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lunes, 15 de agosto de 2011

Wear sunscreen!

Oh Summer...

I bet many of you have seen this video already,"Wear sunscreen." I leave it here with the exact transciption so you can check it if you missed something. It also contains very good pieces of advice. Enjoy it and wear sunscreen!!

Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip (truco) for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas (mientras que) the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded (se haya apagado). But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall (recordarás) in a way you can't grasp (agarrar, en este caso en el sentido de comprender) now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside (atacar por sorpresa) you at 4pm on some idle (cualquiera) Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don't be reckless (imprudente, temerario) with other people's hearts. Don't put up with (aguantar, soportar) people who are reckless with yours.

Floss (usar hilo dental).

Don't waste your time on jealousy (celos). Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch (estirar, hacer estiramientos).

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees (rodillas). You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself  (felicitarse, congratularse) too much, or berate (reprender, amonestar) yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know (conocer a una persona de verdad) your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good (para siempre) Be nice to your siblings (hermanos/as, neutro) They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you (estar contigo, a tu lado)in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on (agarrarse bien) Work hard to bridge the gaps (tender un puente, salvar las diferencias) in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander (tendrán aventuras). You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders (Respeta a tus mayores).

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse Un cónyuge rico). But you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing (pescar) the past from the disposal (basura, olvida), wiping it off (limpiarlo), painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

lunes, 8 de agosto de 2011



Harm it´s a noun and means "daño". We all know that. But there are some expressions with this word that could be useful for you. Here they are:

- To do harm to sb/sth:  hacerle daño a alguien o a algo.

- To do more harm than good: hacer más mal que bien, o hacer más daño que bien.

- There's no harm in asking!: ¡por preguntar no se pierde nada!.

- Don't worry, there's no harm done: no se preocupe, no es nada.

- Where's/what's the harm in that?:  ¿qué tiene (eso) de malo?.

- I didn't mean him any harm: no quería hacerle daño.

- To be out of harm's way: estar a salvo.

- To get sb out of harm's way: poner a alguien a salvo.

- To keep out of harm´s way: evitar problemas.

viernes, 5 de agosto de 2011

One or two words?


All ready means "completely ready".

i.e: "Are you all ready for the test?"

Already (adverb) means "before the present time" or "earlier than the time expected".

I asked him to come to the cinema but he had already seen the film.
Are you buying Christmas cards already? It's only September!


All together (adverb) means "together in a single group."

i.e: The waiter asked if we were all together.

Altogether (adverb) means "completely" or "in total ".

i.e: She wrote less and less often, and eventually she stopped altogether.

("To be in the altogether" is an old-fashioned term for being naked! Como dios lo trajo al mundo.)


Any one means any single person or thing out of a group of people or things.

i.e: I can´t recommend any one of the books on this site.

Anyone means any person. It's always written as one word.

i.e: Did anyone see Big Brother yesterday?


Apart (adverb) separated by distance or time.

i.e: They split up (cortar una relación) last summer, they´ve been apart for three months now.

A part (noun) a piece of something that forms the whole of something.

i.e: They made me feel like I was a part of the family.


Every day. In this expression, every is a determiner and day is a noun.
When you say every day you mean each day without exception.

i.e: You have been late for school every day this week.

Everyday (adjective).
When you say everyday you mean ordinary, unremarkable.

i.e: My culture pages offer an insight into the everyday life of Britain.