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Hi, everyone. Nesse episódio do podcast Inglês Online eu vou falar sobre três expressões com o verbo agree.
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So today let’s talk about common phrases or terms with the word AGREE. Are you familiar with that word? When you agree with someone, it means that you and this person share an opinion. Let’s say both of you – you and your friend Mark – agree that coxinha is the most delicious snack ever, so you guys are gonna throw a party where only coxinha will be served, yeah. You and Mark have the same opinion on this matter; you both agree. The word disagree is also very common and has the opposite meaning: let’s say you and your other friend Anthony have very different opinions regarding films and theater plays. You’re just crazy about films; you really are a movie buff and, quite honestly, you couldn’t care less about theater. Your friend Anthony is just the opposite: he goes to the theater as often as he can; and doesn’t care much for movies. So you and Anthony disagree about movies and theater plays.
Alright, here’s the first term. My friend Patricia says she doesn’t eat garlic any longer because garlic doesn’t agree with her. When you say some food doesn’t agree with you, you’re saying that it makes you ill somehow… usually in your stomach. So my friend Patricia… she simply doesn’t eat garlic anymore. I think it has to do with a particular occasion when she had some kind of garlic paté and felt really sick afterwards. So she just stopped; she wants nothing to do with garlic. Is there a food that doesn’t agree with you? Anything that makes you feel a little indisposed, maybe nauseous? For me… If I have too much whole milk, you know? Just regular milk, whole milk. If I have more than, maybe, half a cup… I’ll probably start to feel a little nauseous. So I can say that whole milk doesn’t agree with me. What about you?
Here’s another phrase with AGREE, and I love this one: let’s just agree to disagree. I love it, because so often people have different opinions on a particular topic and… again, very often, many people think that it’s some sort of offense if they disagree with someone, especially if it’s a friend. Some people will apologize to you before stating they disagree, and you can tell they feel uncomfortable. Sometimes it becomes awkward between you and the other person just because you disagree. I, personally, am OK when a friend or anyone, really, says they disagree with me. I just don’t think it’s something to be offended about, and that’s why I love this phrase. Let’s agree to disagree. That means, hey… you and I are sort of having a discussion here about this topic, we’re kinda arguing about this and we obviously disagree. You know, we’ve been arguing for a while, you’ve stated your reasons for your opinion, I’ve stated mine, and still neither one of us has changed our mind. We still think what we thought at the beginning of the discussion. So let’s just agree to disagree. Let’s stop this; let’s quit arguing. I’m not gonna change my mind, you’re not gonna change your mind, fine. No problem. Let’s just agree to disagree. I like this because it’s a peaceful way to put an end to an argument that’s going nowhere. And it’s respectful too, I think.
And here’s one more before we wrap up: this one is something you say when you want to express that you fully support what someone else just said. You say I couldn’t agree more. Let’s say one of your friends says “I think every Brazilian kid should be taught how to samba”. You hear that and you say “I couldn’t agree more. I wish they had taught me to samba when I was in school”. You totally agree. I mean, you could have said that yourself. “I couldn’t agree more” is a very popular term. You’ll hear it a lot in films, TV shows, live conversations, interviews, everything. So next time someone says something you fully agree with, you may say “I couldn’t agree more”.
Tell us what your examples for this podcast are in the comments and talk to you next time.
movie buff = pessoa cinéfila, que ama filmes, sabe tudo de filme, não perde um, etc.
the most delicious snack ever = o petisco/lanchinho mas delicioso do mundo
she wants nothing to do with = não quer saber de; não quer ter nada a ver com
whole milk = leite integral
it becomes awkward = a situação fica chata, desconfortável
to samba = “samba” aqui virou verbo. To samba = sambar
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