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第949期:“炒鱿鱼”别老说“You're fired”,这些更地道的表达你还不会说?

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Conversation:

A: Hi, Isabel! You wanted to see me?

嗨,Isabel,你想要见我?


B: Yes, Anthony, come on in. Have a seat.

是的,进来请坐。


A: Is everything okay? You seem a bit preoccupied.

一切都好吗?你似乎有点担忧。


B: Well, Anthony, this is not going to be an easy conversation. The company has made some decisions which will have a direct impact on your employment.

是的,这不是一个轻松的对话。公司做出一些决定,这可能直接影响到你的工作。


A: Okay...

好吧。


B: I don't want to beat around the bush, so I'm just gonna come out with it. We're going to have to let you go.

我就直说了,不拐弯抹角,我们决定辞退你


A: What? Why? I mean...just like that? I'm fired?

什么?为什么?我意思是,就这样?我被辞退了?


B: I'm sorry but, to be honest, you're a terrible employee.

我很抱歉,但老实说,你是一个很糟糕的员工。


A: What! I resent that!

什么?我愤恨这种说法。


B: Anthony, you were caught making international calls from the office phone, you called in sick eight times this month and you smell like alcohol.

你用办公室电话打国际长途。一个月请八次假。还有你满身酒味。


Have a seat

请坐


注意:have a seat和sit down都有“坐下”的意思,但是have a seat语气更加委婉;而sit down语气比较硬,有种命令或指示的意味。


preoccupied

心事重重的;全神贯注的


例句:

James is really preoccupied. I think he's having some family problems.

詹姆斯真是心事重重,我想他的家庭出了点问题。


Were you talking to me, honey? I'm sorry. I'm just really preoccupied with work.

你在跟我说话吗,亲爱的?对不起,我真的忙着工作。


impact

影响


have an impact on...

对...产生影响


have a direct impact on..

对...产生直接影响


Your grades have a direct impact on which university you can get into.

你的分数对你上哪所大学有直接的影响。


resent

怨恨;愤恨



People say that I'm lazy. I resent that! I do a lot of work.

人们说我懒惰,我讨厌这个说法。我做了很多工作。


beat around the bush

拐弯抹角


相关短语:

go straight to the point直奔主题

cut to the chase开门见山


例句:

Don't beat around the bush, just come out with it.

不要拐弯抹角,说出来。


come out with it

说出来


例句:

If you have anything on your mind, I want you to come out with it.

如果你有什么想法,我希望你说出来。


fired

炒鱿鱼


You're fired.

你被解雇了。


相关短语:

dismiss

He has been dismissed from his job for lack of working experience.

他因为缺乏工作经验被解雇了。


get the sack

He got the sack because he was not dedicated to his job.

因为工作不专心,他被解雇了。


pink slip

解雇通知单


The boss gave him the pink slip.

老板解雇了他。


lay off

The company is going to lay off some employees.

公司打算裁员。

重点单词   查看全部解释    
[.kɔnvə'seiʃən]

想一想再看

n. 会话,谈话

联想记忆
['ælkəhɔl]

想一想再看

n. 酒精,乙醇,酒

 
[bi:t]

想一想再看

v. 打败,战胜,打,敲打,跳动
n. 敲打,

 
['dedi.keitid]

想一想再看

adj. 专注的,献身的,专用的

 
[ri'zent]

想一想再看

vt. 恨,生气

联想记忆
[slip]

想一想再看

v. 滑倒,溜走,疏忽,滑脱
n. 滑倒,溜走

 
[tʃeis]

想一想再看

n. 追求,狩猎,争取
vt. 追捕,狩猎

联想记忆
['impækt,im'pækt]

想一想再看

n. 冲击(力), 冲突,影响(力)
vt.

联想记忆
[.emplɔi'i:]

想一想再看

n. 雇员

联想记忆

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