英语早间课堂:I am listening.

在乎你的性格,而不是你的声誉。性格代表你是谁,而声誉只是人们以为你是谁。

Good morning, my buddies. I’m Juliet. Nice to meet you through network. Hope we could sped a wonderful morning together.

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【主题】

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.

【答疑解惑】

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。

【即学即用】

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?

【吃透美语】

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.

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