Read and Translate

20 Apr

Read and Translate

Hola everyone and welcome to the site 🙂

Today I have another read and translate post. I will share with you a casual conversation a story about me and give you some vocabulary and explain some expressions.

Lets begin:

Pues, todos los días digo que me voy a ir a dormir temprano, y entonces enciendo la computadora por la noche y me entretengo, de modo que se hace tarde y termino acostándome tarde de nuevo. Esta noche voy a hacer todo por acostarme temprano. (En otras palabras, no voy a encender la computadora por la noche.)

Ok, so now here is the translation:

So, everyday I say Im going to bed early, and then I turn on my computer at night and get entertained (*sidetracked), so it gets late and I end up going to bed late again. Tonight Im going to do my best (*lit. do everything) to go to bed early. (In other words, I wont turn on my computer at night.)

Ill explain some of the expressions in here that you might find interesting (and useful):

1. Pues Here this translates to So. When you start telling a story and you go So this and that happened, its exactly the same. You start Pues Pasó esto y aquello.

2. En otras palabras In other words

3. Me entretengo This literally translates to I get entertained but its the same as saying I get sidetracked, or I get distracted, depending on when youre using it. You can say me entretengo like about playing a game or reading and such, and it would translate to I get entertained.

4. Voy a hacer todo para Im going to do everything to *This expression I dont know if its used all over Hispanic countries, but I know I use it here in Puerto Rico. Voy a hacer todo translates to Im going to do my best, although literally it means Im going to do everything. Say it when you want to do your best to achieve something. Voy a hacer todo para viajar este año Im going to do the best I can to travel this year.

5. Termino I end up. * This one translates to end up (doing x), but it also translates to I finish.

Some vocabulary from this reading:

1. Dormir (dohr-meer) to sleep

2. Temprano (tehm-prah-noh) early

3. Cama (kah-mah) bed

4. Noche (noh-cheh) night

5. Computadora (kohm-poo-tah-doh-rah) computer

6. Tarde (tahr-deh) late

7. Encender (en-sen-dehr) turn on


This is it for today 🙂

I hope you found this lesson useful and fun. If you have any doubt, just contact me in the comments, or on my Twitter or Facebook page.

Thank you for reading!