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THE PYJAMAS

Esther Morales Profesora inglés Language Center Blog Love for words Published 18 December 2015

THE PYJAMAS
Manuel: Oh no! Mum, dad, what's this? Just a pair of pyjamas as a Christmas present? Wait, from Alcampo? (1)You must be kidding me!Mum:(2)Ever the label whore. Did you expect better? What about your grades, Manu? (3)Nothing to shout about, I'm sure.Manuel: You two are so unfair! I've stayed out of trouble all trimester and studied really hard and now (4)I have nothing to show for it.Dad: So how did you get such poor results then?Manuel: Well, (5) there is only so much you can say about it. Teachers love failing their students.Mum: (6) Is that so?Manuel: These are the most (7)hideous pyjamas ever!Dad: Hey, young man, (8)get a grip, will you?Mum: (9)Stop talking my ear off about the pyjamas. You know, (10) it's a good thing I have kept the (11) receipt, now I can take them back to the shop and get some more (12) nougat with the refund.Manuel: I hate Christmas!! I am not eating the grapes this year!Dad: Enough of this (13) laddish behaviour, Manu. Just (14) hit the books harder next time and there will be more (15)pleasant results both at school and under the Christmas tree.

Glossary:

(1)You must be kidding me! - tiene que ser una broma(2)Ever the label whore- siempre don marquitas (de moda)(3)Nothing to shout about- no es para tirar cohetes(4)I have nothing to show for it- no me ha servido de nada(5)There is only so much you can say about it- no hay mucho que contar(6)Is that so?- ¿Es eso así?(7)Hideous- horrible (8)Get a grip - tranquilizate(9)Stop talking my ear off - deja de darme la tabarra(10)It's a good thing- menos mal(11)Receipt- recibo(12)Nougat- turrón(13)Laddish - comportamiento de machito(14)Hit the books - estudiar (15)Pleasant - agradables

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Comments (11)
Cindy (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

Thanks for your blogs. I am learning a lot of Spanish idiomatic expressions in your glossary!

Almudena Vázquez (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

hahahaha, so it is Christmas!

alvaro de pablo (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

In this Christmas, Santa Claus has been good with me. He brought me some things: a perfume, two t-shirts, a sweater and a watch. In conclusion, Santa has been good with me. But this is not all, the Magician Kings brought me a bracelet and some money too. This Christmas has been fantastic for me.

Anónimo (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

So glad to hear Pablo, thanks for stopping by

Alma Laut (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

I have recived pijamas for Christmas too, but this one I like it, because is soft and warm. Besides, they also brought me a lot of things, clothes and money. Im very happy!

Diego Goutille (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

In this Christmas , i have recived a lot of things : - two pairs of trousers - a nice blue shirt - some t-shirt - a scarf - and a little bit of money They have been one of the best christmas of my life with all my friends and my family :)

Rubén Triviño (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

Hello! This Christmas has been very good. I was able to enjoy friends and family. Santa Claus for years don´t come home, I don´t mind, the Magician Kings always bring double: Tablet, a sweater and a little money. Now it enjoy it. Now it's wait until next year. Rubén.

Javier Vallez (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

this christmas has been fantastic , because the Santa Claus has brought me a lot. For example: clothes, shoes, and money. Definitely this christmas has been very good vacations.

Maria Teresa Ab... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

This Christmas I have recived a lot of things as presents. For example: clothes, make up, a bit of money and a lot of love. But in my personal opinion, I think Christmas is fantastic not only because we receive presents, the important thing is the family and to have a good time with them :)

Malu García Guirao (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

In the Christmas holidays all my family met in the same place to eat and open our presents from santa, then we played with cards and with the children was very tiring in the end. This year i didn't have a lot of presents but i didn't care because the most important thing was that everyone in my family were healthy and we could have a happy cchristmas. I was very busy throughout these holidays because i've worked alot throughout the holidays but only a few days. In the end i was very sad because i didn't want to leave my friends and my family and go to Madrid, but i had to do it to finish my degree.

Adrián (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:30 pm Reply

These last Christmas santa has brought me much, my grandmother this year she could not give me any pyjama as every year but in my opinion have been a good Christmas.

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