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    第967期:生活需要“翻頁”Turn over a new leaf

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    A: Now that it's the new year, I've decided to turn over a new leaf.

    既然現在新年,我決定從頭開始。


    B: Yeah, you finally decided to wipe the slate clean.

    真的嗎?你終于決定重新開始了。


    A: You got it. I have a new job. I'm living in a new city with new friends. This is my opportunity to make some small changes in the way I live my life.

    說得對。我有了新的工作,如今居住在新的城市,也有了新的朋友。這是個好時機,按照我想過的生活方式去做一些小改變。

    B: So what are you going to do? Take up an art class or something?

    那你打算做些什么?參加藝術班還是其他的事情?


    A: Well, first of all, I've decided to stop smoking. It's not that I'm pinching pennies or anything. It's just that I've been smoking since I was sixteen and I think it's time to stop.

    首先,我決定戒煙。并不是因為我想省錢或是別的。而且我從16歲開始抽煙,我想是時候戒煙了。


    B: I'm with you on that one. Anything else you're planning on doing?

    在這點上我同意你的觀點,你還打算做別的事嗎?


    A: One last thing, I've decided to come out of the closet.

    最后一件事,我決定公開同性戀。


    B: It's about time.

    也是時間了。


    turn over a new leaf

    翻開新的一頁。


    例句:

    Let's turn over a new leaf and forget the past.

    讓我們翻開新的一頁,忘記過去。


    I'm going to quit my job, turn over a new leaf, start a new job.

    我要辭職,我要翻開新的一頁,開始新的工作。


    wipe the slate clean

    購銷往事


    例句:

    I was unhappy with the way I was living, so I decided to wipe the slate clean and start again.

    我對自己的生活方式很不滿意,所以我決定一筆勾銷,重新開始。


    pinch pennies

    精打細算


    例句:

    We'll have to spend money when necessary. Don't pinch pennies all the time.

    該花錢的時候還是要花錢。不要一直精打細算。


    Since we have a mortgage of 8000 yuan a month, we need to pinch pennies.

    既然我們每個月有8000的房貸,我們需要精打細算過日子。


    I'm with you on that.

    在這點上我同意你


    例句:

    I'm with you when you say that life's not fair, but I don't agree that we should just sit around and feel sorry for ourselves when life gets tough.

    當你說生活不公平的時候,我同意你的看法。但我不同意當生活變得艱難時,我們應該只是坐在那里為自己感到難過。


    come out of the closet

    出柜


    例句:

    I'm going to come out of the closet and tell everyone that I'm gay.

    我打算出柜。我要告訴所有人我是男同性戀。

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    opportunity [.ɔpə'tju:niti]

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    n. 機會,時機

     
    mortgage ['mɔ:gidʒ]

    想一想再看

    n. 按揭,抵押貸款
    vt. 抵押

    聯想記憶
    unhappy [ʌn'hæpi]

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    adj. 不快樂的,不高興的

     
    slate [sleit]

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    n. 板巖,石板,石片,石板色,候選人名單 adj. 暗

    聯想記憶
    pinch [pintʃ]

    想一想再看

    n. 捏,一撮,少量,困苦,偷竊
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