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中国时间: 04:34 2016年12月08日星期四

流行美语第166课

  • 美国之音

Larry和一个朋友约好碰面,但眼看自己就要迟到了。他向李华借手机打电话让他朋友等一会儿。今天李华会学到两个常用语:cell和the 411。

LL: Hey, Li Hua can I borrow your cell?

LH: 你要借我的什么来着,cell?

LL: You know your cell. Your cell phone.

LH: 噢,原来cell就是cell phone手机的简称。你当然可以借用我的手机。拿去!

LL: Thanks. Having a cell is so convenient. I just need to give Rick a call and let him know I am going to be late to meet him.

LH: 手机是很方便。你看,你现在快要迟到了,有手机就可以打个电话告诉Rick,否则他会以为你不来了呢!

LL: (Larry makes phone call) Hey, Rick, it's Larry. I'm running a bit late. I'll meet you at the library in about half an hour. OK? See you then, Bye! Thanks, Li Hua, here's your cell back.

LH: 你半小时就能到图书馆见Rick? 那你就快走吧!对了,Larry,你不自己也有手机吗?

LL: I am embarrassed to say my apartment is such a mess that I can't find my cell. I am sure it is there somewhere under a pile of clothes.

LH: 你找不到你的手机啦?没错,肯定是埋在那堆衣服里了。没问题,今晚我给你手机打个电话,你听到铃声就知道手机在哪里了。

LL: Right, when my cell starts ringing, I'll be able to find it. I'll just follow the sound of the ring. Good idea!

LH: 好,那你把你手机的号码给我,我输入我的手机里,今晚就可以给你打电话。

LL: Okay, it is 5-5-5-2-3-4-5. I already have your cell number programmed into my phone, Li Hua.

LH: Larry,我得用一下我的手机,Mary给我留了话,不知道她找我做什么?

LL: So, what was the call about? Give me the 411.

LH: 你在说什么奇怪的东西啊?什么是give me the 411?

LL: You know you dial 411 to reach the information operator, right? Well, when I said to "give me the 411," I meant for you to give me information just like the operator gives you the number you are looking for.

LH: 对呀,要查电话号码就打411,然后他们就会把你要的号码告诉你。所以,你说“give me the 411”,意思就是要我告诉你Mary打电话给我有什么事。Mary是问我想不想参加明天晚上在她家举行的读书会。

LL: Hmmm....I don't know Mary. What is the 411 on her?

LH: 噢,你要知道有关Mary的情况?Mary她人很好,也很用功。你想不想跟我去参加明天的读书会。这样你就能见到Mary了!

LL: I'd really like to meet Mary, but I've been invited to a party tomorrow evening.

LH: 你明晚要参加一个party?什么party, give me the 411?

LL: One of the guys I work with - Fred - has been given a big promotion. He has invited several of us from work to meet him at a pub to celebrate.

LH: 噢,你的朋友被提升要请你们去庆祝。这个party听起来很棒耶!Larry,我能跟你一起去吗?

LL: Sorry, Li Hua. According to the 411 I have, this is a co-workers only event. Fred wants to express his thanks to the people that have helped him at work.

LH: 哼,只有同事才能参加啊。好吧。对了,这个Fred是个什么样的人?What is the 411 on Fred?

LL: He's a great guy. Oh, Li Hua, I've got to go! I've got to meet Rick at the library. I'll give you more 411 on Fred some other time.

LH:你下回可别忘了告诉我有关Fred 的情况。

今天李华学到两个常用语。第一个是cell,也就是cell phone 手机的简称。另一个常用语是the 411,意思是有关某人或某件事的信息。今天的流行美语就播送到这里。谢谢大家收听,我们下次节目再见!
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