【VOA聽力】“拍馬屁”在英文中怎么說?

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    Donny在北京學漢語,他的中國朋友要是遇到了不知道用美語怎么說的詞,就會來請教他。今天是楊琳要問的:拍馬屁。


    DN: 楊琳, what are you reading?


    YL: 我在看一本暢銷小說,講的是白領們在公司里奮斗的事兒。


    DN: But you're still a college student. Why are you interested in the life of office workers?


    YL: 先學習啊! 我看了這書才知道,這小小的辦公室里有那么多明爭暗斗! 對了,Donny, 用美語怎么形容辦公室里的勾心斗角???


    DN: You can use the term "office politics."


    YL: 哦! Office 是辦公室,politics是政治,office politics辦公室政治,就是指同事之間的勾心斗角嘍。


    DN: Yes. Office politics are very common at the workplace. Some people say the office is like a modern jungle, and only the fittest can survive.


    YL: ???你說辦公室是現代叢林,適者才能生存?可以想像......雖然我還沒上過班,可即使在學校,處理同學間的關系也是門學問。


    DN: For example?


    YL: 比如,我們組長就特愛拍老師馬屁,大家都不喜歡她。對了,這拍馬屁美語怎么說?


    DN: You can use the phrase "to suck up to somebody". For example, your team leader sucks up to the teachers, so other students don't like her.


    YL: 大家都說,千穿萬穿,馬屁不穿,一點沒錯。老師對我們組長可好了,偏心!


    DN: Hmm, teachers are not supposed to play favorites. That's unfair to other students.


    YL: 哎?你說的play favorites就是偏心的意思嘛?


    DN: That's right.


    YL: 可是,上司,家長,老師都難免play favorites, 有偏心的時候。唉! 看來哪里都有politics啊!


    DN: 別感慨了。說說你今天都學了什么吧!


    YL: 第一,辦公室里的權力斗爭是 office politics;


    第二,拍某人的馬屁是 suck up to someone;


    第三:偏心是play favorites.


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