《每日英语》电子报总第246期-05.23
 

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【总第246期】
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compliment  (n.) 恭维话

personal  (a.) 个人的,私人的

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Most women like to hear compliments.
大部分的女人喜欢听恭维的话。


May I ask how old you are, or is that too personal?
我可以问你几岁了吗,或是那太私人了?

 
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She is really the salt of the earth.

她没有一点坏心眼 。

古人认为,盐是珍贵的天赐之物,可以防止腐烂。固定搭配the salt of the earth就用来形容那些没有坏心的人。

例句:I admit that he is not so capable. But he is the salt of the earth.
   我承认他不是很有能力,可他是个没有坏心的人。

 
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A: You've been so hard on John. What's wrong with him?
B: He has given me so much trouble.
A: What kind of trouble?
B: To make a long story short, he's very nosy.

A: 你对约翰太严厉了。他有什么不对吗?
B: 他给我惹了很多麻烦。
A: 什么麻烦?
B: 长话短说,他太好管闲事了。

重点解说:

1、 be hard on [with] (someone) 对(某人)很严厉

2、 What's wrong with (someone)?一语可指某人行为方面有什么不对,也可以指某人健康方面有什么毛病,即是不是生了什么病。

3、 To make a long story short「长话短说」,更简洁的说法可用In short一语。 作为开场白用的短语如Honestly (speaking), ...「老实告诉你,...」Interestingly enough, ...「有趣的是,...」Strangely (enough), ...「奇怪的是,...」To be frank with you, ...「坦白说,...」等也很常用。

4、 nosy「好管闲事的」,也可以拼成nosey。

 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.金刚石是由碳元素构成的.
2.我以我的人格起誓.
3.听说你的新工作取得进展,我很高兴.
4.我讲英语很流利.
5.我不知道最终的结局.
6.他坚信做决定总是要冒风险.

昨日参考:

1. She got married last Sunday; many friends were invited to his wedding.
2. She completely dominates her family and makes all the decisions.
3. How long have you studied English?
4. I will prove my words.
5. I want myself to look the facts in the face.
Look…in the face意思是: 正视; 勇敢地面对
6. The product is worth the price.


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Why Can We Hear the Sound of the Ocean in a Shell?

Most children have probably wondered at the noise of roaring ocean waves magically captured inside seashells held up to their ears. According to popular belief, anyone lucky enough to hold a big, spiral conch shell will be treated to the loudest rendition of one of nature's "recordings."

A similar, but quieter effect can be heard by using an empty cup or even just by cupping a hand over an ear. One popular explanation is that the sound of blood rushing through the ear's blood vessels echoes inside the cup. This is unlikely, because the sound ought to be louder after vigorous exercise, yet it remains at the same level.

Air flowing through the shell or cup has also been suggested as a possible cause, but experiments in soundproof rooms have disproved this. No sound comes from the shell, though there is plenty of air in the room. In fact, the answer is fairly simple, and can be summed up in two words: ambient noise.

We are constantly surrounded by noise, most of which is not audible to us unless we hold something like a seashell close to one of our ears. The sound waves collected from a larger area resonate inside it and we hear a greater amount than usual of the ambient sound around us, though in a jumbled up form.

The noise in the shell increases along with the level of ambient noise in the surrounding area. The "ocean" is a lot louder in a noisy room where a multitude of sounds bounce around and mix together inside the shell. The level of noise we hear also depends on the angle and distance of the shell from the ear.

In the past, the spiral tips of conch shells were often used as aids for the hearing impaired. Nowadays, shells decorate many a living room cabinet. If you have a big seashell, why not close your eyes and treat yourself to a quick trip to the seaside?


贝壳传来海洋之音?

大多数的孩子对从握在耳畔的贝壳里能听到神奇的海浪澎湃声啧啧称奇。许多人深信,谁能幸运地捡到大海螺贝壳,便能受邀聆听大自然最盛大的“原音重现”。

把一个空杯子或只是将手合成杯状贴近耳朵,就可以听到类似但比较小的声音效果。一个比较普遍的解释认为这是血液在耳朵血管里流动的声音在杯中回荡不已引起的效果。这说法是不可能的。因为照这样的解释,人在剧烈运动后听到的声音应该会更大,但事实上仍然维持相同的音量。

在贝壳或杯子里流动的空气,也被认为是产生声音的可能因素之一,然而在隔音的房间里所做的实验已将这个可能推翻。虽然隔音房内有充足的空气,贝壳里却一片安静。事实上,问题的答案非常简单,简单到可以用两个字来概括:周围的杂音。

我们处在不断的杂音包围之中,其中大部分杂音我们是听不见的,除非把贝壳之类的东西靠近耳边才能听到。从周围大范围空气中收集来的声波会在贝壳里面产生共鸣,这样我们就能听到更多环绕在我们四周的杂音,不过听起来杂乱不堪。

贝壳中的声音会随着周围杂音的音量变大而增强。因此“海洋”的声音在一个嘈杂的房间中听来会更大。因为房间里多重复杂的声音会在贝壳中来回激荡、相互混杂。我们听到声音的大小同时也取决于贝壳与耳朵的角度及距离。

过去,海螺贝壳螺旋状的尖端常被用作听障人士的助听器。如今,贝壳成了许多客厅橱柜的装饰品。如果你有一个大贝壳,何不闭上眼睛,让自己去海边度个小假呢?

 
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Say Something Anyway 随便说点

What's Left Of Me 真情告白 Nick  这是前著名男生组合98度成员尼克-拉奇(Nick Lachey)单飞后第二张个人专辑中的主打曲。在结束了与著名女歌手Jessica Simpson一段婚姻后,“很受伤”的Nick Lachey在这首歌中展现了一个成熟男人的新形象。中国英语学习网每日英语频道精彩推荐。

  从98度时代流畅轻快的《This Gift》,到全美婚礼最爱抒情的
I Do》,再到如今熟男新声音,Nick Lachey以灵魂乐为基调的热情唱腔始终感动着每一个听者的心;而丰富的编曲更给了他流畅的声线和动人的旋律最宽广的挥洒空间。让我们一起来听听Nick的真情告白吧!


What's Left Of Me   Nick Lachey

Watch my life
Pass me by
In the rear view mirror
Pictures frozen in time
Are becoming clearer
I don't wanna waste another day
Stuck in the shadow of my mistakes
Yeah

Cause I want you And I feel you
Crawling underneath my skin
Like a hunger like a burning
To find a place I've never been
Now I'm broken and I'm fading
I'm half the man I thought I would be
But you can have what's left of me

I've been dying inside
Little by little
No where to go but going out of my mind
In endless circles
Running from myself until
You gave me a reason for standing still

And I want you and I feel you
Crawling underneath my skin
Like a hunger like a burning
To find a place I've never been
Now I'm broken and I'm fading
I'm half the man I thought I would be
But you can have what's left of me

Falling faster
Barely breathing
Give me something to believe in
Tell me it's not all in my head
Take what's left of this man
Make me whole once again

Cause I want you and I feel you
Crawling underneath my skin
A hunger like a burning
To find a place I've never been
Now I'm broken and I'm fading
I'm half the man I thought I would be
You can have all that's left
Yeah yeah yeah
What's left of me

I've been dying inside you see
I'm going outta my, outta my mind
I'm just running in circles all the time
Will you take what's left,
Will you take what's left,
Will you take what's left of me
Just running in circles in my mind
Will you take what's left
Will you take what's left
Will you take what's left
Take what's left of me



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