quinta-feira, julho 29, 2010

MUTTER — Inglês Intermediário

MUTTER / mʌtər / verb (Pronúncia)
1 [intransitive or transitive] to talk in a quiet voice that is difficult to hear, especially because you are annoyed or embarrassed, or are talking to yourself: [Falar em voz baixa que é difícil de ouvir, principalmente porque você está irritado ou envergonhado, ou a falar para si mesmo:]

Ex.: He muttered an apology and then left.
Ex.: That’s a matter of opinion, she muttered under her breath.

Mutter (something) about someone/something:

Ex.: Her husband muttered something about going out to find her.

Mutter to yourself:

Ex.: He turned and went upstairs, muttering to himself.

2 [intransitive] to complain indirectly or unofficially: [Reclamar indiretamente e não oficialmente]

Ex.: People began muttering about the unfair way he was being treated.

Mais outros exemplos com o verbo MUTTER:

Ex.: None of them dares even mutter dissent.
Ex.: Some staff members are beginning to mutter about the new President.
Ex.: We heard a mutter of discontent.
Ex.: We heard the man mutter something as he walked away.
Ex.: After a moment, Wu Sun-fu finally managed to mutter through clenched teeth: “You can’t trust anybody!”
Ex.: And came half out of them at times to mutter: “If we had only waited!”
Ex.: At the first, the gendarmes, his neighbors, had heard him mutter between his teeth: “Ah, well, he’s a nie one!”
Ex.: He liked to mutter furtively under his breath as though every remark he made were a military secret.
Ex.: I mutter admiringly, from that part of me which must be immortal and invulnerable.

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