My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.

I asked her, “Do you know him?”

“Yes”, she sighed,

“He’s my old boyfriend… I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn’t been sober since.”

“My God!” I said, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”

And then the fight started…

Vocabulary Help

  • boyfriend – namorado
  • drunken man – bêbado
  • fight – briga
  • high school reunion – reencontro dos alunos do ensino médio
  • keep (keep, kept, kept]) – ficar, permanecer
  • know (know, knew, known) – conhecer
  • nearby – próxima
  • right after – logo depois
  • sigh – suspirar
  • sit (sit, sat, sat) – sentar
  • sober – sóbrio
  • split up – separar, terminar o namoro
  • stare – encarar, olhar fixamente
  • start – começar
  • table – mesa
  • take to drinking – começar a beber
  • that long – por tanto tempo
  • understand (understand, understood, understood) – entender
  • wife – esposa

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