?
Woman: No.
Man: Then how about a date?
Woman: I don’t think so. No.
Man: Are we err… are we near the airport?
Woman: No.
Man: Then maybe that was my heart taking off.
Woman: (sighs and shakes head)
Man: Is it hot in here?
Woman: No.
Man: Then it must be you.
Woman: I don’t think so.
Man: There er… seems to be some problem with my mobile phone.
Woman: What?
Man: Yeah, it doesn’t have your number in it!
Woman: Listen, just forget it…
Man: OK, I’m sorry. Listen. What I actually wanted to say was, you know, I think you’re really nice. I’d like to get to know you more.
Woman: Oh. That’s much better! Of course you can! So, what’s your name…?

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