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VOA流行美语 - Lesson 393 - stuck in a rut / someone's cup of tea


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Larry和李华星期六晚上待在家里,觉得有些无聊,他们会用到两个常用语:stuck in a rut和someone's cup of tea.

LH: Larry, 好无聊啊! 你说干点什么好啊?

Larry: (Distracted) Huh? Uh, yea... that's nice, Lihua.

LH: 什么好好好? Larry! 你又在打电脑游戏啦?哎呀,不要玩儿了! (pulls the plug)

Larry: Hey! I was about to clear that level!

LH: 你每天晚上除了玩线上游戏就什么都不干了! 我们就不能出去转转,找点好玩的事情做吗?

Larry: (Sigh) You're right, Lihua. We haven't really done anything new recently. I guess we've been stuck in a rut.

LH: In a rut? 什么意思?

Larry: Being stuck in a rut means to be stuck in a boring routine.

LH: To be stuck in a rut就是生活一成不变。那么,这个rut是什么意思呢?

Larry: A rut is what happens when a wheel rolls over the same place over and over again. Eventually, the wheel will dig a line, or a rut, in the ground.

LH: 我明白了,rut是车轮不断压过同一个地方后留下的印迹。我想,这就比喻一成不变的常规吧。Larry, 我们最近的确有些stuck in a rut,感觉有点平淡无味,你说这是怎么回事呢?

Larry: I'm not sure, Lihua, but we have been together for over a year now. It's relatively normal for couples to find themselves stuck in a rut after being together for awhile.

LH: 啊?你觉得是因为咱们在一起时间不算短了,所以生活就变得平平淡淡了?我觉得根本不是这样,We're stuck in a rot because of that stupid computer game! 都怪你天天打线上游戏,不陪我!

Larry: I'll admit I like to play my games, but you remember what happened last weekend, right?

LH: 上个周末?怎么啦?

Larry: I wanted to take you out for a nice dinner, but you said you were too tired. We ended up staying home and watching TV all night!

LH: 还说请我吃顿好的?Larry, 你每次请我吃饭都是汉堡和薯条,连吃饭内容都一成不变,难怪我们会stuck in a rut!

Larry: Hmm... we need to find some new things to do that we both like. Otherwise, we might be stuck in this rut forever!

LH: 可不是嘛! 咱们好久没有去打网球啦! 不如去打两场吧!

Larry: Aw, you know tennis isn't my cup of tea, Lihua. And besides, it's been so hot out lately...

LH: Your cup of tea? 打网球还要喝茶?你不怕热吗?

Larry: I would drink water, of course! I said "playing tennis is not my cup of tea"...in other words, I don't really enjoy tennis.

LH: 哦,你说playing tennis is not your cup of tea, 意思就是说你不喜欢打网球。那你的cup of tea到底是什么呀?

Larry: I like swimming! How about we start going to the pool? It's always refreshing to take a dip in the pool on a hot day!

LH: 去游泳?可是,游泳不是我的cup of tea。我怕晒黑! Oh, I know! Why don't you take me to the ballet? 我们去看芭蕾舞表演吧!

Larry: The ballet? Uh, that's not my cup of tea, either. I never understood what's going on! It just looks like a bunch of people jumping around on stage, if you ask me.

LH: 你这人一点都不浪漫!

Larry: Being romantic was never my cup of tea, Lihua. Remember when I sent you flowers for your birthday?

LH: 记得!我生日你送玫瑰花给我,结果我花粉过敏,打了一天喷嚏!

Larry: Heheh. See? No wonder we're in a rut. I'm horrible at being romantic, and we can never agree on anything new to do. Tell you what - let me think about it some more while I finish this last boss in my video game...

LH: 不行! 你别想溜! Get us out of this rut, Larry! 要不你就别想玩儿电脑了!

Larry: Hmmm....

LH: 什么呀?你在想什么坏主意?

Larry: You want us to do something together, right? Our group could use another warrior...

LH: 你想让我和你一起打线上游戏?我可不会! You know video games are not my cup of tea!

Larry: (Sigh). Well, I guess I'll go make myself a real cup of tea and go stare out the window for fun...

今天李华从Larry那儿学到两个常用语,一个是to be stuck in a rut, 表示枯燥,一成不变。另一个是someone's cup of tea, 意思是某人有兴趣干的事。

learning english is my cup of tea~~
playing basktball is my cup of tea.
Every day do the same work in the same place is to be stuck in a rut ,especially what you do now is not you cup of tea!
yeah ,learning English is my cup of tea,but everyday is tobe stuck in a rut,maybe a little sad!
I think that to be stuck in a rut means to follow the routine. To watch football match is not my cup of tea while dancing on the ground with others is my cup of tea.
Going shoping is not my cup of tea !
My life seems to be stuck in a rut now.
Play computer is my cup of tea .
Playing football is my cup of tea. i hate normal life because of stucking in a rut
Working in CFd is so boring that I am to be stuck in a rut especially the work is not my cup of tea and the bosses are fighting with each other!
I 've fed up stucking in the rut,watching basketball games is really not my cup of tea.
作者:all is well
a little
Go outdoors, do not stay at home all day, otherwise you will be stuck in a rut!
到处去游玩is my cup of tea
I don't want to be stuck in a rut. Let's go out and do something new.
I am a shopaholic doing shopping is my cup of tea.I loathe life to be stuck in a rut
I also find that I an stuck in the rut recently.Get up bed,eating breakfast,go to work……,Everyday has no news.
Doing sports actually is not my cup of tea before,but I fond it makes me stronger and more self-confident,I will insist to do it.
Watching football matches is my cup of tea.
every day working here is not my cup of tea,it just like a robot! it seems to be stuck in a rut forever.what's my cup of tea?singing,dancing,reading and lerning some what i like ,such as english.
haha stuck in a rut and a cup of my tea
watching TV in holiday is my cup of tea.i don't like stucking in a rut.
i am stuck in the rut ,but it is not my cup of tea!
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