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第十六部 第十一課: dullsville , coolsville

 
  • 李華和 Larry 看了一場電影剛回到 Larry 的公寓。李華今天會學會兩個常用語 dullsvillecoolsville
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  • Wow, Li Hua, that movie was totally dullsville. I can't believe we stayed and watched the whole thing.
  • Dullsville? 這個電影的確沒意思,It WAS really boring, 可是你為什麼不說boring而是說Dullsville?
  • Well, you know, Li Hua, many small towns in America end in "ville."
  • 是啊,美國的許多小城鎮都叫什麼什麼"ville" ,比如Coopersville and Andersonville.
  • So, when I said the movie was "dullsville," I was suggesting the movie was so boring, it was like living in the town of dull.
  • 我知道了, "dullsville"的意思是說,電影很沒意思,就像是住在一個很枯燥的地方。
  • Right. And that movie was totally dullsville, especially for a comedy. I don't think I even laughed once.
  • 真的啊?你看這部喜劇片的時候一次都沒有笑?不會吧。這部電影不是很好,可也沒那麼差。Larry,我們學校的一些教授,他們講課才是真正的dullsville.
  • Yeah, I remember back in college being in some really dullsville classes. Sometimes they were so boring I'd fall asleep.
  • 不光是你,不少學生都會因為教授講課乏味而打瞌睡。Larry,你上班的時候打瞌睡嗎?Is your work dullsville?
  • No, actually we've been very busy with several important projects. There are times I wish it WAS dullsville at work.
  • 要完成好幾個重要的項目,哪當然有功夫打瞌睡了。我教中文倒是蠻有意思,可是週末就很無聊。My weekends are dullsville.
  • I know what you mean. My weekends have been dullsville, too. I usually clean my apartment, go grocery shopping, and maybe wash my car. Not too exciting.
  • 我也是,週末就是打掃房間,買吃的、洗車、真單調。Larry,我們得想點什麼有趣的事,改善一下週末的生活。
  • Hmmm。Let me think of how we can get out of dullsville.
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  • I've got it, Li Hua! We'll go to an amusement park next weekend. There is one not too far away that is totally coolsville!
  • 我們下個週末去遊樂園?好啊。那這次你就不用解釋了,我知道Coolsville的意思就是說那個地方一切都很棒,很有意思。對不對?
  • That's right. And this amusement park really is coolsville. We won't be bored there.
  • 那這個遊樂園裡有什麼特別好玩的呢?
  • The park has three huge roller coasters. One of them goes upside down! Now that ride is coolsville.
  • 遊樂園裡有三個過山車, 還有一個是頭朝下的。可我不喜歡坐過山車,the ride doesn't sound so coolsville to me.
  • You don't like roller coasters? Well, what do you think is coolsville, Li Hua?
  • 我覺得自然博物館很有意思。
  • Really? Why do you think the natural history museum is coolsville? I guess I think it is more like dullsville.
  • 自然博物館怎麼會令人厭倦呢? 你看過那裡的恐龍化石嗎?多有意思啊。
  • Well, now that you mention it, my little seven-year old cousin Amy thinks dinosaurs are coolsville, too.
  • 你七歲的表妹Amy也喜歡恐龍化石?那下個週末,你去遊樂園,我帶Amy去自然博物館,怎麼樣?
  • That would be coolsville! What a great idea.
  • 你去享受過山車,我們去觀賞恐龍化石。兩全齊美,Everything will be coolsville.
  • Except for one thing.
  • 除了一件事以外?什麼事?
  • Wouldn't it be more coolsville if we could do something together?
  • 你說的對,兩個人一起才有意思。那我跟你去遊樂園,以後我們再去自然博物館。
  • Coolsville.
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語。一個是 dullsville,意思是枯燥乏味,令人厭倦。還有一個是 coolsville,意思是很好,很有意思
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