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  11.I met his wife,too.(An afterthought .) I didn't much like her.我还见过他的夫人。(然后补充说)我不太喜欢她。

  Afterthought事后的思考/补充

  12.I can't help wondering if there's been an oversight of some kind.

  1)……I can't believe they've deliberately slighted us.There must be a mistake.They just happen to have forgotten us.

  2)oversight:an unintended failure to notice or do sth.疏忽出错,忽略

  Whether by oversight or intention,he will be punished for that .不管是处于疏忽还是故意,他都要受到惩罚。

  13.Now,I didn't have to say that…… if you ask me,it showed a lot of humility on my part to say a thing like that when,after all,I've got a career of my own to consider……

  (Just a few days before he died I said,“Scotty Woodrow is still the greatest.”)Well,you know,I didn't have to say something so complimentary.When I had such a high opinion of him,it looked as if I had a low opinion of myself;it isn't good when I have a promising career in Hollywood……

  if you ask me:in my opinion(口语)我认为,依我看(强调以下所说只是个人意见),又如:

  If you ask me,they aren't reliable partners.

  我个人认为,他们不是可靠的合作者。

  The book is all trash,if you ask me.

  我认为这本书里说的全是陈词滥调。

  14.……try to do something,Mike.

  ……try to find a way to get us invited.

  15.He couldn't get us an invitation to Dineyland.这么简单的事情他哪能办成呀。 (注意卡罗的挖苦口气。)

  an invitation to Disneyland:one of the easiest things to do再简单不过的事情。

  Disneyland:迪斯尼乐园,在美国的洛杉矶近郊,是美国动画片制作家及制片人活尔特迪斯尼Walter Disney创建的游乐园。其后迪斯尼公司陆续在佛罗里达州以及日本、法国等地建立同样的游乐园,下一个迪斯尼乐园将建于香港。

  这里couldn't表示“不可能”。

  16.Oh yes!Half the people going,going,I bet,have never met him.是啊,我敢肯定,去的人当中有一半根本就没见过他。

  going:who are going to the funeral.

  I bet /I'll bet/you can bet(that):I'm certain (that)(口语)我敢肯定,又如:

  I bet she won't take the job.The salary is far from what she expects.

  我肯定她不会接受这份工作,薪水与她所期望的相距太远了。

  You can bet they'll on time.

  我敢肯定他们会准时来的。

  这里为了突出卡罗所肯定的具体内容,将I bet作为插入语放到句子中间。

  17.Now,if we don't get an invitation,I'll have to lie again and say we came down with food poisoning,or something.—(…I'll have to tell another lie and say we can't go because we're suffering from food poisoning or some other illness.)现在我们要是还收不到请贴,我还得再撒一次谎,说我们食物中毒或是得了别的什么病。

  1)come down with:to get an illness that is not serious;become ill with得了……病,又如:

  The whole family came down with the flu and had to stay in bed.

  他们全家都患了流感,都卧床不起。

  2)or something/somebody/somewhere:用来表示不敢确定是什么、是何人或干什么的以及在何处,又如:

  The title of the novel is Unforgettable Mr.Johnson or Remarkable Mr.Johnson,or something.

  小说的书名是《难忘的约翰逊先生》,或者是《杰出的约翰逊先生》,还是什么的。

  18.Mark played Scotty's son in a picture once.马克曾经在一部电影里扮演斯格蒂的儿子。

  play (the part of)……:扮演某一角色,又如:

  Jim played (the part of)Hamlet several times.

  吉姆扮演雷特有好几次了。

  Little Jenny doesn't want to play the witch;she'd like to play the fairy.

  小詹妮不愿扮演巫婆,她想演仙女。

  play a part/role in在……起作用

  He played an important part in Beijing's bidding for 2008 Olympic Games.他在北京申奥的工作中起了很重要的作用。

  19.A long time ago,before either of us came on the scene.很久以前,那时我们俩还没有出道。

  come/appear/arrive on the scene:appear and begin to take part in an activity(口语)到场;登场;到来;出生,

  The hall was full of fans before the star came on the scene.在这个明星出场之前,大厅里挤满了他的歌迷。

  The famous singing star was a restaurant waiter before he came on the scene.这个著名的歌星在出道前曾是一个餐馆服务员。

  The university has changed a lot since the new president came on the scene.

  自从新校长上任以来这所大学变化很大。

  That happened long before you people came on the scene.

  这是你们这些人出生之前很久以前发生的事

  20.That means Mark's a little older than he admits.这就是说马克的年龄比他自己说的要大。

  1)Mean意味着,意思是说

  You mean you don't want to get the opportunity.你的意思是说你想放弃这次机会。

  Forgetting the past means betraying.忘记过去就意味着背叛。

  2)older than he admits:older than he admits he is比他自己说的要大

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