August 9, 2005
I can’t tell you how happy I was to get your letter. I miss you terribly. Fortunately, I’ve been pretty busy getting settled, which takes my mind off of my loneliness. But every time I have a moment to myself, I think about you.
I also wish my company would assign me to Taiwan permanently, but it’s unlikely right now. At least I don’t have to stay here permanently, either. What keeps me going is the thought that in a few months you’ll be in my arms again.
All my love,
1. next to. . .的隔壁
例:Next to the museum is the library.
2. the bullet train (日本的)子弹头列车(高速火车)
3. Kyoto 京都
4. entire 全部的
例:You mean you ate the entire pizza?
5. mistaken 错误的
make a mistake犯错
mistake A for B把A误认为B
例:The accountant made a mistake in his calculations.
If you think I want to do the job, you are mistaken.
George mistook the snake for a rope.
be attracted to/by…被……所吸引
例:Melissa is attracted to older men.
7. go out with sb与某人约会
例:Jenny will never go out with you.
8. offer提供&. vi.主动提议
offer to V主动愿意……
例:Thank you for of f eying me the opportunity to try it.
Dave offered to give Cindy a ride to the airport.
9. turn sb down拒绝某人
翻:Henry tried to get a loan from the bank, but they turned him down.
10. would rather V宁愿……
would rather V+ than V宁愿……而不愿……
例:C}ina would rather beceme a nun than marry Victor.
1l.be eager to 期待/渴望……
例:The little boy is eager to open his presents.