Erin: Smell that!
Sean: Smell what?
Erin: Can't you smell the changing of the seasons? I love autumn. The fall colorsare out and there's a chillis in the air.
艾琳：你闻不出季节在转换吗？我爱秋天 。红叶都落了，空气中透着些许寒意 。
Sean: That means I'll be raking leavesevery weekend when I should be watching football.
Erin: How can you be so grumpywhen you see cute little squirrels squirreling awaytheir nuts for the winter?
Sean: That just means they're running across the roof even more often, waking me up every morning.
Erin: Not even you can put a damper onmy good mood. I can't wait for homecoming games and especially the harvest festivals. They'll be hayrides, bonfires, and s'mores!
艾琳：就算你这么说也抑制不了我的好心情 。我迫不及待地想参加返乡会，尤其是丰收节 。人们乘坐干草大车夜游，围着篝火吃果塔饼干 。
Sean: As you know, I have hay allergies and those bonfires are a danger to the environment. And I don't like s'mores, in the summer or in the fall.
肖恩：你知道，我对干草过敏，篝火也对环境有安全隐患 。而且在夏秋两季，我也不喜欢吃果塔饼干 。
Erin: How can you be such a party- pooper?
Sean: The only good thing about the fall is that it's right before winter when bears go into hibernation, so I won't have to worry about running into one. Hey, what's this?
Erin: This is a cup of hot chocolate to put you in the fall mood. Drink up and we'll go for a walk outside. It's a beautiful day and a walk will help you see all that you're missing.
艾琳：这是两杯热咖啡，能唤起你的秋季情结 。喝完我们就出去散步 。今天天气很好，散步会让你不错过这美景 。
Sean: I'll drink the hot chocolate, but don't expect any epiphanies.
put a damper on sth.:to lessen or reduce someone's interests;to have a dulling or numbing influence on something；to stop an occasion from being enjoyable. 使…扫兴，抑制
Usage notes: A damper is a device used on piano strings to make the sound less loud. 阻尼器
1. The bad news really put a damper on everything.
2. The rainy weather put a damper on our picnic.
3. We were both ill while we were in Boston, which put a bit of a dampener on things.
1. Which word have the same meaning as chill?
2. What kind of food do the little squirrels store for winter?
3. Which animal have to go hibernation?