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11. Not Delivered on Time11.没有按时送货A: Hello, how can I help you?A:你好,我能怎么帮助你?B: Im calling about your delivery service.B:我打听一下关于送货务的事情。A: What seems to be the problem?A:出了什么问题?B: The delivery was scheduled to arrive over an hour ago.B:送货员原计划应该在一小时前送达。A: Your cake has not arrived?A:你的蛋糕还没有到达吗?B: No, and I am very disappointed.B:没有,而且我很失望。A: Im sorry about that; were a bit behind schedule.A:我很抱歉,我们比预定计划晚了。B: You know I needed that cake an hour ago.B:你知道我一个小时前需要那块蛋糕。A: I understand. Im sorry for the inconvenience.A:我理解。我为给您带来的不便感到抱歉。B: Will the delivery man be here soon?B:送货员会很快到这里吗?A: Yes, he will. And he will refund you the delivery fee.A:是的,他会。他会把送货费用退给你。B: Alright. Thank you. B:好吧。谢谢你! /201510/405108

Todd: So, Al, were going to talk about water. How much water do you drink every day?托德:艾尔,我们来谈谈水吧。你每天喝多少天?Al: I guess about three liters, so six of those 500 millileter, five or six of those 500 millileter bottles.艾尔:我想大概三升吧,这种500毫升的瓶装水,我大概每天喝五六瓶。Todd: Yeah, thats a lot. Thats about what I drink. Yeah, I think Im addicted to water.托德:好,那很多啊。我大概也喝这么多水。我想我对水上瘾。Al: I definitely am.艾尔:我肯定也是。Todd: Yeah, its my security blanket. I must always have a bottle of water nearby to drink.托德:嗯,水就像我的保护伞。我周围一定要放一瓶水方便我随时喝。Al: And you have a theory to about why I always feel like I get thirstier the more water I drink, and you have a theory about that dont you?艾尔:我一直觉得我喝的水越多我越渴,你有没有这种感觉?Todd: Yeah, thats right. I think that the water bottle people somehow put a special chemical that always make you want to drink more water.托德:对,没错。我觉得人们在瓶装水里放入了一种特殊的化学物质,让你总是想喝水。Al: I agree.艾尔:我同意。Todd: Yeah, cause havent you noticed that if you drink water from a tap, from the sink, you have a glass of water, youre not thirsty after you finish the glass, but when you finish a bottle of water, youre still thirsty.托德:你有没有意识到,如果你从水龙头或从水池里接一杯水,你把这杯水喝完后就不会觉得渴了,可是你在喝完一瓶瓶装水后还是会觉得渴。Al: One bottle is not enough. Yeah, definitely. A glass of tap water I would rarely finish the glass, but a bottle of bottled water, I need more, and like you said I need to know there is more close to me or I get upset.艾尔:一瓶水完全不够。绝对是这样。我可能都喝不完一杯自来水,但是一瓶瓶装水完全不够,我还要喝更多,就像你刚才说的,我要确保我身边有放瓶装水,不然我就会不安。Todd: Well, do you still drink tap water?托德:你现在还会喝自来水吗?Al: No, never.艾尔:不,我从不喝。Todd: Never?托德:从不喝?Al: I cook with it but I dont drink it.艾尔:我用自来水做饭,但是我不喝。Todd: Why?托德:为什么?Al: Ah, it tastes like crap.艾尔:味道很难闻。Todd: Yeah, it does taste pretty bad. Well, we both live in Japan, how is the water in England?托德:对,味道的确很糟糕。我们都生活在日本,英国的水质量怎么样?Al: Its about the same. Its kind of, its drinkable in theory but it has this weird processed taste to it and doesnt smell all that good, so its supposed to be safe to drink but I dont really believe that, for a minute.艾尔:差不多一样。可以说理论上可以饮用,但是有加工过的奇怪的味道,而且闻起来也不好,虽然说可以安全饮用,但是我完全不相信这种说法。Todd: Actually the water where Im from in Norhtern California is pretty good.托德:我来自北加州,实际上那里的水质量非常好。Al: Is it?艾尔:是吗?Todd: Yeah. Ah, thats the one thing you can drink from the tap but people still drink bottled water. Actually, I think the next time theres a huge, massive world war, it might be over water.托德:对。可以直接饮用自来水,不过人们还是坚持喝瓶装水。实际上,我认为如果下一次再爆发大规模的世界战争,很可能是因为饮用水。Al: Yes.艾尔:对。Todd: Its kind of scary.托德:这有点可怕。Al: Its like we live on this planet that is mostly water and we cant manage it properly. There isnt enough for everybody.艾尔:我们生活在这个大部分由水组成的星球上,可是我们却不能妥善管理水资源。人均水资源缺乏。Todd: Yeah, no kidding, so anyway, for all you people out there, remember, be thankful for your water.托德:对,不是开玩笑,这是认真的,大家记住,要对你能喝到的水心怀感激。 译文属 /201502/360021

我有个好同事最近就要结婚了! 她特别喜欢圣诞节,所以把自己的婚礼定在了今年的12月25号,圣诞节当天! 这确实是个容易记住的特别日子,但是我觉得,那时候大家都在忙着跟家人团聚,谁会来参加婚礼呢? 这让我想到了一句习惯用语。那就是: cut both ways.Cut本身是切断的意思, ways, 途径。Cut both ways这个词组指的是一件事情有利也有弊,也就是双刃剑的意思。上面的例子里,我的同事把婚礼选在圣诞节当天,这确实很有纪念意义,可是又不确定会有多少人能来参加。The decision to have her wedding on Christmas Day could cut both ways.下面的例子里,一个足球队的教练正在考虑是不是要跟一名叫Steele的球员签约。我们来听听看:例句-1:We knew that signing Steele would generate a lot of interest this season. Not only was he the most successful American quarterback in the league, but he was also extremely popular with the public. Picking him cut both ways. His contract was terribly expensive. And that meant a much smaller budget to recruit other good players.这段话是说:跟斯蒂尔签约肯定会让很多人对这个赛季感兴趣。他不仅是联盟里最棒的四分位,而且很受公众的喜爱。但是跟他签约是一把双刃剑。他的合约肯定价格不菲,这就意味着我们只能剩下不多的预算来招募其他好球员。对,这确实是个两难的决定。话说昨天我在电视里看到有人在谈独生子女政策。我自己就是个独生女,好的一面,我成长的过程中父母把所有心血都用在了我身上,可是同时,现在看到别人跟哥哥一起逛街,我也好羡慕。So, being an only child has cut both ways. 作为独生子女有好也有坏。******上面我们谈到了双刃剑,cut both ways. 大家现在都在用智能手机,像所有的新科技一样,智能手机给我们带来了很多便利,但是也在一定程度上影响了我们的生活。我们来听听下面这个例子:例句-2:Smart phones make it easy to stay connected and get information instantly wherever we are. At the same time, they can encourage us to drive less safely because we arent giving our full attention to the traffic. They can cut both ways. There are advantages as well as disadvantages.这段话是说: 智能手机让我们能够随时随地与别人保持联系并获取信息。但同时,很多人开车的时候都在查看手机,不能完全保驾驶安全。智能手机是一把双刃剑,有利也有弊。说的就是,现在很多车祸都是因为司机注意力分散,要么是在打电话,要么是在发短信。所以我持制定法律,完全限制司机在驾车的时候使用手机。可同时,我们的生活确实也因为这种新科技方便了许多。Technology innovation is always cutting both ways. /201703/492660


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