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第六部 第二課: critter , mug

 
  • 這是一個星期六的下午, Michael 和李華比較輕鬆,他們正在校園裡散步.李華會學到兩個常用語: crittermug
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  • 哇~,今天天氣真好,哎,你看!那個人在跟他的狗玩哎,那小白狗真好玩!
  • Yes, he is a cute little critter.
  • Critter?什麼是 Critter 啊? Critter 是狗的一個品種嗎?
  • No, a critter is just an animal, usually one that is relatively small and furry. The word is used a lot in the Southern part of the US.
  • 哦~, critter 就是毛茸茸的小動物啊.疑?那麼,松鼠也可以說是個 critter ,對不對?
  • Yes, squirrels are definitely critters. But you know a lot of people don't like squirrels. They think that they are dirty and look like rats with bushy tails.
  • 啊?還有人不喜歡松鼠的呀?怎麼會說它們像老鼠呢!我覺得它們真可愛哎,看起來毛茸茸,軟綿綿的.我最喜歡看它們啊,用前面兩條腿捧著一顆花生啃,哎喲,那樣子真好玩!
  • Huh! Well, I would not try to feed those little critters if I were you, they bite and can carry diseases.
  • 不要餵它們吃東西?它們會咬人?哎哦,那你站得遠一點扔給它們不就行了嗎?我啊倒是聽說過它們會傳染疾病,是要小心點. Michael, 那像耗子那樣的小動物也能夠叫做 critters 嗎?
  • Yes, those are critters, too. Speaking of which, did you hear that my roommate got a new-born sharpei?
  • 你的室友養了一隻剛出生的沙皮狗啊!哎喲,那肯定很好玩哎。
  • I don't think so. As far as I'm concerned, that little critter looks ugly.
  • 啊?你覺得沙皮狗難看啊?不少人家裡養沙皮狗都覺得它們可愛呢.我還沒有見過剛出生的沙皮狗呢!疑?Michael, 你帶我去看一看,好不好嗎?
  • You want to take a look at that ugly critter? Ok, we'll go.
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  • Look, Li Hua, here is my roommate's sharpei. Look at that furry mug. He looks like he should be friendly.
  • 哎喲,這就是你室友的沙皮狗呀!好可愛喲!Michael, 你說什麼 furry mug ? Mug 不是用來喝咖啡或喝茶的杯子嗎?沙皮狗和 mug 有什麼關係呀?
  • No, not a coffee mug. Mug is slang for a face, usually an ugly one. His little mug is his face.
  • 哦,在這裡, mug 不是指杯子的意思,而是指一張臉,而且啊往往是指難看的臉.哎?我覺得這隻狗的臉挺可愛的啊.哎,Michael, 我能不能摸摸它啊?
  • Go ahead, but I'm sure he'll bite you.
  • 它會咬我呀?哎喲,那就算了,那我就看看它吧.疑?Michael, 我們能不能把人的臉稱為 mug 呢?
  • Of course. For example, my brother has a really ugly mug.
  • 啊?你弟弟的臉很難看?哎喲,Michael, 你怎麼能這麼說啊?再說,你弟弟的臉沒準跟你的臉很像啊!
  • I was just trying to give you an example. I don't really think my brother has an ugly face.
  • 哎喲,你真是的,給我舉例子也得找個適當點的例子嘛.怎麼能拿你弟弟來舉例子,破壞他的形像呢?哎,對了,我還得弄弄清楚, mug 一般是指難看的臉,是貶意,對不對?
  • Yeah, we usually don't say a person has a pretty mug. But, if you like the look of that dog, you can say: "Oh, what a cute mug this little dog has!"
  • 哦~,你的意思是,可以用 mug 這個詞來指一個動物的臉很可愛,不過,不能用來形容人的臉。
  • That's right.
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  • 今天李華學會說 critter.這是指「毛茸茸的小動物」.今天她還學會一個詞,那就是 mug, mug 在這裡是指動物和人的臉,一般是指「難看的臉」。
EPT 美語
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