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2007-1-4
旺旺英语语音精品报
 
 => 每日单词 
 
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production 
(n.) 生产

Our production line can put out over 1000 cars a month.

我们的生产线一个月可以制造一千辆以上的汽车。

tourism 
(n.) 旅游业,观光业

We should work on improving our tourism industry.
我们应该努力改进我们的旅游业。

 
 
 => 每日短语 


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-in-training

受训,实习

I was a manager-in-training for 3 months before they let me run a shift.
我先当了三个月的实习经理,然后他们才让我管理一个班。

 
 => 每日会话 

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Nell: Dad bought them for me. And these, too. They're slimy plastic toads!
Holly: Ew! Uh, I think you should flash those at anyone who tries to give junk candy.
Nell: Hah! This will be so much fun. This costume's much cooler than the pink ballerina costume mom made last year.
Holly: Yeah, but you need a witch's laugh. Try this-Yiyahahaha!
Nell: Or this “I'll get you, my pretty! Wahahhaha!”
Holly: Sounds like you're a natural. [to Yi-jun] Sure you don't want to go out trick or treating?

(续上期,待续)

妮尔:爸爸买给我的。这些也是。它们是黏黏的塑料蟾蜍!
荷莉:呦!嗯,我想你该把这些秀给要拿些垃圾糖果给你的人。
妮尔:哈!这一定会很好玩。这套服装比妈妈去年做给我的粉红色芭蕾舞衣酷多了。
荷莉:对呀,但是你需要来个巫婆的笑声。试试看这个——咦呀哈哈哈!
妮尔:或是这个‘我会逮到你的,可人儿!哇哈哈哈!’
荷莉:听来你天生就会了。(对怡君)确定你不想要去外面玩不给糖就捣蛋吗?


重点解说:

★ slimy (a.) 黏滑的
★ toad (n.) 蟾蜍
★ flash (v.) 亮出,闪出
★ junk candy 垃圾糖果。因为糖果本身即是‘垃圾食物’junk food,所以此处就用junk candy来强调
★ costume (n.) 戏服,道具服
★ ballerina (n.) 芭蕾舞女演员
★ I'll get you my pretty. 我会逮到你的,可人儿。这句话是出自《绿野仙踪》Wizard of Oz里坏女巫对Dorothy说的话,完整句子是I'll get you my pretty, and your little dog, too!
★ trick or treat (万圣节活动)不给糖就捣蛋。trick-or-treater 玩不给糖就捣蛋的人

 
 => 每日背诵小段落 

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Many myths surround the mysteries of pregnancy. For example, people have developed a lot of folk wisdom about predicting a baby's sex. One old wives' tale that has endured is that if a woman carries her unborn baby low, then it will be a boy. Actually, the shape and height of a woman' belly during pregnancy is determined by her muscle tone and the position the baby is in.

围绕着怀孕的种种现象有许多神话。比方说,人们发现了民间很多预测胎儿性别的妙法。根据一则流传至今的老妇人的故事,如果孕妇腹中胎儿的位置较低,那么就会是个男孩。不过实际上,孕妇肚子在怀孕期间的形状及高度是取决于孕妇腹肌的紧实度及腹中胎儿的胎位。

(短文节选,本期开始连载: 生男生女──肚皮露玄机?)

 
 => 每日开讲


She was all over him.

当女生对某男生有强烈好感,极力想取悦他,甚至热情过度,对他毛手毛脚,这个情况英文可说:She was all over him.(她对他大献殷勤)。其它说法还有:She couldn't keep her hands off him.(她按不住对他毛手毛脚)或She threw herself at him.(她把自己投向他),都是表示‘她想极力讨好他’。遇到这种过度热情的女生时,可对她说:Back off!(让开吧!)

对 话
Joe: Did you see Vivian with Adrian just then? She was all over him.
Helen: You have nothing to worry about, she doesn't like him.
Joe: Oh no? Look now, she's got her hands all over him again.
Helen: That's nothing. She's just looking for his “Lai See” packets. Such a gold digger.
Joe: Oh, I see.

乔: 你刚才有没有看见维维安和阿德里恩?她对他大献殷勤。
海伦: 你不用担心,她不喜欢他。
乔: 不喜欢?看,她又对他毛手毛脚。
海伦: 没什么,她只是在找他的红包袋,真是个贪财的女人。
乔: 噢,我明白了。

乔见维维安对阿德里恩亲昵非常,忍不住说:She was all over him。To be all over somebody或to fall all over somebody是俚语,意思是‘对某人大献殷勤’或‘热烈嘉许某人’,例如:(1) My parents were all over me because I had risked my life to care the old lady(我冒生命危险拯救那老太太,父母亲对我十分嘉许)。(2) When the beautiful girl appeared, the boys fell all over her.(那美丽的女郎到场时,小伙子都向她大献殷勤)。

说对人献殷勤,英文还有一个颇有趣的说法:To dance attendance on somebody。Attend有‘侍候’、‘照顾’的意思。A nurse attended on me即‘我有一名女护士照顾’;dance是‘跳舞’,喻举动之轻快,例如:Didn't you notice that he danced attendance on your sister / his rich aunt ?(你不见他向令妹 / 他富裕的姑母大献殷勤吗?)

在西方,男人为女士开门,让她们先行等礼貌,一般不可视为别有企图,而是所谓chivalry或gallantry,中世纪欧洲的骑士 ( knight ) 和豪侠 ( gallant ) 标榜锄强扶弱、敬重妇女,这种精神就是chivalry或gallantry,对后来的绅士风度影响甚大。今天,这两个字常用来说男人对女士的殷勤态度,形容词是chivalrous和gallant,例如:Chivalrous to all the ladies, he appeared to be a real gentleman.(他对所有女士都殷勤有礼,看来是位真君子)。Gallant作名词,还可解作‘对女士殷勤有礼的男人’。


作者:古德明(香港)

 
 
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