Real English Conversations Episode 2

In this lesson you will listen to one REAL English conversation and learn new English expressions.

ORIGINAL CONVERSATION

TRANSCRIPT

Onz: Hey, Onz. What you up to?

Onz 2: Hey, Onz. Nothing, just working on some stuff here for work slash business. What are you up to?

Onz: Me? Well, I was working on some things but I saw some pictures on Instagram and I noticed that you went to Miami this weekend. Big things.

Onz 2: Sure did. Yes, yes, yes.

Onz: So –

Onz 2: We went for, um … it was me and Christina for Carnival.

Onz: Oh, that’s what’s up.

Onz 2: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz: Well, look, I know so when we lived together back in Korea and we were working there, we always –

Onz 2: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz: – talked about traveling and stuff but like what’s your favorite part about traveling?

Onz 2: I like so many things but I think I like, like … to me in my head I think of like different stages. So like the world is huge, right?

Onz: Um-hmm (affirmative). Um-hmm (affirmative)..

Onz 2: Like you see like the globe and you’re like good grief and I’m living like this? Like a piece of it. When you travel, even if it’s like internationally or locally because from where I am, Miami’s three hours. Three and change, yeah.

Onz: Okay, three and some change. Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz 2: Um, that’s …yeah, that’s like still a whole other part of the world. It’s still just like Hispanic culture. I mean again, we were at the Carnival –

Onz: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz 2: Caribbean Carnival, um, because I know they have their own Carnival but it’s … you know, huge Hispanic culture. Like we went to –

Onz: Yeah.

Onz 2: – the beach and I’m really not definitely a huge beach person but on the side like there’s a bunch of restaurants. It was nothing to have him just walking around in bathing suits. I was like, “Uh, oh. Okay. Oh, where’s your clothes? Oh yeah, that’s right. This is Mi” This is another part of what my norm is. So I like seeing other people’s norms, other people’s cultures.

Onz: Oh, wait so the bathing suits that wasn’t because of Carnival? It was literally just how they walk around?

Onz 2: Right. So I’ve been to Miami before –

Onz: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz 2: – and so the difference in going for Carnival and this time, um, was that it was a little bit more of the Caribbean like flaggage, if you will.

Onz: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz 2: But think of it like a, like a … like again, if you go to the beach and like on the side where there’s like restaurants and stuff people are just walking up and down.

Onz: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz 2: That’s just Miami on a Tuesday.

Onz: Wow.

Onz 2: [laughs].

Onz: Look, I remember going to Miami years ago to visit one of my friends but I was only there for a short period of time but –

Onz 2: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz: – I remember it being hot but I don’t remember –

Onz 2: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz: – like being by the beach as much with the bathing suits and stuff. But I mean if it’s that hot –

Onz 2: Right.

Onz: I mean, I’m down with being outside, and walking around, and enjoying myself –

Onz 2: Yeah.

Onz: – and enjoying the water at the same time.

Onz 2: Exactly, and that’s the thing. No one seemed to me … I mean, I know I generally was because I was aware of it –

Onz: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz 2: – and so even for me I had on like this white, mesh what have you.

Onz: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz 2: And I was still being cautious of keeping it closed. I mean it’s mesh, so like –

Onz: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz 2: So how much closer could I have gotten out of it? But still, I’m like this is their norm. Like they’re just, “Oh, okay. You’re okay. It’s just different cultures I don’t know, I just like –

Onz: I can feel that.

Onz 2: – embracing in in others. Yeah, yeah, yeah. You’ve done some traveling yourself. I mean, you hung out in Korea for minutes like –

Onz: Yeah, I was there for almost two years. And look the thing that kept me there too was because of the culture aspect because Korea –

Onz 2: Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz: – was so opposite of my own culture being an American and being African American, it was so opposite that there was so many aspects of their culture that really intrigued me, and I was really curious to learn –

Onz 2: Yeah.

Onz: – so much about it, so –

Onz 2: Um-hmm (affirmative). Um-hmm (affirmative). Um-hmm (affirmative).

Onz: – I feel you on understanding how important it is to learn about cultures and –

Onz 2: Yeah.

Onz: – realizing that the cultures is really what I guess the pull is.

Onz 2: Right, and that’s kind of the best way to know it. I was gonna say the best way to know it is if you can get a good amount from a book, a movie and when you’re in that culture, it’s, it’s completely different. And, you know, like you said you’re African American. I’m Caribbean American and so it’s-it’s a different … yeah, culture.

Onz: Yeah.

Onz 2: But I liked it. I liked it a lot.

Onz: That’s what’s up, that’s what’s up. Well –

Onz 2: Yeah.

Onz: – look, Onz. Dang, I think my uncle’s calling me so I gotta run real quick but I’ll hit you back later.

Onz 2: Oh, okay.

Onz: But thank you, Onz.

Onz 2: All right, all right. I guess I’ll talk to you later.

Onz: All right.

Onz 2: All right, bye.

Onz: All right, bye.

 


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