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第十八部 第二課: nightmare , group hug

 
  • Larry 去李華家吃飯。他告訴李華說,自己今天特別倒霉。李華今天要學兩個常用語:nightmaregroup hug.
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  • I had the worst day at work today. It was an absolute nightmare!
  • 上班做惡夢?Larry, 你可要小心點兒,上班睡覺是要被老闆炒魷魚的!
  • No, no. I didn't HAVE a nightmare at work...Being at work today was LIKE a nightmare.
  • 噢,你是說今天上班很痛苦,就像是做了一場惡夢啊,聽起來挺嚇人的。
  • It wasn't so much scary as it was unpleasant. Any situation that is really bad or unpleasant can be called a nightmare - even a really angry person can be a nightmare.
  • 我知道了,nightmare是指令人不愉快的人或者事。那你今天上班出什麼事了?
  • It all started with my boss. He is usually a nice guy, but today he was really angry with his staff - me, included. He was a total nightmare.
  • 我記得你老闆人挺隨和的,今天怎麼會突然發脾氣呢?
  • Well, he wasn't happy that we hadn't finished a project by the deadline. When he came into the office this morning, he told everyone we better have it finished by the end of the day - or he was going to become our worst nightmare!
  • Your worst nightmare? Yikes! 你們不是一直都在趕著完成那個項目嗎?老闆這麼生氣,大家一定很沮喪吧?
  • That is exactly what happened, Li Hua. After work, my day didn't get better. On my way over to your house, the traffic was a nightmare.
  • 我也從新聞裡看到堵車的消息了。你今天可真夠倒霉的。我特別理解你現在的心情,還記得我博士生資格考試那天嗎?
  • I do remember. As I recall that day was a total nightmare for you.
  • 是呀,我當時論文打到一半,電腦突然死機了。What a nightmare.
  • But the nightmare turned out okay in the end, didn't it?
  • 我只好從頭再來。還好,我的論文最後還是得了優秀。
  • Then maybe my nightmare will have a good ending, too.
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  • You know, Li Hua, when my co-workers and me were feeling down after the boss yelled at us, we had a "Group Hug" and all felt better.
  • A "group hug"? 在辦公室裡集體擁抱?
  • Well, I know it sounds kind of strange, but sometimes when a group of people or a team is down and they need to cheer themselves up they have a "group hug."
  • 你的意思是,大家情緒低落的時候,group hug一下,感覺就會好起來?
  • Well, after my boss left and everyone was feeling down, one of my co-workers said aloud, "Group Hug!" We all stood up, hugged in a circle one time, and then felt much better.
  • 真有意思,group hug能讓你們提高工作效率嗎?
  • It really did. The group hug reduced the tension, and we all were able to get back to working on the project.
  • 我可以在我的中文課上試試看。中文很難學,所以學生們有時會因為進步慢而感到氣餒。
  • A "group hug" could help lighten the mood in class, especially after a really hard test.
  • Larry, group hug是怎麼做的呢?
  • Well, usually someone says, "Group Hug" or "Let's have a group hug." Then the group forms a circle and each participant puts their arms over their neighbors' shoulders.
  • 大家站成一圈,胳膊搭在旁邊人的肩膀上,是這樣嗎?那下次我發考卷的時候,如果學生們考得不好,我就可以說,不要灰心,Let's have a group hug.
  • Yes, that's it! In my family, when my brothers and sisters would have an argument, my mom would say, ''Let's stop fighting and have a group hug.'' It was like magic - we'd all stop fighting.
  • Larry, 我知道你今天情緒不好,但是我們兩個人不能說是group hug吧?
  • No, you are right, Li Hua. To have a true group hug, you need three or more people. But I'd be happy with just a regular hug from you, Li Hua!
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語。一個是 nightmare, 是令人不愉快的人或事。另一個是 group hug,是集體擁抱
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