The english we speak(BBC教学)第115期:Sinking Feeling 不祥的预感

发表时间:2017-12-03内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Li: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Li.

李:大家好,欢迎收看地道英语节目。我是李。

Neil: And I am Neil. Li, let me tell you about this strange dream I had yesterday… we weren't here. We were somewhere else, in another country…

尼尔:我是尼尔。李,我跟你说说我昨晚做的奇怪的梦吧,在梦里我们并不在这里。我们在其他地方,在另一个国家……

(Sound of dreamy music)

(梦幻般轻柔的音乐)

Neil: We were lucky to find these cheap tickets and fly here to the United States, weren't we? This is a wonderful place, Li.

尼尔:我们很幸运地得到了这些便宜的机票,然后飞来了美国,不是吗?李,这真是个很棒的地方。

Li: Yes, this is a wonderful place!

李:是啊,这地方真棒!

Neil: …where we found a boat and decided to sail on this river! Blue sky, blue water… Don't you feel at one with nature, Li?

尼尔:我们找到了一艘船,然后决定在这条河上航行!蓝蓝的天,蓝蓝的海水……李,你能感到和大自然融为一体了吗?

Li: Of course, yes, I do feel in harmony with nature. But we've been sailing for a while now and I'm not sure where we are… Where are we, Neil?

李:当然了,我当然感受到同大自然融为一体了。可是我们已经航行了一段时间了,我不确定我们现在在哪里……尼尔,我们在哪儿?

Neil: I'm not sure either. What I can say is that… this boat is rocking a lot, isn't it? …

尼尔:我也不知道。我能说的就是……这艘船摇晃的很厉害,不是吗?

Li: Yes, but it must be normal.

李:是,不过这很正常。

Neil: … and I must confess I'm not a very strong swimmer…

尼尔:我必须要承认,我并不擅长游泳……

Li: Don't think about it Neil, just admire the view.

李:尼尔,别想那些,只要欣赏风景就好。

Neil: But I have a sinking feeling!

尼尔:可是我有不祥的预感!

Li: A sinking feeling Neil?! What's going on? Are your feet wet? Can you see water coming into the boat?

李:尼尔,你有下沉的感觉?!怎么了?你是弄湿了吗?你看到船进水了?

Neil: No, there's no water in the boat. Having a sinking feeling is what you say in English when you realise something bad is happening or about to happen.

尼尔:不是,船里没有进水。在英语中sinking feeling的意思是你意识到有某些不好的事情要发生。

Examples

例子

Man 1: I bought shares in that company but the stock market has just crashed! I have a sinking feeling that I've lost all my money!

男1:我买了那家公司的股份,可是股市崩盘了!我有不祥的预感,我可能会损失掉所有的钱!

Woman: The meal in this restaurant was very tasty but I have a sinking feeling that I've forgotten my wallet at home and I don't have money to pay the bill!

女:这家餐厅的食物非常美味,可是我有不好的预感,我好像把钱包落在家里了,我可能会没有钱结账!

Man 2: Oh the main player in the team has just got a red card! I've a sinking feeling that my team is going to lose this match!

男2:队里的主力队员刚得了张红牌!我有不祥的感觉,我们队可能会输掉这场比赛!

Li: So, what is this sinking feeling that you have, Neil? If it's not the boat, what is it?

李:那尼尔,你那不祥的预感是什么?如果不是船,那是什么?

Neil: Well, while we were admiring the view a few minutes ago I saw a sign over there on the bank of the river that said: Niagara Falls. I've heard this name somewhere and I don't think it's good. I don't remember why but…

尼尔:几分钟前我们在欣赏风景的时候,我看到河岸那边有个标志写着:尼亚加拉瀑布。我以前听说过这个地方,我觉得那并不是很好。不过我不记得原因了……

Li: What?! Niagara Falls! Did you say that? It has a vertical drop of some 50 metres, Neil! Do you know that?

李:什么?!尼亚加拉瀑布!你刚刚是说了这个吗?这个瀑布的垂直高度有50米,尼尔!你知道吗?

Neil: Yes, now I remember! I saw it in a movie! I have a sinking feeling! Grab this life jacket, Li!

尼尔:对,现在我记起来了!我在电影里看到过!我有不祥的预感!李,抓住那件救生衣!

Li: Thank you. Now I have a sinking feeling too!

李:谢谢你。现在我也有不祥的预感了!

Neil: Here we goooooooooooooooo!

尼尔:要来了!

Li: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

李:啊!

(Sound of alarm clock)

(闹铃声)

Neil: And that's when I woke up, Li.

尼尔:李,我就梦到这些,然后我就醒了。

Li: That's good, Neil. But now I have a sinking feeling.

李:尼尔,很好。不过现在我有个不祥的预感。

Neil: Why is that?

尼尔:是什么?

Li: We have been so distracted chatting about your dream that we've missed our train and we will be late for work! Let's run and get a taxi. Come on. Bye!

李:我们一直在分心聊你做的梦,所以我们错过了火车,我们上班要迟到了!快,跑起来,我们去打车吧。快点。再见!

Neil: Bye!

尼尔:再见!

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