Way to English
2020/08/12 分享
  • Hey, Leonard.

  • Oh, hi.

  • How’s it going?

  • Good, good. You?

  • Fine. Oh, hey, can I ask you something? You know your friend Stuart? He asked me out again and I said yes, and then I started thinking maybe I should talk to you first.

  • About what?

  • Well, does it bother you, me going out with one of your friends? ‘Cause you know, you and me…

bother [ˈbɑðə(r)]

vt. 烦扰,打扰、使…不安,使…恼怒、使迷惑、烦恼

vi. 操心、麻烦、烦恼

n. 麻烦,操心、累赘、烦扰,吵闹、讨厌的人

  • No, no that’s the past. I’m really more of a right now kind of guy. You know, living in the moment. Although I do have to live a little in the future, ’cause, well, that’s my job. Of course, my fondness for classic science fiction does draw my attention backwards, but those stories often take place in the future. In conclusion, no, it doesn’t bother me.

fondness [ˈfɑndnɪs]

n. 喜爱,钟爱、溺爱

  • Okay, well, that’s really cool of you.

  • Yeah, well I wouldn’t say cool, I’d just say, that’s Leonard!

  • Well, In that case, do you mind giving me some advice?

  • About Stuart? Love to.

  • He’s very shy, how do I make him feel more comfortable around me?

  • Well, uh, first of all, don’t underestimate the value of discomfort.

underestimate [ˌʌndɚˈɛstəmet]

vt. 低估、对…估计不足、看轻、把…的价值估计过低

n. 低估、估计不足、过低评价,过低估价、轻视

discomfort [dɪsˈkʌmfərt]

n. 不舒适,不舒服、不安、不方便、苦恼

vt. 使…不舒服、使…不安、使苦恼、使不便

  • Really?

  • Well, yeah, Stuart thrives under pressure, that’s why he works in a comic book store.