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VOA流行美语 - Lesson 199 - baloney / party animal

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Larry和李华的朋友David这个周末要举行聚会。Larry和李华在谈论为什么一个朋友不能参加。李华今天会学到两个常用语:baloney和party animal。

LH: Larry,Laura说她下个周末不能去参加David的聚会,因为她要去看望她的阿姨。

LL: That's baloney. She's just making up an excuse not to go to the party.

LH: Laura是在找借口? 我想不会吧!对了,Larry,你说"That's baloney",这是什么意思呀?Baloney不是做三明治用的一种大香肠吗?

LL: Yes, literally, baloney is a lunchmeat; however, in this case, baloney means "nonsense."

LH: 在这种情况下,baloney是指胡说,废话。你的意思是Laura在胡说。嗨,Laura不去就不去吧, 为什么要骗人呢?

LL: She doesn't want to go to the party either because her ex-boyfriend Jack will be there and doesn't want to be rude.

LH: Larry,婉言谢绝邀请也没有什么不礼貌。另外,Laura上次对我说她和Jack虽然分手了,可还是好朋友。我不相信Laura是在找借口。

LL: Now, that's really baloney. The two of them don't even speak to each other anymore.

LH: 他们俩现在见了面都不理睬,也不说话?这跟Laura说的完全相反,是谁告诉你的呀?That's baloney!

LL: That's what Jack told me the last time I spoke with him. He seemed very disappointed that they weren't getting along. He sounded really sincere.

LH: 他对和Laura 分手感到很失望!That's baloney! 要是他感到惋惜,Laura又说他们还是朋友,那为什么他告诉你两人见了面象仇人那样不理睬, 不说话的?我才不相信Jack!

LL: Come on, Jack is a good guy. He wouldn't tell me something that is baloney.

LH: 可是Laura也不是坏人,她也不是说谎的人哪!。

LL: Okay, okay. Forget what I said! It was all just a bunch of baloney, anyway!

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LL: Even if Laura isn't coming, I am glad Tom is coming to David's party. Tom is a real party animal!

LH: Larry, 你说什么?Tom是party animal? Tom是人,不是什么动物!

LL: Yes, he is a human being, but he is a human being that loves to go to parties! People that love to party are party animals.

LH: 原来party animal指的是特别喜欢参加聚会的人,也就是聚会狂。Tom哪一次聚会都不错过,要这么说,他的确是个party animal。 Larry,我看你也是一个喜欢参加聚会的人,也是个party animal!

LL: Yeah, but I am not as much of a party animal as Tom.

LH: 你倒挺谦虚的,觉得自己还比不上Tom。你说说,你哪一点比Tom差呢?

LL: Well, Tom goes out to parties nearly every weekend. I've got too much to do, and I really can't go out all the time.

LH: 那倒是,Tom确实每个周末都去参加聚会,你还没到这个程度。Larry,David平时很严肃,还很害羞,没想到他会举办这个聚会。他绝不是象你和Tom那样的party animal。

LL: Well, you might be surprised! Sometimes at a party David relaxes and acts just like Tom - like a real party animal!

LH: 我才不信呢!David参加聚会时比平时更放松一点是可能的,但绝不会象Tom那样活宝。我看见过Tom在聚会上的样子, David不可能是个party animal。

LL: Sure, he laughs, tells jokes and has a good time - and some times he gets crazy and does the funniest things.

LH: 这可出乎我的意料。David居然还会如此谈笑风生,讲笑话,做逗人笑的事。说明我对他还不了解。

LL: What about you, Li Hua? Are you a party animal?

LH: Larry, 你别胡扯了! 你看我像聚会狂吗?

LL: Let's just say if someone said to me "That Li Hua is a real party animal" - I'd say that is baloney!

今天李华学到了两个常用语。一个是baloney, 意思是骗人的鬼话,胡扯。李华学到的另一个常用语是party animal, 指的是特别喜欢参加社交聚会的人。

网友的学习评论(3条):
作者:dresam
that is baloney. nonsense. i am not a party animal
作者:Hellers Alan
People that love to party are party animals
作者:tmpjf
What you said is baloney!I am not a party animal!!!
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