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第十一部 第二課: pumped , iffy

 
  • 今天早上 Larry 和李華和一對朋友 Charles and Lisa 約好了一起去打網球.李華會學到兩個常用語: pumpediffy.
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  • I'm really pumped about today's tennis match. How about you, Li Hua?
  • 你對今天的比賽怎麼啦? Pumped?你是不是說你很緊張啊?
  • No, I'm not nervous. Pumped means energized and excited. I'm looking forward to today's game because I think it will be a lot of fun.
  • 哦~,原來 pumped 是很興奮.對了, pump 不是也有打氣的意思嗎?你是說啊你打足了氣,躍躍欲試的意思囉。
  • That's right! What about you? Aren't you pumped about the game?
  • 嗯~~,我是很期待這場比賽,不過啊,我可不敢說我像你那樣 pumped.我啊對體育沒有像你那麼感興趣。
  • Yeah, I guess I get particularly pumped about sports. If sports don't get you all that pumped up, then what does?
  • 我呀,我是一談起旅行就特別興奮, I'm pumped about travel.只要想到要去旅行啊,我就好興奮喔.明年暑假,我計劃要到溫哥華去玩一個星期。
  • You're pumped about going to Vancouver? What is there to do in Vancouver?
  • 到那兒去幹什麼呀? 溫哥華有很多美麗的高山啊,景色啊一定很壯觀.還有那裡的野生動物!我一想到啊有機會可以看到野生麋鹿我就特別興奮哎. Yes, I'm pumped about going to Vancouver.
  • Well, I guess people get pumped about different things. Personally, I don't get very excited about mountains and wild animals.
  • 我知道,高山美景和野生動物對你來說啊沒有太大吸引力.還不如在網球場上打球來得過癮呢。
  • Hey, tennis is fun and it's good exercise.
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  • Larry,剛才啊跟 Charles 和 Lisa 一起打網球啊挺過癮的哎.對了,我差一點忘了問你,這個週末在麥迪遜廣場花園有一場職業網球賽.你想去看嗎?
  • I don't know. It's iffy that we'll even be able to get tickets. Tickets for things like that sell out very quickly.
  • 那倒也是喔,像這種熱門球賽的票啊八成已經賣完了,所以你剛才說 iffy,就是指我們 「不太可能」 買到票,對不對? Iffy啊肯定就是從 if 這個詞來的。
  • That's right. If something is "iffy",that means that it is uncertain or even a little unlikely.
  • 嗯,要是用 iffy 這個詞來形容什麼事的話,那就是不肯定、不太可能.不過,Larry,我們還是可以試一試嘛.沒準運氣好,還有票呢!
  • Yeah, but even if I can get tickets, it's iffy that we'll be able to afford them. Tickets for games like that tend to be expensive, too.
  • 你說門票可能很貴,我們可能買不起啊?Larry,也許他們有半價的學生票呢.我們試試看嘛,好不好?
  • Sure, I'll call the ticket vendor this afternoon. But it's iffy that they have half-priced tickets for students.
  • 沒關係,如果真的買不到票,我們可以做別的事啊!如果我們不能去看職業選手打球,我們還可以找朋友去打嘛!
  • Speaking of which, wasn't that last game fun? Do you think Charles and Lisa would play with us again?
  • 對哎,跟 Charles 和 Lisa 打的那最後一場啊真好玩!
  • But it's iffy that they'll want to play against us again.
  • 他們不一定再想跟我們打球.那是為什麼呢?
  • Can't you see? They were defeated by us every round. It's really iffy that they had any fun this morning.
  • 對喔.老是輸球的話恐怕是沒有什麼好玩了。
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語.第一個是: pumped,是形容「很興奮、很有活力的樣子」.另外一個常用語是: iffy,是指「某件事情不太可能」。
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