Sharing Is Caring and Many More Expressions
There are a lot of expressions in the English language, but I’ve selected a few here, just a few for the time being. Practise the expressions you hear in today’s episode, they will help you sound more fluent. Hope you enjoy today’s episode :)
Hey guys, you are listening to English Made Simple episode #57, numero cincuenta y siete.
Hey guys, welcome amigos, how’re things? What’s up? Qué onda? My name is Milena from www.englishmadesimple.net.
Thanks for joining me to yet another of English Made Simple – welcome to the old and new listeners. To my new listeners, where have you been hiding all this time? Finally you’ve tuned in to this show. Well, it’s about time! Haha Sit back and enjoy the show!
So in the last episode we covered something called Dynamic verbs and we also learnt how to pronounce the ING, part of the verb. And that’s how we know they are dynamic verbs, because we put them into ING form.
And we also learnt some adjectives that end with ING. That was just a bonus there for you, a little bit extra in episode #56, consider it a gift from me ha! Oh I think I forgot to say what an adjective was for those of you who don’t know, adjectives are words that describe nouns or pronouns. For example: this episode is interesting. Interesting is an adjective and that describes the noun, which is the word episode in this case.
So in today’s episode, in today’s Short and Sweet, I want to mention some of the common English Expressions that have verbs ending with ING. There’s going to be a lot of ING in this episode. I want you to practise pronouncing ING.
So let’s begin.
You can practice these expressions immediately if not straight away! Straight away is another way to say immediately! Right this moment, right this second. Straight away, two words.
Look guys, there are many expressions out there, but I selected a few for the time being. Ha!
For the time being is one expression meaning: For now. Por ahora.
Now let’s begin. First expression:
Seeing is believing – Ver para creer.
It’s used in cases when you need to see something before you can accept it as the truth, before you can say yes, it’s true, it exists, and it’s real.
Example, my personal example: hey mi amor, I am going for a jog later today. And my husband says to me, yes ok sure, seeing is believing. He doesn’t believe me that I’ll go for a run, that I am going to exercise. And he is probably right. Ok? He doesn’t believe it until he sees it.
Next. Next expression.
Barking up the wrong tree – Looking in the wrong place. Accusing the wrong person. (To bark -Ladrar). Ladrando al arbol equivocado.
I don’t have a personal example to share for this one, but I think I am going to rely on Weon Inteligente for this one, so let’s see what Weon Inteligente says:
Example: If you think I can find more money for this house, you are barking up the wrong tree.
You are wrong basically.
Hmm oki doki. Next.
Look who’s talking – mira quien habla
You usually use this one to respond to someone’s comment, in a sarcastic kind of way, I usually use it in a smartass kind of way.
Example: I am going to pick some random names: Julio says to Rodolfo. Hey Rodolfo, you are really bad at telling jokes (jokes, chistes) Rodolfo says, Well, look who’s talking! It’s supposed to be a joke and an example at the same time. As you can see, I am also bad at telling jokes. So Rodolfo and Julio are both bad at telling jokes.
Let’s move on and never mention this joke ever again.
Next! Next expression…
I am just looking – if you are in the shop browsing things not intending to buy anything.
This one is self-explanatory. Just means I am just looking, not buying anything.
Cool! Easy peasy japanesy!
Thinking out loud – pensar en voz alta. Most of you will know this one!
Sound like a good name for a song, oh yeah, I think Ed Sheeran has already done it. Thinking out loud, a great song, so smooth and easy listening
Anyhow, I use this expression a lot. You can use it at work or with your friends.
Example: Hmm, just thinking out loud here John, but what do you think if we include this graph in the proposal? What do you think about that?
Just an idea, I am thinking out loud, not stating a fact.
And finally, last but not the least, the one and only, the one I use a lot:
You should know this off by heart!
Sharing is caring – When you share something it means you care about that person. You care about helping someone.
You can also use it when you want to beg for food, when you are with your friends or family. I do this all the time.
Mi amor, can I have that piece of delicious chocolate cake? Please can I? And mi amor replies, no Milena, you are on a diet, remember? So I reply: Well, sharing is caring! Just give me a little bit.
In reality, I wouldn’t even ask my husband for the bite, I will just take the cake and eat the whole thing myself.
If you have enjoyed today’s episode, please share it with your friends, because Sharing is Caring.
Repeat the phrases we’ve learnt today, practice them.
Thank you for joining me, until next time muchachos! As they say in Russia, dasvidanyia. Hasta la proxima!