Hi, I’m Sarah, welcome to The Daily English Show.
Today were going to study a scene from the movie Braveheart.
This movie came out in 1995, but I only just saw it recently. I wasn’t interested in watching it because I’m not really a fan of Mel Gibson or of period dramas and swords … but anyway, I finally ended up watching it and I actually quite enjoyed it.
Today’s scene is very romantic. It’s when William proposes to Murron, I think her name is.
He starts out by saying: running a farm’s a lot of work.
Run is a verb which means: be in charge of or manage or organize.
You can run a farm. You can also run a business, a company, an organization.
William doesn’t propose in the usual way, which is something like getting down on one knee and saying: Will you marry me? And so his girlfriend says: Is that what you call a proposal?
Is that what you call a, means, that’s not adequate or that’s not good enough.
She’s not angry though, she’s kind of joking.
But you could use that structure in another situation where something doesn’t seem adequate.
For example, if someone says they’re going to make you dinner and then all they make you is one piece of toast. You could say: Is this what you call dinner?
Kia Ora, in Stick News today, a hotel in Turkey has fired all its male employees for philandering with the guests.
I want to marry you（０’１６?）
Of course, running a farm's a lot of work, but that will all change when my sons arrive.
So you've got children?
Well, not yet. But I was hoping that you could help me with that.
So you want me to marry you, then?
It's a bit sudden, but all right.
Is that what you call a proposal?
I love you. Always have. I want to marry you. Is that a yes?
愛してる。 これからもずっと。 あなたと結婚したい。 良いですか？
Aye, that's a yes.
Show 834 Tuesday 23 September
The Daily English Show