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第十七部 第六課: rocket science , chemistry

 
  • Larry 到李華家來看蜘蛛人的 DVD。李華今天要學兩個常用語,rocket sciencechemistry
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  • What's the matter, Li Hua? I can't believe you are having trouble with the DVD player. I mean, it's not rocket science!
  • Rocket science?這是我家,又不是航空航天局,怎麼會有火箭科學。
  • Well, when I said it wasn't rocket science, I meant it shouldn't be hard for you to get the DVD player to start.
  • 噢,rocket Science在這兒的意思是指很難弄懂的東西。但是使用DVD機不該是什麼難事。
  • That's it! Getting the DVD player to work should be as simple as pushing a few buttons, and not nearly as complicated as rocket science. . . Hey, look, you got it working, Li Hua!
  • 行了,沒什麼難的,只要知道按哪個鍵就行了。
  • Now all we need is popcorn to eat with our movie. I can go make some. I mean, making popcorn isn't rocket science.
  • 好啊,你負責爆米花,東西都在廚房微波爐下面的抽屜裡。
  • Ok, I'm in the kitchen looking at the microwave, and I see three drawers. Which one is it?
  • It's not rocket science, Larry. 你把三個抽屜都拉開看看不就行了嗎!
  • Oh, look at that! The popcorn was right on top. Now let me read the instructions. Hmm....Should be very easy. One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out.
  • Larry, 你怎麼這麼長時間啊!要幫忙嗎?用微波爐爆米花,不應該是什麼rocket Science吧。
  • It isn't rocket science, Li Hua. The instructions are very easy. It's just I can't get the plastic wrapper off the popcorn packet.
  • 包裝紙撕不開?I'm not a rocket scientist, but let me try. . .你看,只要抓住兩邊輕輕這麼一拉就開了。
  • Wow, Li Hua. Maybe you are a rocket scientist after all. That was pretty good. I better let you do the rest.
  • Larry, 別這麼懶,你又不是沒用過微波爐。You know it's not rocket science.
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  • (Operating microwave machine.)
  • Mmmm...This popcorn is really good, Li Hua. And so is the movie. The chemistry between the lead actor and actress is really good.
  • 化學?我最後一次上化學課還是高中的事。化學跟蜘蛛人和他的女朋友Mary Jane有什麼關係呀?
  • When two people are attracted to each other or get along really well -- they have chemistry.
  • 我明白了,就像做化學實驗的時候一樣。中文裡也有兩個人之間有化學反應的說法,就是說兩個人互相吸引,或者是很合得來。
  • So, now that you know what I meant by "chemistry," what do you think -- do the actors in Spiderman have good chemistry or not?
  • 我覺得有。他們演得很逼真,真讓我覺得他們彼此相愛。但是我有一個問題,Larry.
  • What is it, Li Hua?
  • 有的時候化學物質混在一起可能起發生爆炸,那這是不是「壞的」化學反應呢?能用來形容人跟人之間的關係嗎?
  • Absolutely! When two people really don't like each other or can't get along -- that is bad chemistry.
  • 我原來有兩個鄰居,可以說是勢不兩立,經常互相對罵,他們倆而就是純粹的bad chemistry.
  • It sure sounds like it. Speaking of bad chemistry, one of the people I work with really doesn't get along with my boss. They often argue about the littlest things.
  • 你同事跟老闆有bad chemistry?那可得小心,不定哪天就會被炒了魷魚。
  • You're right, Li Hua...Say, Li Hua, what do you think about the chemistry between us?
  • Larry, 這還用問嗎!It's not rocket science. 我們認識都快七年了,沒有good chemistry, 就不會一直做朋友做到今天了。
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語。一個是 rocket science, 意思是很難做,很難懂的事情。另一個是 chemistry, 是指人跟人之間的感情關係
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