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From the episode 'Pilot'

Learn English with Person of Interest REESE: Do I owe you money? Because I'm running a little short at the moment.
FINCH: You don't owe me anything, Mr. Reese. That's the name you prefer, isn't it? I know you've had... several. Don't worry. I'm not going to tell anyone about you.
REESE: You don't know anything about me.
FINCH: I know exactly everything about you, Mr. Reese. I know about the work you used to do for the government. I know about the doubts you came to have about that work.
to owe somebody something deber algo a alguien
to run short (of money) tener poco dinero
at the moment en este momento. Notar el uso de la preposición at.
isn't it? ¿no es cierto?, ¿verdad?. Es una question tag, para verificar lo dicho anteriormente. Para aprender más, ver Question tags.
several varios
don't worry no se preocupe
to know about something/somebody saber acerca de algo/alguien. Notar el uso de la preposición about.
used to do solía hacer
to have doubts about something tener dudas sobre algo

 

FINCH: The right person, in the right place, with the right information can change everything. My problem, Mr. Reese, is that I have a list. A list of people who are about to be involved in very bad situations.
REESE: Where did you get this list?
FINCH: I can't tell you that.
REESE: If I don't know how you got the information, how am I supposed to know it's accurate?
FINCH: You'll have to do something which doesn't come very naturally to you. You'll have to trust me.
REESE: The people on this list. Who are they?
FINCH: Just ordinary people going about their lives. Some of them may have no idea what is about to happen.
right correcto/a
to be about to do something estar a punto de hacer algo
to be involved in something estar involucrado en algo
how am I supposed to...? ¿cómo se supone que yo...?
accurate exacto, preciso, certero
naturally con naturalidad
to trust somebody confiar en alguien. Como sustantivo, trust significa confianza.
on this list en esta lista. Notar el uso de la preposición on (no se debe decir in this list)
ordinary común, normal, corriente
to go about something ocuparse de algo

 And that's what I'm offering you, Mr. Reese. Trust.

FINCH: It's the truth. And that's what I'm offering you, Mr. Reese. Trust. You left the government because they betrayed that trust. Because they lied to you. I never will. You couldn't save your friend. Or this woman; this recording is three years old. But you could have saved them, if you'd known in time. Because that's the other thing I'm offering. The chance to be there in time. It's not too late for Diane Bray. You could help me stop whatever's coming for her. The question is, are you going to?
truth verdad
trust confianza
to betray somebody's trust defraudar la confianza puesta en alguien
to lie to somebody mentir a alguien
recording grabación
you could have saved them podría haberlas salvado
if you'd known in time si hubiera sabido a tiempo
in time a tiempo
are you going to? ¿va a hacerlo?

 

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