September 27, 2005
I hate to break this to you, but I wouldn’t count on getting your money back anytime soon. He offered you US$2,500 in interest, eh? That’s $500 more than he offered me. He must have been getting desperate. What I hear is that Harry has a gambling problem. He probably wanted some of the money to pay off a debt and the rest to put down on a new bet.
Sorry I couldn’t warn you in time. Well, what’s done is done. There’s always a chance his luck will turn and he really will make a fortune. I hope so, for your sake.
例：Jack is counting on his parents to help him out.
例：The desperate man will take any job he can find.
4.pay off 偿清
5. debt 债务
6.put money down on 付钱买...
7.There's always a chance his luck will turn....
=There's alway a chance that his luck will turn..
8. make a fortune 发大财
例：Mr. Smith made a fortune in the furniture business.
for one's sake 为某人的缘故