บทเรียนย่อย 22

What are weddings like where you live?
In today’s episode we will be discussing the similarities and differences between weddings in different cultures.

እርስዎ በሚኖሩበት አካባቢ ሰርግ ምን ዓይነት መልክ አለው?
በዛሬ ዝግጅታችን በተለያዩ ባህሎች በሚከናወኑ ሰርጎች መካከል ስላሉ ተመሳሳይነት እና ልዩነቶች እናወራለን።

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Late for the wedding!

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

  • late for your own funeral
  • funeral
  • tardy

Quiz

According to hitched.co.uk, how much does the average wedding cost in the UK? 
a) £7000
b) £17,000
c) £27,000

Listen to the discussion and find out the answer.

Listen to find the answers. Then check them on the transcript below.

แสดงเนื้อหาบทบันทึกเสียง ซ่อนเนื้อหาบทบันทึกเสียง

ዘሩባቤል
ስለአንድ ጉዳይ ወደምንወያይበትና ስለጉዳዩ ለማውራት የሚያስፈልገውን ቋንቋ ወደምናቀርብበት የEnglish Together ዝግጅት እንኳን በደህና መጡ። ዘሩባቤል እባላለሁ። አብረውኝ ቶም እና ሳም አሉ።

Tom
Hello everyone, I’m Tom.

Sam
Hi, and I’m Sam! Hi!

ዘሩባቤል
ሳም ለስቱዲዮ መግቢያ ሰዓት ልትዘገይ ተቃርባ ስለነበር ትንፋሽ አጥሯታል I thought people in England are always on time, Sam!

Sam
Well, yeah, that’s generally true! But the traffic was terrible this morning!

Tom
I don’t think so, Sam! I think you’d be late for your own funeral!

ዘሩባቤል
Ha ha! Be nice, Tom! ‘To be late for your own funeral’ ማርፈድ የማይታክተውን ሰው ለመግለፅ የምንጠቀምበት የእንግሊዝኛ አባባል ነው። ‘Funeral’ ስርዓተ ቀብር ማለት ነው። Does that really happen, Tom?

Tom
No, of course not! It’s just an expression. However, one story that has been in the news recently is that people in the UK have started being late for their own weddings!

ዘሩባቤል
Hitched.co.uk እንደሚለው እንግሊዝ ውስጥ በአማክይ ሠርግ ምን ያህል ወጪ ያስወጣል?
a) £7000 ሀ) 7000 ፓውንድ
b) £17,000 ለ) 17 000 ፓውንድ
c) £27,000 ሐ) 27 000 ፓውንድ

Sam
My goodness! How does this even happen?!

ዘሩባቤል
Good question, Sam! BBC Radio 4 በእሁድ ዝግጅቱ ያቀረበው እና ጋዜጠኛ ኤድ ስቱርተን ሰርጋቸው ላይ አርፍደው የሚመጡ ሰዎችን አንድ መቶ ፓውንድ ከሚቀጡ ቄስ ጋር ያደረገውን ውይይት እናዳምጥ።

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Presenter: Have you been especially inconvenienced by tardy brides?
Vicar: Well, at Holy Cross and throughout the Church of England we love to take weddings. This all began when I was away, actually. I was away in Africa and there were two weddings when I was away, the brides were 20 or 25 minutes late. I came back and there had been no explanation offered, or an apology, and my team felt a bit ill-used.
Presenter: And does it work?
Vicar: This year, everybody's got their cheques back! All the weddings have started on time. It's usually the brides, I'm sorry to say it's brides! Bridegrooms obviously arrive 40 minutes, an hour before. They sometimes are too early!

Tom
Did you hear that?! He called the brides ‘tardy’!

ዘሩባቤል
I heard that! ‘Tardy’ ብዙ ጊዜ አርፍዶ የሚመጣ ሰውን የሚገልፅ ቃል ነው I think it’s fair to say they are being tardy - that’s a long time!

Tom
Yeah, and think about the poor bridegrooms and how long they have to wait!

ዘሩባቤል
Yes! ‘Groom’ ወንድ ሙሽራ ማለት ነው።

Sam
So, if the bridegroom is early, and the bride is late, people could be waiting for almost an hour before the ceremony begins!

ዘሩባቤል
Right! ‘Ceremony’ ስነ ስርዓት። And that means that people would spend an extra £100 before the ceremony finishes!

Tom
Agh! Weddings are so expensive!

Sam
Yes, weddings are big business! What are weddings like where you are? Do you have big wedding receptions?

ዘሩባቤል
‘Reception’ የሰርግ ግብዣ ወይንም ድግስ ማለት ነው።

Tom
Most couples in the UK have a honeymoon, as well. That can’t be cheap, either!

ዘሩባቤል
‘Honeymoon’ የጫጉላ ሽርሽር ማለት ነው። The costs of a wedding can definitely add up!

Sam
In fact, that reminds me! You still haven’t told us the answer to today’s quiz!

ዘሩባቤል
አዎ፥ ልክ ነው! እንግሊዝ ውስጥ ያለውን አማካይ የሰርግ ወጪ ጠይቀን ነበር። መልሱ ሐ) £27,000 ፓውንድ ነው። That’s 10% more than last year!

Sam
Wow!

Tom
My goodness. Is there any need to have such extravagant weddings?!

ዘሩባቤል
‘Extravagant’ የተጋነነ ወጭ ማለት ነው። I think it’s nice to have an extravagant wedding. It’s one of the most important days of your life!

Tom
And it sounds like one of the most expensive days of your life as well! What a waste of money!

Sam
Tom! What would your bride say if she heard you say that!?

ዘሩባቤል
Yes, perhaps you need to be more romantic sometimes!
ዛሬ ስላየናችው ቃላት በድጋሚ እንነጋገር። አርፋጅ tardy’ ሰው ነዎት? ‘Late for your own funeral’ ለገዛ ራስዎ ቀብር አርፈደው ሊመጡ ይችላሉ? በቅርብ ጊዜ የሚከናወኑ ሰርጎች ወጪ የሚበዛባቸው ‘extravagant’ ይመስልዎታል? አንዳንድ ጊዜ ሰዎች ‘reception’ ለግብዣው ‘ceremony’ ለስነ ስርዓቱ እንዲሁም ለጫጉላው ‘honeymoon’ ማውጣት አለባቸው። የሴት ወይንም የወንድ ሙሽራ ‘groom’ ሆነው የሚያውቁ ከሆነ ሰርጉ ምን ዓይነት ነበር? ያሳውቁን! አብራችሁን ስለቆያችሁ እናመሰግናለን። በሚቀጥለው English Together ዝግጅታችን ይጠብቁን። ደህና ሁኑ!

Meaning & Use

the ceremony (noun)

When used as a countable noun, ceremony is 'a formal, public event, often following a tradition'. It is commonly associated with weddings, but can be used for other traditional or religious events.
The wedding ceremony was very intimate. Only family and very close friends were invited.
At the end of the school year, the students held an awards ceremony for their teachers. It was their way of saying thank you.

the reception (noun)

Reception is a noun that can have different meanings depending on the context. In this lesson, we will use the definition that refers to 'a formal party to celebrate something or welcome someone'. It is often associated with weddings, but can be used for other formal events, also.
Chris and Leslie decided to have a small ceremony but a big reception for their wedding. They just wanted to have a big, fun party!
After he has met with the president and ministers, there will be a reception to formally welcome the ambassador.

honeymoon (noun)

Honeymoon can be a verb or a countable noun, but is most commonly used as a noun to mean 'a holiday that two people take after they get married'. It is often used in the phrase 'to go on honeymoon'.
After the stress of planning the wedding, we couldn't wait to go on our honeymoon
Many people tend to go abroad on their honeymoon (noun) nowadays but, in the past, people used to honeymoon (verb) closer to home.

extravagant (adjective)

If someone or something is extravagant, they 'spend or cost a lot of money, especially more than is needed or reasonable'.
Why are we taking a taxi when we can walk there? Don't be so extravagant!
Kevin gave me a beautiful watch for my birthday. I love it, but it was a very extravagant present, and now I feel like I have to get him something very expensive for his birthday.

Late for the wedding!

4 Questions

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Over to you!

Do you think having an 'extravagant' wedding is fun or a waste of money? Which do you think is the more important part of a wedding - the 'ceremony' or the 'reception'? Tell us on our Facebook group.

Join us for our next episode of English Together when we will learn more useful language and practise your listening skills.
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Session Vocabulary

  • Late for your own funeral!
    ለራስ ቀብር አርፍዶ መምጣት

    a funeral
    ስርዓተ ቀብር

    tardy
    ዳተኛ/ አርፋጅ

    the groom/ bridegroom
    የወንድ ሙሽራ

    the reception
    ግብዣ

    the ceremony
    ስነ ስርዓት

    extravagant
    የተጋነነ ወጭ

    the honeymoon
    ጫጉላ