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第十六部 第六課: hush-hush , blabbermouth

 
  • Larry 有件事要告訴李華,但是他要李華保守秘密。 李華今天會學到兩個常用語 hush-hushblabbermouth
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  • So, Li Hua, I have some news I'd like to share with you, but I'd like you to keep it hush-hush.
  • Hush-hush? 我知道,hush-hush是要人別出聲, 保持安靜。Larry,你為什麼要我別出聲呢?
  • Something that is hush-hush means private and secret. It is something you don't want other people to know about.
  • 原來hush-hush在這裡是指秘密的,不能告訴別人。 難道你有什麼秘密嗎?
  • I got a new job!
  • Wow! 你找到新工作了,太好了, Larry。 我還以為是什麼不可告人的事情呢。這麼好的消息你為什麼不告訴大家呢?
  • Well, I am excited about it, and I do want to tell everyone, but my new job won't start for several months. I want to keep it hush-hush until I'm ready to tell people at my current job.
  • 新工作要幾個月以後才開始,你現在還不想讓老闆和同事們知道。那好,我一定為你保密。不過這個秘密我們要保守多久呢?
  • About two months. Then I'll tell my boss and co-workers, and you won't have to keep my news hush-hush any more.
  • 兩個月以後你就要告訴老闆和同事了。我想他們一定會捨不得你走。 Larry,我也要告訴你一個秘密。 It is all very hush-hush.
  • What's that?
  • 我的一個學生最近在華盛頓申請了一份工作, 聽說是去一個秘密機構。
  • If it is so hush-hush, how do you know about it?
  • 因為我給她寫了推薦信, 那個單位還找我談話,調查這位學生的情況。
  • Hmm, a hush-hush organization. Is she applying to become a secret agent?
  • 你說她在申請作特工? 這我可不能告訴你, 你知道我必須保密。
  • Oh, I know. I'm just curious. Sometimes it is hard to keep things hush-hush. Like the fact that my friend Dave is dating your friend Mary.
  • Dave 和Mary? 他們在談戀愛? 我怎麼沒聽說呢?
  • Dave asked me to keep it hush-hush for a while, because he wanted to be sure that Mary liked him and that it wasn't a one-time thing.
  • Dave要確定Mary是否真的喜歡他後才公開。這我完全理解。
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  • I thought about telling you, Li Hua. But I didn't want to be a blabbermouth.
  • Blabbermouth這個詞我知道, Blabbermouth指的是嘴快、不能保守秘密的人。
  • Wow, you are *good*, Li Hua. A blabbermouth is someone who blabbers; they talk, talk, talk and can't keep a secret.
  • Larry,在Dave這件事上, 你可真是守口如瓶啊,You are not a blabbermouth。 有你這樣忠實的朋友,Dave一定很放心。
  • Thanks, Li Hua. Dave and Mary have been dating for several weeks, and he told me I could tell you and our other friends now.
  • Dave讓你告訴我啦?那他和Mary一定很合得來, 太好了!Larry, Dave當時幸虧沒有告訴Jennifer, 全世界的人就都知道了。
  • Jennifer is a blabbermouth? What do you mean?
  • 她總喜歡打聽和議論別人的私事,然後到處亂說。
  • Have you ever said anything about it to her?
  • 我怎麼好意思對她說:Don't be such a blabbermouth!
  • Well, then I'll remember the next time I have something I want to keep hush-hush: Don't tell Jennifer the blabbermouth!
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語。一個是 hush-hush,意思是不要公開的,是秘密的。還有一個是 blabbermouth,這是指那些嘴快,不能保守秘密的人
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