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Superlatives. Los superlativos. Which is the longest river in Ireland?


Conversaciones en inglés: Superlatives. Los superlativos.

Which is the longest river in Ireland? 

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Superlatives - Los superlativos


Interviewer: What's the most beautiful city in the USA?
Michael:      New York, to me. The most diversified, so it's the best.

Interviewer: What do you think the most beautiful country in the
world is?
Mary:           The most beautiful country in the world is Greece.

Patty:          The, uhm, coldest country in the world is Antarctica? No,
uh, is that a country? is Antarctica.

Interviewer: Is Edinburgh bigger than Glasgow?
Kevin:          No, Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland.
Interviewer: Which is the most beautiful part of Scotland.
June:            I think Perth is.
Josie:          It's the cleanest.

Interviewer: Which is the biggest town in Ireland?
Eoin:           Dublin is by far the biggest, yeah.
Interviewer: And which is the most beautiful town in Ireland?
Eoin:           The most beautiful town in Ireland? Uhm, I don't think it's
Dublin, anyway. Galway, maybe. Galway.

Interviewer: And which is the longest river in Ireland?
Dermot:      The Shannon River is the longest river in Ireland.

Interviewer:       And what was your favourite place in Europe?
Marie Louise:   The most comfortable place for us to visit was
England because there's no language barrier.
Interviewer:       And which country did you like the best?
Ken:                  I think I liked France the best.

Interviewer:  Can you tell me, what are the French like?
Hayles:         The French are delightful people. The most civilized in the
world.

Interviewer: What do the English spend most money on?
Rupert:        I spend most money on music, uhm.

Jackie:       I think the most unfair thing is that the English think
the Scots are mean, but in fact they're sensible with their money,
and in my experience, the English are mean.

Vocabulario:

to me - para mi

language barrier - barrera del idioma

delightful people - gente encantadora    (delightful = wonderful)
  • It has been delightful meeting you.
  • It was a delightful party.

by far - con diferencia  Used to say that something or someone is much more better o superior to others
She is by far the best student . - Ella es la mejor alumna con diferencia
He is by far the tallest person in the class.
That car is by far the best we have.

the most unfair thing - lo más injusto


Gramática:

Note la diferencia en el orden de las palabras entre el inglés y el español. En inglés tenemos, superlative + noun (the biggest city) y en español tenemos, sustantivo + superlativo (la ciudad más grande)
  • London is the biggest city in England. - Londres es la ciudad más grande de inglaterra.

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Int:               What's the most beautiful city in the USA?
Michael:      New York, to me. The most diversified, so it's the best.
Int:                What do you think the most beautiful country in the world is?
Mary:           The most beautiful country in the world is Greece.
Ent:        ¿Cuál es la ciudad más bonita de los EE.UU.?
Michael:  New York, para mí. El más diversificada, entonces que es la mejor.
Ent:        ¿Cuál crees que es el país más bonito del mundo?
María:    El país más bello del mundo es Grecia.
Patty:          The, uhm, coldest country in the world is Antarctica? No, uh, is that a country? is Antarctica.Patty:       la, uhm, el país más frío del mundo es la Antártida? No, uh, ¿es un país? es la Antártida.
Int:                Is Edinburgh bigger than Glasgow?
Kevin:        No, Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland.
Int:             Which is the most beautiful part of Scotland.
June:         I think Perth is.
Josie:        It's the cleanest.
Ent:    ¿Es Edimburgo más grande que Glasgow?
Kevin:   No, Glasgow es la ciudad más grande de Escocia.
Ent:      ¿Cuál es la parte más hermosa de Escocia?
Junio:   Creo que es Perth.
Josie:   Es la más limpia.
Int:              Which is the biggest town in Ireland?
Eoin:        Dublin is by far the biggest, yeah.
Int:            And which is the most beautiful town in Ireland?
Eoin:         The most beautiful town in Ireland? Uhm, I don't think it's Dublin, anyway. Galway, maybe. Galway.
Int:              And which is the longest river in Ireland?
Dermot:    The Shannon River is the longest river in Ireland.
Ent:      ¿Cuál es la ciudad más grande de Irlanda?
Eoin:    Dublín es el más grande, con diferencia, sí.
Ent:      ¿Y cuál es la ciudad más bonita de Irlanda?
Eoin:      La ciudad más bella de Irlanda? Uhm, no creo que sea Dublín, por lo menos. Tal vez Galway. Galway.
Ent:       ¿Y cuál es el río más largo de Irlanda?
Dermot:  El Río Shannon es el río más largo de Irlanda.
Int:               And what was your favourite place in Europe?
Marie Louise:  The most comfortable place for us to visit was England because there's no language barrier.
Interviewer:      And which country did you like the best?
Ken:                I think I liked France the best.
Ent:           ¿Y cuál era su lugar favorito en Europa?
Marie Louise:  El lugar más cómodo para nosotros a visitar fue Inglaterra porque no hay barrera del idioma.
Ent:          ¿Y qué país te gustó más?
Ken:         Francia creo que me gustaba  el mejor.
Int:                 Can you tell me, what are the French like?
Hayles:       The French are delightful people. The most civilized in the world.
Ent:       ¿Me puedes decir, ¿cómo son  los franceses?
Hayles: Los franceses son encantadores. Los más civilizados de todo el mundo.
Int:          What do the English spend most money on?
Rupert:   I spend most money on music, uhm.
Ent:        ¿En qué gasta los ingleses la mayoría de su dinero?
Rupert:  Yo gasto más dinero en la música, uhm.
Jackie:    I think the most unfair thing is that the English think the Scots are mean, but in fact they're sensible with their money, and in my experience, the English are mean.Jackie: Creo que lo más injusto es que los ingleses piensan que los escoceses son tacaños, pero en realidad somos responsables con el dinero, y en mi experiencia, los Ingleses son tacaños.


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