共渡晴雨天就是真朋友?同甘共苦的英文表达有点特别!

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共渡晴雨天就是真朋友?同甘共苦的英文表达有点特别!

作者:Xin  2019/06/09 15:11:56

又到了一周一次,次次精彩的实用短语教学时间,本周你将学到如何表述同甘共苦、如何和别人用英文开玩笑,还有哪些英文短语?看看就知道

Hello my friends! Welcome to week 11 of you EL Useful English Podcast. First off, it’s the week  after Thanksgiving and people here in the west are getting ready for the next big holiday— Christmas. This is always a really exciting and busy time of year for westerners.

My Thanksgiving was great. I got to eat some really delicious food with some of my favorite people on the planet. I also did something that I’ve never done before. I ran what we here in America call, a “Turkey Trot 快步走”. A Turkey Trot is a small race, usually 5 or 10 kilometers, that occurs on Thanksgiving. I’ve always wanted to do it and this year I finally made good on my promise to myself to follow through (remember that phrase from a few weeks ago).

I wanted to run the 10k but ended up doing the 5 and I was glad that I did because it was negative 7 degrees Celsius 摄氏度 outside. And windy. So needless to  say, it was cold!! I wasn’t alone though. 16,000 people came out for the event, which was pretty cool to be a part of. This was a photo that I took of myself while I was waiting to start running. I was so cold that my teeth were hurting.

I earned a little medal and definitely earned my big Thanksgiving meal that I enjoyed later that day. It was pretty exciting and I’m glad I did it. However, if I ever do it again, I would prefer if the weather was just a little bit warmer.

Getting into today’s material… I’m doing things just a little big different. I’ve got two useful phrases left from Episode 1 of Modern Family. And then to finish things off, I’ll share a phrase or two that has to do with this western holiday season. You guys ready? Let’s get  started.

1.Through fair or stormy weather / Through thick or through thin 同甘共苦

It is common in the west for people to pledge that they will support a loved one or someone they care about through fair or stormy weather. It is also common to say, through thick or through thin. Many wedding vows include the latter of the two phrases. This means to say that someone will support their loved one no matter what the situation is; good or bad. No matter how challenging things get, they will love them. When people do not live up to this they are sometimes referred to as ‘fair weather friends’ (friends that are only there when times are good).

Let’s say that I make a commitment to you to help you through your English journey through thick or through thin or through fair or stormy weather. That means that I promise to be available to help you understand material or help answer questions that you may have.

It’s good to have people in your life that will be there for you through fair or stormy weather.  You always want to love the ones who love you back.

在西方,人们常常承诺,他们将经过良好或暴风雨天气支持所爱的人或他们关心的人。也可以说,同甘共苦。许多婚礼誓言都包括两个短语中的后一个。这意味着无论情况如何,都会有人支持他们所爱的人;是好是坏。无论事情变得多么具有挑战性,他们都会爱上他们。当人们辜负这一点时,他们有时被称为“天气好的朋友”(朋友只有在时间好的时候才会这样)。

假设我承诺同甘共苦帮助您,或通过良好或暴风雨的天气来帮助您度过英语之旅。这意味着我保证可以帮助您理解材料或帮助您回答您可能遇到的问题。

在你的生活中有人会在良好或暴风雨的天气里为你提供帮助。你总是想要爱那些爱你的人。

2.How’s the weather down there? 那里的天气怎么样?

This is a common joke, or dig, to make to a person who is shorter than you. Phil says this to tease his son during a basketball game. This was a phrase that has commonly been used on me my entire life, as I am much shorter than most people here in America. I was a very small, shy girl when I was young and I remember that taller kids— so pretty much every other kid— would always ask me, “Hey Melissa, how’s the weather down there?” Then they would usually tease me and hold something above my head just high enough so that I couldn’t reach it. It’s basically just a phrase to say to make fun on someone. It doesn’t always have to be mean though. If you have a younger sibling you could use this joke on them. I’m fairly certain that my boyfriend has also used this joke on me before— as he is much taller than me and loves to use that against me  when he can. Don’t worry, I get him back.

对于比你矮的人来说,这是一个常见的笑话或挖苦。 Phil说这个短语时是为了在篮球比赛中取笑他的儿子。 这是我一生中常听见的一句话,因为我比美国的大多数人都短。 我年轻的时候,我是一个非常小,害羞的女孩,我记得那些高个子的孩子 - 几乎所有其他的孩子 - 总会问我,“嘿Melissa,下面的天气怎么样?”然后他们会经常取笑我并且在我脑袋上方举着一个足够高的东西,以至于我无法触及它。 它基本上只是一句来嘲笑别人的话。 它并不总是卑鄙的。 如果你有一个年轻的兄弟姐妹,你可以在他们身上使用这个笑话。 我很确定我的男朋友之前也曾用这个笑话 - 因为他比我高得多,并且喜欢用它来对付我。 别担心,我报复回来了。

3.I’m stuffed 我被塞满了

So we are officially done with phrases from Modern Family, but before we end today’s episode, I wanted to share a couple phrases that I’ve heard a lot here in America lately. Thanksgiving and Christmas are known for a few things but one of the biggest is the food! Especially on Thanksgiving. So a phrase that is commonly heard throughout  America on this day is “I’m stuffed”. For the meal on Thanksgiving we eat a Turkey and we stuff, or fill that turkey with a bread and vegetable mixture before we bake the Turkey. When it all comes out of the oven, it’s delicious. The mixture that we “stuff” the turkey with is called, the stuffing. It’s one of my favorite dishes. We eat so much food on this day that we end up feeling like stuffed turkeys. So it’s very common after a large meal to say, I can’t eat anymore, I’m stuffed. Or, I feel like a stuffed turkey. I was definitely feeling that way a little bit last week

所以我们正式完成了《摩登家庭》里的短语,但在今天结束之前,我想分享一些我最近在美国听过很多的短语。感恩节和圣诞节以一些东西而闻名,但其中最大的就是食物!尤其是在感恩节。因此,这一天在美国各地普遍听到的一句话是“我被塞满了”。在感恩节吃饭时,我们吃火鸡和其他东西,或者在我们烤火鸡之前用面包和蔬菜混合物填充火鸡。当它全部从烤箱中出来时,它很美味。我们称之为火鸡的混合物称为馅料。这是我最喜欢的菜之一。我们在这一天吃了太多的食物,最终感觉就像火鸡一样。因此,在大餐后说,我不能再吃了,我已经塞满了。或者,我觉得自己像个火鸡。我上周肯定有这种感觉。

4.Home for the holidays 假期返乡

The last phrase I want to share is “home for the holidays”. In America, as it is in China, it’s a wonderful thing to be home with your family for the holidays. We have many songs for this time of year that sing about being home this time of year. We say, “there’s no place like home for the holidays”. It’s a wonderful feeling and such a treat that I am able to be home for the holidays this year.

我要分享的最后一句是“假期回家”。在美国,就像在中国一样,和家人一起度过假期是件好事。我们每年这个时候都有很多歌曲,每年这个时候都会回家。我们说,“假期里没有像家一样的地方”。这是一种美妙的感觉和这样的享受,今年我可以回家度假。

Alright everybody, I don’t want to be a fair weather friend, but I’ve gotta wrap up 结束 the podcast today. Next week we will be doing some review so don’t miss the next episode! I love you all and hope you have a fantastic week! Stay happy, healthy and hardworking!

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