Song: Walk away, by Franz Ferdinand

So when Mateus commented on the last post he asked me about Franz Ferdinand and it’s not the name of any drawer but the name of a very cool Scottish band. As you’re probably aware of my obsession with Scotland (and boys who wear sweater vests) by now, it comes as no surprise that I wouldn’t miss any opportunity to post about them.

Then give it a listen to this beautiful song by Franz Ferdinand:

Lovely song, eh? Now, let me call your attention to the title, “Walk away”. You guys should probably know it’s a phrasal verb (verbs formed by a verb + preposition/adverb), which means that by adding this second particle a new structure is created and the meaning of the verb is modified. The Free Dictionary definition for this phrasal verb says:

walk away vb (intr, adverb)

1. to leave, esp callously and disregarding someone else’s distress

Can you use “walk away” in another sentence? And can you find another phrasal verb in the song? I’m sure you can, so write them down on the comments’ form and make me happy!

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Pois bem, na última postagem o Mateus me perguntou sobre o Franz Ferdinand e, não, este não é o nome do ilustrador, e sim o nome de uma banda escocesa super legal. Como a essas alturas vocês já sabem da minha obsessão pela Escócia (e por meninos usando coletes fechados), é óbvio que eu não deixaria passar a oportunidade de escrever sobre eles.

Vejam lá em cima o clipe de uma música do Franz Ferdinand e depois volte aqui pra baixo.

Linda, não é?  Gostaria de falar um pouco sobre o título dela, “walk away”. Vocês provavelmente sabem que estes dois termos combinados são aquilo que chamamos de phrasal verb, ou seja, um verbo que ganhou uma preposição ou advérbio e, por isso, teve seu sentido de walk (andar) modificado.   Veja o significado que o Free Dictionary dá pra esse phrasal verb:

walk away vb (intr, adverb)

1. to leave, esp callously and disregarding someone else’s distress

Te desafio a criar uma nova sentença usando “walk away” e também te desafio a encontrar o outro phrasal verb da música – escreva suas respostas no formulário de comentários aqui embaixo e me faça feliz!

About Isabella Ferraro

English examiner, teacher and frustrated ballerina. Geek, gauche, obsessed with books, podcasts and the web. Dedicated professional and blogger, tho. More info below blog's header.
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  17. Fani says:

    Oi, Isa! Passei por aqui e achei super legal!

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