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2006-11-1
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skinny 
(a.) 极瘦的,皮包骨的

Being too skinny is just as bad as being too fat.

太瘦和太胖一样不好。

appreciate 
(v.) 感谢,感激

Some people don’t appreciate anything.
有些人对任何事都不心存感激。

 
 
 => 每日短语 


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talk someone into...

说服某人

She said she won’t come, and I can’t talk her into it.
她说过她不来,而且我说服不了她。

 
 => 每日会话 

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Arriving at Holden Elementary
Yi-jun: Wow, these hall decorations are great! I love the wall hangings-witches, ghosts, and ghouls.
Holly: I like the tissue paper ghosts hanging from the ceilings.
Yi-jun: [Looking in a classroom] What's this big square made up of numbered squares? It kinda looks like hopscotch....
Holly:...Oh, that's for a cakewalk. It's like musical chairs. Music is played...
Yi-jun: ...and when the music stops, you stand on a square!
Holly: They pick a number. Whoever's on that number wins a cake.

(续上期,待续)

抵达侯登小学
怡君:哇,这些大厅布置真棒!我喜欢这些墙上的壁挂——女巫、幽灵还有食尸鬼。
荷莉:我喜欢从天花板垂吊下来的面纸幽灵。
怡君:(望进一间教室)这个标号码的正方形组成的大正方形是什么?看起来有点像跳房子游戏……。
荷莉:……喔,那是给步态竞赛用的。就像是抢椅子游戏,播放音乐……
怡君:……而当音乐一停下来,就要站到一个正方形内!
荷莉:他们会抽出一个号码。谁在那个号码上就可以赢一块蛋糕。


重点解说:

★ elementary (a.) 初级的。此处的elementary是elementary school的简称,指‘小学’。美国的小学年龄范围是五到十一岁的儿童
★ hanging (n.) 壁挂。hang (v.) 悬挂,吊着
★ ghoul (n.) 食尸鬼,一种专门吃死人尸体的鬼
★ ceiling (n.) 天花板
★ hopscotch (n.) ‘跳房子’游戏。cakewalk (n.) 步态竞赛,一种黑人发明的游戏,优胜者可以得到蛋糕当奖励。musical chairs 抢椅游戏,类似本地的‘大风吹’游戏

 
 => 每日背诵小段落 

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The daring thief’s exploits achieved a level of popularity to match that of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Indeed, Leblanc was himself a great fan of the fictional English detective, and wrote a Holmes-like detective named Herlock Sholmes into several of Lupin’s greatest adventures.

这个大胆窃贼的业绩受欢迎的程度足以与阿瑟·柯南道尔笔下的福尔摩斯媲美。事实上,勒布朗自己就是这名虚构英国侦探的狂热崇拜者,而且他将一名神似福尔摩斯的侦探写入罗苹的许多精彩冒险故事中,甚至给他取名为“摩尔福斯”。

(短文节选,本篇始于第1389期:怪盗亚森·罗苹)

 
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What's your largest size?

身材高大的人到时装店买衣服时常问:What's your largest size?(你们最大的尺寸是几号呢?)衣服的尺寸在美国、欧洲或亚洲都不同,所以尺寸表(Sizing chart)就很重要。有时候在衣服的标签上写着S、M、L、XL,分别代表Small(小号)、Medium(中号)、Large(大号)和Extra Large(加大尺寸)。适合任何人穿的尺寸叫Free size(自由尺寸)或者One size fits all(适合所有人的尺寸)。另外,P是代表Petite,是适合娇小女士穿的小尺寸。
对话
Candy: What's your largest size in this?
Marty: Well that depends. Are you one of the models?
Candy: What difference does that make?
Marty: Well if you were a model extra-small is as big as we go. If not, then extra large is the biggest size.

坎蒂: 你们这件衣服最大的尺寸是什么?
马丁: 那要看情况吧,你是其中一个模特儿吗?
坎蒂: 有什么分别呢?
马丁: 嗯,如果你是模特儿,超小尺寸就是我们最大的尺码。如果不是,那么加大尺寸就是最大的尺码。


穿衣服,最好是不太宽也不太紧,这英文叫做a nice / good fit;要说舒适而且合身,则可用a comfortable fit一词,例如:These pants are a nice / comfortable fit(这裤子穿起来很合身 / 合身而且舒适)。Fit也可作动词,You should wear shoes that fit (you) well即‘你应穿大小合适的鞋子’。

试穿鞋子、衣服等,假如大小不合适,可对店员说:Show me a smaller/larger size, please(请给我小一点的 / 大一点的)。要说衣物大了一号或几号、小了一号或几号,英文是:This is a size / several sizes too small / large for me。

一般而言,拿衣物给你试穿之前,店员会先问你尺寸:(1) What size(collar/shoes等) do you take?(你(衣领/鞋子)穿什么尺寸的?)(2) What is your size? / What size are you?(你要什么尺寸?)你可以回答说:I take a size 12 (我要十二号)、I take a size 15 collar(我要十五号衣领的)、I take size 8 shoes(我穿八号鞋子)等。

Show me a smaller size之类的话,当然是买成衣的用语。‘买成衣’美式英文叫to buy off-the-rack,英式则叫to buy off-the-peg。Peg是挂衣服的衣夹或木钉,rack则是可以放东西或挂东西的架子。Buying your clothes off-the-rack is much cheaper than having them made by a tailor即‘买现成衣服,比请裁缝做衣服便宜得多’。‘现成衣服’也可叫ready-to-wear clothes,例如:We deal in ready-to-wear clothes but not made-to-measure ones(我们做成衣生意,没有订做衣服的服务)。


作者:古德明(香港)
 
 
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