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【词汇典故】不妨开怀大笑一次 Might as well laugh

来源:慢速英语   时间:2020-01-11 10:30:09

In the United States,if you bust a gut you are laughing really,really hard--so hard that your stomach starts to hurt.


在美国,如果你肚子破了,你笑得真的,真的很难受,以至于你的胃开始痛。


If you haven't busted a gut in years,maybe you should.It feels good to have a really good laugh.


如果你已经好几年没有肠子破了,也许你应该。笑得很开心感觉很好。


Now,just as our guts are inside of us,the inside parts of a machine are sometimes called guts,too.So,if you gut your computer,you take out all the pieces inside that make it work.


现在,就像我们的内脏在我们体内一样,机器的内部有时也被称为内脏。所以,如果你把你的电脑掏出来,你就把里面所有的部件都拿出来。


That's right,"gut"is also a verb.


没错,“直觉”也是一个动词。


You can gut something,like a fish.This means you remove its internal organs before cooking it.You can also gut a building by removing everything from the inside.My friend who renovated her house,for example,gutted the entire structure first.


你能消化一些东西,像鱼。这意味着你在烹调之前要切除它的内脏。你也可以把里面的东西都搬走。例如,我的朋友翻修了她的房子,她先把整个房子都给拆了。


The most important parts of a business deal or a piece of legislation are also called the guts.And if you gut these things,you remove all the important parts.For example,you could say that after the council member gutted the legislation,it wasn't going to be nearly as effective.


商业交易或立法中最重要的部分也叫做胆量。如果你把这些东西都消化掉了,你就把所有重要的部分都去掉了。例如,你可以说,在议会成员废除了这项立法之后,它几乎没有那么有效。


Now,let's talk about you.


现在,让我们谈谈你。

Within you are all your important thoughts,fears,dreams,feelings and secrets.If you spill your guts,you share these things with other people.


在你的内心有你所有的重要思想,恐惧,梦想,感觉和秘密。如果你泄气,你就和别人分享这些东西。


It's an informal saying but you can use it when talking about any situation.If your best friend has a date and shares all the details with you,she has spilled her guts.Perhaps at work,a co-worker spills his guts when he tells you that his bossy personality actually comes from a deep childhood fear of failing.


这是一个非正式的说法,但你可以用它来谈论任何情况。如果你最好的朋友有一个约会并且和你分享所有的细节,她已经泄气了。也许在工作中,一个同事告诉你,他专横的个性实际上来自于童年对失败的深深恐惧,他会流露出他的勇气。


When spilling your guts,be careful.Remember,once you say something,you cannot take it back!


吐槽时要小心。记住,一旦你说了什么,你就不能收回!


Now,if you strongly dislike someone--I mean really,really hate them--you can say you hate their guts.You hate everything inside them.This is a very harsh statement and sounds a little childish.


现在,如果你非常讨厌某人——我是说真的,真的讨厌他们——你可以说你讨厌他们的胆量。你讨厌里面的一切。这是一个非常严厉的声明,听起来有点孩子气。


You know,if you think about it,all those internal organs are important.They may not be pretty,but they keep us alive.


你知道,如果你仔细想想,所有这些内脏都很重要。他们也许不漂亮,但他们让我们活着。


So,guts can also mean some really great things.


所以,胆量也可能意味着一些真正伟大的东西。


For example,the word"guts"is an informal way of saying"bravery"or"courage."It takes guts to make a very difficult decision.


例如,“勇气”这个词是一种非正式的表达“勇敢”或“勇气”的方式,它需要勇气来做出一个非常困难的决定。


Let's say you want to move to a country where you don't know anyone and don't know the language.You want to make a big change and take a chance!


假设你想搬到一个你不认识任何人也不懂语言的国家。你想做一个大的改变,抓住机会!


Your friends who have lived in the same town all their lives say,"Wow,that takes a lot of guts."For right now,they don't have the guts to make such a big change.


你那些一辈子住在同一个镇上的朋友说:“哇,那需要很大的勇气。”因为现在,他们没有勇气做出这么大的改变。


This is where we get our expression"no guts,no glory."This means that if you do not have courage to take a risk,you will not be able to achieve a goal or success.


这就是我们表达“没有勇气,就没有荣耀”的地方。这意味着,如果你没有勇气去冒险,你将无法实现一个目标或成功。


It might be scary.But you know in your gut that it's something you must do.Used this way,"gut"means a strong feeling about something.


可能很吓人。但你心里明白这是你必须做的事。用这种方式,“直觉”意味着对某事的强烈感觉。


We can also use"gut"as an adjective.For example,your gut feelings are not based in logic or reason.Let's say I'm your best friend.When I hear about your plans to move away,my gut reaction is to ask,even beg,you to stay.


我们也可以用“直觉”作为形容词。例如,你的直觉不是基于逻辑或理性。假设我是你最好的朋友。当我听说你打算搬走时,我的本能反应是要求,甚至乞求,你留下来。


But my gut also tells me that this is something you must do.


但我的直觉也告诉我这是你必须做的。


So,I tell you to listen to your gut.Go chase your dream!


所以,我告诉你要听你的直觉。去追逐你的梦想吧!


After a year's time,I finally get the guts to do the same thing.We meet in Paris and then move to Russia to live for a year!


一年后,我终于有勇气做同样的事。我们在巴黎见面,然后搬到俄罗斯住一年!


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