Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. Junior Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Mar 2016
    • Posts: 59
    #1

    Need your help with listening a dialogue.

    Unfortunately, this time I could barely hear anything of this dialogue(Maxwell, R&B singer, in Paris). Any help would really be appreciated.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN_FPBxc40Q
    (From around 00:08)
    -Oh my god. You ??? a beautiful season here.
    -If I ?? I feel myself ?? I've been like "Got damn I'm the man".
    -But straight up, I have few friends here in the audience. I just want to tell them I love them.
    -I can't say who but all I know is that that person who protects us... we don't know ?? protected.
    -A special friend from air force base. I send you my love my brother. I wanna take you to a lake by the ocean... I wanna show you...

  2. VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 6,508
    #2

    Re: Need your help with listening a dialogue.

    you've got a beautiful season here.
    If I lived here, I'd feel myself, too. I'd be like, "Goddamn, I'm the man"
    that person protects us when we don't know we're being protected

  3. Junior Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Mar 2016
    • Posts: 59
    #3

    Re: Need your help with listening a dialogue.

    Thank you. I have two questions.
    1. What does "Got damn I'm the man" in the context? What was he trying to say?
    2. What is the usage of "But straight up"? I found that "straight up" means "honestly". I just don't how 'but' precedes 'straight up' because 'but' is usually for indicating contrast.

  4. VIP Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Mar 2014
    • Posts: 6,508
    #4

    Re: Need your help with listening a dialogue.

    1. I don't really know. He was trying to flatter the audience by paying a compliment to the city of Paris.
    2. He's using "but straight up" in the sense of but seriously. This phrase marks a change of tone away from the previous mildly jocular remark. He wants the audience to know he's now going to say something sincere and heartfelt.

  5. Junior Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Mar 2016
    • Posts: 59
    #5

    Re: Need your help with listening a dialogue.

    I got it. Thank you for clearing up.

  6. teechar's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Iraq
      • Current Location:
      • Iraq

    • Join Date: Feb 2015
    • Posts: 7,777
    #6

    Re: Need your help with listening a dialogue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bebop7 View Post
    What does "Got damn I'm the man" mean in that context?
    That's not what jutfrank wrote in post #2.

  7. Junior Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Mar 2016
    • Posts: 59
    #7

    Re: Need your help with listening a dialogue.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    That's not what jutfrank wrote in post #2.
    Thank you for letting me know that. I didn't proofread at all because I was kind of hurry, being ready to go work in the morning.
    By the way, is it wrong to say "in the context" not "in that context"? I think 'the' is OK to use.

  8. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 12,661
    #8

    Re: Need your help with listening a dialogue.

    In the context and in that context are both correct in the right contexts.

    This thread's subject should be Need your help understanding a dialogue.​ No period ("full stop" in BrE) is necessary in a title.
    I am not a teacher.

  9. Junior Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Mar 2016
    • Posts: 59
    #9

    Re: Need your help with listening a dialogue.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In the context and in that context are both correct in the right contexts.

    This thread's subject should be Need your help understanding a dialogue.​ No period ("full stop" in BrE) is necessary in a title.
    I will keep the rule in mind. Next time, I will submit a new thread.

  10. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 47,916
    #10

    Re: Need your help with listening a dialogue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bebop7 View Post
    "Got damn I'm the man"
    As jutfrank showed in post #2, it's "Goddamn it", sometimes written as "God damn it".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Mar-2017, 23:24
  2. Listening help (struggle with listening to the dialogue of a concert)
    By Bebop7 in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Mar-2017, 23:24
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-Apr-2008, 00:45
  4. Listening Practice and Listening Practise on the Internet
    By Anonymous in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-Jan-2008, 06:34
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-Nov-2006, 03:30

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •