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哎呀,我读了本“烂书”

admin 2022年12月07日 财经 84 1

两年前我在二手书网站「多抓鱼」上,花了不到 10 块钱淘了两本书:

外研社出版,文案画风颇有年代感。这两天我才把它们读完,下面是我的读书笔记。

1. Been There, Done That

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作者 Katherine Wang(王文思)是位华裔姑娘,三岁半随父母移居美国。 Been There, Done That 自称是长篇小说,读起来就是华裔高中生日记 ,主要看点是她的亚裔身份,比如:

It was a strange feeling: I felt torn between two ideals. I wanted to be American, but there was an invisible thread that kept pulling me back. I was beginning to listen more to Chinese pop music and even conforming to the "FOPly" dress. However, I still considered myself American, whatever that means.

语言平实口语化,还有「知识点」讲解,是学英语的好素材:

这本我没有细读,重点看了感兴趣的话题,主要关注了其中的语言。比如:

- I was a small Chinese girl grinningfrom ear to ear.

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grin from ear to ear 是个习语,夸张地表示爱笑。看到这个词我就想到了贾玲。

- She was the most popular girl in the 8th-grade class: tanned, green-eyed, tall, athletic, pretty, and dangerously blonde.

- I was almost the exact opposite: shy, nerdy, short, and had limpblack hair.

用 dangerously 修饰 blonde 很有意思,谁不爱金发碧眼大长腿?女孩子看了嫉妒,男孩子见了沦陷,多危险啊。后面还有呼应的 limp black hair——再看看自己这软塌塌没什么特别的黑发,哎......

我还注意到了一些细节用词,常见又实用。

- I secondthat.

second 在这里表示「赞同」「支持」。

- It was surprising because he didn't look the part. He was tall but thin for a junior.

look the part 是习语,表示「看起来是XX样」,比如词典例句:If he wasn’t actually a thief he certainly looked the part.即便他实际上并非小偷,但模样却够像了。这里的 he didn't look the part 字面意思是「他看起来并非如此」,结合语境可以理解为「他看起来瘦弱,没想到还挺有劲儿」。

- "Sunny, just tell her already," Erin muttered.

already 常放在句末加强语气,表示不耐烦、惊讶。这里的 just tell her already 可以理解为「你就告诉她吧!」

- Chinese American parents will run far, far away to escape the bindsof the American fast food...

bind 在这里作名词,是个常见用法,表示 difficulty。来看两个词典例句:It is a bindreading a bad book.读一本写得不好的书叫人 厌烦。Travelling in the rush hour can be a bit of a bind.在上下班的高峰时间出门多少 够你受的。

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