Mais inglês com Friends: twice as big

By Ana | Lições de Inglês

Oct 27
Mais inglês com Friends twice as big

Hi everyone,

Vou aproveitar mais um clip do Friends que está no YouTube (pelo menos no momento, pois o clip que eu usei na lição anterior foi removido) para falar dessa comparação:

  • Essa impressora é duas vezes mais rápida que aquela outra ali.
  • A casa da Maria é duas vezes maior que a da Joanna.
  • O carro do Pedro é duas vezes mais rápido que o do João.

Como dizemos isso? Usando twice as big as ou twice as large as, e twice as fast as. Veja:

This printer is twice as fast as that other one.

Maria’s house is twice as large as Joanna’s.

Pedro’s car is twice as fast as João’s.

Veja que estamos comparando a casa da Maria com a casa da Joanna:

Maria's house is twice as large as Joanna's.






Por isso, não é preciso dizer Maria’s house is twice as large as Joanna’s house. Mesma coisa com os carros: Pedro’s car is twice as fast as João’s car.

Agora, dê uma olhada no vídeo em que a Monica conta ao Chandler por que ela está adorando o novo emprego (she’s a chef, and her old job was at a restaurant called Alessandro’s):

(C) Hello.

(M) I love my new job!

(C) Honey, you’re screaming.

(M) You bet your ass I am! I just had the best first day ever. The kitchen? Twice as big as Alessandro’s.

(C) Oh, that’s great.

(M) Yeah, and clean? Not just Health Department clean, Monica clean!

(C) Awesome.

(M) Oh, and the people are so nice! There’s this one guy, Jeffrey, he’s the maitre d’. Chandler, you will love him. He is, without a doubt, the funniest guy I have ever met.

E aí? O que você tem para dizer usando twice as… as (ou three times as… as)?


Ana Luiza 09/11/2009

Hi marina, you are very welcome.

Barros: your new bike is twice as big? Is it a Harley?

Barros 09/11/2009

I bought a motorcycle and my current motorcycle as twice big as the first. now, i can drive twice as fast as and I can go out twice as large as that previous bike.

marina 06/11/2009

I’ve just known…
This site is wonderful to improve my English language!
Thank you very much!

Ana Luiza 29/10/2009

Thanks Gabi and Mirian, I enjoyed making the post smile

Mirian 29/10/2009

Hello Ana!
I loved this lesson, did not know the site … congratulations your tips are great

by Mirian

Gabi 29/10/2009

I always watch Friends, I love it! And a learn a lot watching it.
Congratulations, Ana!

Ana Luiza 28/10/2009

Drica – é o maitre do restaurante.

Thanks Henrique :p

Henrique 28/10/2009

Funny and twice as cool as others sites… :p

Drica 28/10/2009

Hi Ana,
That’s was very nice!!
but, what that (d’) mean?

Ana Luiza 28/10/2009

Hi Ira
I think your sentence is great, and I got the meaning smile

Yup, Friends is a gold mine.

Iramaia 28/10/2009

I just bought a TV four times as big as the old one wink. Thanks Ana, I think that learning is much better when the knowledge drops. Well, I just invented a sentence.I’m not so sure if it’s right. Anyway, I guess you can understand and please correct me if I’m wrong.

Patricia 28/10/2009

I loved it!!
I have already watched all the Friend’s episode, but we don’t pay attention in this little situation when we are watching… Congratulation!!

isa LAINAY 27/10/2009


Comments are closed