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LECTURE 147 基本动词 SEE 2

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LECTURE 147 基本动词 SEE 2

词组讲解

1. see stars **两眼冒金星,头晕眼花

解 习语;词义溯源:看见[多个星星(stars)]

例 If you're looking for trouble , you'd better look elsewhere because if you keep getting under my skin , I'll hit you so hard you'll see stars. You'd better listen to me if you value your health!

2. see things **产生幻觉,看到幻影

解 习语;词义溯源:看见[多种东西(things)]

例 At first glance I thought I saw the building burning. It caused me to do a double take . After looking closely at the building for over a minute, I decided I was just seeing things. So I continued on my way with my dog. I hadn't taken more than five steps when I heard the explosion and felt the earth shake under my feet. I turned around and there was no doubt about it this time.

3. see the color of one's money *得到某人付得起的证据

解 俚语;词义溯源:查看钱的颜色;含有不相信某人有钱的意思

例 The terms of sale make it very clear, Mr. Lim. It says right here in black and white: Cash On Delivery. We've had too many bad experiences with small supermarket owners, so we've been forced to demand to see the color of the shop's money before loading the fruit into their store.

4. see the handwriting 〔writing〕 on the wall **察觉到一种传统(或制度、生活方式等)终将灭亡

解 习语;词义溯源:知道[灾难的预兆(the handwriting on the wall)]

例 When the middle class joined in the demonstrations, the government should have seen the writing on the wall and taken measures to relieve the plight of the farmers. But instead they remained obstinate and, well, ...the rest is history.

5. see the last of sb. or sth. **最后一次看到,不会再看到

解 习语;词义溯源:见某人或某物的[最后(last)]一面

例 It must be over ten years since we've seen or heard from George Zornes. The last we saw of him was at our alma mater's class reunion. He made a big scene —I forget what it was about, but I remember it was with Peter Heinz. Since then, he hasn't come around here.

巩固练习

(A) saw stars

(B) seeing things

(C) see the color of their money

(D) see the handwriting on the wall

(E) see the last of

1. A: I'm serious!I saw a woman, completely naked, walk in front of our tent. B: Mallock, you're ______!We're inside the DMZ, remember? The only people out here are soldiers. A naked woman—Ha Ha Ha! A: I know what I saw. I'm not imagining I saw something that didn't really exist. I saw it. I'm not crazy.

2. A: Some say Mega Company's failure to come out with the new HD-TV is a bad sign that should be taken as a warning of the company's bad future. B: But those who think they ______ are obviously not our stockholders. The value of our stock has increased 12% this year. Those who choose to see it as an ominous sign are wrong.

3. A: Be sure to ______ before you ship the products. B: Why? Are they untrustworthy? A: Well, it's just a good idea when dealing with companies for the first time from that country to verify they have the ability and intention to pay. It'll keep you from getting your fingers burned .

4. A: My head hit the steering wheel and for two minutes after I ______. B: Seeing flashing lights after you get hit on the head is common.

5. A: Pay him the ¥30,000 and you'll never have to see or deal with him again. Don't pay it and he's likely to take his story to the press. B: So it's going to cost me ¥30,000 to ______ him, eh? Pay him.

■ ANSWER

1. (B)

2. (D)

3. (C)

4. (A)

5. (E)

参考译文

I. 1. 如果你想找麻烦,最好去别的地方,因为如果你没完没了地惹我生气,我会揍得你眼冒金星。你要是爱惜自己的身体,就最好听我的话!

2. 乍一看,我以为是大楼着火了,于是我又看了一眼。对着大楼仔细看了几分钟后,我想是我出现了幻觉。然后我继续遛狗。我走了还不到五步,就听到了爆炸声,感觉脚下的地在晃动。我转过身,这次非常确定了。

3. 销售条款里面写得非常清楚,利姆先生。这里白纸黑字写着:货到付款。我们与许多小超市老板有过不愉快的合作经历,所以我们不得不要求在把水果卸到他们商店之前,先确认一下他们的支付能力。

4. 在中产阶级加入示威活动时,政府本应该意识到他们行将灭亡,并应该采取措施减轻农民的负担。但是相反,他们依然冥顽不灵,然后,……大家都知道了。

5. 上次听到乔治·佐尔内斯的消息应该是十年前了。我们最后一次见到他是在母校的班级聚会上。他把场面弄得很夸张——我忘了是怎么回事了,但是我记得好像是跟彼得·海因茨有关。从那之后,他就再也没来过。

II. 1. A:我是认真的!我看到一个女人,全身赤裸着从我们的帐篷前面走过。B:马洛克,你出现幻觉了吧!我们在非军事区,明白吗?这里只有士兵。一个裸体女人——哈哈哈!A:我知道我看到了什么。我没有在想象我看到了根本不存在的东西。我看见了。我没疯。

2. A:有人认为美佳公司未能推出新款高清电视是一个不好的信号,预示公司将有厄运。B:但是那些认为自己预感到不祥之兆的人肯定不是股东。我们股票的价值在今年增长了12%。那些把这看作不祥之兆的人大错特错了。

3. A:在出货之前一定要确认他们的支付能力。B:为什么?他们不可靠吗?A:与那个国家的公司第一次打交道之前,验证他们的支付能力和意向是非常好的做法,这能避免引火烧身。

4. A:我的头撞到了方向盘,我眼冒金星,持续了两分钟。B:在撞到头之后看到闪烁的光是非常正常的。

5. A:给他三万块钱,你就再也不用见他,也不用跟他打交道了。如果你不给他,他很可能把他的事情告诉媒体。B:也就是说,我花三万就能赶走他,嗯?那就给他。


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