You’ve Got Mail ~ 3

Captured from You’ve Got Mail © 1998 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The pace of my studies has slowed down. This is when I have to hang in there. I didn’t know that the vocabulary I had studied was so limited. When I looked it up in the dictionary, there were no difficult meanings or technical terms. I should go back to my original goal, which was to improve my English listening skills, not just struggle with word searches.

15. Watching Frank’s Interview

  • purity *> the state of not being mixed with anything else
  • integrity *> the quality of being honest and strong about what you believe to be right
  • out of hands = out of control
  • She’s coming on to you. #cast amorous glances
  • slobber > saliva or food to run out of the mouth

16. Going to Meet Kathleen

  • would love to = would very much like to
  • So I suppose she’s carrying a copy of a book with a flower in it? #one book
  • She could be a real dog, man. #ugly
  • I’ll say hello, have a cup of coffee and then I’ll split. #go away at once
  • squeaky > making very high noises that are not loud
  • compel *> to force someone to do something
  • You’re taking it to the next level. #next step
  • adorable *> charming, attractive, and easily loved
  • pathetic *> causing feelings of sadness or sympathy, pitifully or miserable

17. Meeting at Cafe Lalo

  • I’m expecting someone.
  • bottom line = net income
  • confront *> to face, meet, or deal with a difficult situation or person
  • meanness > the quality of being unwilling to give or share things, especially money
  • cruel *> extremely unkind and intentionally causing pain
  • You are nothing but a suit. #not worth anything
  • That’s my cue. #It’s time to pull the plug.

18. Getting Stood Up

  • trivet > a metal stand that you put on a table to protect its surface from hot dishes or pans
  • insult *> an offensive remark or action
  • Underneath that disagreeable exterior, #deep down in someone’s heart, at heart
  • This place is a well-oiled machine, my friend. #everything is going well
  • He never came. He stood you up. #he was a no-show and neglect you
  • He’s toast! #completely burnt
  • Those cab drivers are maniacs. #rough driving
  • unconscious > in a state as though you are sleeping, for example because you have been hit on the head
  • In a coma. # losing consciousness altogether and being unable to wake up
  • Stuck in intensive care. #ICU
  • It could be. #could possibly
  • detain > to force someone officially to stay in a place

19. Thinking about You

  • I was cruel, and I’m never cruel. #I’m no longer cruel
  • But l just want to say all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.
  • Even deserved. #It serves his right.

20. Deciding to Close

  • madly in love > to love someone very much
  • You are such a liar.
  • You are daring to imagine that you could have a different life. #if you were brave enough, you may have a better life (II conditional)
  • dare > to be brave enough to do something difficult or dangerous or that you should not do
  • big fat = such
  • the unknown = unknown world
  • That’s so mean. #not kind
  • It wasn’t meant to be. #it was destined to do so. (impossible love)

21. Going to the Movies

  • run = govern
  • Just as well. #that is happy anyway
  • anarchist > someone who believes that governments, laws etc are not necessary
  • dictators > a ruler who has complete power over a country, especially one whose power has been gained by force
  • surrogate > a surrogate person or thing is one that takes the place of someone or something else
  • She’s out of her mind. #confuse, mad
  • I could never be with anybody who doesn’t take politics seriously.
  • I can’t help myself. #can’t stop doing
  • But there is the dream of someone else.