Como digo em inglês: Fiquei amigo dele no Facebook

By Ana Luiza | Podcast Inglês Online

Dec 27
Como digo em inglês Fiquei amigo dele no Facebook

Hi, everyone. How’s it going?

Nesse episódio do podcast Inglês Online a gente continua com o assunto amigos e amizade. E lá no fim, a nova aplicação da palavra “friend” em inglês.

Transcrição

Hello, everyone. How’s it going? Today we have a new episode of the inglesonline podcast. To download or just listen to other episodes and download transcripts, go to inglesonline.com.br and click Podcast Inglesonline.

So today we’re gonna talk some more about vocabulary related to friends and friendship. Remember in the last episode when I said that you were friends with John? That means that John and you were friends. So in the last episode you were friends with John, and actually you and John became friends after Mary introduced you to each other. So Mary is a mutual friend.

Anyway, moving on… when a family moves into a new town, the kids start going to a new school and, what happens? They make new friends, right? They make new friends at the new school. So some people make friends very easily, some people take longer to make friends… Usually, though, when you arrive in a new place, a new city, for example, you make a few friends. You make friends with your neighbor, maybe, or maybe not. You make friends with classmates, and so on.

So, who are your childhood friends? Can you remember their names? Your childhood friends are, of course, people you were friends with when you were a child. They’re the people you befriended when you were all kids. To befriend someone means to become friends with this person. So where are your childhood friends now? Do you still keep in touch with some of them? Do you know where your childhood friends live?

Here’s an example: Jessica grew up in New York City. When she was still a kid, she became friends with two other kids from her neighborhood: Tina and Mike. The three of them were very close. They were close friends. But after they had all turned seventeen, they went their separate ways. Jessica went to college in Boston, Tina moved to Iowa and Mike went to Seattle to work for Microsoft. So now twenty years have passed. Are they still friends? Well, Jessica is still close friends with Tina, but she hasn’t heard from Mike in a long time.

Again: Jessica is still close friends with Tina. Here it goes again: Jessica is still friends with Tina. She is still close friends with Tina. Jessica and Tina are still close friends. That means that they still keep in touch, they still have a relationship, whereas Mike is still a childhood friend, but nowadays they don’t know where he is. So Jessica isn’t close friends with Mike any longer.

So here’s a little recap:

  • if you and John are friends, you can say “I’m friends with John”
  • if you and John are best friends, you can say “I’m best friends with John”
  • if you and John are close friends, you can say “I’m close friends with John”
  • if you became friends with some of your new classmates, you can say “I made friends with some classmates”

Guess who man’s best friend is. A dog, of course. That’s the same in English. We say that in Portuguese, and they say the same in English. Also, here’s the most recent application of the word “friend” that I know of: “friending” someone on Facebook. Yeah, “friend” has become a verb, which is something that can happen to almost any word in English, really. So “to friend someone” on a social network means you and this other person have become friends on that network. People usually say “Oh, I’ve friended such and such on Facebook”. “I have friended Mary Smith on Facebook”.

Your turn: let us know about your childhood friends. Are you still friends with them? And who have you friended on Facebook recently? Talk to you next time.

 

Key expressions

make friends with

befriend

childhood friend

to be (close) friends with

friend someone on Facebook

 

Glossary

such and such = tal e tal pessoa

 

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Ana Luiza criou um blog de dicas de inglês em 2006, e depois de muito pesquisar o que faz alguém ganhar fluência numa segunda língua, criou seu primeiro curso de inglês em 2009.

  • Adailza Alves Ribeiro says:

    Congratulation!I love your English.Kisses!

  • Dárcio Argento says:

    The man´s best friend is Whiskey. This is the bottled dog! (Vinícius de Moraes)

  • Felipe Soares says:

    Olá!

    Descobri sem querer o seu podcast no itunes esses dias.
    Baixei 1 e gostei demais!!!!
    Agora comecei a baixar varios pelo itunes.
    E estou pensando seriamente eu fazer um curso pelo site.
    Agora.. eu estou meio sem ordem para escutar seus podcast.
    Seria ruin isto?

    Outra coisa.. o ideal é escutar bastante sem a transcrição e só
    depois acompanhar com ela?

    Consigo entender bastante coisa por causa de seriados e filmes.
    Mas para absorver melhor o conteudo do podcast qual é seu conselho.

    Um grande abraço!

    Parabéns pelo excelente trabalho.

    Ah! Sua voz é fantastica da vontade de casar com ela!

    rsrs…

    falei demais

    Abraços!

    • Ana Luiza says:

      oi Felipe,

      Obrigada pela mensagem! Meus conselhos estão na série de dicas “Como Falar Inglês” (acesse pela barra lateral)

      Leia lá, OK?

      Ana

  • WALLACE RODRIGO says:

    Your podcast is amazing! Today, I almost can understand you a hundred percent. It’s missing a little, I guess. Your job has been helping us a lot. By the way, I would like to share with all people who company your podcast an interview between Beyoncé and Rodrigo Faro on the R7.com. This interview was showed at Record Channel yesterday night and I thought Rodrigo Faro spoke English clearly and very well. Its link is below: http://rederecord.r7.com/2011/12/30/rodrigo-faro-comanda-especial-de-fim-de-ano-com-beyonce/

    Ana Luiza, I’d like to wish (or desire???) you a great new year with health, piece, and I hope you keep going on making many podcasts like that to help us a lot.

    Thank you very much and we see each other next year.
    So long! Hugs!

  • Carlos Eduardo says:

    Hi Ana!

    Congratulations for your site, realy is fantastic!
    I am newbie in English, and your trick help me much!

    Thanks!

  • Juliana says:

    Oi Ana..
    Sempre acompanho seus posts, mas nunca consigo baixar o MP3 ou o PDF… Gostaria de saber se tem como eu baixar de alguma outra forma!!

    Thanks!
    =]

    • Ronaldo Miranda says:

      Ola Juliana,

      Para baixar é bem simples, basta vc clicar com o botão direito do mouse em cima do link “baixe o mp3” ou “baixe o pdf” e clicar em salvar.

      Obs: Se vc estiver usando o navegador chrome não irá funcionar.

  • Guilherme Beghetto says:

    Well, I keep in touch with some of my chilhood friends, almost all of them are from the school I attended when I was a child, and then I moved to another school. I found them all on internet, and we did some catching up, remembered the old times..
    And, know what? One of my best chilhood friends which I haven’t talked for 5 years came to my house and she’s gonna pass a week here :D She moved to Rio Grande do Sul and she came to Curitiba to visit me and my family on saturday!
    Today we’ll pass all night long in my cousin’s house ( who studied with us ) and that’s it .
    Thanks!

  • Ailson says:

    In a recent time I have friended Henrique on Facebook. Is correct my sentence?

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