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中国时间: 10:16 2016年12月04日星期日

美语怎么说007讲: 跟班打杂的

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Donny在北京学汉语,他的中国朋友要是遇到了不知道用美语怎么说的词,就会来请教他。今天是方方要问的:跟班打杂的。

Donny: Hey, Fang Fang, what's up? Do you like your new job?

FF: 啊,还行吧。就是初来乍到,专业一点都用不上,尽打杂了。

Donny: 打杂?What do you do everyday?

FF: 无非就是复印文件,取东西,接电话什么的。哎?美国人怎么形容这种工作啊?

Donny: Oh! Someone who does small and unimportant tasks at work is called a go-for. g-o-f-o-r, go-for.

FF: 哦! 这么说,go-for 就是公司里的小弟小妹! go-for 的主要工作就是跑腿儿。那“跑腿”又怎么说呢?

Donny: We say they "run errands for others." Run is spelled r-u-n, errands is spelled e-r-r-a-n-d-s. The word "errand" means a short trip that's taken to finish a necessary task.

FF: Errand 差事,复数加s, errands, 所以 run errands for others 就是替别人“跑腿”的意思。

Donny: That's right. I guess you don't really like running errands for your boss, right?

FF: 是啊,我想做有意义的工作,可老板总让我干些没用的活儿。

Donny: She gives you a lot of busy work, I'm assuming? The phrase "busy work" refers to tasks that keep people busy but are not very useful.

FF: 哦! 原来,busy work 就是花时间,但没意义的工作。老板给我 busy work,并不是因为这些工作重要,而是因为她不愿意看我闲着!

Donny: That's right! Fangfang, a lot of people start as go-fors and work their way up. I'm sure you'll do just fine. Now let's see what you've learned today!

FF: 公司里跑腿打杂的小弟小妹叫 go-for;跑腿是 run errands for others;消磨时间,但是没意义的工作是 busy work.

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