Por que o Tim Decidiu Começar a Correr [Phrasal Verb: Take Up Something]

Por que o Tim Decidiu Começar a Correr [Phrasal Verb: Take Up Something]

Read the rest of the converstation Tim had with Ulisses and find out why Tim decided to take up running.
Leia o resto da conversa que o Tim teve com o Ulisses e descubra porque o Tim decidiu começar a correr.


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Hi. This is Tim from www.domineingles.com.br. Last week, I told you about a conversation I had with Ulisses from www.teclasap.com.br. And I saw that he was running, so I asked him if he was training for the Rio 2016 Olympics; remember? And he answered me, “They ________ me ________ for London… So why not?” 😉
I taught you the phrasal verb “turn somebody down” last week. So I hope you participated on the site; I don’t want this to be just a __________  conversation. So participate there! Leave your comment. Write your sentence there. Let’s talk on our site; ok?

So, anyways, today I want to share the rest of the conversation that I had with Ulisses. After he ________ said (I think *________ * said) that he is training for the Rio Olympics, I said, “You’ve got four years ahead of you to prepare.” And then I asked him, “So, are you enjoying running? Wow! 617 calories!”

I know how that is because when I walk for about 45 minutes I burn only about 330 calories; so I was ________ ! 617 calories for a run! And then I added, “I need to ______  _____ this sport!” He answered, “All (that) they say is true, i.e., it IS highly addictive and the more you do it, the easier it gets.” So maybe I really should ______  _____ running.

And, by the way, what does the phrasal verb “take something up” mean? Or “take up something”? I said I wanted to take up running. What does that mean? Well, the phrasal verb “take up something” means to begin, to start a new hobby, or to start a new ________ , or, in this case, to start a new sport, to start practicing a new sport.

You can say, “I need to lose some weight, so I might take up tennis”, for example. Or, “I’m not very good at golf; I only took it up ________ .” That means I only started playing golf ________ . Or someone might say, “I’m going to take up ________ .” I’m not going to take up ________ , but I might take up running. 🙂

As a matter of fact, I do walk ________ every day – or I try to! I walk with my Dad, sometimes with my brother, David. And several weeks ago, as we were walking, I noticed that we used several phrasal verbs ________ during our walk – to talk about walking, to talk about walking, and running, and exercising.

So during the next days or weeks, I’m going to share these phrasal verbs with you. So stay ________ . And don’t forget to participate on our site. Bye bye! Have a great day!


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Hi. This is Tim from www.domineingles.com.br. Last week, I told you about a conversation I had with Ulisses from www.teclasap.com.br. And I saw that he was running, so I asked him if he was training for the Rio 2016 Olympics; remember? And he answered me, “They turned me down for London… So why not?” 😉 I taught you the phrasal verb “turn somebody down” last week. So I hope you participated on the site; I don’t want this to be just a one-sided conversation. So participate there! Leave your comment. Write your sentence there. Let’s talk on our site; ok?

  • I don’t want this to be = não quero que isso seja
  • a one-sided conversation, informal = uma conversa de um lado só; um monólogo

So, anyways, today I want to share the rest of the conversation that I had with Ulisses. After he jokingly said (I think *jokingly* said) that he is training for the Rio Olympics, I said, “You’ve got four years ahead of you to prepare.” And then I asked him, “So, are you enjoying running? Wow! 617 calories!”

  • share = compartilhar
  • after he jokingly said that… = depois que ele disse por brincadeira que…
  • you’ve got four years ahead of you = você tem quatro anos pela frente

I know how that is because when I walk for about 45 minutes I burn only about 330 calories; so I was impressed! 617 calories for a run!

  • i know how that is = sei como é
  • I burn = eu queimo
  • Impressed = impressionado
  • for a run = por uma corrida

And then I added, “I need to take up this sport!” He answered, “All (that) they say is true, i.e., it IS highly addictive and the more you do it, the easier it gets.” So maybe I really should take up running.

  • i added = acrescentei
  • all they say is true = tudo o que dizem é verdade
  • highly addictive = altamente viciante
  • the more you do it, the easier it gets = quanto mais você faz, mais fácil fica
  • maybe I should = talvez eu deva

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

  • take up something, phrasal verb = começar a praticar um hobby, atividade, esporte, etc.

 And, by the way, what does the phrasal verb “take something up” mean? Or “take up something”? I said I wanted to take up running. What does that mean? Well, the phrasal verb “take up something” means to begin, to start a new hobby, or to start a new pastime, or, in this case, to start a new sport, to start practicing a new sport.

  • by the way = a propósito, falando nisso
  • what does ___ mean? = o que significa _____?
  • to begin = começar

You can say, “I need to lose some weight, so I might take up tennis”, for example. Or, “I’m not very good at golf; I only took it up recently.” That means I only started playing golf recently. Or someone might say, “I’m going to take up crochet.” I’m not going to take up crochet, but I might take up running. 🙂

  • i need to lose some weight = preciso perder um pouco de peso
  • i might take up tennis = talvez eu comece a jogar tênis
  • i only took it up recently = só comecei a praticá-lo recentemente
  • crochet = crochê

As a matter of fact, I do walk faithfully every day – or I try to! I walk with my Dad, sometimes with my brother, David. And several weeks ago, as we were walking, I noticed that we used several phrasal verbs naturally during our walk – to talk about walking, to talk about walking, and running, and exercising.

  • as a matter of fact = por falar nisso
  • i do walk faithfully = eu ando mesmo fielmente
  • i try to = eu tento
  • i noticed = notei
  • during our walk = durante a nossa caminhada
  • to talk about = para falar sobre

So during the next days or weeks, I’m going to share these phrasal verbs with you. So stay tuned. And don’t forget to participate on our site. Bye bye! Have a great day!

  • so during the next days = durante os próximos dias
  • share = compartilhar
  • stay tuned = fique ligado

Veja também:
Grandma Moses, Nunca É Tarde Demais Para Aprender [Phrasal Verb: Take Up (Something) / Take (Something) Up]

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How about you? What activity have you taken up? Or what activity do you plan to take up?  Please tell us about it below.

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15 comments “Por que o Tim Decidiu Começar a Correr [Phrasal Verb: Take Up Something]”

Hi Timmy how are you doing?
well i’ve red your podcast and i’ve noticed when you said: You’ve got four years ahead of you = você tem quatro anos pela frente, could i say The Olympic Games are four years away,or The Olympic Games are four years left is that right?

Regards

You would say that the Olympic Games are four years away. Or you can say that there are four years left until the Olympics.

Hi Timmy how are you doing?
well i’ve read your podcast and i’ve noticed when you said: You’ve got four years ahead of you = você tem quatro anos pela frente, could i say The Olympic Games are four years away,or The Olympic Games are four years left is that right?
sorry by the mistake “red” it was an typo.
Regards

Hi Timmy! i’ve seen your podcast about Ulysses, well my sport i will take up is running too, because I need burn weight. Tks by the tips and see you next time

Good luck with your running, Vera. I might just continue walking fast – it’s a great exercise, too.

Hi, I will take up contemporary dance.

That won’t be easy; will it?

Hi, Tim.

I’m loving these Phrasal Verbs though I didn’t use to write sentences with them. My knowledge of Phrasal Verbs has always been… hmmm… in a substandard way. Quite precarious to be honest.

Take up? Well, I’ve been feeling like working out at a local gym lately. So, I’d better take up some good exercise program. Despite having some muffin tops, I don’t intend to get six pac abs but to get fit and healthy. Could it be a good beginning?

Thanks a lot for your nice tips.

Sure, Fábio! That’s a great beginning! Great job with the phrasal verb! And good luck with your exercise program!

Hi Tim,
I’ve been trying to take up running for so long but my time is really short!
But your post was quite motivating and I’m thinking of starting to run tomorrow.
Thanks for the fruitful tips, I always suggest them to my students.

See ya

Thank you for recommending us to your students, Paulo! And good luck with your running!

HI, Tim,
I need to take up running or only walking.
That tip has made me think about my health.
Thanks for the phrasal verb too.
See you next time.

Thank you for your comment, Monica! Good luck with your English studies – and your exercise program! 🙂

Wow! besides teaching English phrasal verbs, it seems you´re also motivating people to start taking up some kind of physical exercise. That´s really good!I like working out but I know I need some aerobics, as well.Enjoy yoursef!

Yes, and I’m trying to motivate myself, too. 😉 Thank you for writing!


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