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To make a monkey out of me 捉弄我

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To make a monkey out of me 捉弄我

 


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有人让Rob1 装扮成一只猴子去参加聚会,结果根本没有聚会,Rob 被人捉弄,他十分恼怒自己竟然做了一次“傻猴子”。不过Li 的一句智慧提示,让 Rob 破涕为笑。

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Li:大家好欢迎收听《地道英语(精品课)》我是杨莉…

Rob:And hello, I'm Rob

Li:Sorry, I didn't hear that.

Rob:If I just take this head off… you can hear me. Hello!

Li:That's better but why are you wearing a life-size monkey costume2 Rob?

Rob:Well my friend said I should wear it to his son's birthday party this morning – his son loves monkeys and it would make his birthday really special if he saw one!

Li:原来 Rob 的一个朋友为儿子举办聚会,他让 Rob 装扮成一只猴子去凑热闹。

Well, that's very kind of you Rob – and how did the party go?

Rob:Well that's the problem. As you can see, I dressed up like a monkey, travelled across London on the bus and there was no party!

Li:Ha ha – no party! 听上去你好像是被朋友当猴子一样给耍啦! 这叫'making a monkey out of you'!

Rob

Making a monkey out of me? Yes, it's a good phrase3. You mean he's trying to make me look foolish or to humiliate4 me.

Li:He's certainly done that! 短语 'to make a monkey out of someone' 意思就是愚弄某人,让某人出洋相,也就是我们常说的被人耍(猴)啦!下面我们听几个例句:

Examples

Mary made a monkey out me by telling to me to ask her best friend out on a date – she said no!

My boyfriend's always making a monkey out of himself by getting drunk5 at parties.

Sid made a monkey out of Paul by telling him to wear a suit to the party – everyone else was wearing jeans!

Li:这个词的意思很清楚了。不过,愚弄别人或被别愚弄都不是好事儿。我记得,好像还有一个类似的表达, 'making a fool out of someone'. So Rob, you're angry because he's made a fool out of you?

Rob:Yes! This phrase doesn't just apply to people who dress up like monkeys. It can apply to any situation where somewhere has been made to look foolish or ridiculous6 – like me!

Li:是的,这个表达的使用面儿更宽一些,而不仅仅限于装扮猴子式的捉弄或取笑。

Rob:But Li, this phrase compares someone to a monkey because monkeys look like they are fooling around. And that makes me look really stupid!

Li:Rob 越说越觉得自己像个傻猴子,可猴子一点儿都不傻呀! Ah but Rob, in Chinese culture, a monkey is seen as a clever animal and is often compared with a clever person.

Rob:Oh really? Well, in that case I might wear this monkey costume for a little bit longer. How does it make me look? Clever, smart?

Li:Quite smart and quite handsome too.

Rob:Oh thanks very much!

Li:Bye.

Rob:Bye.


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1 rob 6XAx9     
v.抢劫;vi.抢劫,盗窃;vt.非法剥夺,使丧失,抢劫
参考例句:
  • Two men formed a plot to rob the bank.两人制定了抢劫那家银行的秘密计划。
  • They were scheming to rob the bank.他们在密谋抢劫银行。
2 costume 5aFy9     
n.装束,服装
参考例句:
  • She had excellent taste in costume.她对衣着特别讲究。
  • The kimono is part of the national costume of Japan.和服是日本民族服装的一部分。
3 phrase 6N2x7     
n.短语,词组;成语,习语
参考例句:
  • The phrase was caught on and immediately became popular.这个短语被采用后很快就流行了。
  • That's exactly the phrase I was looking for.这就是我一直找的那个短语。
4 humiliate odGzW     
v.使羞辱,使丢脸[同]disgrace
参考例句:
  • What right had they to bully and humiliate people like this?凭什么把人欺侮到这个地步呢?
  • They pay me empty compliments which only humiliate me.他们虚情假意地恭维我,这只能使我感到羞辱。
5 drunk LuozL6     
adj.醉酒的;(喻)陶醉的;n.酗酒者,醉汉
参考例句:
  • People who drives when they are drunk should be heavily penalised.醉酒驾车的人应受重罚。
  • She found him drunk when she came home at night.她晚上回家时,经常发现他醉醺醺的。
6 ridiculous RCTzv     
adj.荒谬的,可笑的;荒唐的
参考例句:
  • It is simply ridiculous to attempt such a thing.试图干这种事,简直可笑。
  • It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard in my life.这是我有生以来听到的最为荒唐可笑的事。
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