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第十二部 第五課: high maintenance , dating 101

 
  • Larry 在告訴李華關於他們的一個同學最近和女朋友鬧彆扭的事.今天李華會學到兩個常用語: high maintenancedating 101
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  • You know, Li Hua, I feel bad for Tom. His girlfriend is so high maintenance.
  • 什麼? High maintenance 不就是指一些需要精心維護的機器嗎?
  • Exactly. And in this case, Rachel is very complicated, and Tom needs to put a lot of efforts into maintaining his relationship with her.
  • 啊~,把 high maintenance 這個說法用在人身上!不過也有道理哎,要是一個人需要 high maintenance,那不就是很難伺候嘛!我和 Rachel 不熟,可是她看起來好像是個很好的人啊!為什麼你會認為她很難伺候呢?
  • Well, she gets upset if Tom doesn't call her every day. If he takes her out to eat, it has to be to a very expensive restaurant or she'll complain. It is hard for Tom to keep her happy.
  • 真沒想到她那麼難伺候啊.不每天給她打電話,不去高級餐館就要生氣.聽起來倒是和我朋友美玲很像哎.美玲啊也是個需要 high maintenance 的人。
  • Yeah, Meiling is a high maintenance friend. I know she doesn't like it when you spend time with me and not her.
  • 就是啊.她經常抱怨我花太多時間和你一起.我得經常和她解釋我是在跟你學英語,還得跟她道歉.對了, Larry,你覺得我會不會像他們一樣很難伺候啊?
  • Of course not, Li Hua, you are a very relaxed and easy-going person. In fact, as friends go, you are pretty low maintenance.
  • Low maintenance,你是說,和我交朋友,你不需要為了避免我生氣而費盡心思啊.那就好.我可不想變成朋友心目中很難搞的人呢。
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  • Well, Li Hua, I just talked to Tom. Rachel just broke up with him. It is back to Dating 101 for Tom.
  • Tom 和 Rachel 分手啦?!你說 Tom 需要上約會 101 的課?我怎麼沒聽說學校有開這門課啊?
  • Of course the university doesn't offer such a class! But it does offer History 101, English 101, and Chinese 101. They are all basic classes.
  • 哦~,像歷史 101,英語 101 這些啊都是指一些基本課程,所以 dating 101 就是指學習有關約會的一切,就好像他到學校裡修一門基礎課學習怎麼樣約會。
  • Right. And Tom isn't the only one who needs to take Dating 101. I haven't had a date in a long time.
  • 嘿! Larry,說到約會啊,你還記得我很喜歡的那個男孩兒,上星期我和他出去了一次.我們去一家氣氛還不錯的餐廳,可是啊他的話實在不多哎。
  • Sounds like he needs to enroll in Conversation 101. He should at least be able to keep a conversation going through dinner.
  • 嗯嘿,沒錯,看來啊他的確需要修一門對話 101 的課.哎,不過他人是真的很好,就是非常害羞。
  • Then maybe what he needs is Confidence-Building 101, instead.
  • Larry,你真有意思哎,居然說他該上一門建立自信的基礎課, Confidence-Building101!
  • And as for you Li Hua, you could use a little Relaxation 101. You are always so worried about your grades.
  • 沒錯,我是很擔心學習成績,所以你建議我修一門學會放鬆的基礎課, Relaxation 101.你呀!我看你應該修一門有關整理家務的 101 課,看你的房間亂成那樣。
  • Well, as you probably guessed, I failed Housekeeping 101. Dating 101 is a lot more fun.
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語.一個是: high maintenance,這是「形容一個人需要別人小心謹慎來對待,否則就會不高興」,也就是「很難伺候」的意思.另一個常用語是: dating 101,這是「指有關約會的最基本知識」。
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