martes, 24 de agosto de 2010

REALMENTE LAMENTO


I Really Regret it

REALMENTE ME APENA. Víctor conversa con Amalia, compañera de trabajo, acerca de la carrera universitaria que eligió seguir y lamenta haber elegido esa particular especialización.  
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I REALLY REGRET IT
Victor:
I'm thinking of going back to school to get another degree. It's so hard to find a job with a degree in literature.
Amalia:
Yeah, I know what you mean.
Victor:
I should have studied something more practical. If I'd been more sensible, I would have majored in economics.
Amalia:
Why did you major in literature?
Victor:
I don't know! I should have listened to my mother. She wanted me to major in business.
Amalia:
Oh? What does she do?
Victor:
Mom? She's a literature professor.
Amalia:
I guess I could have made better use of my time in college, too.
Victor:
How do you mean?
Amalia:
Oh, I spent too much time studying. I should have taken part in more extracurricular activities – you know, like joining the drama club or the swimming team or something like that. If I'd enjoyed myself more, I would have made a lot more friends.
Victor:
Yeah, but didn't you get incredible grades in college? You might not have done so well if you'd spent your time doing a lot of other things.
Amalia:
Oh, I know lots of people who studied hard and did well – but played hard, too – and left college with four years of terrific memories. I really regret that I didn't do that. I missed out entirely.
GLOSSARY: think of: pensar en (presta atención al uso de of); going back: regresar; degree: título universitario; should have studied: debería haber estudiado; practical: práctico, de mayor utilidad; if I'd been = if I had been: si yo hubiera / hubiese sido; majored in: especializado en; economics: economía, ciencias económicas; better use of my time: un mejor uso de mi tiempo; how do you mean?: ¿a qué te refieres?; taken part in: integrado, formado parate de; extracurricular: fuera del programa de estudios oficial; joining: asociarse, pasar a formar parte de; grades = scores, marks: notas, puntajes; you might not have done so well: quizás no te habría ido tan bien; did well: les fue bien; terrific memories: fantásticos recuerdos; missed out entirely: no lo tuve en cuenta para nada.

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