It's been a grey day in Buenos Aires. Rainy days make me feel blue. No, don't worry! I haven't turned into a Smurf (or Smurfette). To "feel blue" is "to be sad" and is an instance of an idiom. What is an "idiom"? It's a combination of words that has a meaning which is different from the meaning of the individual words themselves. There are many colour idioms in English. Some are easy to translate because we have similar expressions in Spanish whereas some are more difficult to work out.
By the way, you'll find 2 spellings for the word "colour/color". The spelling -our is used in British English and the spelling -or is used in American English. This rule applies to all the words with that ending (e.g behaviour, favour, neighbour, etc)
After Joey speaks French, have fun with another video on learning languages. Inspector Clouseau has to learn the expression: "I would like to buy a hamburger". How difficult do you think this is? Here you'll see how hard it can be:
How would you complete this sentence? While you think about it, listen and read the lyrics of this wonderful song. You can click on the words you find difficult. Have a nice day!!
Another red letter day, So the pound has dropped and the children are creating, The other half ran away, Taking all the cash and leaving you with the lumber, Got a pain in the chest, Doctors on strike what you need is a rest
It's not easy love, but you've got friends you can trust, Friends will be friends, When you're in need of love they give you care and attention, Friends will be friends, When you're through with life and all hope is lost, Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends right till the end
Now it's a beautiful day, The postman delivered a letter from your lover, Only a phone call away, You tried to track him down but somebody stole his number, As a matter of fact, You're getting used to life without him in your way
It's so easy now, cos you got friends you can trust, Friends will be friends, When you're in need of love they give you care and attention, Friends will be friends, When you're through with life and all hope is lost, Hold out your hand cos friends will be friends (right till the end)
A blog that prides itself on being updated cannot fail to post information related to what everybody is talking about: The Royal Wedding!!
Check these sentences from the video. What do you think the underlined words mean? If you don't know, you can check by clicking on them.
“What's truly surprising, and certainly reflects the state of news today, other networks and outlets not associated with news have also thrown their hat in the ring to cover the Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding, including The Weather Channel, Game Show Network, and Comedy Central.” The LA Times agrees with O’Donnell, pointing out, we’re fighting three wars, people! But the newspaper also plays devil’s advocate, reminding us journalism is a business after all.
If you want to learn vocabulary connected with weddings, follow this link:
After a long break, I'm back, and this time with some info about London. I was fortunate enough to be there in January and I think this video summarizes the best of the city. If you've never been there, watch it to learn where to go on your next trip. If you find it too difficult, don't worry and just enjoy the beautiful landmarks shown.