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兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记

(2009-10-31 12:41:56)
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分类: 兄妹第一季

兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记 

原句:…, your little outburst at the table was just the tip of the iceberg.

你在吃饭时那小小的爆发只是冰山一角。

outburst /’aʊt,bɜrst/[nc.] a sudden spoken expression_r_r of a strong feeling, especially anger. 爆发

e.g. emotional outburst 情感爆发

the tip of the iceberg 冰山一角

兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记 

原句:…, and plaintiffs are giving him a reward for being a whistle-blower.

原告将会给他这个揭发者一笔报酬。

plaintiff /’pleɪntɪf/[nc.] legal sb. who brings a legal case against sb. else in a court of law. The person against whom the case is brought is called the defendant. 原告,被告为“defendant”

whistle-blower [nc.] sb. who reports dishonest or illegal activeties within an organization to sb. in authority. 揭发者

兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记 

原句:…, he left this company in a bit of a financial predicament.

他把这间公司弄得乱七八糟。

predicament /prɪ’dɪkəmənt/[nc.] a difficult or unpleasant situation that is not easy to get out of. 窘境

e.g. I understood her predicament, but there was nothing I could do.

例句:虽然我知道她的困难,但是我还是无能为力。

兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记 

原句:…, since you’re so flush, …

你现在很有钱,……

flush /flʌʃ/[adj.] informal with a lot more money than you usually have. 富裕的,宽裕的

e.g. Sammy was feeling flush after a win at the racetrack.

例句:Sammy自从赢了比赛之后就感到有钱了。

兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记 

原句:… and you still have all your faculties intact.

……你将会跟现在一样身体一切正常。

faculty often plural a natural physical or mental ability that most people have. 机能

e.g. the faculties of speech说话能力; mental faculties(=the ability to think clearly) 记忆力; critical faculties(=the ability to make judgments about things) 辨别是非的能力; be in full possession of your faculties(=have all the normal mental and physical abilities)机能一切正常: Mrs. Findlay was in full possession of all her faculties.

intact [adj.] never before noun not harmed, damaged, or lacking any parts as a result of sth. that has happened. 完整的,无损的

e.g. His image as party leader has survived the crisis intact.

例句:在这场危机过后他作为党领导人的形象丝毫未损。

兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记 

原句:Why are you so peppy this morning?

你为什么今天早上精神那么充沛?

peppy [adj.] lively and high-spirited 精力充沛的,生气勃勃的

e.g. stickers bearing peppy slogans

例句:带有生气勃勃标语的标签

兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记 

原句:Please look after and comfort the souls that perished in those planes.

请照顾并安慰那些在空难中遇难的亡灵。

perish [vi.]

1. suffer death, typically in a violent, sudden, or untimely way 死亡(尤指暴死、猝死、夭折)

e.g. A great part of his army perished of hunger and disease.

例句:他的大部分军队死于饥饿和疾病。

2. suffer complete ruin or destruction

消亡,毁灭;被摧毁

e.g. If inflation is let rip, the government would almost certainly perish at the polls.

例句:如果听任通货膨胀迅速发展,政府在大选中几乎肯定会彻底失败。

兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记 

原句:Tell me you didn’t jeopardize your integrity.

说你没有干一些不正直的事。

jeopardize /’dʒepər,daiz/[vt.] to risk damaging or destroying sth. important. 危及,损害

e.g. A duation of the dollar would jeopardize New York's position as a financial center.

例句:美元的贬值可能会危及纽约作为经济中心的地位。

integrity /ɪn’tɛɡrɪti/[nu.] the quality of always behaving according to the moral principles that you believe in, so that people respect and trust you. 正直,诚实

e.g. He is a man of the highest integrity.

例句:他是个极其正直的人。

兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记 

原句:For being so patriotic that he wants to be a part of that….

他太有爱国心了以至于他想成为他们的一份子。

patriotic /peɪtri’ɑtɪk/[adj.] feeling a lot of love, respect, and duty toward your country. 爱国的

patriot /’peitriət/[nc.] sb. who has strong feelings of love, respect, and duty toward their country. 爱国者

patrioteer /,peitriə’tiə/[nc.] 以爱国为幌子谋私利者

兄妹S01E08~E09英语笔记 

原句:And I don’t envision that happening anytime soon.

我并没有预料到这发生得那么快。

envision /en’vɪʒn/[vt.] to imagine that sth. will happen in the future, or is happening now. 预见

e.g. That’s a very different process from the one I envisioned.

例句:那和我原先预计的过程完全不一样。

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