Como falo em inglês: Cantadas

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Hoje, no podcast, eu falo sobre cantadas em inglês que eu achei engraçadas… Não perca.

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How’s it going? You’re listening to the new episode of the Inglês Online podcast. Thank you for telling everyone you know about this podcast and, enjoy.

So how about today we have our podcast about a fun topic: funny pick-up lines! Yes, pick-up lines. Or, as we call them in Brazil, “cantadas”. And when I say funny, obviously some people will think they’re funny; others will think they’re cheesy or just plain distasteful. Who knows? Keep listening and tell me what you think. All we really know is that the person saying the pick-up line is openly showing their interest in you.

One more thing before we start: you can say pick-up lines or chat-up lines – same thing. Also, I’ve collected the examples I’m giving you in this episode from a few different sites so if you’d like to see more, just do an online search for “pick-up lines”. You’ll find a lot.

Alright, so how about this one: Your hand looks heavy. Let me hold it for you. A bit cheeky if it’s coming from a stranger, is what I think. So here’s a list of my “favourite” ones, so to speak:

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.

We’re not socks, but I think we’d make a great pair.

I hope there’s a fire truck nearby, ’cause you’re smoking!

Well, here I am. What were your other two wishes?

If I were a cat, I would spend all 7 lives with you.

What do you think so far? Good? Seriously, if you’re a girl – what would your reaction be if someone you barely know said those to you? Has anyone ever approached you with a cheesy or funny pick-up line? In my case, I only remember that happening in one instance, seriously: I was walking my dog, and a guy said something along the lines of “If I say woof-woof will you take me home?” Everyone, I swear he said that, and I found it kind of funny. I still do.

From the list of pick-up lines I just read, I think my favourite one was “Well, here I am. What were your other two wishes”. I mean, I would just burst out laughing if someone said that to me – it’s too funny. So let me give you another short list of lines:

You’re so hot, I could bake cookies on you.

You look cold. Want to use me as a blanket?

Hey, my name is Microsoft. Can I crash at your place tonight? 

Do you know what’s on the menu? Me ‘n’ u.

OK, I don’t know about you, but if I heard any of those I’d laugh. I guess any guy saying these lines would be prepared for the girl to laugh. Now, I’ve only selected a few funny ones, but I would like to hear from guys and girls what your experience with this is in real life. Have you actually used a funny chat-up line on someone you barely knew? What was their reaction?

I guess it’s a lot more common for men to say that to girls, so what about you, ladies? What have guys said to you, and how did you react? Please let me know in the comments, and talk to you next time!

 

Vocabulary

plain distasteful = simplesmente de mau gosto

cheeky = um pouco insolente mas pode ser bem-humorado ao mesmo tempo

smoking = atraente, linda

 

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Comentários

  1. Rômulo Melo diz:

    What do you think of that? Could you give me one minute of your attention? If I do not present any content, you just walk away.

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