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Lesson 387 - green thumb - go off the deep end

作者:UNSV英语学习频道 发布日期:11-27-2011

今天李华穿着沾满泥土的裙子来找Larry。Larry觉得奇怪,问李华为什么今天裙子这么脏。 李华会学到两个常用语:green thumb和go off the deep end。

LL: Li Hua, why is there dirt all over your dress?

(Li Hua looks down at her dress)

LH: 咦? 怎么这么脏! 噢, 一定是今天早上帮妈妈整理花园,沾到泥土了都没发现。

LL: You were helping out with the garden? I didn't know you could be helpful.

LH: 你可别这么说,别看我照顾不好自己,但整理花园我倒是很在行呢!

LL: Really?! Are you saying you have a green thumb?

LH: 你真会开玩笑,虽然我很会整理花园,但还没到手指变绿的地步。

LL: Haha. Don't take everything so literally, Li Hua. To have a green thumb means to have a special talent for gardening, the ability to make anything grow.

LH: 喔,是吗...那你是在夸奖我喽!真不好意思。

LL: You're welcome. Do you work in the garden often?

LH: 嗯,也还好。只是最近妈妈想把花园改成跟英国皇室的花园一样,所以每天早上都要我帮忙。

LL: Your mom wants to build a garden just like that of Britain's royal family? She must be going off the deep end!

LH: Deep? 这你就不懂了吧,园艺关键不是挖得多深,而是设计得有多好。

LL: I meant your mom is going way too far if she wants to rebuild the Royal Family's garden in her own backyard. That's just too much.

LH: 喔? 不过你刚不是说什么go off... 什么deep end...

LL: To go off the deep end?

LH: 对呀!就是那个,那是什么意思呢?

LL: To go off the deep end is to go too far with something or to do something crazy.

LH: 所以你说my mom is going off the deep end是指我妈想得太美,不切实际啦!

LL: Yes. That's what I meant to say.

LH: 其实我也这样觉得。No matter how many green thumbs she has, she can only do so much with a garden in our backyard.

LL: Right. So how is this going to work out?

LH: 其实我也不知道这花园能做得多成功,不过我妈是下定了决心要做一个皇室花园了。

LL: Wow, I definitely want to see how it's going to turn out.

LH: 不过Larry, go off the deep end说一个人做得过头,你能再举个例子吗?

LL: For example, my mom really likes to buy clothes. But during last week's sale, she bought 10 pairs of shoes. She really went off the deep end there!

LH: 喔,我懂了,就好像Larry really goes off the deep end when it comes to using American slang. 你每次都用一些我听不懂的英文俚语,太过了啦。

LL: Haha. That's a good sentence. But how will you ever learn American slang if I don't use it all the time? You should thank me for going off the deep end.

LH: 是啊,都是托你的福,我才知道自己有green thumb"绿拇指"呢,哈哈。

LL: So, what are you going to do when you get home today?

LH: 今天回家得好好读书了,再过几天就是期末考了。

LL: John and I are going to the Katy Perry concert tonight, do you want to come?

LH: Katy Perry的演唱会?! 是今天晚上吗? 可是...

LL: It's okay. You should relax a bit before you go off the deep end with studying.

LH: 可是...

LL: I mean, finals are in five days. You have plenty of time. And I know you already study a lot everyday. There should be no problem.

LH: 可是今天晚上还要帮我妈装她新买的喷泉...可能真的去不了。

LL: Your mom is putting a fountain in your backyard?! Wow, she really wants a replica of the Royal Family's garden huh...

LH: 是啊,真希望我妈didn't have to go off the deep end. 害我现在分身乏术!

LL: Well, you're missing out on your favorite singer's concert. Oh! I have to go, see you tomorrow Li Hua!

今天李华从 Larry 那儿学到两个常用语。一个是 green thumb, 表示一个人“精于园艺”。另一个是 go off the deep end, 是说一个人做事太过分,到了疯狂的地步。

网友的学习评论(39条):
作者:juzimaya
11-28-2011 0:5:14
不错 以后会经常过来学习的 给自己加油
作者:lisa
11-28-2011 10:56:17
fighting!
作者:945509331
11-29-2011 22:43:42
green thumb
作者:包容
12-2-2011 20:22:15
good
12-4-2011 23:6:54
求下载lrc文件,知道的帮帮忙
作者:Tobacco
12-5-2011 15:13:33
Like it!
作者:杨德建
12-6-2011 17:19:49
My monther is green thumb on the graden, and she made a lot of fruit there
作者:东方至尊
12-8-2011 23:9:10
have a green thumb==have a special talent for gardening go off the deep end==to go too far with sth or to do sth crazy
作者:Moly
12-9-2011 15:41:27
I have a green thumb, so my plants grow well~~fortunely, I don't go off the deep end with plant, and I have ten flowerpots of green plants.
作者:lilin
12-9-2011 21:52:50
you should relax a bit before you go off the deep end with studing.
作者:York
12-13-2011 14:56:36
great!
作者:Becky
12-14-2011 14:6:36
Many housewifes are interested in gardening. I don't think she goes off the deep end. Let's see how it is going to turn out.
12-15-2011 16:38:43
I found that i have a green thumb,and i always go off the deep end in doing anything.
作者:王乐
12-16-2011 8:54:38
you should relax a bit before you go off the deep end with studing.
作者:flair
12-16-2011 8:56:39
green thumb and go off the deep end.
作者:super lily
12-17-2011 19:25:32
someone sometimes do something is go off the deep end
作者:Chen guang
12-18-2011 20:42:32
哎很好很好的网站呀
作者:kent
12-19-2011 21:4:5
when i was a child, i want have a green thumb, and think it again today, it's a little going off the deep end.
作者:SKY
12-20-2011 20:2:17
green thumb and go off the deep end
作者:Jacky
12-23-2011 9:3:44
great, thanks
作者:songxiaofeng
12-23-2011 13:41:59
I want to become a green thumb.
作者:lvchao
12-25-2011 14:20:50
I want to become a green thumb
作者:Lisa
1-3-2012 13:0:11
I think I went off the deep end when I do my new year plans. Who can help me?! Confused
作者:Ivy
1-3-2012 18:51:26
long time not back here.... it seems I don't study English go off the deep end~~
作者:逆水行舟
1-15-2012 9:20:3
Although she has a green thump at bargaining,she goes off the deep end with shopping. That drives me crazy.
作者:Pigtail
1-20-2012 8:41:15
She said she has a green thumb who is going off the deep end because there is no garden in the backyard of her house.
1-21-2012 11:27:9
so many friends
作者:Moonlight
2-4-2012 9:52:53
That is a good sentence. green thumb go of the deep end
作者:Jade in city
2-17-2012 11:20:38
My brother loves bonsai even he has no green thump at all. His bonsai in the balcony drive my mum crazy. I really don't want to go off the deep end but I can't help buying purses one after another.
作者:CXF123芳
2-25-2012 23:0:36
Road trip,road rage,travel light,hit the road trip.
作者:CXF123芳
2-25-2012 23:7:12
Green thumb, go off the deep end
作者:Better
3-1-2012 20:20:1
Maybe I sometimes go off the deep end!
作者:Windy
3-14-2012 23:22:51
Have learned new words .green hhumb go off the deep end
作者:Aandychen
4-11-2012 20:38:51
That's what I meant to say.
5-25-2012 19:27:15
I think that sounds interesting,I understand the meaning of.Very vivid image,easy to understand.
作者:cute
11-7-2012 19:9:23
我一定会记住的
作者:Jessica
7-9-2013 20:24:45
green thumb and go off the deep end ,you should relax before you go off the deep end with study
作者:Alumni
8-3-2013 23:36:27
awesome! these days i have always been going here and there around this Site, deep into the night. i 've been thinking to find some fit words to describe my state of this kind and i find it now here. i.e, i 've been really going off the deep end these days!
11-14-2013 12:56:47
my father is green thumb and i am going off the deep end with learning
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