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第四部 第四課: under the weather , to grab a bite to eat

 
  • 在今天的對話中 Michael 會教李華兩個常用語:一個是 under the weather ,另一個是 to grab a bite to eat
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  • Hello?
  • 喂,Michael 啊,你今天怎麼啦?我在學校沒看見你,打電話到你上班的地方也沒人接。你沒事兒吧?
  • Oh, its nothing. I am just a little under the weather today, so I decided to take the rest of the day off and really rest.
  • 什麼啊?你說天氣不好,所以你就請一天假,天氣好好的嘛,你幹嘛要撒謊呢?
  • No, no, I said "I am under the weather today". Under, u-n-d-e-r; The weather, w-e-a-t-h-e-r. Under the weather, it means sick.
  • 哦,under the weather 就是生病的意思啊,那你還不趕快去看醫生啊?
  • Oh, don't worry. It's not very serious. Usually when someone says that they are under the weather, they mean they feel bad, but are not very sick.
  • 哦,所以你的病不嚴重,那我就放心了.可是,你為什麼今天會覺得 under the weather 呢?
  • Last night I went out to eat with a friend. After dinner, it started to rain heavily. We didn't have umbrellas, and I had to walk to a long way back to my car in the rain. I think I caught a cold, so now I feel under the weather.
  • 難怪了,你吃完飯就淋著雨走那麼長的路.哎喲,你以後啊可千萬小心,萬一得了大病那怎麼辦呢?
  • It's ok, Li Hua. I can take care of myself. That's why I am resting at home. That reminds me, how is your mother doing? Didn't you say she was under the weather last week?
  • 哦,我媽媽啊,她現在好多了.不過啊,上星期可真把我們嚇壞了.上星期一她突然說不舒服,提前下班,結果第二天啊就開始咳嗽,全身發軟呢。
  • Oh, oh no! You must have been worried she had SARS.
  • 沒錯,家裡人啊都好擔心她得了薩斯,所以每個人都覺得自己好像 under the weather ;不過啊,第二天我媽媽好轉了,所以每個人也覺得自己好啦。
  • They were all thinking about SARS, so they also felt under the weather. In fact, they were all ok.
  • 就是啊,他們覺得自己 under the weather ,我想啊,純粹是心理作用。
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  • So why were you trying to call me at work today?
  • 喔,我是想打電話問你,今天晚上要不要一塊兒去吃飯。
  • Oh, well, I'd like to, but I really think I should stay at home tonight. Maybe this weekend we can grab a bite to eat.
  • 啊?你說這個週末要吃什麼啊?
  • I said we can "grab a bite to eat". Grab, g-r-a-b; a bite, b-i-t-e; to eat, e-a-t. It means we can go out and have a quick meal somewhere this weekend.
  • 哦,grab a bite to eat ,就是說隨便到哪個餐館吃一頓,是不是啊。
  • That's about right. To be exact, it means to find some quick and simple food, like fast food.
  • 啊?尤其是指吃快餐啊?我可不想這樣隨便 grab a bite to eat .我啊,想去一個有氣氛的好餐館.哎.再說了,Michael,你也不應該老是吃那些垃圾食物。
  • I know, I know. It's just that I often don't have a lot of time between classes and work. So at lunchtime, I usually have to go to a fast food place and grab a bite to eat. I don't have time to go anywhere else.
  • 哎,如果你覺得中午時間很緊,那你就應該把午飯準備好帶到學校啊。你看,你每天到外面 grab a bite to eat,那樣的開銷多大啊。
  • I don't always grab a bite to eat at fast food places. Sometimes I make lunch at home. But it takes a lot of time in the evening, and sometimes I am busy then, too.
  • Michael,你真是太不會照顧自己了,冒著雨亂跑,整天吃垃圾食品,難怪啊,你會 under the weather ,以後啊,你真要好好照顧自己呢。
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  • 今天 Michael 「身體有點兒不舒服」,就是 under the weather. Michael 約李華等他身體好了一起去 grab a bite to eat ,也就是「隨便到外面吃點快餐」。
EPT 美語
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