奥运英语1000句(561)——当我年轻的时候我吹长笛

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2014-4-8 17:45

第561句

When I was young, I used to play the flute.

当我年轻的时候我吹长笛。

A Did you play a musical instrument when you were young?
A 你年轻的时候摆弄乐器吗?

B Yes, but it was a long time ago. When I was young, I used to play the flute.
B 是的,那是很久以前的事情了。当我年轻的时候,我常常吹长笛。

A Why did you stop?
A 那你为什么后来不吹了?

B Well, I didn’t have the time. Also, I was more interested in sports. I loved football.
B 哦,我没有时间。而且,我对运动更感兴趣。我喜欢踢足球。

A Now I see. Football instead of the flute.
A 现在我明白了。你用足球取代了长笛。

B Well, maybe I should start playing music again.
B 嗯,也许我应该重新开始玩乐器。

Notes 注释

1 Remember the verb phrase used to . . . / used to . . . when you talk about something you did in the past for a period of time but no longer do, eg I used to play the piano / I used to play the piano : I used to live in Shanghai, now I live in Beijing / I used to live in Shanghai, now I live in Beijing.
记住动词短语used to . . . / 过去常常 . . .用于谈论你在过去一段时间做过但是现在不再做的某件事。例如I used to play the piano /我过去曾弹钢琴。I used to live in Shanghai, now I live in Beijing /我过去住在上海,现在我住在北京。

2 Remember also various time phrases, eg: a long time ago / a long time ago : I didn’t have the time / I didn’t have the time.
也请记住表示时间的短语,例如:a long time ago /很久以前:I didn’t have the time /我没有时间。

Key phrases and sentences

Did you play a musical instrument when you were young?

Yes, but it was a long time ago.

When I was young, I used to play the flute.

Why did you stop?

Well, I didn’t have the time.

Also, I was more interested in sports.

I loved football.

Now I see. Football instead of the flute.

Well, maybe I should start playing music again.

重要的短语和句子

你年轻的时候摆弄乐器吗?

是的,那是很久以前的事情了。

当我年轻的时候,我常常吹长笛。

那你为什么后来不吹了?

哦,我没有时间。

而且,我对运动更感兴趣。

我喜欢踢足球。

现在我明白了。你用足球取代了长笛。

嗯,也许我应该重新开始玩乐器。