Chegando perto, quase me alcançando [phrasal verb]

Chegando perto, quase me alcançando [phrasal verb]

In today's talk, Tim will review a phrasal verb we taught you in our story "Charlie Beats a Bully" (http://tileeba.webstorelw.com.br/products/phrasal-verbs-letra-g).  He will also show you three places where he saw this phrasal verb being used this last week - in a cartoon on TV, in a comic book, and in a video game.

Na conversa de hoje, o Tim irá rever um phrasal verb que ensinamos a você na história "Charlie Beats a Bully".  Ele também lhe mostrará três lugares em que ele viu este phrasal verb sendo usado nessa semana passada.
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Hi!  This is Tim from domineingles.com.br. It’s been a long time; hasn’t it?  How are you doing?  Have you been studying a lot of English, learning expressions, phrasal verbs, sentences…? We’ll be _______  _____  with lots of interesting _________ to help you this year, so stay ________ ; ok?

Remember, the more phrasal verbs you learn, the ________  you’ll understand and the _________ you’ll speak English.

Recently, I had an interesting experience with one of the phrasal verbs we already taught you in our story - I think it was “Tim and Tammy Teach Phrasal Verbs with the letter G", that was “Charlie Beats a Bully”. And in that story we taught you, there was a situation where a boy was being ________ -  Charlie was being ________ by this gang of boys, and he looked back and he said, "Oh, no!  They are... "  And these boys were __________ him quickly, they were almost ________  him, and he said, “Oh, no! They are __[blank]_  on us!” What Phrasal Verb do you use when you want to say that someone is approaching you, is almost catching up to you, trying to catch you? Do you know? “Oh, no! They are ________  on us!”

Tim: Quick! _____  ____ your bike, Charlie. Let’s _____  ____ of here!
Charlie: Oh, no! They’re coming after us with their bikes.
Tim: Quick! _____  ____ this street.
Charlie: They’re _______  ____ us! We’ll never make it.
Brad: Ah-ha! We’re _________ up to you! Thought you could get away from us; huh?

Now the interesting thing about this phrasal verb was (that) during this past week I saw it being used three times in different situations. The first time, I was walking by my living room and I saw my niece and my daughter watching a cartoon called “Backyardigans”. I wasn’t watching; they were watching! 🙂  And I saw these two characters trying to become pirates, so they were having pirate lessons. And (in) one of the lessons, they had to _______ down a rope; and as they were going down, one of them was almost… One of them was going faster and was almost _________  ____ to the other one! And listen to what he says.

-    Now watch me!  You just hang your ________ , like so.  And then you just jump and zip.  And you land!  And that’s how you swashbuckle.
-    No way!  Don’t worry!  I’ll be right behind you.  Ok!  On three!  Ready?
-    Wait!
-    Three!
-    Ahhhh!
-    I’m swashbuckling!  Just like a pirate!  Uh-oh!  Pablo!  ________  up!
-    I can’t!
-    I’m __________ on you!
-    Yikes!
-    Look out!

Another time was when I was playing a game called “Tiny Village”, which is a game based on that period of time of the so-called “cavemen”.  And they were _________  _______  from a dinosaur that was almost catching them, that was getting ________ and ________ ! So one of the characters said:

Ahhh!!  He's ________ on us, Regina!  How did he see us!?
Eee!  I don't know, Rupert, but we gotta find somewhere to hide!

So there, once again, the Phrasal Verb gain on!

And, finally, I was reading that classic book “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets” (I think there’s a Spielberg film that just came out based on this cartoon.)   So, Tintin and his dog were on a trolley, trying to ______  ____  to a train and Tintin said, “Full speed ahead! …We’re _________ on him!  In ten minutes, we’ll be in the restaurant car.”

So, once again, you see the Phrasal Verb gain on!  So you see... Never ________ a phrasal verb that you learned!  You never know when you will _____  ______ them again!

So, that’s my tip for today. Just wanted to say hello and remind you of the importance of phrasal verbs.  Don’t forget to learn them!  And (I) also wanted you to review the phrasal verb “gain on”.  Please leave a tip in our comment section on our site.  We love to hear from you!

And, see you soon with another tip!

Bye-bye!

Script with Translations and Explanations

Hi!  This is Tim from domineingles.com.br. It’s been a long time; hasn’t it?  How are you doing?  Have you been studying a lot of English, learning expressions, phrasal verbs, sentences…? We’ll be coming out with lots of interesting resources to help you this year, so stay tuned; ok?

  • it's been a long time! = faz tempo!
  • how are you doing? = como vai?
  • have you been studying a lot of English? = Você tem estudado bastante inglês?
  • we'll be coming out with... = iremos lançar...
  • lots of = muitos
  • resources = recursos
  • stay tuned = fique ligado

Remember, the more phrasal verbs you learn, the better you’ll understand and the better you’ll speak English.

  • the more..., the better = quanto mais..., melhor...

Recently, I had an interesting experience with one of the phrasal verbs we already taught you in our story - I think it was “Tim and Tammy Teach Phrasal Verbs with the letter G", that was “Charlie Beats a Bully”. And in that story we taught you, there was a situation where a boy was being chased -  Charlie was being chased by this gang of boys, and he looked back and he said, "Oh, no!  They are... "  And these boys were approaching him quickly, they were almost reaching him, and he said, “Oh, no! They are __[blank]_  on us!” What Phrasal Verb do you use when you want to say that someone is approaching you, is almost catching up to you, trying to catch you? Do you know? “Oh, no! They are gaining on us!”

  • was being chased = estava sendo perseguido (estavam correndo atrás dele)
  • looked back = olhou pra trás
  • approaching = se aproximando, chegando mais perto
  • reaching = alcançando
  • blank = "espaço em branco", lacuna
  • catching up to you = te alcançando
  • catch you = te pegar
Como se diz “gain on" em português? Qual é a tradução de "gain on"? What does "gain on" mean? What is the meaning of "gain on"?

  • gain on = aproximar-se de/chegar perto...quase alcançando

Tim: Quick! Get on your bike, Charlie. Let’s get out of here!
Tim: Rápido! Suba na sua bicicleta, Charlie. Vamos dar o fora daqui!
Charlie: Oh, no! They’re coming after us with their bikes.
Charlie: Oh, não! Eles estão vindo atrás de nós com suas bicicletas.
Tim: Quick! Go down this street.
Tim: Rápido! Desça esta rua.
Charlie: They’re gaining on us! We’ll never make it.
Charlie: Eles estão nos alcançando! Nunca conseguiremos escapar.
Brad: Ah-ha! We’re catching up to you! Thought you could get away from us; huh?
Brad: Ah-ha! Estamos alcançando vocês! Pensaram que poderiam escapar de nós; né?

Now the interesting thing about this phrasal verb was (that) during this past week I saw it being used three times in different situations. The first time, I was walking by my living room and I saw my niece and my daughter watching a cartoon called “Backyardigans”. I wasn’t watching; they were watching! 🙂  And I saw these two characters trying to become pirates, so they were having pirate lessons. And (in) one of the lessons, they had to swing down a rope; and as they were going down, one of them was almost… One of them was going faster and was almost catching up to the other one! And listen to what he says.

  • walking by = passando por/pela
  • living room = sala de estar
  • cartoon = desenho animado
  • characters = personagens
  • become = se tornarem
  • pirates = piratas
  • swing down (a rope) = descer escorregando (por uma corda)
  • going down = descendo
  • almost = quase
  • catching up (to the other one) = alcançando (o outro)

-    Now watch me!  You just hang your hanky, like so.  And then you just jump and zip.  And you land!  And that’s how you swashbuckle.
-    No way!  Don’t worry!  I’ll be right behind you.  Ok!  On three!  Ready?
-    Wait!
-    Three!
-    Ahhhh!
-    I’m swashbuckling!  Just like a pirate!  Uh-oh!  Pablo!  Speed up!
-    I can’t!
-    I’m gaining on you!
-    Yikes!
-    Look out!

  • hanky = lenço
  • like so = assim, deste jeito
  • jump = pular
  • land = aterrissar
  • swashbuckle = fazer como pirata ou espadachim
  • no way! = de jeito nenhum!
  • i'll be right behind you = estarei logo atrás de você
  • on three = vou contar até três ("no contar de três" segundos)
  • just like a pirate = igual a um pirata
  • speed up = vá mais depressa
  • i can't = não consigo

Another time was when I was playing a game called “Tiny Village”, which is a game based on that period of time of the so-called “cavemen”.  And they were running away from a dinosaur that was almost catching them, that was getting closer and closer! So one of the characters said:

Ahhh!!  He's gaining on us, Regina!  How did he see us!?
Eee!  I don't know, Rupert, but we gotta find somewhere to hide!

  • so-called = suposto / assim chamado
  • cavemen = homens da caverna
  • running away = fugindo
  • dinosaur = dinosauro
  • almost catching them = quase os alcançando (para pegar)
  • getting closer and closer = chegando cada vez mais perto
  • gotta (=got to = have to) = temos que
  • hide = esconder

So there, once again, the Phrasal Verb gain on!

  • so there...! = eis aí...!

And, finally, I was reading that classic book “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets” (I think there’s a Spielberg film that just came out based on this cartoon.)   So, Tintin and his dog were on a trolley, trying to catch up to a train and Tintin said, “Full speed ahead! …We’re gaining on him!  In ten minutes, we’ll be in the restaurant car.”

  • just came out = acabou de sair (em cartaz)
  • trolley = bonde
  • catch up to a train = alcançar um trem
  • full speed ahead = a toda velocidade / a todo vapor

So, once again, you see the Phrasal Verb gain on!  So you see... Never despise a phrasal verb that you learned!  You never know when you will come across them again!

  • never despise = nunca despreze
  • you never know = nunca se sabe
  • come across (them) again = encontra-los / topar-se com (eles) novamente

So, that’s my tip for today. Just wanted to say hello and remind you of the importance of phrasal verbs.  Don’t forget to learn them!  And (I) also wanted you to review the phrasal verb “gain on”.  Please leave a tip in our comment section on our site.  We love to hear from you!

And, see you soon with another tip!

Bye-bye!
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22 comments “Chegando perto, quase me alcançando [phrasal verb]”

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Today i’ve learnt the words “swashbuckling” and hanky by the way is that the same meaning of “handkerchief”?

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