第11期 讲解|《穿普拉达的女王》
日期:2021-02-12 14:58

(单词翻译:单击)

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1.unacknowledged

I don't know what else I can do because if I do something right, it's unacknowledged.


这里unacknowledged 有的童鞋理解为“不被认可,不被承认”, 不是特别准确,

unacknowledged = un(否定前缀)+acknowledged (to publicly express thanks for help you have been given表示感谢,答谢)


所以 unacknowledged = not receiving the thanks or praise that is deserved 未得到应有的感激或赞赏的。


if I do something right, it's unacknowledged. 如果事情做对了,也得不到感激和表扬,She doesn't even say thank you.


例如:Her contribution to the research went largely unacknowledged. 她对这项研究的贡献大都被忽略了。


2.credit

I'm just saying that I would just like a little credit for the fact that I'm killing myself trying.


可能大家比较熟知 credit card 信用卡这个用法,下意识认为这里a little credit是说想要得到一点信任,是不对的,来看下英文释义: approval or praise that you give to someone for something they have done “奖励,赞赏”


例如:I can't take all the credit for the show's success—it was a team effort.

演出成功不能都算成我一个人的功劳,这是集体努力的结果。


kill oneself doing sth. = make a very great effort to do something 竭尽全力做某事


eg. I nearly killed myself finishing the report in time for this meeting. 为了及时完成会议报告,我差点拼了老命。


所以Andy的意思是说,我只是想为我自己这么拼的工作而得到一点表扬而已。


3.whine

Andy, be serious. You are not trying. You are whining.


whine = to complain in an annoying, crying voice 抱怨,牢骚。


这里的台词设计的很巧妙, trying和whining这两个单词押了尾韵,两个词都包含了元音/ai/并且都以ing结尾,这样前后句会形成一个鲜明的反差效果,同时有一种音韵之美。如果翻译成中文“你不是在努力,而是在抱怨”就没有这种效果了。


eg. They come to me to whine about their troubles. 他们到我这里来絮絮叨叨地抱怨他们的烦恼。


4.pick on

Do you want me to say, "Poor you. Miranda's picking on you. Poor you. Poor Andy"?

Hmm? Wake up, Six.


pick on = If someone picks on you, they repeatedly criticize you unfairly or treat you unkindly. 刁难; 欺负


eg. If kids are picking on you at school, you need to tell me or your teacher about it.

如果你在学校受了欺负,一定要告诉我或者老师。


这里很多童鞋把six理解为对Andy颜值的打分,打了个6分。其实不对,这里six指的是美国衡量衣服的尺寸。大家可以看下图针对女装美国衣服尺寸与国际标准尺寸的对照。6号其实就相当于是我们的S码,但是Nigel这里的语气显然是带着嘲讽,为什么呢?因为在Nigel,Miranda这些人看来呢,你竟然穿了S码,你也太胖了吧?你看看你旁边的同事,哪一个不是XS,XXS的尺码呢?这种对女性身材的苛责,真的是太让人无语了。

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5.Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta

Don't you know that you are working at the place that published some of the greatest artists of the century? Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta.


豪斯顿 拉格斐 德拉伦塔 这些人都是“时尚界的大佬”,拉格斐就是大名鼎鼎的“老佛爷”。


6.beacon of hope

This is a shining beacon of hope for... oh, I don't know...


beacon = a light that is placed somewhere to guide vehicles and warn them of danger 安置在某处的一个灯用来给一些交通工具指路或者发起危险警报,也就是我们常说的“灯塔”。


这里用的是beacon的引申义,a beacon of hope = 希望的灯塔


e.g. He was a shining beacon of hope for the younger generation.

他是年轻一代的希望的灯塔。


7.let's say...

Let's say a young boy growing up in Rhode Island with six brothers pretending to go to soccer practice when he was really going to sewing class and reading Runway under the covers at night with a flashlight.


let's say = Used to introduce a suggestion, example, estimation, or speculation. 比方说,假设(插入语)


sew表示“缝纫,缝补”,sewing class = 缝纫课。对于想要进入时尚界想要日后设计衣服的的小朋友而言,学习缝纫课是一项基本功。


the covers = [PLURAL] sheets and blankets that you lie under in bed 床上的被子,毯子等。这个意思出现时,都是用复数形式。


8.Runway


Runway是Andy工作的公司的名字,也是她们出版的杂志的名字。它的本意是“飞机跑道”,作为一家顶尖时尚公司为什么叫runway呢?它还有另外的意思:the long stage that models walk on during a fashion show 走秀的T型台。


9.deign to do sth

Because this place, where so many people would die to work, you only deign to work.


die to do sth= be dying to sth = Eager and excited to do something 非常渴望做某事

eg. My 16-year-old son is just dying to learn how to drive. 我16岁的儿子非常渴望学开车。

I would die to have my own house. 我太想要一个属于自己的房子了。


deign to do sth = If you say that someone deigned to do something, you are expressing your disapproval of the fact that they did it unwillingly, because they thought they were too important to do it.

也就是“屈尊,降低身份做某事。”

eg. At last, he deigned to apologize. 最后他终于屈尊道了歉。


die 和 deign 这两个词正好押了头韵,两个词的意思也形成了鲜明的对比。 “这个地方别人拼了命也想挤进来工作,而你却像是屈尊在这里工作。”


10.a gold star

And you want to know why she doesn't kiss you on the forehead and give you a gold star on your homework at the end of the day.


在国外,孩子表现好,老师会以亲吻额头的方式或者在作业上批一个金色五角星以示鼓励。


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