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第四部 第八課: psyched , to flop

 
  • 今天 Michael 要在家裡面舉行一個 party,請朋友來玩.李華學到兩個常用語:psychedto flop
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  • 嗯,啤酒凍好了,吃的嘛也擺好了.哎,我看啊一切都準備好了。
  • Great! I'm really psyched about this party. Tonight I finally get to relax and have fun with my friends.
  • 哎?你是不是擔心 party 會出問題啊?哦~,是不是怕沒有朋友會來?
  • Not at all. I said "I am psyched." That means that I am very excited, and am looking forward to something.
  • 嗯~,Psyched 這個詞聽起來好怪喔.那~, 「to be psyched」 照你說的,就表示你盼望什麼事情囉?
  • Hmm, not exactly. When I say "I am psyched," I not only mean that I am excited, but that I am full of energy and ready to go.
  • 是嗎?可是今天的 party 有什麼節目會讓你這樣高興呀?
  • Well, once some of my friends show up, I plan to have a few beers and hit the dance floor. Quite a few ladies should be showing up at the party tonight, so my friends will be psyched and ready to go as well!
  • 嗯~...,美酒加美女,聽起來不錯嘛.哎,不過 Michael,你也不要太激動了喔.我可是見過你喝醉以後跳舞,還有和女孩說話的樣子,真是不敢恭維呢。
  • OK, that's enough already. If you're so smart, why don't you use "psyched" in a sentence for me?
  • 嗯,讓我想想看.哎,對了,像 「拳擊手 Mike Tyson,他在比賽前就很 psyched,因為啊,他準備好要惡戰一場了」 ,這句話怎麼樣?
  • Yeah, you seem to understand this phrase pretty well. All good athletes have to be psyched before a sports match, otherwise they have no chance of winning.
  • 哎呀!行了行了,Michael, 你只要記住自己不是運動員,也不是專業的舞蹈家。
  • Oh come on Li Hua! Don't try to ruin this party for me! You should be psyched too! This is going to be the greatest party of your life!
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  • 哎,Michael,你沒事吧?
  • Ugh, this is ... this is terrible. I feel like such an idiot. I can't believe my party flopped so badly!
  • 怎麼啦?你說你的 party 怎麼了?
  • I said my party flopped. That's the past tense for "flop." I mean that the party sucked.
  • 哦~,我懂了, 「flop」 就是你的 party 搞砸了.疑? 那 「flop」 這個詞還有別的意思嗎?
  • Well, the word "flop" means to fall down flat and make a noise like when you drop a rug or a large book on the floor.
  • OK,我懂了。這個詞的意思就是形容很重的東西掉在地上的聲音.疑?這個詞是不是只能夠形容 party 的時候呢?
  • Not at all. If a movie or a play "flops," that means it was not very successful. Sometimes we might say a plan "flopped," meaning it failed.
  • 哎,那你說說看,為什麼你的 party 搞砸了呢?
  • I wish I knew. Even my friends left after a couple of hours. I've never been to a party that flopped as badly as this one. Oh ...I know what happened tonight.
  • 哦,那是為什麼呢?
  • Today is the first Saturday of the new semester. Professor Wilkins always invites all of the graduate students in my department to a big pool party at his house. Everyone must have gone there!
  • 嗨喲!你怎麼會忘了這回事兒呢?你的教授給研究生開 party ;疑?Michael, 那我們也趕快去參加他的 party 吧!我可不想在你房間裡發呆呢,我們也要去找點樂子啊!
  • Ah! That's wonderful. My party is such a flop even you can't wait to leave.
  • 哎喲,有什麼關係?只要我們能夠再參加另外一個 party 就好了呀.我已經等不及了,趕快走啦!
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  • 今天李華學會了兩個常用語: psyched 和 to flop. psyched 在這裡就是「精神高昂盼望某件事情」的意思; to flop 就是「失敗不成功」的意思。
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