WORDS AND PHRASE FROM THE MOVIE
A CHRISTMAS STORY
|The line from the movie you heard
this time was:
That is the ugliest lamp I have ever seen in my entire life!
as translated in the movie:
Once again you probably won't be able to ever use that phrase. But we can at least learn some vocabulary words and an additional verb tense. La lámpara means "lamp". Fea is an adjective that means "ugly". Remember in Spanish you change the ending of adjectives to match the noun. La lámpara is feminine so you would say fea. If the noun was masculine you would say feo. Más was discussed earlier. Previously you might only be familiar with the present tense of a verb. For example, veo means "I see". This is called the present tense because the action is happening right now. But the person is saying "I have ever seen", which requires a different tense. This tense is called the "present perfect" (perfecto) tense. You create the present perfect tense by joining the present tense of the auxiliary verb haber "to have" with the past participle of the main verb. Toda means "all". Vida means "life".
Here are some more simple phrases. When there is a name just substitute any name.
¡Es una pierna!
Eschuchen esta oración.
Este árbol es muy bonito.
This is a very nice tree.
Árbol means "tree". Bonito means "nice or pretty". Because árbol is a masculine noun you say bonito. If there was a feminine noun you would say bonita. Muy means "very".
|fea||=||ugly (feminine things)|
|he visto||=||I have ever seen|
|oración||=||sentence or prayer|
|siéntate||=||take your seat or sit down|
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