Dialogues /monologues:
1、 I'm in a hurry.

我得赶紧。 “ in a hurry ”指匆忙,有时用作口语也表示轻易地做好某件事情。

2、 These days the most sought-after tables are hidden away , several floors above ground, in the city's high-rise apartments, which are run by chefs out of their own homes or from rented spaces..

这句话的意思我翻译为:目前,很多广受欢迎的餐馆总是藏匿在公寓大厦地面上方的楼层,就在厨

师们自家门口或是租的空地外面营业。

3、 Merely requesting a reservation can be as difficult as getting one.

哪怕是仅仅要求预定(房间)都有可能象真要得到它一样那么难。

4、 Exclusively is the main attraction for customers in a city that is still obsessed with status.

独有性(专用权)是吸引城市消费者的主要因素,因为人们还是会被身份地位(带来的虚荣感)所迷惑的。

5、 I can't make up my mind about what to have for dessert.

make up one's mind :下决心、作决定。

本句的意思是:餐后吃什么甜点,我还没能做出决定。