UL from COVID19 News

White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing.
PPE. Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses.
We rely on ventilators.
On the subject of ventilators, …
… making the best of the situation
You were on the call.
Coronavirus pandemia
It’s the second-highest number of cases…
They’re desperately short of …
Law-makers are already debating…
Do you find yourself holding your tongue?
We’re undermanned* and underprepared
Face masks
God willing.
Let us know how we can help.
… turning a stadium into a jail for violating lockdown.
… spraying sanitizing liquid.
Send our love to them.
Pain-killing drugs
New deaths today
Total deaths top 4,000
Does wearing a mask slow down the process?
Makeshift tent hospital opening in NYC’s Central Park.
We hope to see a turnaround.
Who are we intubating?
… a significant surge in cases.
Stay home, stay safe.
Breaking news
8 people have tested positive.
Testing is …
In mid-April
People should be more appreciative of … efforts.
Officials are strongly considering to urge people to wear masks, to practice social distancing.
The president is expected to issue new guidelines.
It’s stressful to follow guidelines.
You’ll be next in line
But we’re a hotspot!
A parking garage becomes a field hospital.
One of the most critical shortages, ventilators.
We’re even running out of oxygen!!
… preparing for expected surge of patients.
Nursing staff runs short.
Doctors fall ill.
We’re hearing some worrying reports on…
As we have a little time, we’re using it to look ahead.
Mitigation is working and will work.
We’re setting up schedules.
The life-saving work you’re doing…
The lack of resources…
They need a supply of medical workers.
If there were plenty of masks available…
More importantly, …
This is tough but it is the answer to our problems.
We’ve got 30 days to slow the speed.
Don’t feel discouraged.

Testing for some NHS staff (UK)
Testing keeps staff away from work when they’re most needed.
A 13-year-old has been hit by the virus … it’s not known if he had an underlying condition.
As the covi seeps into our everyday life…
It’s been 4 weeks since …
…turned into an isolation centre…
…two out of every three people live in slums…
Staying indoors, social distancing
Millions who can’t afford … will be the worst off.
There will be tough penalties for breaking the quarentine.

The Tale of the Voice, by Emma Donoghue


Useful Language from Sex Education

  • Actually I’m going to walk. I love walking
  • You better learn your lines = Más te vale aprenderte el papel
  • Are you sure there’s nothing else you wanted to talk about?
  • It is possible to reignite passion
  • My mum, she’s staying with me
  • I’ve been trying to call you
  • What do you call a …?
  • That s their loss = Ellos se lo pierden
  • I messed up with you
  • I’m very happy for you
  • This is tricky (unfastening a bra)
  • I don ‘t mind being on my own. I can look after myself
  • You always came up with the most original ideas, but you never had any self- believe
  • We could do some father- son bonding
  • Please come, I want you to see how well I’m doing
  • We need to find a spot near a source of water(Camping)
  • Try and relax
  • I’m doing a vagina workshop
  • We have casual sex = A veces nos enrollamos
  • Can you give me a hand? Why would I do that?
  • You said you wouldn’t take long
  • She told me she has feelings for me
  • This way = Por aquí
  • Even we did not actually have sex, we kissed
  • Ask Google, like everyone else
  • You’re a real dick, you know = Eres un gilipoyas, sabes
  • It’s OK to admit we are lost
  • You’ve cheated on her again and you had no place to go
  • Please, never leave us again!
  • I think we got it wrong = creo que nos equivocamos
  • We should be friends
  • Are you breaking up with me?

Useful Language from Big Bang

With functional translation

• I just got the chills = Se me acaba de poner la carne de gallina
• There you go! = Eeeso es / Ahí le has dao / Adelante / Ahí vas!
• Of course not = Claro que no
• This is the right thing = Estamos haciendo lo k hay k hacer
• Sheldon’s quirky = Sheldon es raro
• Knock it off! = Stop it!!!
• That’s SO not true!!! = Halaaaaa qué (cacho) mentiraaaaa
• For starters, you might want to rethink = para empezar quizá tendrías que volver a pensar…
• It’s creepy when sb stares at you ad then asks you… = Da grima cuando alguien te mira fijamente y después te pregunta…
• Sb slapped me across my face = Me pegó un tortazo
• The longer I’m alone the more desperate I grow = Cuanto más tiempo llevo solo más desesperado estoy
• Instead of focusing = en lugar de concentrarme
• Perhaps I should soften the blow first = quizá mejor suavizar el golpe primero
• You probably had it coming = Probablemente te lo merecías (por malo!)
• When is your visa up? = ¿Cuándo expira tu visa?
• We’ve got a little off topic = Nos hemos ido un poco del tema
• There’s no point in dwelling on it = No tiene sentido seguir ahí (sufriendo por algo, dándole vueltas a algo)
• Instead of wallowing in sadness about Amy, it is time I find myself a new female companion
• Good for you = Muy bien
• Sup? / What’s up?
• Isn’t that a little unreasonable? = ¿No te estás pasando un poco?
• Off the top of my head? = Así de pronto?
• Damn it! I should’ve brought binoculars! = Mierda! Debería haberme traído los prismáticos
• Someone will show = Alguien aparecerá
• Can we call it a night? = Bueno, me marcho, si no te importa (cita o quedada de noche)