Jimmy is almost 29 years old, his friends have already gotten married, and Jimmy just dates and dates.

Finally a friend asks him, “What’s the matter, are you looking for the perfect woman? Are you that particular? Can’t you find anyone who suits you?”

“No,” Jimmy replies. “I meet many nice girls, but as soon as I bring them home to meet my parents, my Mother doesn’t like them. So I keep on looking!”

“Listen,” his friend suggests, “Why don’t you find a girl who’s just like your dear ole Mother?”

Many weeks go by and again Jimmy and his friend get together. “So, Jimmy, did you find the perfect girl yet? One that’s just like your Mother?”

Jimmy shrugs his shoulders, “Yes I found one just like Mom. My Mother loved her, they quickly became friends.”

“Are you and this girl engaged, yet?”

“I’m afraid not, my Father can’t stand her!”

Vocabulary Help

  • again – novamente
  • almost – quase
  • ask – perguntar – as soon as – tão logo que
  • bring (bring, brought, brought) – trazer
  • can’t stand her – não a suporta
  • dates – encontros
  • engaged – comprometido
  • find (find, found, found) – encontrar
  • friend – amigo
  • I’m afraid not – temo que não
  • keep on looking – continuar procurando
  • Listen – ouça
  • looking for – procurar
  • Many weeks go by – muitas semanas se passaram
  • marry – casar
  • meet (meet, met, met) – encontrar
  • particular – específico, particular, exigente
  • quickly – rapidamente
  • reply – responder
  • shrugs his shoulders – dar de ombros, encolher os ombros
  • suits – servir, ser adequado
  • woman – mulher