Monalisa Smile 《蒙娜丽莎的微笑》精讲之二 [ 2006-10-18 09:34 ]
文化面面观 Wellesley College 韦尔斯利女子学院
Watson. Will you accept?
Paul: Yeah; sure; of course I will. Hey, is everything okay?
, huh? Well, how are
the classes? Snobs, right? I hate to say I told you so.
Katherine: You don't have to. I can't really talk right now. I'll write you
Nancy Abbey: So you got a fella?
Katherine: He's... He's there. I'm here.
Nancy: Long distance. Torture. I know. Come. Come in and sit down. When Lenny
left for the South Pacific, it nearly broke my heart. We wrote every day
until... He was a great man.
Katherine: I'm sorry.
Nancy: It was a hundred years ago.
Nancy: I love Lucy. Even if she is a communist.
Amanda Armstrong: The only thing red about Lucy is her hair. And even that's
fake. Desi said it. Winchell wrote it. Amanda Armstrong. I see you survived.
Katherine: Katherine Watson. Just barely.
Nancy: Oh, good. You've met. Katherine's taken the third bedroom. How about a
little dinner before
What's my line ?
Amanda: How about a little drink?
Nancy: Her companion died in May.
Nancy: You know, companion. Josephine Burns. Taught biology here for 30
Nancy: You'll love it here, Katherine. You'll see.
Katherine: I already do. I... Honestly, it's beautiful. It's perfect; really.
Amanda: Well, don't fool yourself. They have claws underneath their white
Amanda: The alumnae; their offspring, the faculty.
Watch out for yourself. Too much
independence frightens them. You name it. Nancy: Will you please stop?
Amanda: Oh, a word of advice. Don't let those girls know that they got to
Katherine: They didn't.
Amanda: Good for you. You almost convinced me.
本来是一个副词，但是在口语里演变为名词用法，等于省略的a collect phone
She is a tough
mother to her only son. 对于唯一的儿子来说，她是个严厉的母亲。 But she is also a tough customer
while shopping. 但是购物的时候，她也是个难伺候的顾客。 The beef we are eating is tough.
我们吃的牛肉有点嚼不动。 Journalists raised a lot of tough questions in the press