The "diner" (se pronuncia "DAY ner" en español) has a long history in American popular culture and in the public imagination. Here are some photos of famous shows or figures who are in diners as part of their character's persona:
Boulevard of Broken Dreams:
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Are you a fan of the show "Better Call Saul?" Important meetings happen in diners on that show:
What about "Jack Reacher" on Amazon? The diner is almost another character in that show:
In the part of the USA where Gabriel and Greg live, there are two chains of restaurants that we classify as "diners." If you would like to look at their menus, visit the links below:
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Episode 45, Intermediate English: How to pronounce the most common verbs in the simple past -- como pronunciar estos verbos comunes y regulares en el pretérito simple
Visit our page to play our suite of Intermediate English applications! Play-store-apps As you advance in your English, you will begin to feel more and more ready to describe actions in the past. In English, regular past tense forms end in "-ed." There are THREE ways to pronounce this suff...
Episode 44, Intermediate English: Ways that Americans say good bye! Frases que usan los gringos para despedirse
Visit our page to play our suite of Intermediate English applications! Play-store-apps It's frustrating to have a successful English conversation with someone but miss the slang or idiom that the other person uses to end the conversation and leave. Gabo and Goyo provide explanations and rich e...
Episode 43, Intermediate English: Pronounce these common English words like a native! Pronunciar estas palabras como si fueras de EEUU
Visit our page to play our suite of Intermediate English applications! Play-store-apps In this episode, Gabe and Greg demonstrate several words that often get overpronounced by those learning English. In many cases the words have lost vowel sounds over the centuries (a process called syncope) and t...
Episode 42, Intermediate English: Keep, part 1. Keep going, keep my motorcycle, keep warm, etc. La palabra "keep" - almacenar y aun más!
Visit our page to play our suite of Intermediate English applications! Play-store-apps Some words in English have layers and layers of meaning, and "keep" is one such word. This episode begins our journey to explain those many meanings, with rich, humorous examples that will "keep&qu...
Episode 41, Intermediate English: Expressions that use the word "hand" in English -- Unos modismos en inglés con "mano"
Visit our page to play our suite of Intermediate English applications! Play-store-apps In English there are several expressions that use the word "hand" or "hands" that are not intuitive to those who know that "hand" quiere decir "mano." Gabo y Goyo intentan ...
Episode 40, Intermediate English: Bro Stories - Toys from our childhood -- Los juguetes de nuestra niñez (los 80 y 90)
Visit our page to play our suite of Intermediate English applications! Play-store-apps When discussing the past, English speakers frequently use the expressions "used to" and "would ____" to talk about actions that were a regular part of life, referred to as the "imperfect&...