LL: Hi, Li Hua. This is Larry. I'm going to the grocery store and I was wondering if you needed anything.
LH: Larry! 你要去商店买东西呀？我正好牛奶喝光了，你可不可以帮我买点牛奶呢？回头我再给你钱。
LL: Sure, no problem. I can hook you up with some milk.
LH: Hook me up with some milk? 哎，我知道hook是“钩子”的意思。那hook up就是把东西用钩子钩住， 你想把我和牛奶钩在一起？噢，我猜就是给我带牛奶的意思，对不对？
LL: Yes, you're right. To hook somebody up with something means to get something for him. I meant that I will get the milk for you.
LH: 你看，我猜得不错吧！To hook me up with some milk就是“给我带点牛奶”。对了，我差点忘了， Larry, 你能不能再给我带包土豆片呢？
LL: Sure, I can hook you up with some potato chips, too. Is there anything else you'd like me to hook you up with?
LL: Well, they don't sell those at the grocery store, but I have a friend who can hook you up with some tickets.
LH: 噢，对不起，我忘了你是要去食品店。那儿是不卖音乐会的票。你朋友可以帮我买票啊，那太好了！哎，Larry, 除了说hook somebody up with something以外，我能不能说hook somebody up with someone呢？
LL: Of course you can, but it means "to introduce the person". For example, if you want to meet my friend, then I can hook you up with him.
LH: 噢，原来to hook somebody up with someone的意思就是“把某人介绍给另一个人”。哎，Larry, 你还记不记得上次历史课上那个很有意思的男孩呢 - Can you hook me up with him?
LL: I would if I knew him, but I've never talked to him before. Sorry.
LL: Of course, I can hook you up. I'll help you myself.
LH: 你愿意帮我改我的英文报告啊？你真是太好了！哎哟，还是你先去买东西吧，别忘了hook me up with milk and potato chips!
LL: I won't forget.
(Knocking on the door. Door opens)
LL: Hey, Li Hua. Here's your milk and potato chips. See, I didn't forget to hook you up.
LH: Thank you, Larry. 我正忙着复习功课。 I'll see you later.
LL: Hey, you aren't even going to invite me in? You're just telling me to buzz off? That's a little rude!
LH: 对不起，Larry, 我不是不想请你进来坐，可是我实在太忙了。哎，对了，什么是buzz off 啊？
LL: Buzz off is a way of telling someone to leave. You were trying to tell me to leave, so that's like saying "Buzz off!"
LH: 噢，buzz off就是叫某人离开，哎哟，Larry。我可没有要赶你走的意思，我只不过是心里着急，我星期五要考试，到现在还没准备好呢！
LL: Well, then instead of telling me to buzz off, you should ask me if I can help you?
LH: 对呀，那Larry, 你先别走，你现在有时间帮我复习吗？
LL: I have about an hour before I have to go home.
LH: 你大概一个小时后要回家？那你等会儿吧 - You can buzz off later.
LL: Thanks, Li Hua, (sarcastically) You make me feel so important.
今天李华从Larry那儿学到了两个常用语。一个是hook somebody up, hook somebody up with something意思是“给某人带某样东西”；hook somebody up with someone意思是“把这个人介绍给某人”。李华学到的另一个常用语buzz off. Tell someone to buzz off意思是“叫某个人离开”。