Jessica在北京学汉语,她的中国朋友要是遇到了不知道用美语怎么说的词,就会来请教她。今天是方方要问的:及时行乐。
Jessica: Fangfang, how was your date last night? I heard he was quite a looker!
FF:唉,怎么说呢……这男生长得是不错,可是话不投机!我说我爱游泳,他说小心被淹,我说我爱旅游,他说旅游就是花钱买罪受!
Jessica: Really? He's a Debbie downer!
FF: Debbie? 他不叫Debbie.
Jessica: No, Debbie downer refers to those who are so negative and always bring down the mood of other people.
FF:我明白了,说一个人特消极,老说丧气话打击别人,就可以用Debbie downer. My date from last night was such a Debbie downer that I went home with a heavy heart!
Jessica: That was no fun! We shouldn't let a Debbie downer ruin our high spirits.
FF:就是的!我还是喜欢积极向上,阳光型的!这种人用美语又怎么说呢?
Jessica: You can say he has a sunny personality.
FF:嗯!I want to go out with a man who has a sunny personality. He can cheer me up when I'm moody.
Jessica: I used to date a guy like that! He is the most positive person I've ever known and he always seems so contend.
FF:可以想像。对人生要求不多,只要及时行乐,这就是我的理想男友的标准!那及时行乐又怎么说呢?
Jessica: We say "eat, drink and be merry."
FF: Eat, drink and be merry. 吃,喝,快快乐乐。Gosh! This is my motto(座右铭) in life!
Jessica: It is mine, too!
FF:今天我们学了:阴沉丧气的人是Debbie downer,阳光向上的性格是sunny personality,及时行乐则是to eat, drink and be merry.