WORDS AND PHRASE FROM THE MOVIE
"A CHRISTMAS STORY"

When you first opened the page you heard this line from the movie:
"They looked at me as if I had lobsters crawling out of my ears."

or as translated in the movie:
Me miraron como si tuviera langostas en los oídos.

Now you probably won't be able to ever use that phrase.  However, you could easily figure out that langostas means lobsters and los óidos means ears.  This sentence does point out one thing that you have to be careful about.  Sometimes a sentence is not translated exactly from English to Spanish.  This sentence more or less says "They looked at me as if I had lobsters in my ears".  You should remember this when you learn a complete sentence. 


¡Es increíble!
I don't believe it!
What is actually being said here is "It is incredible".  Increíble you may notice is very close to the word "incredible".  Incredible means "not to be believe".  Note that in Spanish at the beginning of the sentence you use an upside-down exclamation point "¡" (called a principio de exclamación).

¿Qué es eso?
What is that?
Note that in Spanish at the beginning of a question they use an upside-down question mark "¿" (called a principio de interrogación).  Qué means "what".  Eso means "that".


Qué bien.
That's nice.
One of the many meanings of bien is nice.   What is actually said here is "what nice".


Se llama Victor.
His name is Victor.
You probably already are familar with the phrase "me llamo" which means "my name is". This is how you would say what another person's name is.  Se is the pronoun that means "his or her".


Es una broma.
I was just kidding (or I was just joking)
The Spanish word broma means "joke".  What is being said here is "It is a joke".


¡Ralph, espera!
Ralph, wait up!
Espera means "you wait!".   It is the command form of the verb "esperar" which means "to wait".  The next time you want one person to wait for you say "¡espera!".  Espera is also a noun.  Sala de espera is a "waiting room".  

 

Vocabulary Words
bien = nice
broma = joke
eso = that
espera = you wait
las langostas = lobsters
increíble = incredible
los oídos = ears
qué = what
vamos = let's go or we go

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