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Finn: Welcome to The English We Speak, Im Finn and Im waiting here in the studio for Feifei, who is late - again. Im really getting fed up with her. I think Ill need to speak to her about this.芬:欢迎大家来到我们所说的英语,我是芬,我正在演播室等菲菲,她又迟到了。我真的厌倦她这样了。我觉得我得跟她说一说这件事。Feifei:Hi Finn, sorry Im late. You know how I love crosswords? Well,I was just doing one, and I forgot the time…菲菲:你好,芬,不好意思我迟到了。你知道我喜欢填词游戏吧?我刚才在玩所以忘记了时间。Finn: We need to have a word, Feifei.芬:我们需要谈一谈,菲菲。Feifei: We need LOTS of words, Finn.菲菲:我们需要很多的词,芬。Finn: What?芬:什么?Feifei: To complete a crossword successfully, we need lots of words.菲菲:想成功完成一个填词游戏的话,我们需要很多的词。Finn: No, Im not talking about your crossword, Feifei. Im talking about your lateness. When I say we need to have a word, I mean we need a short, serious discussion about this sensitive topic.芬:不,我不是在说填词游戏,菲菲。我在说你的迟到问题。当我说“我们需要谈一谈”的时候,我是指我们需要对这个敏感的话题进行一个简短而又严肃的讨论。Feifei: Oh, I see. Youre upset that Im late, so you asked me for a word.菲菲:哦,我知道了。我迟到了你很不开心,所以你想和我谈一谈。Finn: Thats right. Here are some examples:芬:是的。这里是一些例子:Woman: The noise from the upstairs flat is SO loud. Its late now and I cant sleep!女:楼上的声音太吵了。现在很晚了我睡不着。Man: Ill have a word with them in the morning. This cant carry on.男:我明天早晨会和他们谈一谈的,不能再这样下去了。Man: Im exhausted. Ive been working 15-hour days for three weeks now. I think I might collapse.男:我好累。我已经连续三个星期每天工作15个小时了。我觉得我可能会崩溃。Woman: You should have a word with your boss. He might not realise how this is affecting you.女:你应该和你的老板谈一谈。他也许没有意识到这个影响到了你。Feifei: OK, Finn. I understand. Ill make an effort to be on time from now on.菲菲:好的,芬。我明白。我从今以后会努力准时的。Finn: Its always better to have a word than just get angry.芬:谈一谈总是要比动怒好的。Feifei: Yes, youre right.菲菲:是,你说的很对。Finn: Good. Shall we get on with the programme, then?芬:很好,那么我们可以继续节目了吗?Feifei: Well, actually Finn, I would like to have a word from you too.菲菲:事实上芬,我也想问你一个词。Finn: A word with you. The expression is a word with you.芬:与我谈一谈,这个短语应该是与我谈一谈。Feifei: No, no – I want a word from you, Finn. You see clue 6 in the crossword is so tricky!菲菲:不,不,我想问你一个词,芬。你看填词游戏里的第六个提示太刁难了!Finn: Feifei, I dont want to do your crossword!芬:菲菲,我不想做你的填词游戏!Feifei: Oh just this one clue! Its an animal with… five letters.What could it be? A horse? No…菲菲:哦只是这一个提示!这是一个动物,有五个字母。这会是什么?马?不是...Finn: Look, Feifei. Im going to need to have another word with you!We need to record the programme!芬:菲菲,我想再和你谈一谈了!我们得录节目!Feifei: Donkey? No thats six letters…菲菲:驴?不这是六个字母...Finn: Feifei, come on!芬:菲菲,不要这样!Feifei: Maybe its a whale?菲菲:或许是鲸鱼?Finn: Stop it!芬:停下来!Feifei: Giraffe? No.菲菲:长颈鹿?不。 /201401/272364

William: Hello and welcome to The English we Speak, Im William.威廉:大家好,欢迎收看地道英语节目,我是威廉。Feifei: And Im Feifei. William, what are you doing with that suitcase and flowers and boxes of chocolates?菲菲:我是菲菲。威廉,你拿着行李箱、鲜花和几盒巧克力要做什么?William: Oh, well Im spending the weekend with my wifes parents so I thought Id better get something for my mother-in-law.威廉:哦,我要和我的岳父母一起享受周末时光,所以我想我最好给给我岳母买些礼物。Feifei: Oh I see! A weekend with the in-laws.菲菲:哦,我明白了!和岳父母一起度过周末。William: And Im going to do a bit of decorating and gardening for them too.威廉:我还要为他们布置一下房子,修剪一下花草。Feifei: Wow, you really are trying to earn some brownie points, arent you? William is trying to get praise and approval by doing something for them.菲菲:哇,你真的很努力要赢得老人的认可啊,是吧?威廉试图通过为岳父母做一些事情来获得表扬。William: Yes, Im trying to earn some brownie points.威廉:对,我要获得老人的认可。Feifei: To earn some brownie points. Brownie points are badges young girls who are members of a youth organisation called The Brownies earn for doing good things for others. Now we use that term generally to mean trying to get praise for our actions.菲菲:赢得一些认可。Brownie points指The Brownies幼年女童子军组织的年轻女孩为他人做了好事而获得的奖章。现在我们用这个词组来形容试图通过我们的行为来获得赞赏。William: Yes, you see Im not sure if my mother-in-law really… likes me that much. So thats why Im trying to earn some brownie points. Maybe shell change her attitude towards me.威廉:对,你知道,我不确定我的岳母是不是那么我。所以这就是我要努力获得认可的原因。也许他会改变对我的态度。Feifei: Oh dear. Yes, maybe youll get some approval from her.菲菲:天哪。你会从她那里得到认可的。Man: Look at Gary. He keeps offering to do extra work–even at weekends.男:看看盖里。他一直主动要求加班,甚至周末也是如此。Woman: Well hes hoping to earn a few brownie points with the bosses. Theres a new position opening up and I reckon hell apply for it.女:嗯,他希望赢得老板的嘉奖。马上就会有升职机会了,我想他会申请那个职位。Feifei: Hes been offering to do extra work to impress his bosses. Its because theres an opportunity for a promotion coming up.菲菲:他一直主动要求加班来挣得老板的印象分。这是因为马上会有个升职的机会。William: But to earn brownie points is more than just doing someone a favour.威廉:但是获得嘉奖并不仅仅意味着要帮他人的忙。Feifei: Yes, the expression means youre trying to get approval from someone. Its also quite a light-hearted and informal expression.菲菲:对,这个表达的意思是你努力获得他人的认可。这同样是一个非常轻松且不正式的表达。William: When was the last time you earned brownie points from someone, Feifei?威廉:菲菲,你上次获得他人的赞赏是什么时候?Feifei: Oh I dont try to get other peoples approval.菲菲:哦,我不会试图去获得他人的认可的。William: Hmm, really? So you dont really care what people think about you?威廉:真的吗?所以你不在乎人们怎么看你了?Feifei: No, not at all. But William, youve got so much stuff with you. Are you taking the train to your in-laws house? Can I give you a lift to the station?菲菲:当然,一点儿也不在乎。可是威廉,你拿的东西太多了。你是打算坐火车去岳父母家吗?我送你去火车站怎么样?William: Oh thanks! Thats really kind of you, Feifei. I was beginning to think you were a bit selfish but now I can see youre quite generous. Ah, I understand!威廉:哦,谢谢你!你真是太好了,菲菲。我刚开始以为你有点儿自私,不过现在我知道你非常的大方。啊,我明白了!Feifei: Yes, Im trying to earn some brownie points!菲菲:对,我在试图获得你的表扬!William: Well, you succeeded! Goodbye!威廉:嗯,你成功了!再见!Feifei: Bye!菲菲:再见! /201406/308174

9. What do you have in your list?清单上都有什么?还能这样说:Whats on your list?What things do you list?应用:be struck off the list 被除名;deans list 优等生名单;enter the lists 挑战;参加竞赛,辩论;packing list 装箱单;head the list 居首位10. Would you tell me where the luggage collection area is?请问托运行李处在哪里?还能这样说:Can you tell me how I can get the luggage collection office?Could you please tell me the way to luggage collection area?应用:automatic collection 自动收集;bill collection 票据托收;forced collection 强制性捐款;sampling collection 样品取集;collection of debts 收取债款11. How much does the consignment cost?托运行李多少钱?还能这样说:How much do I have to pay for my luggage?Whats worth of the consignment?应用:at a cost of 以……为代价;at all costs 不惜任何代价;无论如何;below cost 低于成本价;free of cost 免费;know to ones cost 亲自体验到12. These are my check-in luggages.这是我托运的行李。还能这样说:These are what I will check.What I want to consign are those.应用:check-in作名词:投宿登记手续,报到;(旅客登机前)验票并领取登机卡 /201405/297462

Todd: Now, Carla you have your own website.托德:卡拉,你拥有自己的网站。Carla: Yes I, when I first came to Japan, I didnt learn languages because actually Im quite terrible at learning languages. But Im very interested in culture, and Japanese traditional culture is fantastic. So, little by little I got interested in butsudan. Now butsudan are Buddhist family alters which the Japanese use in two ways. They pray to Buddha by kneeling in front of them, but they also keep family memorabilia. Thats like, wedding certificates, or graduation certificates, photographs, post cards from interesting places. They keep all these in the butsudan and they communicate with the ancestors this way. So they have a kind of dual purpose. And, but truthfully, Im not particularly interested in Buddhism, and Im not interested in the furnished butsudan because its a little bit garish, and not at all the way I imagined the understatement of Japanese culture. But, the making of them is fantastic and the traditional old-fashioned ways of craftsmanship are going out because Japanese craftsmanship is very expensive. And it can be made in China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea much cheaper than they can be made in Japan. So, a lot of the traditional craftsman are just not finding the work anymore. No new apprentices are training for the job, and its difficult to find butsudan that are made in a traditional way. The traditionally made butsudan could cost as much as twenty to thirty million yen. A butsudan made in China and imported into Japan and sold here could be, could sell for about three million yen. That just gives a ratio of the relative price. So, there is, there are three wood working crafts, two metal working crafts, and two lacquering crafts that go into the making of the butsudan. So, my aim really, is to document the traditional craftsmanship before its completely gone. And no one has ever done this in English before. And its hardly been done by the Japanese because its one of these things that Japanese craftsman really dont talk about amongst themselves. So its all kind of, its not as if its secret its just that they have different vocabulary for the same thing. They do things in slightly different ways. They just never talk about it. When they train an apprentice they dont say do this do that the way we do in the West. The apprentice just has to watch the master and copy. So for many things they dont even have words for them. So its been quite interesting to document that.卡拉:是的,我第一次来日本的时候并没有学习语言,因为我的语言学习能力非常差。不过我对文化很感兴趣,而日本传统文化非常吸引人。我逐渐对佛坛产生了兴趣。现在佛坛对日本佛教家庭来说有两个用处。他们跪在佛祖面前祈祷,同样那里也保存着家庭纪念品。比如结婚书、毕业书、照片或是风景名胜的明信片等等。他们会把所有这些纪念品存放在佛坛,用这种方法和祖先交流。所以佛坛有这两种用途。不过说实话,我对佛教不太感兴趣,我对装饰过的佛坛也不感兴趣,因为那有些过分装饰了,并不是我所想象的那种含蓄的日本文化。建造佛坛太不可思议了,不过传统、古老的技艺即将消失,因为日本技艺的花费非常高。在中国、越南、台湾和韩国建造的花费要比日本便宜的多。所以许多传统工匠都找不到工作。没有新学徒为这种工作进行培训,所以很难找到以传统方法建造的佛坛。传统佛坛要花费两三千万日元。而在中国制造的佛坛,进口到日本只需要三百万日元。由此可以看到相对价格的对比。建造佛坛需要三种木制加工工艺、两种加工工艺和两种涂漆工艺。我想在传统技艺失传之前把它记录下来。此前没有英国人做过这件事。而且日本人也很难完成,因为这是日本工匠之间不会谈论的事情之一。并不是说这是秘密,只是因为他们会用不同的词汇来解释同一件事。他们用略微有些不同的方法做同一件事。他们之间从来不会谈论。他们在培训学徒时,不会像西方那样说“做这个,做那个”。学徒只是照着师傅做的方法去模仿。所以有许多事他们甚至都没有语言来形容。记录这一过程非常有意思。Todd: Well, sounds good. Well have your URL on the bottom. And people will have to go and check out your website.托德:听起来不错。我们会在下面放你的网址,这样人们就可以访问你的网站了。Carla: Ya, that would be good. Id like that. Its being made now, its not quite finished yet.卡拉:那太好了。我喜欢。记录工作目前正在进行中,还没有完成。Todd: Oh ok.托德:好。Carla: But, little by little it will be and if anybody is interested its more of a resource than something that you would sit and . But you might be interested in the drawings. A friend does the drawings, and I did the photos and the text, and you know its quite ambitious I think.卡拉:不过我会完成这项工作,如果有人感兴趣,相比于供人们阅读的材料,它更像是一种资源。也许你会对绘画感兴趣。有个朋友会绘制图画,而我负责拍照和文字描述,你知道我认为这真是野心之作。Todd: Ok, well thanks.托德:好,谢谢你。 译文属 /201412/346325

William: Hello, and welcome to the English We Speak, Im William.威廉:大家好,欢迎收听地道英语节目,我是威廉。Yang Li: And Im Yang Li…杨莉:我是杨莉……William: And your task, Yang Li, is to guess todays word, OK?威廉:杨莉,你来猜猜今天要讲什么短语吧?Yang Li: OK.杨莉:好的。William: Awesome. Li, try some of this cake…威廉:太好了。莉,来尝尝这块蛋糕……Yang Li: A cake? Oh, thanks! Thats very nice…杨莉:蛋糕?哦,谢谢你。太好了……William: Do you like it? Awesome. Theyre pretty awesome cakes, huh?!威廉:你喜欢吗?太棒了。蛋糕很好吃,对吧?Yang Li: Yes, and I think I know what this weeks word is. Its…杨莉:对,我想我知道这周要讲的词了。就是……William: Hang on Li, try some of this coffee as well–its really…威廉:莉,等等,再来尝尝这杯咖啡,它非常……Yang Li: Awesome?杨莉:棒?William: Exactly-its really awesome. You got it. So listen to this. Which three adjectives are used in this clip?威廉:没错,真的非常棒。你已经学会了。来听听下面的例子。在这个片段中用了哪三个形容词?Example例子This party is awesome. The food is amazing. The wine is excellent.这个派对太棒了。食物非常好吃。红酒也很美味。Yang Li: Awesome, amazing and excellent.杨莉:三个形容词为太棒了,令人惊叹和妙极了。William: Thats right. Awesome means excellent or amazing.威廉:没错。Awesome就是太棒了,令人惊叹的意思。Yang Li: Awesome. This word has existed in English for a long time, hasnt it?杨莉:太棒了。这个词由来已经久,对吧?William: Yes, and it used to mean awe-inspiring. So awe means great respect or admiration, so something that’s awesome or awe-inspiring makes you feel great respect and admiration.威廉:对,原本的意思是令人感到惊叹。awe的意思是非常尊敬或钦佩,所以如果用来形容某样东西就是说那个东西让你尊重且赞赏。Yang Li: Full of respect and admiration. But now it just means cool?杨莉:满含敬畏和赞赏。但是现在只有太棒了这个意思吗?William: Exactly, and that’s thanks to the influence of American slang. So the word can now be used to describe almost anything.威廉:没错,这是由于受到美国俚语的影响。所以这个词几乎可以用来形容任何事物。Examples例子These shoes are awesome.这些鞋子太漂亮了。This is an awesome radio programme.这档广播节目太精了。Wow! You are awesome at singing, mate!哇!伙计,你唱得太棒了!William: And there is one slightly different usage of this word. Listen to this.威廉:这个词还有一种不同的用法。来听这个例子。Example例子A: Are you free to come for hotpot tonight?A:你今晚有时间来吃火锅吗?B: Yes, I should be.B:有,我会去的。A: Awesome. That makes four of us!A:太好了。这样我们就有四个人了!William: So what does awesome mean in that clip, Li?威廉:莉,awesome在刚才的例子中是什么意思?Yang Li: Its like when we say great at the beginning of a sentence.杨莉:和用于句首的great的意思差不多。William: Well, thats it, yeah, exactly. Awesome can also be used at the beginning of a sentence to indicate agreement or approval.威廉:嗯,没错,就是这个意思。Awesome也可以用在句首表示赞同或是认可。Yang Li: Awesome! Thats clear now.杨莉:太好了!现在都弄明白了。William: Awesome. And thats the end of this awesome programme.威廉:太好了。我们今天这期精的节目就要结束了。Yang Li: William, do you have any cakes left?杨莉:威廉,你还有蛋糕吗?William: Er, just one. Do you want to share it, Li?威廉:额,只剩一块了。莉,我们来共享吧?Yang Li: Awesome. Bye.杨莉:太好了。再见。William: Bye.威廉:再见。 /201407/316310

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