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Time And Love 时间与爱
Once upon a time there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all the others, including Love. One day it was announced to all of the feelings that the island was going to sink to the bottom of the ocean. So all the feelings prepared their boats to leave . Love was the only one that stayed. She wanted to preserve the island paradise until the last possible moment. When the island was almost totally under, love decided it was time to leave. She began looking for someone to ask for help. Just then Richness was passing by in a grand boat. Love asked, "Richness, can I come with you on your boat?" Richness answered, "I'm sorry, but there is a lot of silver and gold on my boat and there would be no room for you anywhere." Then Love decided to ask Vanity for help who was passing by in a beautiful vessel. Love cried out, "Vanity, help me please!" "I can't help you," Vanity said, "You are all wet and will damage my beautiful boat." Next, Love saw Sadness passing by. Love said, "Sadness, please let me go with you." Sadness answered, "Love, I'm sorry, but, I just need to be alone now." Then, Love saw Happiness. Love cried out, "Happiness, please take me with you." But Happiness was so overjoyed8 that he didn't hear Love calling to him. Love began to cry. Then, she heard a voice say, "Come Love, I will take you with me." It was an elder. Love felt so blessed1 and overjoyed that she forgot to ask the elder his name. When they arrived on land the elder went on his way. Love realized how much she owed the elder. Love then found Knowledge and asked, "Who was it that helped me?""It was Time,' Knowledge answered. "But why did Time help me when no one else would?"Love asked. Knowledge smiled and with deep wisdom and sincerity, answered, "Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is.
颜色文化??Pink 颜色文化??Pink 粉红色 ??
Cotton Candy and Little Girls Pink is a softer, less violent red. Pink is the sweet side of red, It’s cotton candy and bubble gum and babies, especially little girls. Nature of Pink While red stirs up passion and action, studies have shown that large amounts of pink can create physical weakness in people. Perhaps there is a tiein between this physical reaction and the color’s association with the so-called
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weaker sex. Culture of Pink In some cultures, such as the US, pink is the color of little girls. It represents sugar and spice and everything nice. Pink for men goes in and out of style. Most people still think of pink as a feminine, delicate color. Using Using Pink Both red and pink denote love but while red is hot passion, pink is romantic and charming. Us pink to convey playfulness (hot pink flamingoes) and tenderness (pastel pink). Multiple shades of pik and lighe purple or other pastels used together maintain the soft, delicate, and playful nature of pink. Add strength with darker shades of pinks and purple and burgundy. Language of Pink The use of pink in familiar phrases can help a designer see how their color of choice might be perceived by othersboth the positive and negative aspects. Good pink In the pink healthy Tickled pink happy, content Pink collar female office worker (sometimes used in a derogatory manner) Bad or neutral pink Pink collar female office worker (sometimes used in a derogatory manner to imply low person on the office totem pole) Pink cut, notch , or make a zigzag Pink Words These words are synonymous with pink or represent various shades of the color pink. Salmon, coral, hot pink, fuschia, blush, flesh flush, fuchsia, rose.
似是而非的英语习语
英语中有一些成语或习语译成中文正好是各个组成部分意思的相加,比如:a castle in the air(空中楼阁) ;ups and downs (上下,起伏) ;be on pins and needles(如 坐针毡) ;be skating on the thin ice(如履薄冰) wolf in sheep’s clothing(披 ;a 着羊皮的狼) ,等等。但是,这种在中英文中字面意义和内涵正好一一对应的表达方式 是很有限的, 不了解英语中习语的内涵, 便很容易望文生义, 不仅会导致理解上的偏差, 而且会制造笑话。 一、动物词汇的新用法
  1.white elephant ≠ “白象”, 而是“累赘”。例如: I’ll never buy a car, for it’s only a white elephant to me. 我决不买汽车, 因 为它对我只会是一个累赘。
  2.the black sheep ≠ “黑羊”, 而是“害群之马,败家子”。例如: My brother Tom was really the black sheep of the family, causing shame to the rest of family members. 我的弟弟汤姆是个十足的败家子, 令全家人蒙受羞耻。
  3.talk horse ≠ “谈论马”,而是“吹牛”。例如:
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They often talk horse when they are free. 他们有空时常常在一起吹牛。
  4.rain cats and dogs ≠ “下猫下狗” 而是“下倾盆大雨”。例如: , Soon it began to rain cats and dogs. Few people were seen on the street. 不久,天下起了倾盆大雨,街上几乎看不到什么人了。 二、颜色词汇的新用法
  1.be red-handed ≠ “红手的”, 而是“当场的”。例如: The pickpocket was caught red-handed.那个扒手被当场抓住了。
  2.be in the green ≠“穿着绿衣服”,而是“正值豆蔻年华”。例如: That girl student is in the green.那个女学生正值豆蔻年华。
  3.be green with jealousy / envy ≠ “妒忌得发绿”,而是“很妒忌,红眼”。 例如: If you buy that car, you’ll make your friends green with envy. 你要是买了 那辆车,你的朋友们肯定会妒忌死了。
  4. look / feel blue ≠ “看起来是蓝色” ,而是“觉得很郁闷” 。例如: Now my girlfriend has left me, things are looking blue. 最近我女朋友离开我 了,我觉得很郁闷。 三、人体部位词汇的新用法
  1.pull someone’s leg ≠ “拖某人的后腿” ,而是“嘲弄、戏弄某人” 。例如: You’re pulling my leg! Do you really expect me to believe such nonsense? 你在戏弄我!你真以为我会相信这样的胡说八道?
  2.put one’s foot in ≠ “插足” ,而是“说错话,闹笑话” 。例如: You put your foot in it when you told her how much you admired her husband. They were divorced last year! 你在她面前对她的丈夫大加赞赏的时候闹 笑话了,他俩去年就离婚了。
  3.to make one’s blood boil ≠ “让某人热血沸腾” ,而是“让某人大发雷霆” 。 例如: It makes my blood boil to see how people are ruining the countryside. 看 到人们正在破坏田园乡村令我大为恼火。
  4.to keep body and soul together ≠ “让身体和灵魂在一起”,而是“维持 生存”。例如: When I left home, work was difficult to find, and I earned hardly enough to keep body and soul together. 当初我离开家时,工作很难找,我挣的钱仅能勉强维 持生存。 四、专有名词的新用法
  1.be Greek to somebody ≠ “对某人来说是希腊语”, 而是“一点儿也不 懂”。例如: I read an article about American football in the magazine, but it’s all Greek to me. 我在杂志上读了一篇介绍美式橄榄球的文章,但对此还是一窍不通。
  2.Indian ink ≠ “印度墨水”,而是“墨汁”。例如: The boy tried to paint a picture in Indian ink. 那个男孩尝试着用墨汁作一幅 画。
  3.take French leave ≠ “法国式告别”, 而是“不辞而别”。例如: I took French leave yesterday so as not to disturb the meeting. 昨天开会时 我不辞而别是为了不影响大家。
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  4.French fries ≠ “法国式油炸品”, 而是“炸土豆条”。例如: He asked for a bag of French fries and an ice cream. 他要了一包炸薯条和 一个冰激凌。
  5.English disease ≠ “英国病”,而是“佝偻病”。例如: The child has got the English disease. 那孩子得了佝偻病。 五、日常交流中的习语
  1.I wish you break a leg. ≠ “我祝你摔断一条腿”, 而是“祝你好运” 。例如: I wish you break a leg in the coming English speech contest. 祝你在即将到 来的英语演讲比赛中拥有好运气。
  2. call somebody names ≠ “叫某人的名字”, 而是“辱骂某人”。例如: It’s impolite of you to call him names even if he is wrong. 即便是他错了, 你 骂他也是不礼貌的。
  3.eat one’s words ≠ “食言”, 而是“认错”。例如: As soon as I’ve proved I’m not what he thinks, he’ll have to eat his words. 只要我能证明我并不像他想象的那样,他就得向我认错。
  4.not worth one’s salt ≠“不值某人的盐”, 而是“不称职”。例如: As a secretary, she is not worth her salt; as a mother of three children, she is great. 她不是一个称职的秘书,但却是三个孩子的伟大的母亲。
  5.dead to the world ≠ “对全世界来说死了”, 而是“熟睡” 。例如: When they got home, the children were already dead to the world. 他们 到家时,孩子们早已睡熟了。
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