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  • Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English

  • We Speak. I'm Feifei.

  • Rob: And hi, I'm Rob. Hey, Feifei.

  • Why the long face?

  • Feifei: What's wrong with my face?

  • Rob: I mean, why are you looking so...

  • grumpy?

  • Feifei: Grumpy!?

  • Rob: Yes... moody.

  • Feifei: Moody! There is nothing wrong -

  • this is my normal face. Why are you

  • throwing so many insults at me?

  • Rob: Oh come on, you do look

  • a bit bad-tempered.

  • Feifei: I'm not bad-tempered.

  • But I'm getting angry now.

  • Rob: Oh great! Then I can describe you

  • as mardy.

  • Feifei: Mardy? I hope that's not another insult.

  • Rob: It's not an insult - but 'mardy' does

  • describe someone who is in a bad mood,

  • moans a lot and gets annoyed easily.

  • So, thanks for demonstrating that, Feifei!

  • Feifei: My pleasure!

  • Let's hear some examples...

  • There are no desks for Pedro to work at

  • today so he has to sit on the sofa -

  • no wonder he is so mardy.

  • My boyfriend is always so mardy - nothing

  • seems to please him. Maybe I shouldn't

  • have come home drunk last night!

  • Steer clear of me today.

  • I only had four hours sleep last night

  • and I'm really mardy today.

  • Feifei: This is The English We Speak from BBC Learning English and we're talking

  • about the word 'mardy', which describes

  • someone in a bad mood. As I was saying, Rob,

  • I am not mardy!

  • Rob: If you say so, Feifei.

  • Feifei: But I know something

  • to make you mardy.

  • Rob: Oh yes?

  • Feifei: You're going to have to record

  • this programme again.

  • Rob: What? Again? Why?

  • Feifei: You forgot to explain that 'mardy'

  • also describes someone who is

  • sulky or grumpy.

  • Rob: Hmm, you're just being awkward.

  • I'm not going to start this programme

  • again - I'm too busy.

  • Right, I'm off to get a coffee. Goodbye!

  • Feifei: Who's mardy now?

  • Or he is just acting? Bye!

Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English

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A2 UK feifei rob grumpy bad mood tempered moody

Mardy: The English We Speak

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    Evangeline posted on 2018/09/04
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