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第三部 第九課: veg out , in my face

 
  • 今天是星期天,Michael 和李華一塊兒去露天市場去買東西。他們一邊兒走一邊兒聊,李華就問 Michael 昨天晚上做了什麼?李華會學到兩個常用語:veg outin my face
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  • Oh, last night I vegged out in front of the TV.
  • 你說什麼啊?你說你在電視機前面 vegged out ?哦~,是不是說你在電視機前面吃生菜?
  • No, no,… It doesn't have anything to do with vegetables! Veg, v-e-g, Out, o-u-t. Pretty much means to sit around and do nothing.
  • 噢哦,原來是這樣啊,to veg out 是說無所事事,呆坐在那裡。疑?那你幹嘛不出去呢?
  • Well, I was supposed to go out with some friends, but I was too tired after being at work all day. That's why I vegged out all night watching TV and reading.
  • 疑?那~, veg out 和英語裡面另外一個說法:老是坐在電視機前的人 couch potato 一不一樣呢?
  • Hmm, Yes, it is similar to being a couch potato. However, if you veg out, that does not necessarily mean you are watching TV or eating like a couch potato does.
  • 哦~,那樣的話,要是我去了公園,呆坐在那兒,啥事也沒幹,那能不能說我是在公園裡 vegged out 呢?
  • Well, No, if you veg out you usually do so at home. You may be reading, listening to music, watching TV or just sitting there. Basically, you don't want to think about anything.
  • 哦~,所以說要是你 veg out 的話,通常都是指在家裡呆坐著。像是你做了一天工作,很累,回到家,當然要翹起二郎腿,什麼事也不做,也不想了喔。
  • Yes, that's true. People often veg out after a long day of work or school. Sometimes, they veg out when they should be working or studying, but then don't feel like it.
  • 哎~,這樣聽起來,就是說一個人該做某件事的時候,卻在偷懶,那就是 veg out 了。哎,Michael 啊,我走路走得好累喔,我們停下來休息一會兒好不好?
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  • 我真不敢相信,你星期六還要去上班啊?
  • Usually, I only have to work from Monday through Friday. But my boss has been in my face about getting this project done. I needed to get it done by Monday, so I decided to go in over the weekend.
  • 哦~,我懂,你是說啊你老闆一直在逼你做一份工作。可是,你剛剛是怎麼說的啊? In my face? 那是什麼意思呢?
  • To say that my boss was 「in my face」 means that he has been giving me a lot of pressure about finishing the project. Just imagine someone who is standing close to your face, demanding that you finish something.
  • 看來啊,你老闆是個很難相處的人吶。
  • Actually, he is not that bad. He is just very demanding when it comes to finishing work on time. He has an 「in my face」 attitude.
  • 啊~,這樣說來,你還可以用 in your face 來形容一個人的態度啊。
  • Yes, that means they have a very aggressive, direct personality. Someone like that usually doesn't care what other people think about their ideas.
  • 哎,Michael,這樣來形容一個人,聽起來好像不太尊敬哎。
  • You're right, it's not a very nice thing to say about someone. You probably shouldn't tell someone directly that you think they have been in your face about something.
  • 哎,說到這個 「in my face」 啊,這個大太陽正照在我臉上,可真把我曬得夠慘啦,我們趕快到裡面去找個涼快的地方好不好?
  • Okay, how about getting some ice cream? There's an ice cream store right over there.
  • 哎~,好主意,我們快點走吧。
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  • 今天 Michael 教會李華兩個常用語,一個是: veg out,意思是「什麼事也不做完全放鬆」;另一個是: in my face,指的是「咄咄逼人的態度」。
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