L: 今天的天气真好呀！正是运动的好天气。我已经好久都没有滑冰 了。 M: You're a very good skater.just keep falling down. L: 学滑冰总是会摔跤的。多练习练习就好了。 M:know, butfeel like such a loser.keep getting passed by little kids. They laugh at me. L: 小孩肯定比我们滑得快，别怕他们笑话你。你刚才说你觉得自己 是什么？ Loser? 滑冰又不是比赛，怎么会输掉呢？ M:saidfeel like a loser,means thatfeel like a failure. It doesn't meanlost a game. L: 你是说loser 就是一个人做某件事总是做不好。嗯，我们在中文 里常说："我 怎么老学不好，真是个笨蛋"。这跟loser 的意思 差不多吧？不过，Michael，我肯 定你在滑冰方面不是个笨蛋，你只 要多练习就行了。 M: Thanks for the encouragement, Li Hua. But I've always been kinda loser at sports. Growing up,was always picked last for the baseball and soccer teams. L: 原来你在体育方面从小就不行。不过，Michael，在其他方面你 一点也不笨。 M: What do you mean, Li Hua? L: 这还不明白吗？女孩子都很喜欢你呀，你还有其他好多朋友呀。 M: You're right,do have a lotfriends. But if they could see how many timesfell down today, I'm sure they would not want be friends with such a loser. L: 得了吧，Michael，要说笨蛋，那天晚上我们见到的那个人才是呢。他自以为 挺帅，老是想去和女孩子搭讪，可是，谁都知道他是个 没出息的人，谁都不要和 他交朋友。Michael，我们能叫这种人 loser 吗？ M: Yeah, very good, Li Hua. That guy reallya loser. He never studies at all.think he'scollege justparty. L: 他从来不念书呀？Michael，你还滑不滑？ M:guess so...Just wait up for me,casefall down again. Okay, let's go! (滑完冰以后) L: Michael，运动一下真舒服。 M: Yeah, you had been bugging me about going skating for so long,guesswas about time thatcame along with you. L: 什么是bugging ? Bug 不是小虫子吗？ M: No, bugging meansbother or annoy someone about something.didn't mean it in a serious way,was just kidding. L: 噢，to bug 就是为了某件事去麻烦别人，让人讨厌。Michael, 你 再举一个例 子好吗？ M: Sure. You can say that somethingbugging you, such as an assignment that you haven't been ablefinish or a problem that you cannot solve. You could also... L: 等等，让我先弄清楚你说的。你是说，我没能完成的功课，或者解决不了的问 题都可以用to bug 这个动词。那就是说："This assignmentbugging me"，或者是： "This problembugging me"，对 不对？ M: Yes, you can also say that a habit someone has really bugs you. L: 我知道，象Mary，她老是打断我说话，让我很烦，很讨厌。 M: You could say "It really bugs me when Mary interrupts methe middlea sentence."can also sayreally bugs me when you trytell me whatdo. L: 嗨，我告诉你该怎么做是为了你好。老实说，it bugs me that you never listen to me. M: It seems that you've learned howuse "loser" and "to bug". Let's go home.