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Cinderella 2 《灰姑娘》2 (精讲之三)
[ 2006-07-14 09:40 ]

主持人:陈锐

北京新东方学校优秀英语教师,主教听说速成,听说读写,电影听说强化等课程,有多年的英语听说教学经验。陈锐老师主修英文专业,深刻了解英语学习的困难所在;并有丰富的口译经验及体会。通过多年的经验积累,陈锐老师总结出一套适合中国学生自己的汉英学习法,更好的结合汉语来攻克英文。

 

文化面面观 How to greet each other?

考考你 小试牛刀

影片对白

Prudence: Good morning, Your Highness. Your Highness!

Cinderella: Ready for breakfast? How does a cheese omelets sound?

Prudence: The princess is missing! You! You, girl! Have you seen the princess?

Cinderella: Good morning, Prudence.

Prudence: Oh, I thought you -- But those awful clothes! Well, I - I didn't recognize you, Your Highness. Allow me to introduce your ladies in waiting. Beatrice and Daphne.

Beatrice:Pleased to meet you.

Cinderella: You're just in time for breakfast.

Beatrice:Breakfast? Ooh, with toast and jam?

Prudence: Your Highness, a princess never prepares her own meals. That is not how things are done.

Cinderella: There are rules about breakfast?

Prudence: Of course there are rules, Your Highness. But it's certainly not your fault... that you don't know the traditions of the castle. That's what the king expects me to teach you.

Cinderella: I'm sure I can learn it in no time.

Prudence: Mm-hmm. Come along. There's no time to dally. Just do as I say, and everything will be fine. The king would be horrified... to find the hostess of the royal banquet dressed like a scullery maid! A princess must be attired like royalty.

Cinderella: Do I have to wear this all the time?

Daphne: Oh, of course not, Your Highness. You'll need something much more formal for dinner.

Cinderella: Couldn't I just wear one of my own dresses?

Prudence: Very amusing, Your Highness... but it simply isn't done.

Cinderella: It's such a beautiful day. Why don't we open the curtains?

Prudence: No, no, no! These curtains are never opened. And certainly not by a princess.

妙词佳句,活学活用

1. Highness

这里的highness 可不是“高”的名词词性,意思为“陛下,殿下”。那么在日常生活中还是可以用到它来讲一些俏皮话,比如说:遵命!就可以是:As your command, Your Highness.

2.Done

Done的意思有很多,可不只是do的过去分词那么简单。
A. Having been carried out or accomplished; Finished:
结束的;已经被执行或已经被完成的
A done deed.
一件完成了的事
B. Cooked adequately.
煮熟的:烧得恰到好处的
C. Socially acceptable:
合乎社会规矩的:
Spitting on the street is just not done in polite society.
在街上吐痰,这在文明社会里是不得体的

在这里的,done是第三种意思。

3.Dress

Dress 作动词时有"给……穿衣服"的意思,作名词时有"衣服、礼服"的意思。有个常用的短语是dress up,意思是"盛装",比如:
They dressed up and went to the prom.
他们盛装去参加舞会。

4.Wear

这可是个超级词汇,因为在英文中它算是一个万能词了。比如说,我们通常所说的穿衣服wear clothes,戴帽子wear hat,搽香水wear perfume, 戴眼镜wear glasses,背书包wear schoolbag等等都是用wear 就可以表达的。
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