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生活就像自助餐(美文)

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  A friend's grandfather came to America from Eastern Europe.
一个朋友的祖父从东欧到美国来。
After settling down at Ellis Island.
在埃利斯岛安顿下来后。
he went into a cafeteria in lower Manhattan to get something to eat.
他去曼哈顿一家抵挡的自助餐厅吃饭。
He sat down at an empty table and waited for someone to take his order.
他在一张空桌子边坐下,等待侍者拿来菜单。
Of course nobody did.
没有人来招呼他。
Finally, a woman with a tray1 full of food sat down opposite him.
最后,一位女士拿着满满一托盘食物走过来坐在他对面。
and informed him how a cafeteria worked.
并告诉他自助餐厅怎样进餐的。
"Start out at that end," she said. "Just go along the line and pick out what you want. At the other end they’ll tell you how much you have to pay."
她说:“着手去做吧,去要你想要的东西,在餐厅的另外一端会有人告诉你该付多少钱。”
"I soon learned2 that's how everything works3 in America," the grandfather told a friend.
他对一个朋友说:“接着我很快了解到这就是美国人的工作方式”。
"Life's a cafeteria here.
生活就像自助餐。
You can get anything you want.
你可以去要你想要的任何东西。
as long as you are willing to pay the price.
只要你能付得起他们的价格。
You can even get success.
你也可以想要成功。
but you'll never get it if you wait for someone to bring it to you.
但是如果你什么都不做等着别人能把它送到你身边的话是永远都不可能得到的。
You have to get up and get it yourself."
你必须勤劳,必须自己去追求它。


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1 tray qmDwn     
n.盘,托盘,碟
参考例句:
  • There were two glasses of champagne on the tray.托盘里有两杯香槟酒。
  • A waitress came in,carrying tea on a tray.一名女侍者走进来,手端放着茶的托盘。
2 learned m1oxn     
adj.有学问的,博学的;learn的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  • He went into a rage when he learned about it.他听到这事后勃然大怒。
  • In this little village,he passed for a learned man.在这个小村子里,他被视为有学问的人。
3 works ieuzIh     
n.作品,著作;工厂,活动部件,机件
参考例句:
  • We expect writers to produce more and better works.我们期望作家们写出更多更好的作品。
  • The novel is regarded as one of the classic works.这篇小说被公认为是最优秀的作品之一。
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