Larry和李华在学校的食堂里吃晚饭。李华今天会学到两个常用语；to down和to chug。
LL: You know, Li Hua, I think I can down this entire hamburger in a single bite. I am that hungry.
LH: 听你的意思，我猜你是说你可以一口就把这个汉堡包吃下去， 对不对？
LL: You're right, my friend! The hamburger will go down to my stomach.
LH: 你看我没猜错吧！ Down就是吃的意思。Larry，你说一口就能吃下去这有点夸张吧。 人又不是蛇， 要噎住了怎么办呢？
LL: Well, maybe I was exaggerating a little, but down means to eat something all at once and really fast.
LH: 我明白了，down不仅是吃，而且是狼吞虎咽。我记得在电视上看过 吃热狗比赛，有个人在12分钟内吃了50个热狗，He downed 50 hot dogs in 12 minutes! Larry，你能吃这么多吗？
LL: No, I can't. I'm pretty hungry right now, but I think I would get sick after downing so many hot dogs in so little time.
LH: 一下子吃这么多热狗，你当然受不了。不过， 人都有狼吞虎咽的时候。象我，回国探亲的时，有时候一顿饭能吃好几十个饺子呢。
LL: But steamed dumplings are so small, I bet you can down fifty of those and still feel okay.
LH: 五十个饺子，那可不少啊。 我只要吃上二十个就已经很饱了。
LL: Well, one of my favorite things to eat is chocolate chip cookies. When I was a kid my Mom would bake them, and I would down a whole plate of cookies just like that.
LL: But I know you like ice cream, Li Hua. I've seen you down an ice cream cone in just a few seconds.
LH: 你说对了，我的确喜欢冰淇淋。 其实我现在就想吃。 I'd like to down an ice cream cone right now.
LL: Well, you go get your ice cream cone - and I am going to finish downing this burger.
LH: 好吧，Larry，我去拿冰淇淋， 你把这汉堡吃完，我一会儿就回来。
LL: Hey, Li Hua, after downing that burger, now I really need to chug a big glass of soda.
LL: You know how you down a hamburger by eating it very quickly? You chug a soda by drinking it really fast and all at once.
LH: 我刚才就猜是这个意思， chug就是很快地一下子喝光。Chug听起来好像是个像声字。
LL: Well, listen to me chug this soda and tell me what you hear.
(Sound of drinking)
LH: 听到了， 你喝起来有咕嘟咕嘟的声音。
LL: Yeah, chug comes from the sound you make when you drink something quickly and all at one time.
LH: 只有在喝冷饮的时候才能够咕嘟咕嘟地快喝。你要喝茶可就不行了。一杯热茶，最好慢慢品尝。 再说， 喝快了也会烫嗓子呀。
LL: I guess you can't really chug a cup of hot tea, but what about a bottle of cool water?
LL: For me, there is nothing better than chugging a glass of milk right after eating a plate of my mom's chocolate chip cookies.
LL: Oh, I love to chug milk! Sometimes I chug milk right out of the bottle in the fridge.
LL: That's right. But don't tell my mom. She wouldn't be very happy to know I was chugging milk from the bottle in the fridge.
LH: 你真够呛！还让我不要告诉你妈妈。谁看见了都不会高兴的。你这么喝，那别人要喝怎么办呐！Larry, 快把你的饮料喝了吧。 我得去上课了。