Vamos, Mantenha o Ritmo! [Phrasal Verb: Keep Up With Someone/Something]

Vamos, Mantenha o Ritmo! [Phrasal Verb: Keep Up With Someone/Something]

Today Tim talks about his walks with his Dad and his brother and why it was difficult for his brother to keep up with them.

Hoje o Tim fala sobre as suas caminhadas com seu pai e seu irmão e porque é difícil para o seu irmão “keep up with them”.

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Hello it’s Tim here from www.dominingles.com.br
Every day, my dad and I like to walk together for exercise. My dad usually waits for me to finish my morning classes, and then I ________ _______ my walking clothes, and we walk for about 5 km., which ________ us about 45 minutes; so you can see we walk pretty briskly – probably 45 to 48 minutes.
A few weeks ago, my brother David started walking with us; but just __________ you and me, he’s not it very good shape yet. So several times my Dad would say, “Come on, Dave! Keep up with us!”
And that’s the phrasal verb I want to teach you today. Keep up with someone or Keep up with something. What does that phrasal verb mean?
It means to maintain a certain ________ so you can remain level or equal with someone or with something.
So if you were walking fast, and your friend was ________ behind, you could say:

Come on! ________ up!

And your friend might way:
Boy, you’re walk too fast! It’s hard to ________ up with you!

You can also use this phrasal verb in a figurative way. So, for example, you might say:
Unfortunately, my salary isn’t __________ up with inflation.

So, now that I taught you this phrasal verb, I’d like you to go to our site and read a few other examples there; and then participate and answer this sentence:
What/Who do you find (it) difficult to keep up with?
You can say…
“I find it difficult to keep up with _______ “; and then tell me who or why; ok?
I’ll see you on our site; bye bye.

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Hello it’s Tim here from www.dominingles.com.br

Every day, my dad and I like to walk together for exercise. My dad usually waits for me to finish my morning classes, and then I change into my walking clothes, and we walk for about 5 km., which takes us about 45 minutes; so you can see we walk pretty briskly – probably 45 to 48 minutes.

  • I change into my walking clothes [change into, phrasal verb] = eu troco minhas roupas por roupas para caminhar
  • which takes about 45 minutes = que (nos) levas uns 45 minutes
  • we walk pretty briskly = andamos bem rápido

A few weeks ago, my brother David started walking with us; but just between you and me, he’s not it very good shape yet. So several times my Dad would say, “Come on, Dave! Keep up with us!”

  • just between you and me = cá entre nós
  • he’s not in very good shape = ele não está em muito boa forma
  • my Dad would say = meu dizia [Note: o “would” é usado em inglês para contar histórias no passado e dizer o que a pessoa repetidamente fazia]
  • keep up with us = (ver explicação abaixo)

And that’s the phrasal verb I want to teach you today. Keep up with someone or Keep up with something.

What does that phrasal verb mean?

O que significa o phrasal verb ‘keep up with someone or something' Como se diz “keep up with someone or something" em português? Qual é a tradução de " keep up with someone or something "? What does " keep up with someone or something " mean? What is the meaning of " keep up with someone or something "?

    • keep up with someone/something = manter o mesmo ritmo que alguém; acompanhar (uma pessoa, informação, tecnologia, etc.)

It means to maintain a certain pace so you can remain level or equal with someone or with something.

      • maintain a certain pace = manter um certo ritmo
      • so you can remain level = para que você possa se manter no mesmo nível

So if you were walking fast, and your friend was lagging behind, you could say:

      • lag behind, phrasal verb = ficar para trás

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Você já deve ter aprendido este phrasal verb no nosso 10o fascículo! Confira aqui.

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Come on! Keep up!
Vamos! Fique junto! / Mantenha o ritmo!

And your friend might way:
Boy, you’re walk too fast! It’s hard to keep up with you!
Puxa, você anda muito rápido! É difícil acompanhá-lo!

You can also use this phrasal verb in a figurative way. So, for example, you might say:
Unfortunately, my salary isn’t keeping up with inflation.
Infelizmente, meu salário não está acompanhando a inflação.

So, now that I taught you this phrasal verb, I’d like you to go to our site and read a few other examples there; and then participate and answer this sentence:

What/Who do you find (it) difficult to keep up with?

      • now that I taught you this phrasal verb = agora que ensinei-lhe este phrasal verb
      • i’d like you to go to our site = gostaria que você fosse ao nosso site
      • What/Who do you find (it) difficult to keep up with? = Quem você acha difícil acompanhar (o ritmo)? (ou) O que você acha difícil acompanhar (moda, tecnologia, informação, etc.)

You can say…
“I find it difficult to keep up with _______ “; and then tell me who or why; ok?
I’ll see you on our site; bye bye.

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24 comments “Vamos, Mantenha o Ritmo! [Phrasal Verb: Keep Up With Someone/Something]”

Hello Tim,
I liked this video and explanations very much! I just learned some new words and expression.
I fing it difficult to keep up with my son. His energy never ends!
See you soon!

Thank you, Silvia. I know what you mean. How old is your son, by the way?

Dear professor.

I like very much your tips.

Vera Abreu

Thank you, Vera!

Parabéns Tim pelo site. Abraços.

Thank you, Amadeu! Good to see you here!

That’s great, Carlos! So glad to see you back!

I find it hard to keep up with my friend Felipe, while we are running. He runs so fast I have to ask him to slow down every single minute. But one day I will be in shape and I will be able to keep up with him.

I’m sure you will, Adriano! Just don’t give up.

hello Tim , it was a great tip , I love your tips .

Thank you, Robson! I appreciate that.

I like a lot this site, but I’m upset because I get a few emails with tips.

Thanks, Surei. Did you receive this e-mail with the tip “keep up with”?

I find it difficult to keep up   with the  fast changings in technology.
Thank you very much, Tim. I always forward your  tips to my friends who  are learning English too, because I think they´re really nice.

Thank you for sharing our tips, Alzira! I’m so glad you (and hopefully your friends) like our tips.

I find it difficult to keep up with my classmates, they seem to learn so quickly. It’s hard to cope with work, college, English class, family, but I will keep studying and master this language. Thanks for you help.

Seems to me like you are doing a great job, Vander! I bet they have a hard time keeping up with YOU! 🙂

Hi Tim,

How are you? I am sixteen years old. I studied English from 1968 until 1971. After I didn’t study any more.
Now I have returned to study. I did a test in a English School and they put me in advanced class, but I find it difficult keep up with the others students, so I ask for my teacher to change to a intermediate class.

Excuse me for the mistakes. Can you correct them and send to me?

You used the expression correctly, José! Great job! Keep up the good work!

hi tim i stoped but i dont give up. thanks god bless you dear

I can’t keep on with my son’s plays. He’s young and full with energy. On account of that I can’t keep up with him. I get breathless  

I know what you mean! Kids seem to have boundless energy at times!

Works to the world Cup/2014 in Brazil aren’t keeping up with what was decided by the FIFA, unfortunately.

Hey Tim!!! I love your posts! Continue your great work.