英美剧里的托雅口语宝藏(二)


发布人:           2021-05-14 16:03:31

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摘要:

-This is the story of the Hayworth family. Three siblings who loved each other.

Chapter 1

-This is the story of the Hayworth family. Three siblings who loved each other.
-What do I owe you? 1150, brother.
-But money sometimes got in the way.
-Sarah was the middle child and the one with the least money.
-She lived in a tiny apartment with her wife, Denise and their two kids.
-They were always on top of each other. Literally.
-Hi, I was just calling about the counsellor position, oh, you got the job.
-So you were supposed to fill the position, but you gave it to yourself.
-That’s fun, quick question.
-Why did you even have me come in?
-I mean, you didn’t even validate my parking, so..
-And we are so happy of you.
-It’s a tough job market out there right now.
-Good luck, and let us know if anything else opens up.
-There is a better job out there for you.
-In the meantime, do you want to bake some cookies and look at pictures of Cate Blanchett in suits?
-Yes I would. 
-I thought we were going to uncle Connor’s place.
 -Yeah, his house has a second floor.
-We have a second floor. 
-You’re sitting on it.
-A few minutes away, Sarah’s younger brother Connor had moved to the Bay Area with his wife and daughter. He’d made a fortune in finance so much that he bought his house from Matt Damon.
-Yes, that Matt Damon. They even had a live-in nanny.
-Lupe, can you do the thing?
-A nanny who took care of all of them.
-Daddy, when do the cousins get here?
-Soon, babe. Today’s gonna be epic. Whole family together.
-Yeah, it’s gonna be it.
 
-In between Connor and Sarah financially was the oldest sibling,Tom,He was middle-class, but definitely not middlebrow.  Tom grew up golden child of the family and actually became a bestselling novelist.
-But his latest novel had sold about five copies as the public had failed to appreciateits subtlety and the author photo was not the one the author chose.
-With the expense pilling up, he now faced the humiliation of having to ask his little brother for a loan.  



解析

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*sibling

Your siblings are your brothers and sisters. 兄弟姐妹

E.g.His siblings are in their twenties.

他的兄弟姐妹都是20来岁。


*owe

1. If you owe money to someone, they have lent it to you and you have not yet paid it back. 欠

E.g. The company owes money to more than 60 banks.

这家公司欠六十多家银行的钱。

2. If someone or something owes a particular quality or their success to a person or thing, they only have it because of that person or thing.把...归功于

3. If you say that you owe a great deal to a person or thing, you mean that it exits, is successful, or has its particular from mainly because of them.得益于

5. If you say that you owe someone gratitude, respect, or loyalty, you mean that they deserve it from you.应给予

6. If you say that you owe it to someone to do something, you mean that you should do that thing because they deserve it.该为

7. You use owing to when you are introducing the reason for something.由于


*on top of each other 挤着住,上下住


*be supposed to 应该,被期望

E.g. You’re supposed to be here in the morning.


*fill the position 填补职位

E.g. He is going to fill the position of principal.


*validate 证实

To validate something such as a claim or statement means to prove or confirm that it is true or correct

E.g. This discovery seems to validate the claims of popular astrology.


*made a fortune 赚大钱,发财

E.g.  Many people want to make a fortune by doing nothing, which is the reason why the gambling industry thrives.


*live-in nanny 住家保姆


*epic

something that is epic is very large and impressive

E.g. Columbus’s epic voyage of discovery.


*middlebrow 平凡庸俗

If you describe a piece of entertainment such as a book or film as middlebrow, you mean that although it may be interesting and enjoyable, it does not require much thought

E.g. this programme disproves the theory that TV a middle brow medium, is neither as smart as the smartest films nor as dumb as the dumbest.


*bestselling novelist 最畅销作家


*failed to 未能......

E.g. He failed to qualify.


*appreciate欣赏

Appreciate something, for example, a piece of music or good food, you like it because you recognise its qualities.

E.g. Anyone can appreciate our music.


*subtlety 精妙之处

Subtleties are very small details or difference which are not obvious

E.g. His fascination with the subtleties of human behaviour makes him a good storyteller.


*expense 费用

Expense is the money that something costs you or that you need to spend in order to do something.

E.g. He’s bought a big TV at vast expense so that everyone can see properly.


*pile up 堆起来

If you pile up a quantity of things or if they pile up, they gradually form a pile.

E.g. Bulldozers piled up huge mound of dirt.


*face the humiliation 直面侮辱,face在这里做动词


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