《每日英语》电子报总第252期-05.31
 

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【总第252期】
 ::每日一词:: 
 

unique  (a.)独一无二的,独特的

applicant  (n.)申请人

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You have such a unique way of dressing.
你打扮的方式真是独一无二。


There are more than forty applicants for this job.
超过四十个求职者来应征这份工作。

 
 ::每日一句:: 


Footsteps announced his return .

听脚步声就知道他回来了。

这是一句很生动、很地道的英文表达。announce,正式的宣布,宣告。可以是宣布一个晚宴的开始,announce dinner;可以是宣告婚期,announce marriage;还可以是广播电台的节目,announce program。而在这个句子中,announce对应的英文的解释是“To proclaim the presence or arrival of”,即,显示、展现某种状态。

 
 ::每日对话:: 

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A: How's your cold, Tom?
B: I've recovered all right. It's gone.
A: That's good. By the way, did your wife return from the trip?
B: Yes, last Friday.

A: 汤姆,你的感冒怎样了?
B: 已经复元了。都好了。
A: 那好。顺便一提,你太太旅行回来了吗?
B: 是的,上星期五回来的。

重点解说:

1、 cold「感冒」catch [get, take] (a) cold「感冒」have a cold「感冒了」 如: influenza(口语中简称为flu)「流行性感冒」

2、"I've recovered all right."中的all right是口语的用法,用于表示「情况令人满意」。I think the police will find it all right.「我想警方定会找到它的。」
「我已经复元了」有三种说法,(1) I have recovered. (2) I have recovered my health. (3) I have recovered from my illness.

3、 gone一词用于表示「某人或某物已不存在或不再出现了」,如All my money is gone.「我的钱全都用光了。」

4、 By the way,「顺便一提,附带说一下」,此语用于在谈话中途插入新的话题,有时候也用来故意把话岔开,通常置于句首用来改变话题。与此类似的尚有incidentally一词,如Incidentally, where were you last night?「顺便一提,你昨晚在哪?」

 
 
 ::每日一译:: 

1.这场事故发生在午夜.
2.你当然应该防备小偷.
3.现在一些人总是一切向钱看.
4.我们见面时再与你讨论这件事情.
5.该校每年只招收100名学生.
6.我不能容忍那种行为.

昨日参考:

1. I can’t leave unless my boss agrees.
2. The reflection of the sun was blinding.
3. He drinks to excess.
4. New records and(不需要再加new) inventions are being made continually.
注意:当同一个形容词形容两个或者是更多的并列的名词时,英语只用一个形容词
5. The best watches are those made in Switzerland.
6. The young man has gambled everything away.



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:: 

A farmer in Velada, Spain, displays a traditional toboggan-like device that is used to crush straw and open garbanzo bean pods during harvest. This area, near Toledo, was made famous by the works of El Greco, who journeyed to the region in 1577.

 
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Pride and Prejudice

Although first published almost 200 years ago, the novels of Jane Austen have retained their popularity around the world.?It is not difficult to find the reasons for their enduring appeal. Austen wrote about universal themes, such as the joy and pain of love, the pursuit of happiness, and the need to be accepted by society.?

Jane Austen was born in 1775 in a rural part of southern England. She and her family were al avid readers. They even read novels, which were often looked down on during that time.?Jane began writing before her teens, and had completed a history book by the time she was sixteen.

The six romantic novels that Austen wrote before her death in 1817 are still widely read.?Her first novel published was “Sense and Sensibility” in 1811, but her best-known work, “Pride and Prejudice,” was written around fifteen years earlier. Although originally rejected for publication, the novel, and its intelligent heroine, have come to hold a place among the great classics of English literature. ?

“Pride and Prejudice” tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, a somewhat absurd couple, and their five young, unmarried daughters.?The plot revolves mainly around the second daughter, Elizabeth, and her troublesome romance with the wealthy but arrogant Mr. Darcy. Mr. Darcy represents the pride of the novel’s title, while the prejudice is represented by Elizabeth’s attitude toward Mr. Darcy. In the novel, Elizabeth must overcome her prejudice against him before she can fall in love.

Elizabeth’s romance with Mr. Darcy parallels that of her older sister Jane with his friend, Charles Bingley. Jane’s relationship starts off much more smoothly, and survives the efforts of Bingley’s unpleasant sister, Caroline, to break it up. Other significant subplots include the adventures of Lydia, the youngest Bennet daughter. She brings disgrace on the family by running away with a man named Wickham.

Everything ends well, of course. Even Wickham ends up doing the honorable thing and marrying Lydia. Jane and Charles get married. So do Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, once he has overcome his dislike of the Bennet family’s strange ways, and she has seen the decent man behind the pride.?

“I must confess that I think her as delightful a character as ever appeared in print, and how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least, I do not know.”?In the flowery language of the early 19th century, that was how Jane Austen described her character Elizabeth Bennet in a letter to a friend.?

Jane Austen need not have feared.?Elizabeth has probably attracted more sympathy and admiration than any other of the author’s characters, male or female.?She is a lively, quick -witted young woman with a strong sense of justice and a natural goodness that have widespread appeal.

One of the most interesting moments in “Pride and Prejudice” comes when Elizabeth reluctantly visits Darcy’s home, and perceives the high respect in which he is held by everyone around him. It is the turning point of the story, when she begins to see beyond Darcy’s pride and develop real feelings for him. It also shows Jane Austen’s skill at dealing with complex emotions and timeless themes in her deceptively simple stories.


傲慢与偏见

尽管简·奥斯汀的小说出版已近200年,在全世界却一直享有盛名。找到其吸引力能经久不衰的原因并不难。奥斯汀写作的主题具有普遍性,如爱情的喜悦与痛苦、对幸福的追求和希望被社会接纳的需要。

1775年简·奥斯汀出生在英格兰南部的乡下。她和她的家人都酷爱读书。他们甚至连当时被嗤之以鼻的小说都要读。简十几岁以前就开始写作,在十六岁的时候就完成了一部历史书。

1817年奥斯汀去世,生前她写的六部浪漫爱情小说至今仍广为流传。1811年她出版了第一部小说《理智与情感》,但她最著名的作品《傲慢与偏见》则在其15年前就完成了。尽管这部小说最初出版曾遭拒绝,但小说和书中聪明伶俐的女主角,已在英国文学的伟大经典作品
中占有一席之地。

《傲慢与偏见》讲述了班奈特这对有点荒诞的夫妇和他们的五个年轻未婚女儿的故事。情节主要围绕着二女儿伊丽莎白和她与富有却傲慢的达西先生间曲折的爱情。达西先生代表了小说标题中的“傲慢”,而“偏见”则表明了伊丽莎白对达西先生的态度。小说中伊丽莎白必须克服她对达西先生的
偏见,才能和他相爱。

伊丽莎白的姐姐简和达西先生的朋友查尔斯·彬利之间的爱情故事,与伊丽莎白和达西先生的故事类似。简的爱情刚开始进行得顺利得多,虽然遭到彬利的妹妹卡罗琳,那个不讨人喜欢的姑娘的蓄意破坏,最终还是有情人终成眷属。其它重要的次要情节包括班奈特家小女丽迪雅的冒险。她和一个名叫威克姆的男子私奔而使家族蒙受羞辱。

当然,一切都圆满收场。甚至威克姆在最后也做了可敬的事,娶了丽迪雅。简和查尔斯结了婚。伊丽莎白与达西先生也终成眷属─ 一旦达西先生克服了对班奈特家奇怪生活方式的厌恶,而伊丽莎白也看到了他傲慢背后亲切善良的一面。

“我必须承认,我认为她是所有出版书中最让人喜爱的角色。对那些一点都不喜欢她的人,我不知道我能容忍到什么地步。”在讲究华丽词藻的19世纪初,简·奥斯汀在一封给朋友的信中对她小说中的角色伊丽莎白·班奈特做了上述描述。

简·奥斯汀不需要担心。和她笔下的其它男女角色相比,伊丽莎白可能已经得到了更多的赞同与钦佩。伊丽莎白是个活泼机智的年轻女性,她强烈的正义感和善良的本性有广泛的吸引力。

《傲慢与偏见》中最有趣的一个情节是当伊丽莎白不情愿地拜访达西先生家时,感到他受到身边每个人的极度尊敬。这是故事的转折点,她开始透过达西先生的傲慢,看到他真实的一面,进而发展出对他的真情。在看似简单的故事里,简·奥斯汀处理复杂情感及永恒主题的技巧,在此也展露无遗。


 
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晚安,月亮 Goodnight Moon

三人组合Shivaree的音乐有点慵懒舒畅的风格,又带点POP的流行轻松,仔细听还有些歌曲特有的迷幻。声音的沙哑似乎还掺杂着些稚气,甜美,慵懒,颓废,再配上恰到好处的节奏,有着令人着迷的飘渺味道。Goodnight Moon最早出现在电影《Kill Bill Ⅱ》中。
这首歌是电影<杀死比尔2>中的片尾曲。影片中美丽坚强的乌玛·瑟曼开着车,眼中写满了杀死比尔的坚定,而握着方向盘的她又风情万种。看过<杀死比尔>系列的人一定清楚她与比尔的恩怨。听到这首歌,让人不难联想到她与比尔两情缱绻的时候,作为黑社会老大的女人,在独守空帏的大多数夜晚,有这样柔情百折的倾吐也就不足为奇了。同样,电影里乌玛·瑟曼报仇时令人钦佩的坚执与勇气也感染到了这首歌。于是乎,Shivaree略带沙哑的嗓音,很好地诠释了歌词中那个小女人内心中泯灭不了的爆发力。

 

艺人:Shivaree 风格: 电影音乐Soundtrack 语种: 英语 歌名:Goodnight Moon

goodnight moon 晚安,月亮
there's a nail in the door 门上有个钉子
and there's glass on the lawn 草坪上有块玻璃
tacks on the floor 地板上有条裂缝
and the tv is on 电视也在播放
and i always sleep with my guns 我睡觉以枪为伴
when you're gone 在你离开以后

there's a blade by the bed 床上有一把刀
and a phone in my hand 手里握着电话
a dog on the floor 狗趴在地板上
and some cash on the nightstand 床头有些零钱
when i'm all alone the dreaming stops 当我孤独,梦也停止
and i just can't stand 我无法抵抗

what should i do i'm just a little baby 我仅仅是个孩子能够作什么
what if the lights go out and maybe 当灯光熄灭
and then the wind just starts to moan 风声呻吟
outside the door he followed me home 门外,他随我回家
well goodnight moon 晚安,月亮
i want the sun 我渴望太阳
if it's not here soon 如果不能马上看到太阳
i might be done 我会倒下
no it won't be too soon 'til i say 但是我不会马上看到太阳
goodnight moon 直到我说,晚安,月亮

there's a shark in the pool 骗局隐藏在池塘里
and a witch in the tree 美丽女人隐藏在树上
a crazy old neighbour and he's been watching me 一个疯狂的老邻居曾经注视着我
and there's footsteps loud and strong coming down the hall 大厅传来响亮的脚步声

something's under the bed 某些东西藏在床下
now it's out in the hedge 现在已经明朗
there's a big black crow sitting on my window ledge我的窗台上停着一只乌鸦
and i hear something scratching through the wall 大厅传来聒噪的声音

oh what should i do i'm just a little baby 我仅仅是个孩子能够做什么
what if the lights go out and maybe 当灯光熄灭
i just hate to be all alone 我憎恨孤独
outside the door he followed me home 门外,他跟随我回家
now goodnight moon 晚安,月亮
i want the sun 我渴望太阳
if it's not here soon 如果太阳不能马上出现
i might be done 我或许会倒下
no it won't be too soon 'til i say 但是太阳不能马上出现直到我说
goodnight moon 晚安,月亮

well you're up so high 你离我太远
how can you save me 如何能够拯救我
when the dark comes here 当黑暗来临
tonight to take me up 带我离开
the mouth from woke 醒来之后的嘴唇
and into bed where it kisses my face 亲吻我的脸
and eats my hand 舔着我的手
oh what should i do i'm just a little baby 我仅仅是个孩子能够作甚么
what if the lights go out and maybe
and then the wind just starts to moan
outside the door he followed me home
now goodnight moon
i want the sun
if it's not here soon
i might be done
no it won't be too soon 'til i say
goodnight moon

no it won't be too soon 'til i say
goodnight moon

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