Elementary 69: Buying tools or not


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By Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, COERLL, University of Texas at Austin, and Project Director: Orlando Kelm. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
What kind of present do you get when you know that your friend is a little particular about things? Go ahead and bat around a few ideas, but it may be easier just to get a gift coupon and let him get what he wants later. And to help the discussion move along, in today’s lesson we do it all in Portuguese.
A: Eu estava aqui pensando, alguma ideia do que a gente poderia comprar para o aniversário do Carlos?
B: Olha, eu sei que a parafusadeira dele pifou a semana passada.
A: Boa ideia, e talvez um kit de brocas e parafusos também, né? O que você acha?
B: Eu não sei não, viu? Carlos é tão enjoado com a essa coisa de marca e qualidade das ferramentas dele.
A: É verdade, eu concordo, pode ser que ele prefere escolher a marca e o tamanho.
B: Nesse caso, vamos dar para ele um cupom de desconto.
A: Do you have any idea what we could get for Carlos’ birthday?
B: I know that his screw driver died last week.
A: That’s a good idea, and maybe a box of bits and screws too, right? What do you think?
B: I don’t know, you know? Carlos is pretty particular about brands and quality of this tools.
A: Yeah, I agree, he probably wants to choose his own brand and size.
B: In that case, let’s give him a discount coupon.

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