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Lesson 378 - dodge a bullet - cheapskate

作者:UNSV英语学习频道 发布日期:11-2-2011

Larry和李华开车去多伦多渡假,结果在路上遇到了一些问题。他们会用到两个常用语:Dodge a bulletcheapskate

LH: Larry, 还要开多长时间才到多伦多啊?

Larry: If we don't make any more stops, we should get there by nightfall.

LH: 啊,天黑的时候才能到?可我已经快饿死了! 咱们停下来找点东西吃吧?

Larry: Actually, we have a free dinner waiting for us at the hotel in Toronto.

LH: 我知道酒店有免费晚餐,可是还要几个小时才能吃到,我坚持不住啦!

Larry: You know me, Lihua, I'm a cheapskate. Sorry.

LH: Cheesecake? 你带了芝士蛋糕? 快给我吃!

Larry: No, not cheesecake... cheapskate. A cheapskate is someone who is very cheap, or doesn't like to spend money.

LH: Cheapskate就是小气鬼。没错,你就是个cheapskate! 要不是你舍不得花钱,我们才不会选多伦多渡假呢,早买张飞机票飞去泰国了!

Larry: Thailand? Don't be ridiculous! Even if I wasn't a cheapskate, you know we can't afford to go that far away for vacation!

LH: 那,就算去不起泰国,咱们停下车吃顿饭总可以吧?

Larry: If we stop for food, we'll waste time, gas, and money. I think we should just wait until we get to Toronto.

LH: Why are you being such a cheapskate?? 咱们刚开始约会的时候,你可是特别喜欢给我买吃的呢!

Larry: Oh, yeah, I remember that... Actually, now that I think about it, I think I might have some of that candy you like in my backpack...something like a white rabbit, right?

LH: 大白兔奶糖?哪里?!(Sound of LH shuffling through a bag) 还真有诶! 可这包已经过期了。不过我太饿,将就吃了!

Larry: Phew! Looks like I dodged a bullet there.

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LH: (With candy in her mouth) Dodge a bullet? 躲避子弹?你又在说什么我听不懂的话了?

Larry: To dodge a bullet means to narrowly escape a very bad situation. For example, a second ago you were about to get really angry because I wouldn't stop for food, but luckily, I had that bag of Chinese candy to keep you happy!

LH: 哦, to dodge a bullet意思就是 “逃过一劫”,躲过了非常糟糕的事情。你说,要不是因为你包里正好有糖,我肯定会因为饿肚子而大发脾气,所以你算是躲过了我的一顿数落。

Larry: That's right.

LH: 可是吃糖吃不饱啊!

Larry: We have a perfectly wonderful - and free - dinner waiting for us in Toronto. Sorry, Lihua, we're not stopping.

(ding! The gasoline light comes on)

Larry: Uh-oh.

LH: Larry, 什么声音?是不是没油啦?你看看!几个小时前我不是让你把油箱加满么!

Larry: I heard the gas is a lot cheaper in Toronto, so I didn't want to buy more gas than I needed to... I thought this would be enough for us to reach Toronto!

LH: 啊?你因为觉得加拿大的汽油便宜,就不舍得在美国加油,打算坚持到多伦多再说?你怎么这么小气! Cheapskate!

Larry: I hope we can find a gas station in time... I haven't seen any signs for a gas station for awhile...

LH: 我的老天! 附近没有加油站?那我们岂不是要身陷荒野!

Larry: Don't worry, we always have my cell phone if we need to call for help.

LH: 打电话求救?呃,我刚才一直拿你的手机玩游戏,已经没电了。

Larry: Oh good grief. Luckily, I think I have an extra battery in my backpack. Check the outside pocket.

LH: 啊! 真的,这里有块备用电池! We dodged a bullet! 我们逃过了一劫!

Larry: Speaking of dodging a bullet, it looks like there's a gas station a few miles ahead. We should be able to get there without a problem.

LH: 太好了! 前面有加油站,咱们快去把油箱加满!

Larry: OK, I won't be such a cheapskate this time.

LH: 对!这次别再小气了! 还有,在加油站给我买点吃的来!

Larry: OK, fine. You got it.

今天李华学了两个常用语。一个是dodge a bullet,意思是“逃过一劫”。另一个是cheapskate,意思是“小气鬼”。

网友的学习评论(33条):
作者:Ocean
6-13-2011 19:44:14
Cheapskate! 小气鬼!dodge a bullet 逃过一劫You got it! 我马上照办!
作者:maggie敏
6-14-2011 20:44:10
呵呵,CHEAPSKATE,I REMEMBER
作者:pomizhou
6-15-2011 11:20:4
cheapskate ,dodge a bullet.
作者:smile
6-15-2011 18:39:17
I got il?
作者:xiaodede43
6-15-2011 19:58:45
I agree with smile.Why not I got it?
作者:nissan
6-21-2011 8:49:11
I dodge a bullet and find that he is a cheapskate!
作者:Gemini
6-21-2011 9:25:53
cheapstake,dodge a bullet,right?
作者:Yinxus
6-22-2011 8:38:9
This dialogue is very funny. cheapstake. dodge a bullet.
作者:Blaze
6-24-2011 12:26:59
cheapstate
作者:wangjilin
6-28-2011 20:45:35
That's interesting!
作者:eden
6-29-2011 8:31:10
they are very funny, I admire their life.
作者:eve
6-29-2011 10:27:18
cheapskate;dodge a bullet;But what's the meaning of"you get it"?
作者:Hanna Zhang
7-1-2011 20:28:53
I'm not a cheapskate~~~
作者:Wendy shang
7-12-2011 16:21:57
cheapskate ,dodge a bullet
作者:Violet
7-12-2011 16:44:51
Great, today I learned three common phrase: cheapskate, dodge a bullet & You got it.
作者:nothings
7-14-2011 22:37:27
My friend is a cheapskate.He want to save some money for shopping,but his girlfriend ask she to catch a movie,he has enough money to dodge a bullet.
作者:pear
7-16-2011 10:33:0
my roomate is a cheapskate ,she save much money for buying many clothes for her boyfriend.she always asking me to window shopping with her ,i dodge a bullet and watch movie with my another roomate .
作者:regina
7-27-2011 13:37:58
That is very interesting
作者:kathyjoan
8-5-2011 18:52:13
a man should not be a cheapskate
作者:sea.z
8-18-2011 10:6:38
cheapeskate dodge a bullet
作者:gali
8-20-2011 16:54:25
My friend is a cheapskate who don't want to spend dough to buy something for her parents!
作者:connie
9-5-2011 14:41:21
it's funny
作者:Chauncey
9-17-2011 15:3:2
cool1
作者:lomkky
9-18-2011 22:16:19
Cheapskate & dodge a bullet , useful words, I love them.
作者:尹口
9-21-2011 0:25:17
dodge a bullet& cheapeskate
作者:dwkl99
9-24-2011 23:50:27
I do not agree with my friends that i am cheapskate.
作者:dresam
9-27-2011 21:27:12
if a man is a cheapskate to his girl friend, he donesnt love her.
作者:dresam
9-27-2011 21:27:28
dodge a bullet
10-13-2011 10:15:36
thank heavens!I dodged a bullet for that cheapskate did let me treat~~~
作者:包容
10-23-2011 20:4:48
good
作者:penny
12-18-2011 16:16:8
IM"GOOD
作者:alex79
2-17-2012 17:18:46
I am a cheapstake.
作者:Ada
2-22-2012 22:24:31
You are cheapstate, so I can't dodged a bullet for the dinner.
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