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¿De cuántas maneras distintas puedes decir lo mismo?

Uno de los problemas que solemos tener al hablar o escribir en inglés es el de no poder expresar  un mismo concepto con distintas palabras.

De forma frecuente nos aprendemos frases hechas, palabras, etc., para verbalizar un determinado pensamiento, pero cuando necesitamos sinónimos, nos quedamos en blanco.

En inglés disponemos de multitud de opciones para expresar lo mismo de forma distinta, así que vamos a poner un ejemplo de la cantidad de formas en las que podemos expresar un mismo hecho.

En este primer post exponemos el hecho y una alternativa. En sucesivas entradas iremos ofreciendo todas las opciones posibles.

Every day I rise at 6:30.  I make a cup of coffee and drink it quickly. Then I prepare myself for the workday: I shower, shave, tie my tie, etc. My wife does the same downstairs, but instead of shaving she does her makeup.  We leave the house at 7:30 and we catch the subway. However, this is where we part ways, as she goes towards the center and I head towards a technology park in the outskirts. Because of the distance from my office, she usually arrives home first. Normally we take turns cooking dinner, but I have to admit that she is a better cook. We don’t watch TV at night because the TDT does not work in my neighborhood.  We usually go to bed at 11:00, and we each read our novel before we go to sleep”.

Hemos hablado muchas veces de la polivalencia del verbo get, así que vamos a demostrarlo aquí.

Este mismo párrafo se puede expresar casi por entero utilizando dicho verbo:

Every day I get up at 6:30.  I get a cup of coffee and drink it quickly. Then I get ready for the workday: I shower, shave, get my tie on, etc. My wife does the same downstairs, but instead of shaving she gets her makeup on.  We get out of the house at 7:30 and we get the subway. However, this is where we get separated, as she goes towards the center and I head towards a technology park in the outskirts. Because of the distance from my office, she usually gets home first. Normally we take turns getting dinner, but I have to admit that she is a better cook. We don’t watch TV at night because we don’t get TDT in my neighborhood.  We usually get to bed at 11:00, and we each read our novel before we get to sleep”.

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