地道美语听力播客:医保方案
日期:2012-09-07 16:56

(单词翻译:单击)

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播客原文

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Mikhail:What's all this?
米哈伊尔:这都是些什么?
Carol:It's open enrollment at my company and I'm thinking of switching health plans. I have an HMO right now and I'm thinking of switching to a PPO. That way, I can see doctors outside of my current network and still be covered.
卡罗尔:这是我公司的保险开放登记,我在考虑更换医保方案LFGvQ-Ffvn+.C。目前我们的医保采用的是HMO方案,我考虑更换成PPO方案;Soq;13Z24(2m9|R。这样,我就能让目前参保范围以外的医生看病#J0b-HQLp&K!Mqw
Mikhail:I'm so glad I don't have to worry about things like that. I'm still a dependent on my mother's plan, at least for another year.
米哈伊尔:我很高兴我不用去担心这类事情ajcJ~[#C)VQGr。我现在还得依赖我母亲的保险,至少还要依赖一年wM#_Q%]wPd-*2CK
Carol:Lucky you. Look at all of this literature! How am I supposed to make heads or tails of this to compare one plan with another?
卡罗尔:你真幸运FM)z=dTP,,elPa。看看这些文字!我怎么才能弄清楚这些条款,然后跟其他的进行比较呢?
Mikhail:Wow, yeah, that's really confusing.
米哈伊尔:哇,是耶,这真让人困惑u2bzKOhD_dW[dW8-[^vX
Carol:Tell me about it. I want to know if these new plans have coverage for my pre-existing conditions and prescription drugs, and if not, what the out-of-pocket costs would be.
卡罗尔:告诉我吧KE]6cl2R[VFiFtkfg。我想知道新的保险范围是否包含之前已有的条款和处方药#1RiynsWS7。如果不包括的话,还需要支付多少现款S_EGlDpnL*~=*ra
Mikhail:Don't look at me.
米哈伊尔:别看我3bnkb&+Ske
Carol:And how am I supposed to figure out what my copay and deductible would be?
卡罗尔:我怎么才能弄清楚共付医疗费是多少,免赔额又是多少?
Mikhail:You're on your own on this one. It's all Greek to me!
米哈伊尔:这次你得指望你自己qDOUP;4q|jwWIZE。我根本就看不懂!

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俚语解说

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Idiom: make heads or tails of someone or something
Meaning:to understand someone or something that someone has said. (Usually with the negative.)
看懂;明白

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Note:head指“头”,也用來表示“某事物的开始”2h@u)zC7ieHc=。tail 表“尾巴”,也指“某事物的结尾”i_QIITXvemWiF+j8kW|。一般用于否定句:can’t make heads or tails of something 是用來描述对一件事从头到尾都“一头雾水”,也就是中文常说的“丈二金刚摸不着头脑”6LIA=No.UEtL3q2

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Example:
1. He spoke such a jargon I couldn't make head or tail of what he said.

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他讲那么一种方言土语,我根本不懂他说什么bkpFYnk3M(^

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重点单词
  • understandvt. 理解,懂,听说,获悉,将 ... 理解为,认为
  • jargonn. 行话 vi. 说行话
  • confusingadj. 使人困惑的,令人费解的 动词confuse的现
  • dependentadj. 依靠的,依赖的,从属的 n. 受援助者
  • figuren. 图形,数字,形状; 人物,外形,体型 v. 演算,
  • prescriptionn. 药方,对策,开处方
  • negativeadj. 否定的,负的,消极的 n. 底片,负数,否定
  • networkn. 网络,网状物,网状系统 vt. (以网络)覆
  • spokev. 说,说话,演说
  • currentn. (水、气、电)流,趋势 adj. 流通的,现在的,