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兄弟情谊

Modal Verbs

Date: May 01 2012

Themes: Friend

Grammar: Modal Verbs

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When guys are really close friends, they’re like brothers. That’s why guys sometimes call their friends bros. When you bro down, it means you spend quality time with your bros.

Some guys like to bro down by playing music together or watching sports. Other guys do activities like fishing or poker with their bros. But there is no better way to bro down than a bachelor party.

A bachelor party is a party for a man who is about to get married. He enjoys one last night of single life with his friends. Bachelor parties are often in bars. Some guys even travel to other cities, like Las Vegas, for bachelor parties.

Jason is getting married soon, so it’s time for his bachelor party. He has chosen an unusual place for the event…an arcade. Watch as his friends arrive and prepare to bro down.

当几个小伙子成了密友,他们就会像兄弟一样。这就是为什么有时小伙子们会将自己的朋友称为兄弟。当你拥有兄弟情谊时,意味着你会与兄弟共度珍贵时光。
有些小伙子喜欢通过一起玩音乐或者观看比赛形成兄弟情谊。其他小伙子则喜欢通过钓鱼或打牌实现这一目的。但形成兄弟情谊的最好方式莫过于告别单身汉派对了。
告别单身汉派对是将要结婚的男人的聚会。他与朋友们一起度过最后一个单身夜晚。告别单身汉派对通常在酒吧举行。一些小伙子甚至会为告别单身汉派对而去其他城市旅行,如拉斯维加斯。
詹森很快就要结婚,所以对他而言,是时候参加告别单身汉派对了。为此,他挑选了一个不同寻常的地方 — 游乐中心。看他的朋友到了,正为兄弟聚会做准备呢。

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Dialog

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Jeff

Jeff

Jason

Jason

Dale

Dale

Mason

Mason

Jeff:  So, uh, is Jason here yet?

Dale:  Nope. Nope. Nope. Not yet.

Jeff:  Huh. This is where he’s having his bachelor party, huh?

Dale:  Uh-huh.

Jeff:  Seems like it should be somewhere a little wilder. Maybe like Vegas, a bar…

Dale:  No way, man. It’s a great place to bro down!

Jeff:  Well…

Mason:  No, sweetie, you’re the sweetest. No you are.

Jeff:  Alright, look, the bachelor party is your last crazy night as a single man. There aren’t even any chicks here.

Mason:  Did you say something about no girls? It’s OK if my girlfriend comes, right?

Jeff:  Are you crazy?

Dale:  It’s a bachelor party! No girlfriends, just the bros.

Mason:  Sweetie? I’m gonna call you back. OK. Kisses. Guys, what the heck? I can totally bro down with my lady on my arm.

Jeff:  No, you can’t. By definition, broing down is about spending time with your friends. Your male friends. You can talk about women…

Dale:  Oh! And we can flirt with those women.

Mason:  I don’t need to though. I got my girlfriend. I’d rather have her here.

Dale:  You know what? His girlfriend is imaginary anyway.

Mason:  About as imaginary as this!

Jason:  What up? You guys ready to bro down?

Dale:  Yes, yes, yes!

Jason:  Let’s go!

Dale:  Bro down!

Dale:  It looks like you’re having fun in there.

Jason:  Yeah, man. You got really into that game!

Jeff:  Hey, I’m just really happy for you. Glad we got to bro down one last time before you get married.

Jason:  Or the first time, but you know… Hey, where’s Mason? Oh, bro, come on. Bro!

Mason:  What?

 

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Jeff and Dale arrive early for Jason’s bachelor party. Jeff is surprised that Jason is having his party at an arcade. Guys often have bachelor parties at bars. But Dale thinks the arcade is a good place to bro down. He thinks it will be fun to hang out with the guys there.

Mason is talking on the phone to his girlfriend when he arrives. He asks if it’s OK if she comes to the party. Jeff explains that a bachelor party is just for the male friends of a guy who is about to get married. Dale says it’s OK because Mason’s girlfriend isn’t real anyway.

This upsets Mason and just as he is about to hit Dale, Jason arrives and they all go inside. Everyone has a good time playing games. Even Jeff gets into it. But by the end of the night, Mason is on the phone with his girlfriend again.

Have you ever been to a bachelor (or a bachelorette) party? Where was it?

Music by Spamtron.

 

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ErinDong

ErinDong

United States

i haven’t been to a either but i love arcades. the video games are so fun and everyone is busy getting tickets to go shopping in the arcade store.i feel so jelous i can’t go to the arcade with them

01:54 PM Jul 20 2012 |

Rockyy01

Rockyy01

Pakistan

Hmmm… here it’s not so common…
But anyway… I’ve been to it…
one of the most entertaining time of my life…
Some years ago we held a party for our ‘ELDEST FRIEND…’ who was going to marry…
& he did all what we asked him to do…
He was just like living the last day of his life…
It was just so funny to see him like that…
He even invited his ex-girl friends…
It was so nice to see him so happy…
& we all entertained & got entertained…
& after that we planned to do it before every friend’s wedding…
but then all of us departed… but still I wish we could have that again…

09:05 PM May 10 2012 |

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liijediao

China

Cry

08:44 PM May 10 2012 |

liijediao

China

Cry

08:44 PM May 10 2012 |

sunsilian

sunsilian

China

what’s meaning of this?I don’t know.

06:55 AM May 10 2012 |

fabsir

fabsir

Brazil

I have never been to a bachelor party but it´s pretty common in my country. Guys usually go on a pub or bar crawl. The ladies have their bachelorette parties here as well. They´re more full on though. The bride-to be is dressed up in weird clothes and usually has to do something awkward, like stopping cars at traffic lights to ask for money.


There´s something similar when you pass your university entrance exams. It is more like university pranks. Your friends will shave your hair and have you do awkward things in public or at bars.


 

08:42 AM May 03 2012 |

cinchf

cinchf

Philippines

It’s the same with stag party for men, while for women, it’s bridal shower. It’s very common in here, and it’s a lot of fun, but, I think you can still go out with friends even after marriage. 

01:51 AM May 02 2012 |

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CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

Hi Julito,yup in my country also, there’s no such kinda bachelor party. bro down is for single and young man, not those men who are about to get married.

07:42 PM May 01 2012 |

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CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

I love to bro down, it is not about bachelor party but just hang out with male friends. I’m totally get into it, and mostly we are doing it once a week or more. Of course our bro down definitely without any girl because we are all single LOL , no girlfriend :) . Usually we go to the beach or cafe. Bro down is totally awesome.

07:40 PM May 01 2012 |

4EVER

4EVER

United Arab Emirates

actually we don’t have such this party…i think we don’t need it..it seem like marriage is sentence to the prison but it’s not..marriage is a beautiful relationship between two couples..they can do whatever they want and they can have fun before and after  marriage ..the problem is not with marriage it’s with the couple themselves…

12:02 PM May 01 2012 |

jouana

Lebanon

I like the idea, actually  in my country we don’t have something like that ,but why not it is Opportunity for men to spend one night with his bros before getting married, i wish there is something like that in my country for girls so they can do whatever they want before the marriage problems

11:08 AM May 01 2012 |

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Hazel_eyes

Hazel_eyes

Morocco

Since it’s all about guys,I think women should not comment or say anything about this lesson Laughing

11:04 AM May 01 2012 |

Shashank

Shashank

India

i have arranged my birthday party in a club to bro down with my friends.

10:51 AM May 01 2012 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Julito


Thanks for your comment!Yes some couples after marriage dont let their spouses go out with old friends.Its not right act in marriage!


Everyone has its own position.A wife cant get the place of a man’s bros!:)Sometimes a man needs to bro down even after marriage!;)


Getting married does not mean that you are imprisoned!:))

09:22 AM May 01 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Mahtab hELLO . I agree with you  .I think that this idea of a bachelor or bachelorette party  stems from the fact that  afterwards  the bride and the groom  will not have  the possibility of hanging out with their friends  at will..With marriage comes responsabilities that were not  present in their single days,namely:as children  and the necessity to provide and care for your new family.


Is hard to explain  why  these  parties sometimes go over the top  Cry


09:03 AM May 01 2012 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

we dont have bachelor (or a bachelorette) party here!But I saw them in movies and I was really wondered how they can do those things only one night before their marriage!!!!! Some weird and immoral behaviour!Of course this game party is good but I dont think its usuall!!;)


But in other hand I think for girls its good at least for one day to be free and happy with her friends before getting involoved in marriage problems!;)


Also for men!:)

 julito

julito

Argentina

RYO , the point is  that  as the bro  is about to tying the knot  and with that  his days as a free man  will be over , their friends  throw a party  for him that he might  enjoy  the last day  as a single man.Wink

06:43 AM May 01 2012 |

bloodshedder

Mexico

yeah, I’ve been to some, I must say they were kinda wild, you know…lots of beers, scort girls for entertainment, loud music…next day, to cure the hangover, looking for a place where they sell tortas ahogadas and micheladas to keep broing down.

06:28 AM May 01 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Mike, you don´t know what  women are capable of doing when they throw  a bachelerotte party  in a” women only Disco ”. Kiss

06:14 AM May 01 2012 |

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Amzer

Amzer

China

Today is my first day study in here.I hope i can have a wonderful trp in knowledge.

05:56 AM May 01 2012 |

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