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第十七部 第十五課: my treat , ginormous

 
  • Larry 和李華剛剛忙完手頭的工作。他們一起去吃冰激凌。李華今天要學兩個常用語:my treatginormous.
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  • Well, Li Hua, you just finished a big paper, and I just finished an important project at work. Let's go for ice cream and celebrate. It'll be my treat.
  • 冰激凌是your treat? 可我也要吃啊,應該是our treat才對吧。
  • Well, the ice cream will certainly be for both of us - and it will be a treat for both of us, but when I said it was "my treat" I meant that I would pay for the ice cream.
  • 哦,原來是你要請客啊!
  • That's right, to TREAT someone means to pay for someone's food or entertainment as a form of a gift.
  • 那太好了。謝謝你請我去吃冰激凌。
  • It is my pleasure, Li Hua.
  • 為了表示感謝,這個週末我請你去中國餐館吃飯。My treat.
  • That's very considerate, Li Hua. But you don't really have to treat me to dinner just because I treated you to ice cream.
  • 我可不是因為你請我吃冰激凌才請你去吃飯的,我請你吃飯是因為咱倆是好朋友嘛!
  • In that case, I'll be happy to go for Chinese food this weekend - especially if it is your treat.
  • 我有個問題,Larry, 在美國,如果有人提出請你吃飯,你還用爭著付錢嗎?
  • Generally, you can try to protest a little, but the most polite thing to do is to let the other person treat you and allow his or her to feel generous.
  • 在中國的時候,我有個叔叔,人特別大方,經常請朋友和家裡人出去吃飯。
  • It is wonderful to have generous relatives. When I was growing up, my grandmother would always treat us to the circus - or sometimes a movie.
  • 看馬戲?哎(歎氣) -- 小時候真好!我爸爸也經常帶我去看木偶劇。
  • Yeah. My Dad would always treat us to ice cream at a shop just like this one. Say, why don't you go ahead and order your ice cream, Li Hua.
  • 我要一個巧克力、香草和草莓的冰激凌蛋筒。
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  • That is the most ginormous ice cream cone I have ever seen, Li Hua.
  • Ginormous? 你是想說enormous吧?
  • Well, actually, Li Hua. You are right. I do mean that your ice cream cone is enormous. But ginormous is a slang word formed from two other words: gigantic and enormous.
  • 哦,gigantic前面的音和enormous後面的音連在一起,就變成了ginormous, 也就是特別、特別、特別大的意思嘍?
  • Yes. Something that is ginormous is both gigantic and enormous. It is something that is really, really, really big.
  • 我餓極了,現在正需要一個ginormous的冰激凌,因為我有一個ginormous的胃口。
  • You just want to be careful that you don't eat too many sweets, Li Hua. You don't want to end up with a ginormous cavity!
  • 吃甜的長個大蟲牙我倒不擔心,我擔心的是我的腰圍。
  • Hey, here comes my hot fudge sundae. Wow! It is ginormous, too. Maybe we should have split one ice cream between the two of us.
  • 吃完這兩個特大號的冰激凌,恐怕我們就得趕緊節食了。
  • You aren't kidding. I think this ice cream must contain a ginormous amount of fat and calories.
  • 嗨,管它呢,先吃了再說。
  • That sound's good...Oh, watch out, Li Hua! Your ice cream cone is melting and starting to tip! If it falls on the floor, it'll make a ginormous mess.
  • 還好你提醒我,總算沒掉下來。不過我還是得趕快去拿一大疊餐巾紙來,先準備著。
  • That's a good idea. I could use a napkin, too. I think I have a ginormous chocolate moustache from my sundae.
  • 巧克力鬍子?Ha, ha...你的巧克力冰激凌確實沾了一嘴。快給你,餐巾紙。
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語。一個是 my treat, 是我請客的意思。另一個是 ginormous, 是巨大無比的意思。
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