《每日英语》电子报总第471期-08.07
 

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【总第471期】
 ::每日一词:: 
 

expel  (vt.) 开除

detention  (n.) 课后留校

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Since the suspensions didn't work, we might have to expel her.
既然休学没有用,我们可能得让她退学。

I have to go to detention all week for that stunt.
我因为想引人注意耍了那个花招,所以要课后留校一个星期。

 
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Luke has a very excitable nature.

卢克生性易激动。

Excitable,exciting,excited是三个容易混淆的词。excitable是易激动的;exciting是振奋人心的;excited是“对……感到激动。”

例:
I’m not a excitable person,but I am excited in this exciting news.
我不是易激动的人,但对于这振奋人心的新闻,我也感到激动。

 
 ::每日对话:: 

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Denise: Aren't you afraid of gaining weight?
Amanda: Nah, I exercise so I can eat what I want.
Denise: But don't you think you'd look better if you shed a few pounds?
Amanda: And look like one of those girls on TV? Spare me!
Denise: What's wrong with the girls on TV?
Amanda: They're sticks! I couldn't be that thin in this lifetime.

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狄妮丝︰你不怕变胖吗?
阿曼达:不会,我运动,所以我随心所欲地吃。
狄妮丝︰但你不觉得如果你少个几磅,看起来会更美?
阿曼达:就像是电视上那些女孩?饶了我吧!
狄妮丝︰电视上那些女孩有什么不好?
阿曼达:她们是竹竿!我这辈子不可能变这么瘦。


重点解说:

1、 shed (v.) 去掉
2、 Spare me! 饶了我吧!
3、 lifetime (n.) 一生,终身

 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

中译英

1. 他是一个具有大气魄的聪明人。

2. 他扬言要辞职。

3. 就美国历史而言,200年的旧建筑就很古老了。

4. 我女儿在音乐上很有悟性。

5. 开摩托车比较便宜。一辆摩托车每英里需耗费的汽油比绝大多数汽车所耗费的要少。

英译汉
Men have sorrow and joy; they part and meet again. The moon dims or shines; it waxes or wanes. Nothing is perfect, not even in the olden days.

昨日参考:

汉译英

1. It is such a great honor and privilege to receive a visit to our company from a distinguished group of people like you.
2. Yao Ming is a household name both in China and America.
3. There should be enough space left in your schedule for maneuver.
4. With a sense of humor, you can always keep on good terms with others
5. Yao Ming is without fail as the best center in the NBA.

英译汉

The beginning of 20th century witnessed an impoverished and enfeebled China that slumbered in dim prospects.
20世纪初,沉睡迷茫,积贫积弱的中国正处于前程晦暗之中。




翻译没有标准答案,我们所给的都是参考答案,比如说很多动词都可以用一些同义词或者是词组来代替.这些都是要靠我们平时自己不断的积累.


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 ::每日一图:: 

Silhouetted by salmon skies at sunset, a pair of waterfowl alights on a tree limb near the Zambezi River. Often called the lifeline of southern Africa, the Zambezi cuts a 2,200-mile (3,540-kilometer) course east from Zambia to the Indian Ocean, sustaining elephants, hippos, crocodiles, hundreds of species of birds—and tens of millions of people—along the way.

 
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The Panama Canal 巴拿马运河-5

A ship canal, about 82 km (51 mi) long, crossing the Isthmus of Panama in the Canal Zone and connecting the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean. It was begun by the French in 1881. The United States gained construction rights after Panama declared its independence in 1903, and the canal was opened to traffic on August 15, 1914.

The rain is causing us many problems. We move the earth, the rain washes it back again; we remove the earth, the rain washes it back again, and not only washes, they would, the dirt back again but often our machinery and sometimes our men too.

We will have to cope with many floods, but we will battle on. This kind of problem created a real man. A weak man, he'll run away from the battle. A good man, he'll stay. I'm staying here.

The French were in crisis. The canal was going to take 15 years longer to build than first promised. De Lesseps concealed the truth from his investors.

Mr. de Lesseps is a great man, but he may have underestimated the power of nature and the battle before us. He had a great success with Suez, and Panama is not Suez.

The death toll from disease was soaring. 350 workers were dying every month. The mystery killer had been identified. Every tropical disease known to man lurked in Panama. The most feared was yellow fever.

There is a smell of death. I was chosen by God to be here and to help the people and, and at least when they die, they don't die alone. Some people they come in the morning, and then at night they are dead. So they just die like that and, just die like that.


 
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《Breakin's dishes》--R I H A N N A


《Breakin' dishes》

来自Rihanna的歌曲从来不会让人失望,有劲爆的节奏,有标志性的发音,

是可以给每个热爱英乐的人带来梦寐以求的感觉的歌手,

这首《breakin' dishes》也是融合了电子乐器的现代感,和黑人歌手血液里的对音符的理解力。

Rihanna的随意哼唱就可以有如此摇摆的效果,难道种族间真的没有区别吗?

黑人歌手的节奏感,对声音的把控力以及对音乐能召唤出人们心灵放松程度的知晓力,

都是从祖先的血液流传中魔幻般流淌出来的,这种天然赋予的神奇能力,是其他种族所不能望其项背的。。。

任凭从BLACK EYE PEAS中脱颖而出又继而单飞也红火的Fergie(菲姬)在镜头前卖怎样卖弄风骚亦不可以企及Rihanna的纯粹

所给乐迷带来的心灵享受,

那是从身体每个细胞中散发出来的对音乐魅力的解读,她,就是音乐的代言人。。。和AKON一样。。。

北美年轻的R&B/Soul女歌手Rihanna,1987年出生于加勒比海的小岛Barbados。年幼时的她就在一些场合表演以娱乐家乡大众。她的出道颇具传奇色彩,传说适逢纽约著名音乐制作人Evan Rogers和妻子在Barbados小岛上度假,Rihanna的朋友把她介绍给Evan Rogers,听完Rihanna的声音后,Evan立即就被Rihanna的演唱天赋所震惊,马上给她录制样片寄给各大唱片公司,最后,Rihanna签至Def Jam唱片公司旗下,并推出第一首成绩很不错的单曲“Pon de Replay”。
很多人会把Rihanna归为传统的dancehall歌手,但其实Rihanna的音乐是dancehall和reggae的混合,并带有一些清新的R&B曲风。

《breakin' dishes》

(关于歌词大意,没什么特别的,我翻译一两句,你们大致也知道是什么意思了。。

RIANNA比较有家庭暴力的倾向哦。。。o(∩_∩)o...)

I don't know who you think I am

He been gone since 3.30 (3.30)
Been comin home lately at 3.30 (3.30)
I'm super cool, I've been a fool
But now I'm hot and baby you won't get it
Now I ain't trippin', I, I aint twistin
I am demented, I'm just a little bit (huh)
I'm kickin ass, I'm taking names
I'm on a flame, don't come home babe

我现在是火冒三丈,你最好现在不要回来

[CHORUS]
I'm breakin' dishes off your head

不然我会把碟子在你的头上打破。。。

All night (uh huh)
I aint gon stop until I see police and lights (uh huh)
I'm a fight a man (tonight)
I'm a fight a man (tonight)
I'm a fight a man
On a man, on a m-a-a-a-aan
On a man, on a man, on a m-a-a-a-aan
Ohhhh

I'm still waiting, come through the door
I'm killing time and I'm bleachin ya clothes
I'm roasting marshmallows on the fire
And what I'm burnin, is your attire
I'm gettin restless, I'm gettin tested
And I cant believe hes always out every night and never checks in
Must be cheatin, man i dont know
Im looking round for somethin else to throw

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(Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh)
I don't know who you think I am
(I dont know who you think I am)
But I really don't give a damn right now
(Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh)
If you don't come I'm a huff and puff and
Blow this, Blow this, huh
Blow this, Blow this,
I'm a blow this, blow this, huh
Blow this, Blow this
I'm a blow this, blow this, huh
Blow this house down
Dishes, breakin' dishes, breakin' dishes

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On a man, on a man, on a m-a-a-a-aan
On a man, on a man, on a m-a-a-a-aan

Breakin' dish


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