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第十七部 第十一課: snarf , power nap

 
  • Larry 告訴李華說,他正在給公司做一個大項目,忙得連飯都沒時間吃。李華今天要學兩個常用語,snarfpower nap.
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  • I've been so busy with this project, Li Hua, I've hardly had any time to eat. Today I just snarfed down a sandwich at lunch, and I haven't eaten anything since.
  • 你只吃了個三明治?snarf也是吃的意思嗎?
  • Snarf is another word for eat, Li Hua, but when you snarf something you eat it really quickly in a very short amount of time.
  • 噢,snarf是狼吞虎嚥的意思。你是因為要趕項目,沒時間吃飯,所以才匆忙地吃了個三明治。
  • Yeah. And when I snarfed down the sandwich, I didn't really enjoy it. I ate it so fast I didn't even really taste it.
  • 有時候我趕著寫論文或是判作業,沒時間吃飯,也會湊合著只吃幾口炒飯填飽肚子。
  • You know, since I haven't had anything to eat since I snarfed down that sandwich, I am feeling hungry again.
  • Larry, 我這兒有盒餅乾,你先吃幾塊,來墊墊肚子羅。
  • Thanks, Li Hua. That is really nice. But I'm so hungry, I'm afraid I'd snarf up your entire box of cookies.
  • 都吃了也不要緊,我不在乎這盒餅乾,不過光吃餅乾可沒什麼營養。
  • You are right, Li Hua. I really shouldn't snarf up all these cookies.
  • 不如今天晚上咱們找個餐館,好好補一補,最近我一直在趕論文,也是忙得不可開交。
  • I'd love to, Li Hua. But, honestly, I don't have enough time to go out with you for a nice relaxing dinner. The deadline for the project is tomorrow, and I have just enough time to snarf down something before I go back to work.
  • 既然明天就是最後期限,你沒時間正經吃飯,那就更不能光啃餅乾了,而是應該吃點兒有營養的。這樣才能補充能量。
  • Okay, I do have time to go to a fast food place.
  • 拐角處就有一家麵條店,保證你二十分鐘就能回去上班。
  • And snarfing down a bowl of noodles does sound better than snarfing down a box of cookies, Li Hua.
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  • 這家店的麵條還真好吃。
  • Yeah, But now I'm feeling a little sleepy. I think I am going to need to take a power nap before I go back to work.
  • A power nap? 我知道nap是午覺的意思,可power nap是什麼意思啊?
  • A power nap is a short nap, maybe only fifteen to twenty minutes in length that people take in the middle of their work day to give them more energy, more power!
  • 噢,就是15分鐘,20分鐘,打個盹兒的意思。你知道嗎,Larry, 在中國睡午覺是很普遍的。我們上學的時候中午都會睡上半個小時左右。
  • Taking naps isn't as common in the U.S. as it is in China, but more and more Americans are taking power naps.
  • 昨天晚上我看了一個節目,很有意思,裡面說美國人現在越來越忙,晚上睡眠時間不夠,所以白天需要take power naps,才能提高效率。
  • Hey, I saw that report, too!
  • 現在不少公司為了提高員工的工作效率,都在公司裡設立專門供員工睡午覺的地方。
  • I wish my company had places like that for us to take power naps at work.
  • 你還記得嗎,裡面說有一家公司,給員工準備了雞蛋形的午睡艙,還有舒緩的音樂,幫員工入睡。
  • Yeah, I'd love to take a power nap in one of those.
  • 但是打盹兒也要注意不能睡得太久。
  • I guess that is true. If you end up sleeping too long, you can enter a deep sleep and wake up feeling drowsy and even sleepier than you did before you took you power nap.
  • 好,到你公司了,你準備在哪兒小睡一會兒呢?
  • Well, I think I will go back to work and take a power nap at my desk.
  • Okay, Larry. 明天完成了手頭的項目,給我打電話。
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語。一個是 snarf, 是狼吞虎嚥的意思。另一個是 power nap, 是打盹兒的意思。
EPT 美語
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