Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today we’re going to have a look at a short dialogue from Casablanca.
Casablanca is a city in Morocco, and it’s also a famous movie.
Its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic, and Casablanca has grown in popularity to the point that it now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time.
One of the lines most closely associated with the film is: Play it again, Sam.
But, the funny thing is, no one actually says that in the film.
So what do they say?
Well, this is the situation. A woman called Ilsa sees a piano player called Sam, for the first time in a long time, and she asks Sam to play a song that he often used to play.
She says: Play it once, Sam, for old time’s sake.
But he doesn’t want to play it, so he makes up some excuses.
And then she says: I’ll hum it for you.
Hum means to sing a tune with your lips closed.
Like this: mmmmmmmm
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Word of the Day
Today’s word is rusty.
adj. (of knowledge or a skill) impaired by lack of recent practice
Sam tells Ilsa he doesn’t want to play the song because he’s rusty.
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Play it, Sam.
Play it once, Sam, for old time’s sake.
I don’t know what you mean, Miss Ilsa.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
"As Times Goes By"を弾いてちょうだい。
Oh, I can’t remember it, Miss Ilsa. I’m a little rusty on it.
I’ll hum it for you. Sing it, Sam.
Show 773 Tuesday 24 June
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