miércoles, 27 de julio de 2011



"How nice" = Que agradable it is to walk barefoot = descalzo at home, on the grass = cesped, or on the soft sand at the beach. But later we have to put on = ponerse some shoes and perhaps socks = calcetines if it´s cold, and our feet sweat  = sudan if it´s hot. Poor feet all wrapped up = envueltos.

Here´s an interesting article worth reading  = que vale la pena leer, if man has no other choice = otra elección, but to wear = llevar shoes 

If you wear shoes that are comfortable and 1.) fit well, you'll be well on the way to helping prevent osteoarthritis

A 2.) poll of 2,000 people for the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists found that 3.) footwear, 4.) such as 5.) high heels and even 6.) ill-fitting trainers, could be behind a 7.) surge in cases of osteoarthritis, a condition that causes 8.) pain and 9.) stiffness in the 10.) joints of the foot.
Such 11.) research isn't 12.) straightforward – older people are asked how often they 13.) wore high heels in their 20s; I'd find that quite difficult to remember – but I do agree with the 14.) broad thrust.
We know that wearing high heels increases the pressure on the 15. ball of the foot, and that this can 16.) lead to foot pain and, possibly, to osteoarthritis. What 17.) most people don't think about, 18.) though, is that shoe 19.) width is as important as the 20.) height of the heel – wearing shoes that are too 21.) narrow can lead to 22.) bunions and 23.) hammer-toes. From around the age of 20, most of us don't even think about changing our shoe 24.) size, but the size of your foot does change – so it's important to keep getting your feet measured.
It's important not to wear heels every day: for daily use, choose a shoe with a 25.) round toe and a heel of less than an inch. For a special occasion, wear a round-toe and a 26.) wedge heel: this places less pressure on the ball of the foot.
Also make sure you choose the right style of trainer for the activity you're doing: wearing the 27.) wrong sort can cause 28.) injury and increase the stress placed on  joints.29.) Lace-up running shoes provide the best 30.) support: it's best to wear those if you have a manual job, or even for a walk in the park.
The 31.) key issue is fit: be sure to 32.) choose shoes that are comfortable, and you'll be well on the way to helping prevent osteoarthritis.
Jill Halstead, as told to Laura Barnett
guardian.co.uk, Monday 27 June 2011 21.00 BST

Podiatrist Jill Halstead is a spokeswoman for the charity Arthritis Research UK; arthritisresearchuk.org.
1. Fit well  =  Sentar bien
2. Poll  = Encuesta
3. Footwear  = Calzado
4. Such as  = Tal como
5. High heels  = Tacones
6. Ill-fitting trainers = deportivas no adecuados
7. Surge =  Aumento
8. Pain  =  Dolor
9. Stiffness  =  Rigidez
10.Joints = Articulaciones
11.Research  = Investigación
12.Straightforward  = Claro y sencillo
13.Wore  =  Llevaban
14.Broad  thrust = Orientación general
15.Ball of the foot  =  Parte anterior de la planta del pie
16.Lead =  Conducir
17.Most = La mayoría
18.Though = Sin embargo
19.Width  = Anchura
20.Height of the heel  = Altura del tacón
21.Narrow  = Estrecho
22.Bunions  = Juanetes
23.Hammer-toes  = Dedos martillo
24.Size  = Talla / Tamaño
25.Round toe = parte delante redonda del zapato
26.Hedge-heel  = Cobertura del tacón
27.Wrong sort  = Tipo equivocado
28.Injury  =  Herida
29.Lace-up  = De cordones
30.Support  = Apoyo
31.Key issue is fit  = Factor clave es comodidad (talla correcta)
32.Choose  =  Elegir

Expressions with "Shoes"
"I wouldn´t want to be in your shoes"  = No me gustaría estar en tu lugar
"If the shoe fits wear it"  = Quien se pica ajos come
"It fits like an old shoe"  = Se sienta como un guante

"Imagine living in a shoe"!  

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Haines Shoe House is a shoe-shaped house in Hallam, Pennsylvania, along the Lincoln Highway.[1] It was built in 1948 by shoe salesman Mahlon Haines  as a form of advertisement. The house, which is 25 feet tall and contains five stories = plantas, was once rented out to couples = parejas, and is now open for public tours. It is located on Shoe House Road. The enterior has three bedrooms, a kitchen, two bathrooms and a living room.
TheShoe House is located at 197 Shoe House Road near the Hellam exit of U.S. 30. 
Take PA . 462 east off of I-83 to the town of Hellam. 
Turn north (left) off of Rt. 462 on to Shoe House Road.


Elvis singing " Blue suede shoes?


domingo, 24 de julio de 2011


·                                 Cherry Wilson
·                                 guardian.co.uk,
·                                 Article history

Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her house in north London She was 27. The award-winning artist, famous for 1.) hits including Rehab from the critically acclaimed album Back to Black, was discovered by police in the late afternoon. Her death was being treated on Saturday night as "unexplained" but 2.) sources said she had died of a drugs overdose.
The Metropolitan police said: "We were called by London Ambulance Service to an 3.) address in Camden Square 4.) shortly before 16.05hrs following 5.) reports of a woman found 6.) deceased. On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene."
Winehouse was last seen with her 7.) goddaughter, Dionne Bromfield, earlier last week when the teenager performed at the iTunes festival.
Tributes began to pour in to one of the most celebrated and 8.) troubled British artists of recent times. Mark Ronson, who produced Back to Black, said: "She was my musical 9.) soulmate and like a sister to me. This is one of the saddest days of my life."
Singer and actress Kelly Osbourne wrote: "i cant even 10.) breathe 11.) right now, im crying 12.) so hardI I just lost one of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!"
Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood dedicated his show on Absolute Radio and the reunion performance by his former group the Faces in Hurtwood, Surrey, to Winehouse. "It's a very sad loss of a very good friend I spent many great times with," he said.
Two regulars at Winehouse's local pub, The Hawley Arms in Camden, paid tribute. "Some people might think it shows disrespect to come out drinking tonight but she was such a part of Camden she made it her home and she always got involved," said Mary Gallagher. "Amy even worked behind the bar here. She was such a 13.) lovely person and, to be honest, I don't think fame agreed with her. She was an ordinary girl 14.) at heart."
Gloria Woods, 26, who works for a record label, said: "There will never be another voice like that in our generation."
A 15.) spokesman for the late singer said: "Everyone involved with Amy is 16.) shocked and devastated. Our thoughts are with her family and friends."
Winehouse's father, Mitch, returned from New York, where he had been due to 17.) perform at the Blue Note jazz club. He said: 'I'm coming home. I have to be with Amy. I can't 18.) crack up for her sake. My family needs me."
Flowers, teddy bears and candles were left outside her home in Camden Square. One card read: "You will not be forgotten by Camden. We all love you and will continue to love you. Your legend lives on."
Winehouse had suffered a well-publicised battle with drink and drug abuse that saw her 19.) withdraw from all of her 20.) scheduled performances last month after a series of erratic performances. She started her 12-leg European tour in Belgrade but was 21.) booed off the 22.) stage after appearing to forget her lyrics. She then 23.) pulled out of performances in Istanbul and Athens before she cancelled the tour as fears for her health grew.
A statement released by her spokesman at the time said that she would be given "as long as it takes" to recover. "Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best," it read.
Winehouse 24.) rose to fame with her debut album Frank in 2003, which was 25.) feted by music critics in the UK and nominated for the Mercury music prize, but it was her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, that catapulted her to 26.)stardom and led to five Grammy awards. The album became the 27.) third-highest selling album of the 2000s.

1. Hits  =  Exitos
2. Sources  = Fuentes
3. Address  =  Domicilio
4. Shortly  = Recientemente
5. Informs  =  Informa
6. Deceased  = Difunta
7. Goddaughter  = Ahijada
8. Troubled  = Aquejada
9. Soulmate  =  Compañera
10.Breathe  =  Respirar
11.Right now  =  Ahora mismo / en este momento
12.So hard  =  Tan fuerte
13.Lovely  =  Encantadora
14.At heart  = En el fondo
15.Spokesman  = Portavoz
16.Shocked  = Asombrado / Impactado
17.Perform  = Actuar
18.Crack up for her sake  =  Venirme abajo por su bien
19.Withdraw  = Retirarse
20.Scheduled  =  Programado
21.Booed off  =  Abucheada
22.Stage  = Escenario
23.Pulled out  =  Retiró
24.Rose to fame  = Alcanzó la fama
25.Feted  = Laureada
26.Stardom  = Estrellato
27.Third-highest selling  = Tercer mas vendido
Amy singing "Will you still love me tomorrow"  =  Aún me querrás mañana

                                  Sing to the Angels my dear Amy

Lyrics                                                Translated by ajm
Tonight you're mine completely                 Esta noche eres mía completamente
You give your love so sweetly                   Das tu amor tan dulcemente
Tonight the light                                      Esta noche la luz  
of love is in your eyes                              del amor está en tus ojos
Will you still love me tomorrow?                Aún me querrás mañana?

Is this a lasting treasure                           Es esto un tesoro duradero           
Or just a moment's pleasure?                   O solo un momento de placer?
Can I believe                                            Puedo creer
the magic of your sighs?                           en la magia de tus suspiros?
Will you still love me tomorrow?                Aún me querrás mañana?

Tonight with words unspoken                    Esta noche sin palabras 
And you say that                                     Y dices que
I'm the only one, the only one, yeah          Soy la única, la única, si
But will my heart be broken                       Pero se romperá mi corazón 
When the night                                        Cuando la noche
meets the morning star?                           se encuentra con la estrella del amanecer?

I'd like to know that your love                     Me gustaría saber que tu amor
Is love I can be sure of                              Es el amor con el que puedo contar con
So tell me now,                                        Así que dímelo ahora
cause I won't ask again                             Porqué no te lo preguntaré otra vez
Will you still love me tomorrow?                 Aún me querrás mañana?
Will you still love me tomorrow?                 Aún me querrás mañana
Yeah                                                       Si

jueves, 21 de julio de 2011


"The legend of the Bride´s Jump"  = La leyenda del salto de la novia
"This is a legend; it could be true or not. I´m sure there are a lot of legends in different countries about lovers = amantes. Take for example "Romeo and Juliet"

The river just in front of the1.) waterfall as you see in the picture below is called "The Bride´s Jump". You can see this waterfall if you go to the 2.) picturesque village of Navajas, a 45minute drive from the city of Valencia, Spain in the direction to Teruel.
You can go under the waterfall and feel the 3.) cool water falling and 4.) tingling you all over your body.. It´s an experience you won´t forget; the place is very beautiful and there are 5.) pools of clean water to have a refreshing 6.) dunk...especially in summer, but 7.) be careful as there are rather strong 8.) whirpools which can 9.) take you away.

There is a legend that says that many years ago, 10.) couples who were soon planning to 11.) get married, had to 12.) come down walking from the village to the Palancia river and the 13.) bride had to perform a curious ritual in front of all the people who were 14.) gathered and show that they were trully in love.
Once they arrived down to the river walking around twenty minutes, they arrived to several water fountains, and from there they 15.) followed a path that took them to the waterfall and the river. In front of the waterfall the rivers 16.) narrows out, and there in front of everybody the bride has to make a jump and 17.) safely reach the other side of the 18.) bank.
If she 19.) was able to land on the other side, it proved that the couple would have a happy 20.) marriage and that she  was really in love with her 21.) husband to be.
If the bride didn´t 22.) succeed in jumping to the other side, it meant that their marriage wouldn´t 23.) work, they wouldn´t be happy and had to 24.) break off their 25.) engagement.
Of course during many years this tradition caused terror among all the couples, especially the brides who were really 26.) afraid and felt they weren´t strong enough to make the jump.
One day something very tragic ocurred to a couple who wanted to show their love to everyone. People were 27.) anxiously waiting for the bride to jump.
As she was 28.) getting ready to jump, she 29.) tripped and 30.) fell into the river and was 31.) sucked under by the very strong 32.) current of a whirlpool.
Seeing what had 33.) happened, her boyfriend 34.) jumped into the water to 35.) save his bride, and he 35.) too was 36.) swallowed up and also disappeared into the 37.) depth of the whirlpool.
The legend says that during nights of 38.) full moon, you can hear the river sing a 39.) sweet and 40.) sad melody for having 41.) taken the 42.) bride and groom who were very much in love.

1. Waterfall  = Cascada
2. Picturesque =  Pintoresco
3. Cool  =  Fresco
4. Tingling  = Hormigueo
5. Pools  = Piscinas
6. Dunk  = Meterse en el agua
7. Be careful =  Tener cuidado
8. Whirlpool  =  Remolinos
9. Take away  =  Llevarse
10. Couples  =  Parejas
11. Ge married  =  Casarse
12. Come down  = Bajar
13. Bride  = Novia
14. Gathered  =  Reunida
15. Followed a path  =  Seguieron una senda
16. Narrows out  =  Se estrecha
17. Safely  =  Sin peligro
18. Bank  = Orilla
19. Was able to land  =  Pudo llegar (aterrizar)
20. Marriage  = Matrimonio
21. Husband to be  =  Futuro marido
22. Succeed  =  Tener éxito
23. Work  = Funcionar
24. Break off =  Romper
25. Engagement  =  Compromiso
26. Afraid  =  Miedo
27. Anxiously  = Ansiosamente
28. Getting ready  =  Preparándose
29. Tripped  =  Se resbaló
30. Fell into  =  Se cayó dentro
31. Sucked under  = Succionada debajo
32. Current  =  Corriente
33. Happened  =  Ocurrido
34. Jumped into  =  Saltó dentro
35. Save  =  Salvar
36. Too  = También
37. Depth  =  Profundidad
38. Full moon  = Luna llena
39. Sweet  =  Dulce
40. Sad  =  Triste
41. Taken  =  Llevado
42. Bride and Groom  =  Novia y Novio

                          Monument of the groom = novio holding his dead bride = prometida (novia)

Later if you want to have a coffee or an ice-cream, you can go to the main square = plaza principal,
and sit down next to this Elm tree = Olmo, which has been here for around five hundred years

This is a beautiful and very romantic sad song sung by James Blunt called "Goodbye my lover"  = Adiós mi amante

Lyrics                                      Translated by ajm
Did I disappoint you                    Te decepcioné  
or let you down?                          o te defraudé'
Should I be feeling guilty            Debería sentirme culpable
or let the judges frown?              o permitir que los jueces fruncir el ceño?
'Cause I saw the end                   Porqué vi el final
before we'd begun,                      antes de empezar
Yes I saw you were blinded        Cuando vi que estabas cegada
and I knew I had won.                y sabia que había ganado
So I took what's mine                 Así que tomé lo que era mío
by eternal right.                           por derecho eterno
Took your soul out                       Saqué tu alma
into the night.                               a la noche
It may be over but it                    Puede que se haya acabado pero
won't stop there,                          no parará allí
I am here for you if                     Estoy aquí para ti si
you'd only care.                           solo te importaría
You touched my heart                Tocaste mi corazón
you touched my soul.                 Tocaste mi alma
You changed my life                   Cambiaste mi vida
and all my goals.                         y todas mis metas
And love is blind and                   Y el amor es ciego y
that I knew when,                        que lo sabia cuando
My heart was blinded by you.     Me corazón fue cegado por ti   
I've kissed your lips                     He besado tus labios
and held your hand.                     y cogido tu mano
Shared your dreams                     Compartido tus sueños
and shared your bed.                    Compartido tu cama
I know you well,                           Te conocía bien
I know your smell.                       Conocía tu olor
I've been addicted to you.           He estado adicto a ti
Goodbye my lover.                      Adiós mi amante
Goodbye my friend.                     Adiós mi amiga
You have been the one.               Tu has sido la única
You have been                              Tu has sido

the one for me.                             la única para mi 
I am a dreamer and                     Soy un soñador y
when I wake,                                cuando me despierto
You can't break my spirit –         No puedes romper mi espirito-
it's my dreams you take.            son mi suenos que te llevas 
And as you move on,                   Y cuando sigas tu camino
remember me,                              Recuerda me
Remember us and                        Recuerda de nosotros y
all we used to be                          todo lo que éramos antes
I've seen you cry,                        Te he visto llorar
I've seen you smile.                    Te he visto sonreír 
I've watched you                         Te he visto
sleeping for a while.                     dormir un rato
I'd be the father                            Sería el padre 

of your child.                                 de tu hijo
I'd spend a lifetime with you.      Me pasaría toda la vida contigo
I know your fears                         Conozco tus temores
and you know mine.                     y se que eres mía
We've had our doubts                   Hemos tenido nuestras dudas
but now we're fine,                       pero ahora estamos bien
And I love you,                              Y te quiero
I swear that's true.                        Lo juro que es verdad 
I cannot live without you.            No puedo vivir sin ti
Goodbye my lover.                        "                  "           "
Goodbye my friend.                       "                  "           "
You have been the one.                Tu has sido la única
You have been the one for me.    Has sido la única para mi
And I still hold                                Y todavía sujeto
your hand in mine.                        tu mano en la mía
In mine when I'm asleep.             En la mía cuando estoy durmiendo
And I will bare                                
Y dejaré descubierto
my soul in time,                             mi alma con el tiempo 
When I'm kneeling                        Cuando esté arrodillado

at your feet.                                    a tus pies
Goodbye my lover.                         Adiós mi amante
Goodbye my friend.                        Adiós mi amiga  
You have been the one.                  Tu has sido la Única
You have been                                 Tu has sido

the one for me.                                 la única para mi
I'm so hollow,                                   Estoy tan vacío

baby, I'm so hollow.                        nena, estoy tan vacío
I'm so, I'm so,                                  Estoy tan, Estoy tan  

I'm so hollow.                                  Estoy tan vacío
I'm so hollow, baby,                        "            "           "

I'm so hollow.I'm so,                       "            "           "
I'm so, I'm so hollow.                      "            "           " 



The Talking Parrots  =  Los Loros Parlachines

A 1.) lady 2.) approaches her 3.) priest and tells him "Father, I have a problem. I have two 4.) female talking 5.) parrots, but they only know how to say one thing."
"What do they say?" the priest 6.) inquired.
"They only know how to say, 'Hi, we're prostitutes. Want to have some 7.) fun?'" 
"That's terrible!" the priest exclaimed, "but I have a solution to your problem. 8.) Bring your two female parrots 9.) over to my house and I will put them with my two 10.) male talking parrots 11.) whom I 12.) taught to 12.) pray and read the bible. My parrots will 14.) teach your parrots to stop saying that terrible phrase and your female parrots will 15.) learn the 16.) joys of 17.) praise and worship."
"Thank you!" the woman responded. 
The next day the woman 18.) brings her female parrots to the priest's house. His two male parrots are 19.) holding the 20.) rosary beads and praying in their 21.) cage. The lady puts her two female parrots in with the male parrots and the female parrots say "Hi we're prostitutes, want to 22.) have some fun?" 
One male parrot 23.) looks over at the other male parrot and exclaims, 24.) "Put the beads away, brother.
Our 25.) prayers have been 26.) answered!"

1. Lady  = Señora
2. Approaches  = Se acerca
3. Priest  =  Cura
4. Female  =  Hembra
5. Parrots  =  Loros
6. Inquired  =  Preguntó
7. Fun  =  Diversión
8. Bring =  Traer
9. Over  =  A
10.Male  = Macho
11.Whom  =  A quien
12.Taught  = Enseñé
13.Pray  =  Rezar
14.Teach  = Enseñar
15.Learn = Aprender
16.Joys  = Alegrías
17.Praise and worship = Alabanza y adoración
18.Brings = Trae
19.Holding  = Sujetando
20.Rosary beads  = Rosario
21.Cage = Jaula
22.Have some fun  = Divertirse
23.Looks over  = Le mira
24.Put the beads away, brother  = Guarda el rosario, hermano
25.Prayers = Oraciones
26.Answered = Contestadas