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第十一部 第十五課: gross , in a pinch

 
  • 李華請 Larry 到家裡來幫她修理堵塞的澡盆.今天李華會學到兩個常用語: grossin a pinch
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  • Oh, Li Hua, look at the hair clogging your drain. How gross!
  • 我知道是頭髮把澡盆給堵死了啊.疑?不過, Gross 是什麼意思啊?你是說這裡有很多頭髮啊?
  • No, I'm not referring to the quantity. I mean it is disgusting and sickening!
  • 原來 gross 在這裡是指讓人看到難受,令人噁心,不舒服的意思啊.哎喲,堵住下水道的東西當然都是很髒,看見了會讓人噁心嘛.不過,上回我在你家看到你的冰箱,那才叫噁心呢!
  • What do you mean?
  • 我是說,你冰箱裡的食物有的都已經發霉了. That was gross!
  • I've cleaned out my refrigerator since then, and I don't think it is that gross any more.
  • 你清理過你的冰箱啦?那過兩天我去看看.還有啊,你把髒衣服到處亂丟, that's gross, too!
  • All right, Li Hua, I'm the first to admit that I'm not the best housekeeper. I've been so busy lately, that my whole apartment is pretty gross right now, to tell you the truth.
  • 你啊能老實承認自己不會理家.那還算不錯的.一般男生啊都不會整理家.這樣吧! Larry,過兩天我去你家幫你打掃乾淨,做為對你今天的幫忙表示感謝.請人來修啊可要花好多錢呢!
  • Yeah, the amount the plumber will charge you will be pretty gross, I am sure. What tools do you have?
  • 讓我看看,工具啊可能都在水槽下面的櫃子裡. Ooh, gross! 有只大蜘蛛哎!
  • Oh, Li Hua, it is a tiny spider, and I think it is cute. I don't think it is gross at all.
  • 哎喲~,你還說那隻大蜘蛛看起來挺好玩啊! It is gross, Larry。
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  • 嘿,Larry,我找到那個通馬桶的工具了!用這個來清除那些頭髮行嗎?
  • It will have to do in a pinch.
  • In a pinch?那是什麼意思啊?
  • You know, a pinch is a tight spot in which you can't move around or a difficult situation in which you don't have many options.
  • Pinch 就是很小的地方,沒有什麼周轉餘地,或者是處於困難的情況下,沒什麼選擇.我的廁所是很小,可是也足夠你站在裡面修澡盆啦!
  • I meant that we don't really have a choice about whether or not I use the plunger. I'll either have to use your plunger, or call the plumber.
  • 哦~,原來你說的 in a pinch 是指我們別無選擇的意思,要就用這個工具,否則就得請人來修.那,那你就用這個工具先試試看囉!
  • Well, then let me try to get us out of the pinch we're in. Let me use the plunger.
  • 對,用這個工具試試,沒准你能解決這個難題啊!
  • Yes, it is working. The tub is draining now.
  • 水開始流啦?哇!太棒,太謝謝你了,幫我解決了這個大麻煩, You really get me out of this pinch!
  • It is my pleasure. I am always glad to help a friend in a pinch.
  • 我們都知道你是樂於幫助朋友解決困難的,好,那現在啊我們要想辦法解決你的問題囉。
  • Yes, if I don't get that apartment cleaned before my parents come to visit, I am going to be in a real pinch.
  • 你要在你爸媽來以前打掃乾淨你的公寓,否則啊你也只好讓他們看到你那骯髒噁心的家了。
  • Exactly, so now it is your turn to help me out of the pinch I am in.
  • 我一定幫你打掃乾淨。
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語.第一個是: gross,這是指「看到的東西令人很噁心、讓人感到很不舒服」.另一個常用語就是: in a pinch,這是指「陷入困境、沒有選擇餘地」。
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