‘Mark, do you have a few minutes, please.’

‘I think so. Why? Do you need me to help you with something?’

‘Yes, I do. I need you to talk to your brother about something.’

‘About what?’

‘I don’t think he takes a shower very often, does he?’

‘No, he doesn’t. I know what you mean. I talked to him about that many times. I asked him to take a shower more often. His hygiene is awful!’

‘And what did he say to that?’

‘His response is always the same: “I am not dirty. I don’t need to take a shower.”‘

‘But he stinks!’

‘Yes, I know. He stinks badly.’

‘So? Can you do something about it?’

‘But what? There’s not much I can do about it. I told you that we had an argument about this many times.’

‘Yes, but you need to do something. This cannot go on. Can you ask him to use some deodorant at least?’

‘I already told him to use some deodorant. He doesn’t want to listen to me.’

‘OK. If he doesn’t listen to you, maybe he will take it from us. The guys in the office are getting few up with him.’

‘I understand you completely. Yes, you guys go and talk to him. Maybe he’ll take it from you.’

‘OK then. We will tell him to do something about it today.’

hygiene /ˈhaɪdʒiːn/ – hygiéna

awful /ˈɔːfl/ – strašný; otrasný

have an argument /ˈɑːɡjumənt/ – hádať sa

go on – pokračovať; ísť ďalej

he will take it from us – prijme to od nás; dá si od nás povedať