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第十五部 第十課: live large , a hoot

 
  • Larry 和李華在談論他們的朋友 Dave。 Dave 的老闆剛剛給他加了一大筆工資。李華今天要學會兩個新的習慣用語,live largea hoot.
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  • It is a good thing that Bob got such a big raise. He likes to live large!
  • Live是生活,你說live large那是什麼意思呀?
  • By living large, I mean Bob likes to buy expensive things, wear the best clothes, and eat out at fancy restaurants.
  • 誰不喜歡那樣生活奢侈呀?買貴的東西、穿最好的衣服、下高級飯館?I like to live large too。
  • Right. And Bob does live large. The minute after he heard about his new raise, Bob went out and bought a brand new Mercedes.
  • Wow,他可真夠大手大腳的,錢還沒拿到手就已經花出去了。 一輛Mercedes至少要幾萬美金吧。不過,喜歡live large的人還挺多。教我英國文學的史密斯教授最近買了一座豪宅,裡面有六個臥室, 四個洗澡間,還有一個馬廄。
  • Wow, maybe someday, I'll be able to live large, too.
  • 我不知道你, 反正我是沒有希望了, 靠教中文這點收入連做夢也不會live large.
  • I don't earn that much at my job either. I will need more than one big raise to be able to live large. I'll need several raises!
  • 要加薪好多次才能過上奢適的生活, 那要等到什麼時候啊。 不過Larry,過不上那種日子也沒關係,我並不羨慕那種生活。
  • What do you mean? You don't want to live large?
  • 生活奢適是要付出代價的, 比如,保養和維修奔馳車要花很多錢。 大房子也要費時間打掃。
  • Those are good points, but it sure is fun to dream about living large.
  • 過不了那種生活光是夢想有什麼好玩的呀! Larry,如果你有了錢,可以揮霍地生活, 你想作什麼呢?
  • Well, I would first buy my own private jet.
  • 買一架私人飛機? That would be living large.
  • And then I would fly my jet to my own private island in the Caribbean.
  • 你還想開著飛機到自己在加勒比海買的一個島上去!你真是在做夢!
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  • I loved your reaction when I told you I wanted to buy my own private island in the Caribbean. It was a hoot!
  • "A hoot"是貓頭鷹的叫聲。你說我剛才的反映是貓頭鷹的叫聲?你這是什麼意思呀?
  • No, that's not what I meant. You looked so amazed I thought it was really funny. Something that is really funny is a hoot.
  • 我剛才聽你說要買一個私人島嶼是讓我非常驚訝!想像你在加勒比海的私人海灘上悠閒地喝著果汁,那情景很可笑的喲。
  • Say, you know what else was a real hoot? Did you see that show on the comedy channel last night?
  • 你是指昨天晚上那喜劇節目頻道播出的節目嗎?我當然看了。
  • Yes! Wasn't it the funniest thing you have ever seen? I thought it was such a hoot.
  • 我也覺得很有趣。 有個人模仿總統,模仿的真好笑。 都快把我笑死了。 He was a hoot!
  • Hey, I hadn't really thought about this before, but doesn't our friend Bob look like the guy who impersonated the president?
  • 是啊, 模仿總統的人很像我們的朋友Bob 。真有趣 - What a hoot!
  • Speaking of Bob, did I tell you that he took me out for a drive in his new Mercedes?
  • Bob開著嶄新的奔馳車帶你去兜風了? 下回我也要讓他帶我去兜風。
  • Well, you wouldn't believe what happened. We were stopped behind a garbage truck at a stoplight when all of the sudden the truck dumped trash into the Mercedes all over me and Bob!
  • 什麼, 垃圾車突然把垃圾倒出來,把你和Bob弄得全身都是垃圾?Larry,那卡車司機把你們當成了垃圾場了。 這真可笑 - It's really a hoot!
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語。一個是 live large,意思是生活揮霍。還有一個是 hoot,意思是可笑、有趣
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