ਸੈਸ਼ਨ 5

What would you do if you found a wallet full of cash? In today’s episode we will be discussing money and honesty.
ገንዘብ ዝመልአት ማሕፉድ እንተ ትረኽቡ እንታይ ኰን ምገበርኩም? ኣብ ናይ ሎሚ መደብና ብዛዕባ ገንዘብን ቅንዕናን ክንዝቲ ኢና።

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What would you do if you found a wallet full of cash?

Look at the Session Vocabulary – make sure you know what these words mean:

  • to run off
  • valuable
  • related to

Quiz

In which city are you more likely to get your wallet returned to you if you drop it in the street:

  • Moscow, Russia?
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?
  • Helsinki, Finland?

Listen to the discussion about what the presenters would do if they found a wallet in the street and find out the answer.

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ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ሰላም: እንቋዕ ናብ መደብ English Together ብድሓን መጻእኩም። ኣብዚ መደብ’ዚ ብዛዕባ ሓደ እዋናዊ ኣርእስቲ ክንመያየጥ ኢና። ብእኡ ኣቢልና ድማ ብዛዕባኡ ንምዝራብ ዘኽእል ቋንቋ ከነስንቐኩም ኢና። ኣነ ተመስገን'የ፡ምሳናውን ፊልን ቶምን ኣለዉ።

Phil
Hi, I’m Phil.

Tom
And I’m Tom. Welcome to the programme!

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ሎሚ ብዛዕባ ገንዘብ ክንዘራረብ ኢና፡ ወይ ብፍላይ ድማ፡ ንበል ኣብ ጽርግያ ገንዘብ ዝመልአት ማሕፉድ ወይ ፓርተፎልዮ እንተ ትረኽቡ እንታይ ኰን ምገበርኩም? ምወሰድኩምዎዶ ምመለስኩምዎ? ብመሰረት ኣበዚ ቀረባ እዋን ነዚ ሕቶ’ዚ ንምምላስ ብመጽሄት ሪደርስ ዳጀስት ዝተኻየደ መጽናዕታዊ ፈተነ ክንደይ ካብኦም ከም ዝምልሱ ንምርኣይ፡ 12 ማሕፉዳታት ኣብ 16 ከተማታት-ዓለም ብፍላጥ ተደርብየን ተረኺበን። ኣበየነይቲ ከተማ ዝነብሩ ሰባት እቶም ዝቐንዑ ኰይኖም ተረኺቦም ይመስለኩም?
ሀ) ሞስኮ፡ ሩስያ
ለ) ሪዪ-ደ-ጃነይሮ፡ ብራዚል
ሐ) ሀልሲንኪ፡ ፊንላንድ

Tom
It depends. How much money are we talking about?

Phil
Tom!

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ብመጀመርታ ነታ ኣብ ሲ ኤን ኤን ዝወጸት ብዛዕባ ሓደ ገንዘብ ዝመልአት ማሕፉዳ ዝመለሰ ሰብ እትትርኽ ዛንታ ንስማዕ፡ ብድሕሪኡ በቲ ጕዳይ ክንዘራረብ ኢና።

News insert
What would you do if you found a wallet full of cash - $1,500 to be exact? Would you return it? A recent incident in California might surprise you. A teenager was seen on surveillance footage returning a wallet with $1,500 inside. It happened outside a home in California after the young man found the wallet filled with $1,500 in cash and credit cards in the driveway of a neighbour’s home, proving that there are still good people out there.

Tom
$1,500? That’s a lot of money.

Phil
Yeah, it is! I’d be absolutely devastated if I lost that amount of money!

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
I would be devastated, as well! ‘Devastated’ ሕርር-ኩምትር ምባል ማለት’ዩ።

Tom
And the people who lost the wallet were probably devastated! That is so much money to lose!

Phil
Yeah, but when they got it back they were probably completely thrilled! Imagine how happy they were to get their wallet back.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
Absolutely! ‘Thrilled’ ሕጉስ-ፍንጭሕ ምባል ማለት’ዩ። Yes, what a relief!

Tom
I think I’d be thrilled if I found that much money on the street!

Phil
Really, Tom? Would you seriously think about keeping the money if you found it on the street?

Tom
I’d probably think about it, yeah. I mean, if someone is carrying around that much money in their wallet and they lose it, that’s their fault, really! They should be more careful!

Phil
Ok, true, but it is quite easy to lose a wallet. I mean, we’ve all done it.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
Yes, I have, and I was very upset.

Tom
Well, I haven’t. I always know where my wallet is.

Phil
Well, then you don’t know what it feels like to lose something that’s valuable to you. You can feel totally heartbroken.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
Yes, especially if it contains some personal possessions that you can’t replace. ‘Heartbroken’ ልቡ-ዝተሰብረ ማለት’ዩ።

Phil
Exactly! When I lost my wallet a few years ago, I was more heartbroken about losing my photos than anything else.

Tom
I suppose, to be fair, I probably would be more likely to return a wallet if it had personal things in it.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
ሕራይ በሉ፡ ሕጂ ነቲ ኣቐዲምና ሓቲትናኩም ዝነበርና ሕቶ ደጊምና ንርአ። ካብ’ዘን ዝስዕባ ሰለስተ ከተማታት፡ ኣየነይተን እያ ዝያዳ ቅንዕቲ?
ሀ) ሞስኮ፡ ሩስያ
ለ) ሪዪ-ደ-ጃነይሮ፡ ብራዚል
ሐ) ሀልሲንኪ፡ ፊንላንድ
እቲ ቅኑዕ መልሲ ሐ/ ሀልሲንኪ፡ ፊንላንድ እዩ።

Tom
Oh, Phil, if only you’d lost your wallet in Helsinki, eh?!

Phil
Yeah, that would have been good! I might have got it back. I would have been absolutely ecstatic if that had happened.

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
Me too! ‘Ecstatic’ ብታሕጓስ ዝተጨደ ማለት’ዩ።

Tom
Do you know what would make me ecstatic?

Phil
What, Tom?

Tom
Finding your wallet.

Phil
Why?

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
Yeah, why?

Tom
So then I could give it back to you.

Phil
Oh, Tom!

ኣቕራቢ ቋንቋ ትግርኛ
እዚኣ’ባ ግርም ቶም!
ናይዚ ሰሙን’ዚ ትምህርቲ ወዲእና ቅድሚ ምፍልላይና ነቶም ሎሚ ዝተዘራረብናሎም ቃላት ተመሊስና ንርኣዮም። ኵሎም ሓያል ስምዒታት ዝገልጹ’ዮም። ‘Devastated’, ሕርር ኩምትር ዝበለ፡ ‘heartbroken’, ልቡ-ዝተሰብረ፡ ‘thrilled’, ሕጉስ-ፍንጭ ዝበለ፡ ‘ecstatic’, ብታሕጓስ-ዝተጨደ። እዚኣቶም እቶም ዝለዓሉ ቅጽላት’ዮም፡ እዚ ማለት ድማ ምስ’ዞም ዝስዕቡ ቃላት ክንጥቀመሎም ንኽእል፣ ‘totally’, ምሉእ-ብምሉእ፡ ‘absolutely’, ኣዐርዪ, ‘completely’, ፈጺሙ።
ምሳና ስለዝጸናሕኩም ነመስግን፡ ኣብ ዝመጽእ ሰሙን ብኻልእ ትሕዝቶ መደብ English Together የራኽበና!

 

Meaning 

be devastated (adjective)

be very upset by something.

 I was devastated when I lost all my money.

 I was devastated when I heard that the school was going to close.

 

be heartbroken (adjective)

be very sad. We often use this to talk about romantic love.

 I was heartbroken when my wife left me.

 I was heartbroken when my family pictures got deleted.

 

be ecstatic (adjective)

be very happy.

 I was ecstatic when I got the job.

 I was ecstatic when my team won the cup.

 

be thrilled (adjective)

be very happy and excited.

 I was thrilled when I went to China the first time.

 She was thrilled to be singing in front of a crowd.

 

Use

All of these adjectives express a strong feeling - for example, 'devastated' means 'to be very upset by something' - and are called extreme adjectives. If we want to make the feeling of extreme adjectives even stronger, we can use adverbs such as 'absolutely', 'completely' and 'totally'.

 I’d be absolutely devastated if I lost that amount of money!

 When they got it back they were probably completely thrilled.

 You can feel totally heartbroken.

You can also use the adverb 'really' with extreme adjectives but, be careful, you cannot use 'very'!

 

 

What would you do if you found a wallet full of cash?

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Session Vocabulary

  • absolutely devastated
    ብክቱር ኣምዑት ዘሕርር

    completely thrilled
    ልቢ ኣዝዩ ዝምስጥ

    totally heartbroken
    ኵሉዅሉ ልቢ ዝሰብር

    absolutely ecstatic
    ኣዐርዩ ብታሕጓስ ምፍንጫሕ

    flyers
    ናይ ሓበሬታ ወረቐት

    to run off
    ምህዳም

    valuable
    ክቡር

    related to
    ዝተዛመደ