Урок 4. Объяснение /Lesson 4. Explanation/


Well now, I’m here again to draw your attention to some words and phrases from the conversation above.


We start today with — to have yet to – which means things or actions that are left to do after other things have already been done.


Too good to be true! – have you already heard this beautiful phrase in the famous Sinatra’s song? Not yet? Then I strongly recommend it. And by saying this phrase, we always mean that something or somebody is truly very good and makes us happy indeed.


I’d sure love – means “I want it so much”, “I’d like it very much”. It’s easy to guess though.


It got me down – you may say this, when a situation, an event or adventure is so tiring and unusual for you, that you lose your habitual rhythm and get simply exhausted.


Do no harm – means be of help, useful and not a moment too soon.


Snag a taxi – right in the street, when you need a taxi and don’t want to call an agency, you just catch a taxi by a wave of your hand.


Checker patterns – these are special signs on vehicles that make you understand that it is a taxi.


When you hear — Your papers, please – then you are asked to show your documents.


Pay for extra stay – when booking a room in a hotel you choose the period of your accommodation. And if you want to stay longer, you have to “pay for extra stay”.


We confine ourselves to – means “we limit ourselves to something”. In this conversation, our heroes don’t want to stay longer than just one night. They confine themselves to one night.


Establish a deposit – means to pay in advance for the services, for instance, the services of the hotel.


A safe deposit – it is a box to store your valuables safely.


Check-in card – a special card or paper that every guest should sign when checking-in in a hotel.


Pay by cash or a card – these are two most common ways to pay for any services.


Check-out – when your stay in a hotel is over, you check-out of it, or leave the hotel.


In order to assure, satisfy or persuade somebody, just say — Make no doubt about it.


Knowing – beside general meaning of the word, you can use it when comparing some circumstances, situations or even people with consideration, or knowing, of some conditions or reasons. Just like in: “Knowing her being fond of animals, it’s not a surprise that she works in the zoo”.


Honeymoon room – of course, you may have guessed yourself, but let me say, this is a special room in a hotel for those who are just married.


Yecch… — oh! When you hear that sound from somebody, then know, that he or she doesn’t like something very much. This is to express disgust, dislike, distaste and all of the kind.


Be burnt out – to be very tired, simply exhausted, to have no strength left and need some rest strongly.


So what? – in other words, you say: Who cares? What does it matter? Why does it matter?


The phrase — Much ado – means “a lot of things to do” and also, just for information, a part of the name of the famous comedic play by Shakespeare “Much ado about nothing”.


Get turned around. – another expression for “to get lost” or “lose the way”.


Don’t even think of — yeah… I am sure… you know the meaning… but, just to point it out again. You’ll say that to prohibit somebody to do something.


Will comply – when hearing a command, soldiers in the army say: “will comply” … and not only soldiers, but obedient husbands with a good sense of humor, like our John, say the same to their wives. And that’s nice)


Incomparable lady – this is the most beautiful and wonderful woman in the world. Every man has his own incomparable lady.


You go yet…- you say it when somebody doesn’t hurry to go.


Sure thing – when it’s needed to express your certainty, confidence and so on, you say – sure thing.


To head for – means to go somewhere, in a certain direction, to a certain place.


It’s a wow — It’s great! Amazing! And such!


I second that. – This good and positive phrase is used to express your consent and agreement.


It’s jolly good here. – It is so nice and beautiful here. We like it here so much and feel satisfied to be here.


I can’t stand – expresses dislike and even hate to something or even somebody.


I am not much happy about – the meaning is quite predictable, and it is “I don’t want something to happen”


To grumble – means to complain, to feel dissatisfied and to mutter in discontent.


Have a stroll – it is almost just the same as “to have a walk” — “to have a leisurely walk”


Somewhat worried – to be a little bit worried, to worry a bit


This is out of all notch – You say this phrase when the situation is really bad and you simply hate it.


Due to technical problems – because of technical problems.


I’m really delighted with – I am really happy, or unhappy… it depends on your intention. You can express both your satisfaction or dissatisfaction. You choose according to the situation.


We apologize for any inconvenience – a formal expression of regrets to make customers calm down and all of the kind.


You’d think I’ve got another solution – means “I have no choice”, no other options.


No dash it! – when you want somebody to stop worries, not to think about something or somebody, you say “No dash it!”


Loads of time – means a lot of time.


My idea is – I suggest that…


To make a point of – means to pay a special attention to something.


Nice one! – Good idea! I agree!


It’s a way better than – means “it’s is much better than”


To bank-sleep – means to have enough sleep in advance, for example, before a rough day with a tough schedule.


That’s it for now. I’m very much looking forward to meeting you again. Stay with us! And improve your English every day! Bye-bye!


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