got a nice nap out of it, so

Status
Not open for further replies.

Offroad

Key Member
Joined
Feb 9, 2008
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
Brazilian Portuguese
Home Country
Brazil
Current Location
Brazil
-Oh, sorry I missed you. We – funny thing is we went to see a friend of ours, bought a house out in the country. We were just going on a little drive to see it. Well, the roads you’re on are all windy back there, and we got lost and ended up down in Brown County.
-Oh, no!
-So that’s why we weren’t home till late.
-Oh, no – you got lost, huh?
-Yeah, so at least little Missy got a nice nap out of it, so.

So, teachers, This is a man talking to a woman, I just would like to know the meaning of "got a nice nap out of it, so".

Many thanks.


 

Anglika

No Longer With Us
Joined
Oct 19, 2006
Member Type
Other
They got lost and took a long time finding their way back. The only person who benefited is the child [little Missy] who slept. She got a nice nap out of it [the problem of being lost]
 

Offroad

Key Member
Joined
Feb 9, 2008
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
Brazilian Portuguese
Home Country
Brazil
Current Location
Brazil
Thanks Anglika, could you tell me what is the meaning of this sentence as well?

the roads you’re on are all windy back there

I can't understand the "back" usage on this sentence.

Thank you very much!!!
 

susiedqq

Key Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2008
Member Type
Academic
Native Language
English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Well, the roads you’re on are all windy back there (where the roads are crooked and it's probably difficult to drive on them)
 

Anglika

No Longer With Us
Joined
Oct 19, 2006
Member Type
Other
Colloquialism - in this context, "back there" is "in the countryside" and probably in the remote countryside.

"Back there in the sticks the roads are small and windy, and it is very easy to lose yourself".
 

Offroad

Key Member
Joined
Feb 9, 2008
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
Brazilian Portuguese
Home Country
Brazil
Current Location
Brazil
Anglika, what can I say?

You're really good at languages. It's a gift.

Thank you.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top