Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up, our all-English podcast series!
But what is khaki?
Hi, how are you doing?
Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up, our all-English podcast series! No diálogo de hoje, nosso personagem é um arquiteto que está conversando com sua cliente, mas algo não está sendo feito como ela quer, então vamos descobrir o que é?
Não deixe de falar todas as frases em voz alta, junto com a teacher Becs, para praticar bem a sua pronúncia e se tornar cada vez mais confiante com seu inglês. E não deixe de aproveitar o material extra que preparamos para você, está aqui embaixo!
Nós nos vemos na próxima! See you next time!
In this episode of Walk 'n' Talk Level Up you got to practice your pronunciation and learn some new expressions. You can continue your study session here, by reading the dialogue and checking out the written explanations with examples!
Jason: Wooden kitchen countertop, ceramic sink, tiles with three different shades of khaki…
Val: Lemme stop you right there, Jason.
Jason: Don’t you like the design? Khaki is really trendy, you know.
Val: As a matter of fact I do, and the remodeling is lovely, but…
Jason: So what’s in your mind? We could change to a marble countertop if you like.
Val: No, no, everything’s great, I just don’t know what “khaki” is.
New expressions and Vocabulary!
Even though we can translate this as “balcão”, it is actually a more specific part of the counter we are talking about with this word, the top, the upper surface of it. If you want to talk about the whole object, you can call it “counter”.
I left the shopping bags on the counter, can you put them away?
We use this counter for cleaning products.
It’s ok if you put hot pots here, the countertop is made of marble.
Lucas chose white for the kitchen countertop this time.
As a matter of fact
This expression is used to show some kind of contrast to what the other person said, and it can also be used in the sense of adding new, related information to the conversation:
Nicole knows how to speak French, as a matter of fact, she was a teacher once.
No, that is not what I said, as a matter of fact, I said the opposite!
Jack doesn’t work here, and as a matter of fact, he never has.
You can classify something as “trendy” when it is a popular thing, it’s related to the word “trend” that we see so often on social media: if something is “trending”, it is being seen and used by large numbers of people!
I’ve never been able to learn these trendy dances.
That kind of dress is getting more trendy every day.
Do you think I should put a trendy song on the background of my video?
If you like
As you heard in the dialogue, this sentence is the English equivalent of “if you want” in Portuguese! Yes, you may also use “if you want”, but “if you like” is a bit more common in daily conversation. The verb “like” can be used in the same sense in other cases too, check out some examples:
I bought some apples for the kids but you can have one if you like!
Today is Jane’s day off so she can do whatever she likes.
I’m paying so you can choose whatever food you like.
Remember that you can listen to this episode as many times as you wish! You can also read along, and enjoy this extra content. That way, you'll be able to understand these new structures and use them in conversations in the future. Keep in mind that the more daily contact you have with the English language, the better you’ll get, so make sure you’re here for our next episode!
See you next time!
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