- Be careful! You can break the alarm clock if you hit it hard.
- I broke my leg when I went skiing last year.
- I think he has broken his connection with that band.
Ahora, ¿por qué no repasamos algunos de los phrasal verbs con el verbo "break"?
- break apart: hacerse pedazos, destrozarse.
- break away: separarse de un grupo (literal o figurativamente).
- break down: colapsar, averiarse.
- break down: colapsar, vernise abajo
- break in: entrar por la fuerza.
- break into: entrar por la fuerza / meterse en la conversación.
- break into (tears, song): empezar a (llorar, cantar) de repente.
- break off: desprenderse (de algo)
- break off: suspender (un compromiso).
- break out: fugarse, liberarse.
- break through: abrirse camino, empezar a tener éxito.
- break up: romper (una pareja).
- break up: romper en pedazos.
Seguro que los recordarás más fácilmente con unos ejemplos, ¿a que sí?
- The building was broken apart after the attack.
- The singer finally broke away from the band after the scandal.
- My car completely broke down in the accident.
- The deal has broken down because the three countries couldn't reach to an agreement.
- A burglar will easily break in/into that house if they don't lock the door!
- We were talking privately, but she came and broke into the conversation. She alway wants to know it all!
- My grandma was so happy when she was told the news that she broke into song.
- The lamp was loose and, in the end, it broke off the ceiling.
- Of course he had to break off the engagement! She had cheated on her!
- The whole gang helped the thief break out of jail.
- The all worked hard because they truly wanted to break through with the new Company.
- Sadly, they have broken up due to their continuous fights.
- I like breaking the chocolate bars into smaller pieces before eating some.
- break a habit: It's difficult to break a habit such smoking -> romper un hábito.
- break a leg: It's your turn to do the performance. You'll do great, break a leg! -> mucha suerte!
- break a record: This is the third time that athlete has broken the record -> batir un récord.
- break the ice: We can all play some games to break the ice -> romper el hielo.
- break the news: C'mon, don't be shy and brek the news to your family about our wedding! -> dar una noticia.
- break the rules: That is a strict School where you shouldn't break the rules-> romper las reglas.
Ahora es tu turno. Intenta usar al menos uno de los phrasal verbs o una de las collocations en tu próximo writing, conversación o exposición oral. ¡Te dará puntos y sonarás mucho mejor!
Let's practice to sing high as a Starling!