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2007-10-30
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 => 每日单词 
 
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interest 
(n.) 兴趣;关注;爱好

Alex has always shown a great deal of interest in yoga.
艾利克斯一直表现得对瑜珈很有兴趣。

hobby 

(n.) 业余爱好,癖好,嗜好

Sophie's favorite hobby is writing poetry.
苏菲的最爱的嗜好是写诗。

 
 
 => 每日短语 


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don't have a cow

别大惊小怪

Don't have a cow! I'll pay for the damages.
别大惊小怪!我会赔偿损失的。

 
 => 每日会话 

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They all meet up the next week for coffee

Milt: I just got a threatening phone call last night!
Seth: One of your many ex-girlfriends, no doubt.
Milt: I wish. No, it was a guy who claimed my brother had stolen his car. He knew my name, everything about me. He said he'd kill me if I don't wire him one hundred thousand dollars by midnight, tonight! I'm scared, man! He sounded like a gangster.
Seth: Whoa there, calm down. This is probably just another scam, don't you think?

(续上期,下期续)

隔周,他们约了一起喝咖啡
米特:我昨晚刚接到一通恐吓电话!
赛司:一定是你那堆前女友之一。
米特:但愿如此。不是,那是个说我弟弟偷了他车的人。他知道我的名字和我所有的事。他说如果我不在今晚午夜前汇给他十万块,他会杀了我。老兄,我吓死了!他听起来很像流氓。
赛司:哇,冷静下来。这可能只是另一宗诈骗,你不觉得吗?


重点解说:

★ threatening (a.) 胁迫的
★ no doubt 无疑地
★ wire (v.) 汇款
★ gangster (n.) 歹徒,匪盗,流氓

 
 => 每日背诵小段落 

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Animals sleep in many different ways. Most prefer to sleep lying down. Some, like the giraffe, sleep standing up. A few water birds sleep standing on just one leg. Bats adopt the strangest way of all animals. They sleep upside down.

动物睡觉的方式各异,大多数是躺着睡。有些动物像长颈鹿,是站着睡觉。有些水鸟一只脚站着睡。蝙蝠采用动物中最奇异的方式睡觉,它们是倒挂着睡。

 
 => 每日开讲


We'd all like to congratulate you on your achievement.

对话
Becky: How many kilometers did you run?
Joe: I ran the full course, which is just over 40 kilometers.
Becky: And how much money did you raise for our charity?
Joe: Almost $2,500. People were very encouraging and generous.
Becky: Well we'd all like to congratulate you on your achievement.
Joe: I'm just glad to be able to contribute to a good cause.

蓓琪:你跑了多少公里?
乔:跑了全程,四十公里多一点。
蓓琪:那帮我们的慈善组织筹得多少钱?
乔:大概有二千五百元。大家都很热心地慷慨支持。
蓓琪:你表现这么出色,我们都觉得可喜可贺。
乔:能为一件善事出一点力,我就很高兴了。

Congratulate一字,中文一般译做‘祝贺’,但‘祝’有‘表示对人、事的美好愿望’含义,congratulate却不会用来表示对未来的愿望。Congratulate一般用来表示庆贺人家的成就。所以,祝贺某人生日,不可说We congratulated him on his birthday,更不可说We congratulated his birthday,应说We celebrated his birthday。祝人家新年快乐,也不可说May I congratulate you on a happy New Year,应说May I wish you a happy New Year等等。大学毕业、结婚、工作上获得升迁、比赛胜利等,则都是努力的成果,那就可用congratulate或congratulations来说,例如:Let me congratulate you on your graduation/Allow me to express my congratulations on your graduation(恭喜你大学毕业)。蓓琪代表慈善机构向乔致意,用语是很正式的:We'd all like to congratulate you on your achievement。她还可以说We must congratulate you on your achievement、Please accept our sincere/warm/hearty congratulations on your achievement之类。假如不必拘礼,则当然可以改用简单一些的说话,例如:Congratulations!、Many congratulations on your achievement!、Super!/Fantastic!/Wonderful!(好极了!)、Well done!(做得好!)等。Congratulations或congratulate之后,宜用on带出值得庆贺的事物。也有人用for或at,但严格的学者会认为Let me congratulate you for your achievement之类说法不正确。


作者:古德明(香港)

 
 
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