Mean (una palabra muy importante para el nivel C1 de inglés)

Mean es una palabra muy importante en cuanto al nivel C1 de inglés se refiere. Va a darte mucho juego a la hora de conseguir puntos

 

¿Cuáles son sus significados?

  • Querer decir
    • What does that word mean?
  • Tener la intención
    • I’m so sorry. I never meant to hurt you.
  • Hacer algo a propósito
    • Did I just step on  your foot? Sorry, I didn’t mean it.
  • Hablar en serio
    • I really mean it when I say that you’re beautiful.
  • Infame/mezquino/cruel
    • That was a mean thing you did
    • He’s mean and vile
    • How to deal with mean comments on social media
    • She keeps bullying me. She is a very mean girl

De la tercera a la cuarta me encantan para el C1. Sin embargo, la primera no me gusta nada ya que se aprende desde los niveles más bajos de inglés.

Por aquí os dejo una lista de sustitutos de nivel para «I mean», que me encanta para conseguir puntos, y por tanto aprobar el nivel C1 de inglés.

En lugar de «I mean», vamos a decir:

 

  • That’s to say
  • What I’m getting at
  • To put it simply
  • To put it another way
  • The truth is/ To be honest
  • The thing is that
  • Actually
  • Afterall
  • My point is
  • Anyhow
  • On a whole
  • Well, anyway
  • Overall
  • In other words



 

Ejemplos:

-I really love Norman. I mean, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. That’s to say, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. What I ‘m getting at is that he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. To put it simply, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. To put it another way, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. The truth is/ To be honest, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. The thing is that he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. Actually, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. Afterall, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. My poing is that he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman.Anyhow, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman.On a whole, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. Well, anyway, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. Overall, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.

-I really love Norman. In other words, he is a very good friend and that is why I love him.


Sustitutos para «mean» útiles en la interacción oral nivel C1 de inglés

 

What I am getting at is…

En lugar de decir: «What I mean is…», vamos a decir: «What I am getting at is…»

Example: «What I am getting at is that Norman is a very good friend and that is why I love him».

 

I know where you’re coming from…

En lugar de decir: «I know what you mean…», vamos a decir: » I know where you’re coming from…»

Example: «I know where you’re coming from but I don’t agree with you»

 

*Detrás de esta expresión suele ir un «but». I know where you’re coming from, but……

Sé a donde quieres llegar, pero….

 

 


 

¿Te presentas a un examen C1 de inglés y necesitas vocabulario y estructuras de nivel para impresionar a los examinadores y conseguir puntos? Pincha en la imagen del libro.

 

Guía aprobar B2/C1 inglés

 

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