Enlem ve Boylam 144 - English Idioms with Dialogues

Ve Enlem ve Boylam'ın bu 144. bölümünde, İngilizce deyim ve kalıplar üzerinde duruyoruz.

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Program: Enlem ve Boylam 144 (Ağustos 2020)
Hazırlayan ve Sunan: Mustafa Birgin
Katkıda Bulunanlar / Teşekkür: Mehmet Çoğal, Amy Gillett
Teknik Özellikler: Süre: 17 dk, Boyut: 39 MB, MP3, 320 Kbps, 44 KHz, Stereo
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Eğlenceli İngilizce köşesinde, Amerika Günleri Podcast sahibi Mehmet Çoğal ile deyimler üzerine odaklanan bir diyalog gerçekleştirdikten sonra, Türkçe açıklamalar yapılmaktadır.

Diyalog, Speak English Like an American adlı kitaptan alınmıştır. Kitapın bir kısmını kullanmamıza izin veren Kitabın yazarı Amy Gillett'e teşekkür ediyor ve kendisinin halihazırda online kurslar sunduğunu da eklemek istiyoruz.

Ve, diyalogumuza geçelim...


Bob brings Carol the cookies. He tells Carol that baking the cookies was easy because he had lots of help.

Carol: Bob, how did the baking go?

Bob: Slow at first, but we're getting the hang of it.

Carol: Once you learn the ropes, it becomes second nature.

Bob: To tell you the truth, I thought that baking 2,000 cookies would be a pain in the neck. But we managed to round up some helpers, and it was a piece of cake.

Carol: Well, thanks for coming in person with the cookies.

Bob: No problem. When will you need more?

Carol: It depends on how many we sell today.

Bob: How many do you think you'll sell?

Carol: Maybe 500, maybe 2,000. Your guess is as good as mine. In any case, I'll keep you posted.

Bob: Okay. Just give me a ring as soon as you know.


at first in the beginning
EXAMPLE 1: Nicole didn't like Don Quixote at first, but after 200 pages she started to get into it.
EXAMPLE 2: Don't get discouraged if you don't succeed at first. The important thing is that you keep on trying!
(to) get the hang of (something) to learn how to do something; to acquire an effective technique
EXAMPLE 1: Billy had trouble learning how to ride a bike, but after a few months he finally got the hang of it.
EXAMPLE 2: When I went snowboarding for the first time, I kept falling down. But after a while, I got the hang of it.
(to) give (someone) a ring to telephone someone
EXAMPLE 1: Give me a ring tomorrow so we can discuss plans for this weekend.
EXAMPLE 2: If you're free on Saturday, give me a ring and we can go to the movies.
in any case whatever the fact is; certainly
EXAMPLE 1: We can either go to the new Star Wars movie or see a play tonight. In any case, you'll need to be at my house by six o'clock.
EXAMPLE 2: You'll probably be too tired on Sunday to come over. In any case, give me a call in the morning to discuss.
in person personally; in one's physical presence
EXAMPLE 1: Tim hoped that he and Svetlana would get along as well in person as they did over the Internet.
EXAMPLE 2: After hearing so much about Donna's boyfriend, I'm looking forward to meeting him in person.
(to) keep posted to provide up-to-date information
EXAMPLE 1: Keep me posted about your plans for the summer. If you're going to be at your cottage on the lake, I'd love to come visit.
EXAMPLE 2: Good luck selling your house and keep me posted! I'd love to know how much you get for it.
(to) learn the ropes to learn the basics
EXAMPLE 1: Mark learned the ropes of the restaurant business by working as a cook at Outback Steakhouse.
EXAMPLE 2: David worked at a big law firm for 10 years where he learned the ropes. Now he runs his own law firm.
pain in the neck an annoyance
EXAMPLE 1: Yesterday I had to stay home all day and wait for the repairman. What a pain in the neck!
EXAMPLE 2: Alice wants me to drive her to the airport early tomorrow morning. That's going to be a pain in the neck!
piece of cake very easy
EXAMPLE 1: Nicole finished her physics test in just 25 minutes. It was a piece of cake.
EXAMPLE 2: The driving test is a piece of cake. Don't worry about it.
(to) round up to gather people together
EXAMPLE 1: The town rounded up 200 volunteers to search for the hiker, who was lost in the woods of Yosemite National Park.
EXAMPLE 2: Let's round up some volunteers to help bake cookies and pies for the bake sale.
second nature a behavior that has been practiced for so long, it seems to have been there always
EXAMPLE 1: Karen has been arguing with her husband every day for the past 20 years, so by now it's just second nature.
EXAMPLE 2: With practice, riding a unicycle becomes second nature.
to tell you the truth to speak openly; to admit
EXAMPLE 1: To tell you the truth, Ted isn't a very good student.
EXAMPLE 2: To tell you the truth, I didn't even want to attend Katie's wedding. But I knew she'd be offended if I didn't go.
your guess is as good as mine I don't know; I don't know any more than you do
EXAMPLE 1: Will we ever find intelligent life on other planets? Your guess is as good as mine.
EXAMPLE 2: Will Ted graduate on time? Your guess is as good as mine!


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