A man was just coming out of anesthesia after a series of tests in the hospital, and his wife was sitting at his bedside. His eyes fluttered open, and he murmured: “You’re beautiful”.

Flattered, the wife continued her vigil while he drifted back to sleep. Later, her husband woke up and said: “You’re cute.”

What happened to ‘beautiful?’ she asked him.

The drugs are wearing off, he replied.

Vocabulary Help

  • wife – esposa
  • bedside – lado da cama
  • flutter – tremer
  • beautiful – bonita, linda
  • flattered – sensibilizada pelo elogio
  • drift back to sleep – voltar a dormir
  • wake up – acordar
  • cute – bonitinha
  • the drugs are wearing off – a anestesia está acabando
  • reply – responder