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第七部 第十一課: eye candy , bazillion

 
  • 今天 Larry 和李華下課以後在電影院門口商量看什麼電影.李華會學到兩個常用語:eye candybazillion
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  • Hmm,我啊想要看 Troy,聽說這部電影挺棒的哎!
  • I don't know, Li Hua. That movie looks like it's nothing but eye candy.
  • 啊~,你說那部電影是什麼啊? Eye candy? Candy 不是「糖果」嗎?.哎~,這是一部關於古希臘的電影,和「糖果」有什麼關係呀?
  • I said it's mostly eye candy. Eye candy describes something that looks really good, but does not serve a useful purpose.
  • 哦~,你說的是 eye candy.Eye candy 呢是比喻某個東西看上去雖好,可是啊卻不實用.哎,那不就有點兒像我們中文裡常說的「華而不實」嗎?
  • That's right. In a movie, fancy special effects are just eye candy.
  • 現在啊好多電影都是靠電腦製作的特技場面,看起來是挺花哨,其實啊電影本身一點意思也沒有.可是Larry,你知道嗎, Troy 這部電影是 Brad Pitt 主演的呢?
  • Well, in this case the eye candy is Brad Pitt.
  • 什麼啊?說 Brad Pitt 是 eye candy,這也太不公平啦.他啊不僅長得帥,而且演技也是一流的.你怎麼能說他「華而不實」呢?
  • Fine, fine, Brad Pitt is more than just eye candy. Still, I'd rather see something else... like that science fiction film I was telling you about. That's the kind of eye candy I want to see!
  • 你要看那部科幻片啊?唉!我看那才是名符其實的 eye candy 呢!
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  • You know, Li Hua, we've been standing here trying to choose a movie for fifteen minutes. Why don't we forget about seeing a movie today? There are a bazillion other things to do in this city.
  • 就是啊,我們在這兒啊都站了 15 分鐘了還決定不了看哪個電影.那~,要是不看電影我們幹什麼呢?你說有 a bazillion 事情可以做.Bazillion?這是個數字嗎?
  • I said "there are a bazillion other things". "Bazillion" means a lot. It's supposed to sound like "a billion" or "a zillion" - a large number, anyway.
  • 對哎, bazillion 聽起來啊就好像 billion,或者 zillion.Billion 是十億, zillion 呢是「千千萬」,所以 bazillion 也可以說是「許許多多,數不清」的意思了.哎!OK,Larry,你說啊,我們有 bazillion 的事可幹,那你說說我們可以幹什麼呢?
  • Well, there's an outdoor rock concert this evening not far from my place and the museum is showing a new exhibit of ancient bronze work today.
  • 嗯~,我啊不想聽什麼搖滾音樂會,博物館的古青銅器展覽可能會更有意思.Larry,我還是有點糊塗哎, bazillion 這個詞可以像使用具體數字一樣來使用它嗎?
  • Yeah, pretty much. For instance, I'm not sure that today is a good day to visit the museum. There will be a bazillion people there on the opening day of that exhibit.
  • 嗯~,沒錯,這個開展第一天啊,人肯定很多,那我們改天再去吧.你不是說有 a bazillion other things to do 嗎?
  • There's a bazillion bars along this street. We could go hang out in one while we decide what to do next.
  • 這條街上的酒吧是挺多的,可是現在才下午 3 點多哎,我不想去酒吧。
  • Hmm... well, let me think... sometimes when you have a bazillion choices, it's hard to make a decision.
  • 哎喲,得了得了,說什麼選擇多了反而不好決定.我說啊還是看電影吧.Troy 還有幾分鐘就要開始了,你肯定不想看嗎?
  • Look, we've discussed this a bazillion times. That movie is nothing but eye candy for girls.
  • 哎喲,你真是的,你不要看,那我自己去看啦!
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  • 今天李華從 Larry 那兒學到了兩個常用語,一個是: eye candy.意思是「華而不實的東西」.李華學到的另一個常用語是: bazillion,就相當於中文裡面所說的「多得數都數不清」。
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