Monday, April 7, 2014

The Bucket List

“I wish that I knew what I know now when I was younger.”
(Ojalá hubiera sabido lo que sé ahora cuando era joven.)

Bucket – cubo
To Kick – dar una patada, patear
To Kick the Bucket – morir
Bucket List – lista de cosas por hacer en la vida
To Do List – lista de quehaceres 

1)                       Make a “To Do” List
2)                       Clean the Kitchen
3)                       Do the Laundry
4)                       Wash the dog
5)                       Fix the Sink
6)                       Water the Plants

Shopping List = Grocery List – lista de compras
To Cross Off – tachar
I crossed off “travel to Spain” on my bucket list.
1)                       Travel to Spain

Self-esteem – autoestima

“To each his own” – cada uno con su gusto, a cada cual lo suyo (Sobre gustos no hay nada escrito)

Many Americans are manic list makers. We are crazy about making lists. To make a list and then to cross everything off the list gives some people a sense of accomplishment. I am not a list maker but “To each his own.”

The idea of a bucket list is something relatively recent in America. Most people who make these lists only talk about things that they could do if they had a lot of money, things they would do if they won the lottery. What would you do if you had a million Euros? Most of us will probably never have a million Euros. I think that a lot of things that people would like to do in life require more time than money. For example, if you want to learn English you don’t need a lot of money; you need a lot of time.

One thing that all of you should have on your Bucket List is a visit to Seattle. It is a very beautiful city and it has great seafood. There are lots of mountains and lots of water all around.
1) Visit Seattle