Good morning, my buddies. I’m Juliet. Nice to meet you through network. Hope we could sped a wonderful morning together.
This morning, I’d like to share a way of saying”I’m waiting to hear what you say.” As usual, let’s get it from a dialogue.
A : I want to know why you were fighting. I’m listening. B : Someone was bothering me so I hit him.
It is “I’m listening.” From it we can understand the speaker wants to know something. 这个短语有2个意思，一个就是字面意思：我正在听着。另一个就是我们今天要讲的意思：It means tell me about it now. As for “listening”, I would like to sent you two more short sentences which is relative with it. They are: Somebody is all ears for somebody. I’ll bite. The first is similar to saying in Chinese：某人洗耳恭听。The second means”I don’t know so you can tell me.” 意思是：我不知道，你说说看。
Now let’s put it into practice.下面进入我们的即学即用环节。Please translate the following sentences into English. 1 我听着了，快说。2 她出问题的时候，大家都格外关注。3 不知道，说说看，你为何这么运气好?Think them for a while and the answers about to be given later. 1 I am listening. Talk fast. 2 When she has a problem, everyone is all ears for her. 3 I’ll bite. Why are you so lucky?
A : I want to know why you were fighting. I’m listening. B : Someone was bothering me so I hit him. I want to know why you were fighting. 【翻译】我不知道你为何打架。
【关键词】In this sentence “fight” means “to struggle physically with somebody”. 母亲要保护自己的孩子，那可是跟你拼命地。She’ll fight like a tiger to protect her children. 为了保护她的孩子她凶得像只老虎。
2 Someone was bothering me, so I hit him. 【翻译】有人找我麻烦，所以我打了他。
【关键词】In this sentence “bother” means “cause somebody trouble”. 给某人带来麻烦。Here is a set phrase: bother somebody about(with) something. 因某事而打扰某人。有的人很会体贴人，不希望别人因自己的事儿而操心。 I don’t want to bother her with my problem at the moment. 我不想此刻因我的个人问题而打扰她。”Hit” means”to bring your hand, or object against somebody or something”. It’s set phrase is :hit somebody or something with something. 有人给你带来麻烦时，有时候你会教训他一顿。He hit me on the head with her umbrella. 她用雨伞打了他的头。注意在这打了某人的某人部位，结构式hit+人称代词+介词+身体部位。例如这句是打了他的头，不要说成是hit his head.这样就是Chinglish了。
All right. Let’s call it a day. May you have a nice day. Thank you for your listening. See you next time.