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Hoje tem mais um post baseado em conversa do Twitter (veja o Inglês Online no Twitter). Umas três semanas atrás eu perguntei lá:
Who do you look like the most: your father or your mother? Com quem você se parece mais: seu pai ou sua mãe?
As respostas foram ótimas porque ilustraram 3 situações diferentes:
Então, resolvi aproveitar os exemplos e falar disso em áudio.
Hi everyone, this is Ana Luiza of Inglesonline.com.br and today I am going to talk a little bit about ‘looking like someone else’. This audio is part of a post published on December 1st, 2009 so to see all the contents of this post, including a transcript, please go to inglesonline.com.br .
So I wanted to post about this because about three weeks ago, I think, I asked this question on Twitter: Who do you look like the most: your mother or your father?
And I actually got a few answers to this question and I wanted to share them with you. One person said something like I look nothing like my family. So, it can happen. People look at you and at your biological parents, and no one can tell that you’re all related because you look nothing like them. It happens.
Another person said something like I am the spitting image of my father. This expression, spitting image, or spitting image – there’s a double ‘t’ in there – means that someone looks very much like someone else. So in the case of this person – it was a guy who said that -he looks a lot like his father, he looks very much like his father, or… you could say he and his father look very much alike, they look very much alike. So we can use this expression, he is the spitting image of his father.
And then a third person, and this was a woman… She said People tell me that I look a lot like Ivete Sangalo. So Ivete Sangalo is a celebrity, she’s a Brazilian celebrity and there’s an expression that is very common, especially when you look a lot like a celebrity, and this expression is look-alike. So we can say, this person is an Ivete Sangalo look-alike. In Portuguese we would say ‘sósia’, ‘Ela é sósia da Ivete Sangalo’. So we could say, she’s an Ivete Sangalo look-alike.
In my case I look more like my mother. Yeah, we are, we are both brunettes. So what about you, who do you look like? Are you a celebrity look-alike? Are you the spitting image of your father, are you the spitting image of your mother? Please tell us in the comment section, and talk to you next time.
This is Ana Luiza of inglesonline.com.br .
to share them with you = compartilhar (as respostas) com você
no one can tell = não dá para dizer (literalmente, ninguém consegue dizer)
you’re all related = vocês todos são parentes ou da mesma família
brunette = morena ou que tem cabelo escuro
Estou esperando as respostas de vocês! Who do you look like the most?
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