看笑话学英语:找女友的烦恼

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No matter which girls he brought home, the young man found disapproval from his mother. A friend gave him advice.
不论他带回哪一个女孩,年轻人发现他母亲都不同意,有个朋友给他个建议。

“Find a girl just like your mother — then, she’s bound to like her.”
“找一个就像你母亲的女孩─那么,她一定会喜欢她。”

So the young man searched and searched, and finally found the girl.
所以年轻人找了又找,最后找到了一个女孩。

He told his friendly adviser: “Just like you said, I found a girl who looked, talked, dressed, and even cooked like mother. And just as you said, mother liked her”.
他告诉友善的建议者:“就如你说的,我找到一个看起来、讲起话来、穿起衣服来、甚至作菜都像母亲的女孩。并且就如你说的,母亲喜欢她。”

“So,” asked the friend, “what happened?”
“所以,”朋友问,“然后呢?”

“Nothing,” said the young man. ” My father hates her!”
“没有然后”年轻人说:“我父亲讨厌她!”

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【David’s Notes】

1. disapproval这个字是approval 加上否定字首dis-而成的,approval是“同意、批准”,因此disapproval 就是不同意、不批准了。那么为什么approval是批准呢?approval 是名词,动词形是approve,approve这个字是prove证明,透过“强调的造字法则”─重复字首加上a所造出来的。批准就是特别证明的意思。(有关“强调的造字法则”请参看http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/8/11/20/n2336113.htm

2.be bound to+V~这是个很常用的动词词组,意思是“一定”。

I’m bound to come your birthday party tomorrow night.
我明天晚上一定会去你的生日宴会。
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