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第六部 第四課: down with that , to pay through the nose

 
  • 今天 Michael 和李華要出去買東西.李華會學到兩個常用語:down with thatto pay through the nose
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  • Hey, Li Hua. What do you want to do today? I don't have any special plan, so we can do whatever you want.
  • 啊!你今天沒事幹呀?太好了,我正想去買幾件春天穿的衣服,那些舊的啊都已經過時了。
  • I'm down with that. I need to buy some new tennis shoes. My old ones are really gross. My roommate is threatening to throw them out.
  • 哎呀!我也注意到你的球鞋了,實在不像話,怪不得你室友要把它扔掉呢.哎,那太好啦,咱們就一塊兒去買東西吧.不過,Michael,你剛才說 I'm down with that.那是什麼意思呀?就是你願意去的意思嗎?
  • Yes, the expression "I'm down with that" means going shopping is okay with me and I'm willing to go.
  • 哎~,這很有意思哎.那要是你問我,要不要跟你一塊兒吃晚飯,我很願意去的話,我能不能說:I'm down with that?
  • Yes, that would let me know that you are willing to have dinner with me. What would you say if I suggested we go to my friend's party on Saturday night.
  • 喔,你建議我們星期六晚上上你朋友家去聚會啊.嗯~,那一定很好玩,我願意去,I'm down with that。
  • Right. Now, where do you want to go shopping? There are lots of places close by.
  • 嗯~,去哪兒買東西呀?學校附近有很多買東西的地方.疑?去附近那個購物中心,好不好?
  • Okay, that's fine with me. That mall has a shoe store and it's close. Let's go.
  • Okay, I'm down with that. 我們可以搭公車去,幾分鐘就到了,然後呢我們有一整天去買我們要買的東西.還可以在購物中心吃飯呢!
  • Okay, I'm down with that.
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  • 哎,Michael,這家店看起來真好.我們能不能進去看看呀?我肯定啊他們有很好的衣服。
  • That's Neiman-Marcus. They have nice stuff, but they're really, really expensive. You have to pay through the nose to buy even a shirt there.
  • 嗯~,我也猜想它們的衣服一定很貴.疑?你說要在他們這裡買件襯衣就要 pay through the nose ? 疑?東西貴和鼻子有什麼關係呀?
  • To pay through the nose is to pay a lot of money for something, usually way more than the item is worth. For instance, a shirt in a normal store costs about $40. However, a shirt in Neiman-Marcus easily costs $200. That's paying through the nose.
  • 我懂了. To pay through the nose 就是用高價買一樣東西,往往啊要比原來的價值高很多.像普通店裡一件襯衣要 40 美元,在他們這裡啊就要 200 美元.疑?可是,Michael, 我還是不懂,一個人的鼻子和錢有什麼關係呀?
  • Yeah, it is a strange expression, but that's the way it is. Do you still want to go into that store?
  • 不要不要,我不進去了,我只是個學生,沒那麼多錢,I can't afford to pay through the nose for things. 我啊,付不起這麼高的價錢。
  • I agree. I don't want to pay through the nose for anything either. It's stupid to waste so much money on something you can buy cheaper somewhere else.
  • 就是呀,能夠用便宜的價錢買到的東西為什麼要浪費那麼多錢去買呢?疑?對了,Michael, 那什麼時候我們還可以用 to pay through the nose 這個說法的呢?
  • Oh, well, some people are willing to pay through the nose to buy tickets to see their favorite singers.
  • 哦~,花好多錢買票去聽他們喜歡的歌手唱歌.我啊,就有幾個朋友愛買名牌的東西,她們就願意 pay through the nose。
  • I don't understand paying through the nose to eat at fancy restaurants either. Food is food. Li Hua, I'm getting hungry. Can we go eat first?
  • 嗯~,I'm down with that. 我啊也有點餓了.但是呢,I don't want to pay through the nose.
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  • 李華今天學到了兩個常用語,一個是: down with that,意思是「同意」,或者是「願意」.另一個是: to pay through the nose,意思是「出高價買東西」。
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