miércoles, 7 de mayo de 2008

Podcast 83. La Estantería (Escuchar / Listen)



Cambiemos esta estantería. Es tan fácil de decir como difícil de hacer.

Llevamos viviendo en esta casa veinte años y parece mentira la cantidad de cosas que uno puede llegar a almacenar en veinte años. Casi cinco metros de pared cubierta de estanterías, dos filas de libros por estante, pilas de papeles, bolígrafos, lapiceros de todos los colores, viejos discos de vinilo, cajas llenas de fotografías, diapositivas, cintas de video, cassetes, etc.

Era un buen momento para reorganizar y hacer algo de limpieza, la idea era deshacernos de las cosas que ya no necesitamos y donar algunos libros y enciclopedias. Compramos unas cajas de mudanza y nos pusimos manos a la obra.

El caso es que después de pesar dos días vaciando la vieja estantería y revisando libros, papeles y fotografías, nos dimos cuenta de que no había tantas cosas de las que quisieramos deshacernos.

Después de cuatro días de trabajo lo que hemos hecho ha sido cambiar las estanterías viejas por unas nuevas y volver a colocar todo otra vez y aunque ya no tenemos giradiscos para escuchar los discos de vinilo ni video para ver las cintas todo ha vuelto a su sitio. Quizá dentro de 20 años nos decidamos a usar las cajas de mudanza para tirar todo eso.

De momento, todo está en su sitio, eso si…los CDs estan ahora por orden alfabético.

The Bookshelf

Let’s change the Bookshelf! This is so easy to say, and difficult to do.

We have been living in this house for twenty years now and you may find it hard to believe the large amount of things we have stored during these years. Nearly five metres of wall covered with shelves, two rows of books per shelf, piles of papers, ballpoints, coloured pencils, old vinyl records, boxes full of photographs, slides, video tapes, cassetes, etc.

It was a good moment to reorganize and clean up. The idea was to sort out the things we don’t use and to donate some books and encyclopedias. We bought some moving boxes and we got down to work.

The thing is that after spending two days clearing out the old bookshelf and going through books, papers and photos, we realised there were not so many things we wanted to get rid of.

After four days of working we have changed the old bookshelves to new ones and we have put everything back again. And although we haven’t a turntable for vinyl records nor video for video tapes, everything has been returned to its place. Perhaps in 20 years, we may decide to use the moving boxes to throw all of these things away.

At the moment, everything is tidy, and … the CDs are now in alphabetical order.

4 comentarios:

YA76OO dijo...

I love this, Thank you

Anónimo dijo...

Should there be an accent mark on
the 'i' in the word "bolígrafos"?
- GD in California

Anónimo dijo...

I've listened now to your commentary for the piece "La estantería". I am currently at the end of my first year of Spanish and can't entirely follow your rapid spoken Spanish. I realized, though, in listening to you, that "esta" in the expression "todo esta en su sitio" is the present indicative (subject being "todo") of the verb estar. If that's right, then there should be an accent mark on the "a" in "está". I had a quarter point deducted in my last exam, here in California, for forgetting the accent mark on dé (present subjunctive, third person singular of the verb dar). I'm retaliating now and penalizing you a half point for the accent mark forgotten here and for the mark omitted earlier in "bolígrafo". That puts me a quarter point ahead of the teaching academy.

ssl4you_gramatica dijo...

Gracias por las correcciones alumno aventajado.

 
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