Long celebration

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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