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li asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

Could anyone help to explain some phrases in Modern family?

Some quesitons when I was watching Modern Family Season 1 Episode 1 . Thanks in advance     

1.why are you guys yelling at us while we are way upstairs ,what does "way " mean here? or it is away,not way?

2.Is here bedside tab or tip?

3.Is mono the abbreviation of mononucleosis?

4.Why did Phil say Lily is hard to pronouce by herself?

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  • 2 months ago

    1. way upstairs - sometimes we say 'way' to mean a far distance. The ocean is way over there. His sense of direction is way off. We are way far away from you. So when they say why are you yelling at us when we are way upstairs, it means 'when we are so far away from you."

    I don't understand question 2 or 4, but for 3, yes mono is short for mononucleosis.

    • li2 months agoReport

      Thanks a lot

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