A preacher visits an elderly woman from his congregation. As he sits on the couch he notices a large bowl of peanuts on the coffee table.

“Mind if I have a few” he asks.” No, not at all” the woman replied.

They chat for an hour and as the preacher stands to leave, he realizes that instead of eating just a few peanuts, he emptied most of the bowl.

“I’m terribly sorry for eating all your peanuts, I really just meant to eat a few.”

“Oh that’s all right” the woman says. “Ever since I lost my teeth all I can do is suck the chocolate off them.”

Vocabulary Help

  • preacher – pastor, pregador
  • elderly woman – senhora idosa
  • sit (sit, sat, sat) – sentar
  • notice – notar, ver
  • bowl – vasilha
  • peanuts – amendoim
  • Mind if I … – Se importa se eu …
  • not at all – de jeito nenhum
  • reply – responder
  • chat – conversar
  • stand – levantar
  • leave (leave, left, left) – partir
  • realize – entender, compreender, vislumbrar
  • few – alguns
  • meant to eat a few – queria comer apenas alguns
  • lose (lose, lost, lost) – perder
  • teeth (tooth) – dentes (dente)
  • suck – chupar
  • off them – deles