Groundhog Day- Cómo ligar en inglés

Today, the 2nd of February, is one of our funniest Holidays— GROUNDHOG DAY!

A good day to LIGAR EN INGLÉS?? In English, “ligar” is to pick somene up.

In one scene in Groundhog Day, Bill Murray is trying to get Andie MacDowell to fall in love with him. But they don’t even really know each other!

The scene is great for learning for pick up lines in English.

Hmmm or is it? Watch the clip and listen to Bill. What do you think of his pick up lines??

Here are some of the key sentences. Can you hear them?
  1. If you only had one day to live, what would you do with it?
  2. I’m interested in you. What do you want?
  3. What do you like?
  4. What do you think about?
  5. What kind of men do you like?
  6. What do you do for fun?
  7. Talk to me. Let me buy you a cup of coffee. And a doughnut.
  8. So what do you want out of life anyway?
  9. Are you seeing anyone?
  10. What I really want is someone like you.
  11. Who is your prefect guy?
Andie resists!
  1. Is this for real or are you just trying to make me look like a fool.
  2. I think this is getting too personal, I don’t think I’m ready to share this with you.
  3. Oh please!
Listen for these qualities she wants in a man:
Humble, intelligent, supportive, funny, romantic, courageous, has a good body but doesn’t have to look in the mirror every 2 minutes, kind, sensitive, gentle, likes animals and children, will change poopy diapers, he plays an instrument, he loves his mother

Back to Ground Hog’s Day, today!

It’s part of popular culture in the USA, made even more famous by the movie of the same name.

The idea is that when the groundhog comes out of his hole, if he sees his shadow, he will be frightened and go back in again and we will have another 6 weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, spring is around the corner.

Where ever did we get such a crazy idea?!

photo of a groundhog
A GROUNDHOG photo from Wikipedia

Apparently, in ancient times, people in (what is now) Germany thought that a similar animal, the badger, could predict the weather and tell them when it was a good time to do the planting. When the first German immigrants came to Pennsylvania, they kept the tradition.

Punxsutawney in Pennsylvania held its first Groundhog Day in the United States in the 1800s. Today the town attracts thousands of visitors every year.


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