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Sua saúde vai bem? Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Intermediário

E aí, tudo bem?

Manter a saúde é algo com que devemos nos preocupar e existem pessoas que são extremamente saudáveis, mesmo numa idade avançada. Leia a história do seguinte senhor e aproveite para praticar sua pronúncia e sua audição


One day an older fella was in for a checkup. After his examination, his doctor was amazed.

“Holy cow! Mr. Edwards, I must say that you are in the greatest shape of any 64 year old I have ever examined!”

“Did I say I was 64?”

“Well, no, did I read your chart wrong?”

“Damn straight you did! I’m 85!”

“85!! Unbelievable! You would be in great shape if you were 25! How old was your father when he died?”

“Did I say he was dead?”

“You mean…”

“Damn straight! He’s 106 and going strong!”

“My Lord! What a healthy family you must come from! How long did your grandfather live?”

“Did I say he was dead?”

“No! You can’t mean…”

“Damn straight! He’s 126, and getting married next week!”

“126! Truly amazing, Mr. Edwards. But gee, I wouldn’t think a man would want to get married at that age!”

“Did I say he ‘wanted’ to get married?…”


fella = cara, homem
was in for = foi fazer, entrou para fazer
amazed = surpreso
Holy cow! = Puxa vida!
shape = forma
chart = ficha
Damn straight…! – É claro que…!
still going strong = ainda forte
You can’t mean… = Não vá me dizer que…
get married = casar-se
truly = verdadeiramente
gee = puxa, nossa

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About the Author: Adir

English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.