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第十部 第六課: tomboy , chicken

 
  • Larry 的妹妹要來找他,所以李華到 Larry 的公寓去幫他打掃清潔.今天李華會學到兩個常用語 tomboychicken.
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  • Larry, 這是我第一次要見到你妹妹,我特別興奮呢!你妹妹到底是個什麼樣的人啊?
  • Well, I don't know if you and my sister will have much in common. My sister is kind of a tomboy.
  • 你妹妹是什麼? Tomboy? 那是什麼意思啊? Boy 是男孩耶,你妹妹怎麼成了個 boy?
  • No, a tomboy is a girl who acts more like a boy. My sister is more interested in sports and cars than fashion or movie stars.
  • 哦~, tomboy 就是一個行為舉止像男孩兒的女生啊.你妹妹喜歡運動和汽車,這有什麼不對啊?是誰規定女孩子就一定要喜歡衣服啊和化妝品的?我也喜歡運動和汽車啊!
  • Oh, no. I don't want to get in a feminist debate. I'm just saying that many people might think that my sister is not very feminine.
  • 啊?很多人都覺得你妹妹不夠女人味啊?那我和你妹妹啊一定可以合得來的,因為我小的時候也是個 tomboy 啊.我喜歡爬樹、打球,有一次啊我還跟一個男孩打架呢!
  • You? A tomboy? You're kidding, right? You always wear dresses and you act very feminine. I don't believe it.
  • 是真的!我小時候啊我媽媽總是逼我穿裙子.還有啊!我都是和街坊鄰居的男孩子玩,因為啊其他女孩都覺得我像個男孩!
  • I guess you really were a tomboy. You must have changed a lot.
  • 其實我也沒有改變很多啊!你看,我現在還是很喜歡打球、運動;而且,我最好的朋友還是個男的呢!
  • Really? Who's your best friend?
  • Larry,你可別裝傻哦!你知道你就是我最好的朋友啊!
  • That's really sweet, Li Hua. I'm honored to be your best friend, even if you are a tomboy! (laughing)
  • 好了啦!你就別再這樣逗我了!
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  • Hey, Li Hua, my sister and I are going rock climbing tomorrow. Do you want to come with us?
  • 什麼?爬岩石?那不是很危險嗎?
  • Come on. Don't be a chicken. It's perfectly safe and it'll be a lot of fun.
  • A chicken? Chicken 是雞的意思哎.我不想去爬岩石,這和雞有什麼關係啊?
  • Oh, chicken is slang for wimp or coward. You don't have to come with us if you're too much of a chicken.
  • 原來你是在笑我膽小啊? Chicken 就是指膽小、懦弱的人.哼!我才不是膽小鬼呢.我一點兒也不害怕爬岩石,我只不過是比較小心而已嘛!
  • Well, if you're not a chicken, then you're welcome to come with us. We're leaving at 8:30 tomorrow morning.
  • 好,為了證明我不是膽小鬼,不是一個 chicken,明天早上 8 點半我一定到!那,你們是不是工具都準備齊全啦?
  • Yes, my sister brought all of our equipment from home, so we'll all be perfectly safe. You don't have to worry at all.
  • 你別再拐彎抹角地說我膽小了!你啊才是個膽小鬼呢!你不是最怕坐雲霄飛車嗎?
  • That's different! People can get killed on those things if something goes wrong!
  • 是啊!雲霄飛車如果出狀況,是會摔死人的,那難道攀岩石就不會出意外啊?
  • All right, you made your point. I won't call you a chicken again. I'll see you tomorrow morning at 8:30, okay?
  • 沒問題,明天見!
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  • 今天李華學到了兩個常用語,第一個是: tomboy,這是形容一個「性格像男孩的女孩」;另一個常用語是: chicken,這是指一個「膽小、懦弱的人」。
EPT 美語
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