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  38.She has thus established herself as near-royalty to Randy and Carole.___(By revealing her close relations with the great star,she suddenly becomes important in the eyes of Randy and Carole.)(This is a humuorous and exaggerated remark.)他的那部获奖电影确立了他导演的声誉。这样,对兰蒂和卡罗来说,她几乎成了皇室成员。

  1)establish sb./sth./oneself (in sth.)(as sth.):to succeed in doing sth.and achieve respect or a secure position as a result of this

  He has established himself as the leading candidate in the governor election in California.

  作为候选人的他在加州州长的竞选中处于领先的地位。

  His award-winning film established his reputation as a director.

  2)royalty:皇亲国戚。Near:近亲。

  39.Mrs.Woodrow's secretary said I could bring my family,but now that Vincent has left me and taken the car,I'll have to take a taxi.

  伍德罗太太的秘书说我可以带家里的人一起来,可是这会儿文森特离开了我,车也让他带走了,我只好打车了。(文森特可能是缪里尔的丈夫或男友,已经抛弃了她。)

  1)family家里的人

  2)now that既然

  Now that you are here,please stay with us.既然你来了,就和我们呆在一起吧。

  40.Well,I have to be getting ready now…All the big names in Hollywood will be there.I want look my best.(On this important occasion,I want to look as smart as possible.)呃,我得去准备了……好莱坞的大人物都要去,我要昼打扮得漂亮点。

  1)have to be getting ready是现在进行时,表示马上就要做某事,又如:

  It's getting late.I must be going now.

  不早了,我该走了。

  2)big names:famous people名人。

  3)Look one's/its best:to look as beautiful,attractive,etc,as possible

  The scenery looks its best in autumn;look as smart,attractive,beautiful,healthy,tidy,etc.as possible尽量显得漂亮、健康、整洁等,又如:

  这里的景致秋天最棒。

  The children look their best on the traditional festival.

  在那个传统的节日里,孩子们各个精神极了。

  The park looks its best in autumn when the leaves turn red,yellow and brown.

  秋天树叶变成红色、黄色和褐色,那时这个公园最美。

  41.Uh…Muriel,you don't want to go to the services all alone!呃,缪里尔你不愿意自己一个人去参加葬礼吧?

  这也是一个用陈述句的形式表达的疑问句,详见第23条注释。

  all alone独自一个人

  42.Oh,I don't mind.哦,我到不在乎(一个人独自去)。

  I don't mind:I don't mind going there all alone.

  43.Look,Muriel,why don't we all go together? I mean…well,of course,Randy and I are invited,too,but we'd be glad to go long with you…as your family,you know.Well,after all,you're one of us,Muriel.

  我说缪里尔,我们干嘛不一起去呢?我是说……,我和兰蒂当然也接到了请贴,不过我们也很高兴和你一起去……作为你的家人。呃,缪里尔,毕竟你也算是我们家里的人。(注意,他们宁愿以女佣的家人身份去参加,也要露这个面,所以说话时吞吞吐吐,不好意思。)

  1)Why don't we do……?/why not do…用来提出建议,又如:

  Why not ask our teacher for help?为什么不请我们的老师来帮忙呢?

  Why don't we all come to my office and talk at length about the matter?

  咱们还是都到我的办公室好好谈谈这个问题吧!

  I'm tired.Why don't we trim the Christmas tree tomorrow?

  我累了。我们明天再装饰圣诞树吧!

  2)go along with sb.as……:以……的身份和……一起去……

  He went along with the city residents as a common citizen to give his vote.他以一个普通公民的身份和市民们参加了这次投票。

  3)这里after all用来导出一引起理由,解释刚刚说过的话,又如:

  Why don't we ask Xiao Liu to take the matter to the president?After all,

  she's worked with him for two years.

  请小刘去和校长谈这件事吧,她毕竟已和校长共事过两年。

  44.Appears to examine the idea.看起来好像在考虑这个建议。

  He appears very excited.他看起来好像很兴奋。

  45.I'll drive us all there in the Cadillac.我开卡迪拉克把咱们三个一起拉去。

  Cadillac:卡迪拉克牌轿车(美国生产的名牌豪华轿车)。兰蒂和卡罗可能不止一辆轿车,名牌的和一般的,不同场合用不同的轿车。

  46.This idea appeals to her—(She likes the idea.)这个主意投合她之所好。

  appeal to:to please,attract or interest对……有吸引力;投其所好,又如:

  Dancing has never appealed to me.

  我对跳舞从来就没有兴趣。

  Such forms of entertainment as disco and karaoke appeal only to young people.

  像迪斯科和卡拉OK这种形式的娱乐只对年轻人有吸引力。

  It is almost impossible to make a TV program appeal to viewers of all ages.

  要使一个电视节目同时吸引不同的年龄的观众几乎是不可能的。

  appeal to sb for/to do sth.为……呼吁;要求

  The public appeals to the government to take measures to protect the environment .公众呼吁政府应当采取措施来保护环境。

  appeal to上诉

  Both the plaintiff and the defendant have the right to appeal to the higher court.原告和被告都有权向上级法院上诉。

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