22th | 是它!比印度英语还生猛的英语口音_(:з」∠)

发表于 讨论求助 2018-02-12 04:37:49


配文字:S03E05 《Gloria的劝术》Claire看不惯镇议员Duane的惺惺作态,在Gloria劝说下决定参加镇议员选举。


在《摩登家庭》中,Gloria操着一口十分接地气的西班牙英语。我们先来看看她说了啥,再讨论为啥接地气吧。

(A: Gloria; B: Claire)




A: In my country, it is tradition when the men are out seeking vengeance. The women, they stay at home, and they drink.

B: Sometimes I think you just make this stuff up.

A: Do you want a drink or not?

B: Oh yeah.

A: So what happened? You were running for office, and now you’re not?

B: Mn. I don’t really want to talk about that.

A: I know. I am sick and tired of no one needing my help. You are going to tell me what is wrong and I’m gonna give you the right answer because I had all of them. So why are not running for office.

B: Because my family needs me too much. You saw what just happened.

A: Why are not running for office?

B: That doesn’t work on me.

A: Why are not running for office?!

B: Because I don’t want to lose!

...


A: I’m gonna tell you a story about a little girl who entered a beauty pageant. Even though she was very, very scared that she was going to lose.

B: Let me guess, you won.

A: Of course I won. But I was talking about my cousin Maria Conchita.She had a nose like a toucan. She stuffed her body in this bikini, and at the end, she finished dead last.

B: How is that a good story?

A: Because she faced her fears, and it didn’t kill her. What killed her two weeks later was a bus.

B: Are you serious?

...


B: This guy has won six elections. I am way out of my league.

A: Look, I don’t know anything about this guy, but I know that you’re a tough lady, and I come from a family of tough ladies, and I have to say, sometimes you scare me a little bit.And I know that you’re strong enough to win, and definitely strong enough to be okay if you lose.

...


Gloria用了这些词:

1. seek vengeance 复仇

2. running for office 竞选公职

3. a beauty pageant 选美比赛


说到”选美比赛“,有人会问a beauty pageant和a beauty contest的区别。


a beauty pageant:  a competition for a young woman in which their beauty, personal qualities and skills are judged这个强调综合素质。

a beauty contest:  a competition to choose the most beautiful from a group of women 这个选美只把容貌作为评判标准,未必有些片面。


4. She had a nose like a toucan. She stuffed her body in this bikini, and at the end, she  finished dead last. Gloria的描述十分形象:”她有个大鼻子,还把自己强塞到比基尼里,然而最后她光荣去世。”画面感很强有木有!



(a toucan)


5. And I know that you’re strong enough to win, and definitely strong enough to be okay if you lose. 这句话很暖心


记住以下几点语音提示,再结合语境,你就能大概听懂西班牙英语。

1. 英语中的/t/会变成/d/;

2. /i:/和/i/,/e/和/ei/ 不分;

3. “Would”“L”很响亮;

4. 单词重音移位。


看完这一期推送,你们有没有觉得Gloria萌萌哒?不说了,小编继续刷剧去了。




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