São José dos Campos, São Paulo - Sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017
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Turma da Mônica Jovem
They grew up and changed

As a teenager Jimmy Five learned to speak properly, Smudge lost his fear of bathing [1], and Maggy is no longer as greedy [2]as she used to be. Some changes have happened, but they remain inseparable friends


   Monica, Jimmy Five, Smudge and Maggy grew up together.  When they were children, Jimmy was always provoking Monica, calling her “short, fat and toothy [3].” Jimmy Five was always making so-called infallible plans to steal [4] Monica's stuffed bunny [5] and was always getting Smudge involved in the mission.  But his plans always went wrong and they got beaten up by the strongest girl in the world. The years passed by and they grew up.  Monica became a beautiful young woman who likes to help her friends. Her bunny, Samson, is still part of her life. As for Jimmy Five, he now prefers to be called Jim (Cebola).   He used to have very little hair and couldn't speak properly as a child (he used to pronounce ‘R’ as ‘L’). As a teen he has more hair and has learned to speak properly. But when he gets nervous, he again has problems pronouncing the letter 'R.' Smudge remains Jimmy Five's best friend. When he was a child he never took a bath. As a teen, Smudge summoned [6] up the courage and started taking baths, but still doesn't like water. He is a fan of science fiction, soccer, and some extreme [7] sports. His girlfriend is an old childhood friend, Dustine (Cascuda).  Maggy remains Monica's best friend. When she was a child, Maggy was very greedy. Over time she has learned to control her desire to eat. Maggy eat healthier food now.  She still loves animals, especially her cat, Vanilla (Mingau).

 

Smudge and Maggy

 

   Smudge remains Jimmy Five's best friend. When he was a child he never took a bath. As a teen, Smudge summoned [6] up the courage and started taking baths, but still doesn't like water. He is a fan of science fiction, soccer, and some extreme [7] sports. His girlfriend is an old childhood friend, Dustine (Cascuda).  Maggy remains Monica's best friend. When she was a child, Maggy was very greedy. Over time she has learned to control her desire to eat. Maggy eat healthier food now.  She still loves animals, especially her cat, Vanilla (Mingau).


Terceira parte da matéria sobre a Turma da Mônica Jovem (Mônica and Jimmy Five: the Wedding of the Century), publicada na edição de outubro da revista Maganews. Áudios (edição impressa): Aasita Muralikrishna e Thiago Ribeiro.



Vocabulary

1 to bath – tomar banho
2 greedy – gulosa
3 toothy – dentuça

4 to steal – roubar

5 stuffed bunny – coelho de pelúcia

6 to summon up the courage – se encher de coragem
7 extreme - radical