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中国时间: 06:57 2016年12月03日星期六

流行美语第190课

  • 美国之音

Larry和李华正在一家洗衣店里洗衣服。今天李华会学到两个常用语:whoa和booboo。

LL: Whoa, Li Hua, don't put so much detergent into the washing machine!

LH: 我放太多洗衣粉啦?那下回我就少放一些。对了,Larry,你刚才说whoa,那是西部牛仔经常说的话吗?你刚才说whoa是什么意思呀?

LL: Li Hua, have you been watching Westerns lately? You are right. Cowboys say "whoa" when they want their horses to slow down.

LH: 原来我还真猜对了。在西部电影里,那些牛仔经常会说whoa,就是要他们的马儿慢下来。所以你刚才说whoa,就是要我慢点,别倒太多洗衣粉下去。

LL: Right. Whoa, Li Hua, look at all the laundry that guy just brought in!

LH: 等等,Larry,那个人是拿了一大包脏衣服进来,你说whoa是要他慢慢洗吗? 你又不认识他,跟你又有什么相干哪!

LL: No, this time I used "whoa" to express amazement. I was amazed at the piles of laundry that guy just brought it. "Whoa" is an exclamation and depending on how you say it, it can mean different things.

LH: 噢,这儿的whoa 是表示惊奇。你说了两次whao, 可是意思完全不一样。看来,这个whao 可以表达不同的意思。

LL:You're absolutely right!

LH:Whoa, Larry,你没有必要摺衣服摺那么快嘛!我们还有很多衣服要洗,得在这儿等上好长时间呢!

LL: Hey, that was a good use of "whoa."

LH: 还是得谢谢你这位老师的指导啊!Whoa, Larry,你看到那个人换了多少硬币要来洗衣服啊?

LL: The guy with all the laundry? He's going to need a lot of quarters to do all of that laundry. Oh, hey, my next load of laundry is done. Let me take it out.

LH: Whoa, Larry, 你的白衬衫怎么全变成粉红色啦?

LL: I think you've mastered the use of "whoa," Li Hua.

LH: Whoa, Larry, 我不过是用你刚教的常用语开开玩笑嘛。不过,你的白衬衣是变成粉红色啦!

LL: Oh, boy, Li Hua, I made a big booboo.

LH: 你做了什么?A booboo?

LL: Yeah, a booboo means a big mistake! I left a red sock in with my white t-shirts and underwear. Now everything is pink.

LH: Booboo就是犯了个大错误。原来你把一只红袜子丢进去和白衬衫一块洗,怪不得现在它们都成了粉红衬衫了。没关系啦,Larry,犯错误的人多着呐,我昨天也犯了个大错 - a booboo。

LL: What was that?

LH: 我啊,把钱包和钥匙放在厨房的桌子上,走出家才想起来,所以就把钥匙给锁在家里了。

LL: That was a booboo, all right. How did you fix your booboo?

LH: 还能怎么办,只好请锁匠来开门。当然啦,就是得花钱,破财消灾喽!Larry,我来帮你把这些粉红衬衫放到烘干机里吧!

LL: Thanks. Hey, Li Hua, do you see that kid over there with the booboo on his knee?

LH: The kid with a booboo on his knee? 你是说坐在那儿,那个膝盖上贴绷带的小孩啊?

LL: Yeah, I saw him fall down earlier and get a booboo. He just scraped his knee a little. He cried, but his mom cheered him up.

LH: 噢,你看到他摔下来,膝盖受了伤啊?等等,Larry,这么说,booboo除了指错误,也可以指受伤,对吗?

LL: Right, but not a serious injury. . . Oh, Li Hua, watch out for the door of the dryer!

LH: Ow! 好痛噢, 我的手指给烘干机的门夹到了。

LL: Oh, let me see. Look, you've got a booboo, too!

今天李华学到两个常用语。第一个是whoa,这个词有几种意思,它可以指“嘿,慢点”。也可以表示“很惊奇”。李华学到的另一个常用语就是:booboo。Booboo也有两种意思。一个是指错误,另外也可以指受伤。
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