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Session 14

Listen to find out how to use an everyday English expression.
በዕለት ተዕለት ንግግር ውስጥ ግልጋሎት የሚሰጡ የእንግሊዝኛ አገላለፆችን እንዴት መጠቀም እንደሚችሉ ለማወቅ ይህንን ያዳምጡ።

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Activity 1


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

  • clubbing
  • intense
  • recover

Listen to Herry and Feifei explaining the expression 'full on'. As you listen, answer these questions:

1. Did Harry enjoy his weekend?

2. Why / Why not?

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

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ጤና ይስጥልን፤ እንኳን አዳዲስ የእንግሊዝኛ አገላለፆችን እንዲማሩ ወደምናግዝበት English Expressions በደህና መጡ። ዛሬ 'full on'  “ከጫፍ እስከ ገደፉ” የተባለውን የእንግሊዝኛ አገላለጽ መጠቀምን እንማራለን። ምን ማለት ይመስልዎታል?. .  እርግጠኛ አይደሉም? እሺ፥ መስማትዎን ይቀጥሉ። ፌይፌይ እና ሃሪ የሳምንቱ የመጨረሻ ቀናትን እንዴት እንዳሳለፉ ሲነጋገሩ ያዳምጡ፤ ከሁለቱ የበለጠ ዘና ያለ ጊዜ ያሳለፈው ማን ይመስላችኋል? የማናቸው ጊዜስ የበለጠ ውጥረት የተሞላበት ነበር? ይህንን ለማወቅ ማዳመጥዎን ይቀጥሉ።

And the expression we are going to look at today which we hear a lot in colloquial speech is 'full-on'. So, Feifei – did you have a good weekend?

It was quiet. I stayed home most of the time. I watched a couple of old, black and white films with my grandmother on Sunday. That was the highlight. How about you?

Well, your weekend sounds quite… relaxed. Well, my weekend wasn't like your weekend at all. I went to the launch party of a new bar on Friday – that was quite a night! Then on Saturday my friends took me to a night club that went on until morning!

ሃሪ የበለጠ ውጥረት የተሞላበት የሳምንቱ የመጨረሻ ቀናትን ያሳለፈ ይመስላል። ፌይፌይ ከሴት አያቷ ጋር ፊልም በመመልከት ስታሳልፍ፥ ሃሪ ግን አርብ ዕለት ወደአንድ 'bar' መጠጥ ቤት አቅንቶ ከዚያ ቅዳሜ ምሽትን ደግሞ በ 'clubbing'  በጭፈራ ነው ያሳለፈው። ሃሪ ከቤት ውጭ ስላሳለፈው ምሽት ፌይፌይ ምን የምታስብ ይመስላችኋል?

Wow! That sounds exciting. Clubbing though - aren't you a bit old for that sort of thing?

No, I'm not too old, but to be honest – it was a bit full-on.

Full-on? What do you mean?

Well, the music, the dancing, the drinking, the energy. It was very intense. I'm not old, but I'm not as young as I was.

Right. So full-on means it was very intense.

Yeah. I think I'll need a few days to recover; it was so full-on.

What else can be full-on?

Some people are a bit full-on. A bit extreme. Not relaxing.

I know what you mean. Sarah's a bit full-on isn't she?

Yes, she scares me. She stands so close when she talks to me and stares straight into my eyes. Work can also be full-on when it's busy.

Work has been a bit full on lately hasn't it. We've had to do loads of overtime to get the new project finished.

It has been full-on, yes.

ሃሪ በጣም ውጥርጥር ባለ  ሁኔታ 'full-on' የሳምንቱን የመጨረሻ ቀናት ያሳለፈ ይመስላል።  full-on ከሁለት full እና on ከተሰኙ ቃላት የተመሰረተ ገላጭ ቃል ነው።  full የተባለው ቃል የሞላ፥ የበዛ ማለት ስለሆነ ከጠርዝ ያለፉ ወይንም ውጥረት የታጨቀባቸውን ሁኔታዎች ይገልፃል። 'full-on' አንድን በጣም ገደቡን የሳተ ወይንም ችግር የሚያስከትል ሁኔታን ወይንም ሰውን ሲገልፅ አሉታዊነት ሊኖረው ይችላል። ፌይፌይ 'full-on' ስትል ሳራን ገልፃታለች- ሰው በጣም ተጠግቶዎት ሲቆም ወይንም አተኩሮ ሲመለከትዎት በራስ መተማመንን የሚሸረሽር- ወይንም 'full-on' ይሆናል።

እስኪ ተጨማሪ ምሳሌዎችን እናዳምጥ።

Have a good holiday?
To be honest, not really. We were up at 6am every day to get as much sightseeing done as possible and didn't get to bed till midnight. It was so full-on. I feel like I need another holiday.

I really don't like children's parties. All those excited, screaming kids. It's too full-on.

London's too full-on. I need to move to the countryside.

Well, if you want a more relaxing weekend next time, come and watch some films with me and my grandmother. It's really laid back.

That sounds a lot less full-on. I'll do that.

ስለዚህም በሚቀጥለው ጊዜ ሃሪ 'full-on' የሳምንቱ መጨረሻ ቀናትን ማሳለፍን ረገብ አድርጎት፥ ይበልጡን ዘና የሚያደርግ ጊዜ ሊያሳልፍ ይችላል። በመጥኑ 'full-on' የሆነ ሰው ያውቃሉ? እርስዎስ አንዳንድ ጊዜ በመጠኑ 'full-on' ነዎት? ለተጨማሪ 'English Expressions' በሚቀጥለው ዝግጅታችን ይጠብቁን።


1. Harry didn't enjoy his weekend.

2. It was too intense for him.


How do I use it?

'Full-on' means 'very intense'.  It can be used to describe a situation or a person. Remember that it is made up of two words, which cannot be split up and are hyphenated.

I was quite intimidated because she was very full-on.

I wanted to relax, but our adventure holiday was too full-on for that.

Being an air-traffic controller is a very full-on job, you have to concentrate all the time.



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ተጨማሪ ጠቃሚ አገላለፆችን ለመማር እና የማዳመጥ ክህሎትዎን በመለማመድ ለማዳበር በቀጣዩ የእንግሊዝኛ አገላለፆች ዝግጅታችን ይጠብቁን።

Session Vocabulary

  • Colloquial
    ቀበልኛ/ ተለምዷዊ አነጋገር

    Launch party
    የምሥረታ ድግስ


    ውጥረት የተሞላበት