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第七部 第四課: on the fritz , to hog

 
  • 今天李華到 Larry 的宿舍裡面去串門兒,李華學到兩個常用語:on the fritzto hog
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  • Hey, Larry,我昨天晚上給你打電話,在你手機上留了言,你怎麼沒給我回電話啊?
  • I didn't get your message. My cell phone has been on the fritz. I don't know what's wrong with it.
  • 你沒收到我的留言?還說你手機怎麼啦?On the fritz - 那是什麼意思啊?
  • I said my cell phone is on the fritz. If something is on the fritz that means something is wrong with it and it』s not working properly.
  • 哦~,要是說什麼東西 on the fritz,意思就是「出了毛病,不能正常工作了」.哎呀,我的手機啊有時候也會 on the fritz. 哎,Larry,那除了電話以外,還有什麼東西也可以說是 on the fritz 呢?
  • Well, usually it is machines that are on the fritz. For instance, sometimes my computer does not respond to my commands, so it's on the fritz.
  • 原來 on the fritz ,通常啊是用在機器設備上,比方說你說的電腦.就是啊,有的時候電腦啊會出故障,不聽指令,那就是 on the fritz 了。
  • Now Li Hua, can you give me an example?
  • 有了,昨天啊我在學校的食品零售機買 coke,我明明就塞進去一塊美元,可是啊,零售機一點反應都沒有.It must have been on the fritz.
  • Oh, some of the vending machines are often on the fritz.
  • 哎,Larry,那除了說機器,我能不能說一個人 on the fritz 呢?
  • Not really. However, the exception is that you can say that your stomach is on the fritz if it』s uncomfortable.
  • 哦~,我們不能直接說一個人 on the fritz,但是,要是我的胃感到難受,我就可以說:My stomach is on the fritz.
  • All right, Li Hua, forget about things that are on the fritz. You want to watch this DVD?
  • Sure! 但願啊你的 DVD player is not on the fritz.
  • Oh, come on, Li Hua!
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  • Hey, Li Hua, stop hogging all the popcorn! I want some too.
  • 得了得了,想吃爆米花就說嘛,給你!哎!你說我什麼啊?Hogging all the popcorn? 好像不是什麼好意思喔,你可得給我解釋清楚!
  • Well, to hog something is to keep it for yourself and not share it with others. Just now you were eating all of the popcorn without sharing it with me. Therefore, I said you were hogging the popcorn.
  • To hog something 就是霸佔著某樣東西,不給別人.哎~,Larry,你怎麼能說我霸著爆米花不給你呢?我又不知道你也想吃,再說,我現在不是分給你了嗎?
  • Okay, I suppose you aren't hogging it anymore.
  • 對了,Larry,除了說食物以外,這種說法還可以用在別的地方嗎?
  • Well, we are now watching a DVD, if I don't let you use the remote control, then I'm hogging the remote.
  • 哦~,要是你一個人拿著遙控器,不讓我用,那你就是 hogging the remote. 那可比 hogging the popcorn 更氣人了!
  • Okay, now it's your turn to give me an example.
  • 讓我也舉個例子啊?想起來了:我那個同屋啊,她有的時候用洗手間用好長時間喔,進去了就不出來,我啊真應該告訴她 - stop hogging the bathroom.
  • That's a very good example. Hey, Li Hua, look at me - if I lie down on the couch and don't give you any room to sit down, then I am hogging the couch.
  • 哎喲,Larry,你幹什麼呀?你幹嘛一個人把整個沙發都佔了,一點地方都不給我留,你想讓我坐地板啊?Stop hogging the couch, Larry!
  • Calm down, Li Hua, I was just giving you an example.
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  • 今天李華從 Larry 那兒學到兩個常用語,一個是: on the fritz,意思是「出了故障」.另外一個是: to hog something,意思是「把某樣東西據為己有,不給別人」。
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