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VOA慢速英语[词汇典故]与父亲相关的词汇

2015-10-13    来源:普特英语听力    【      美国外教 在线口语培训
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Now, the VOA Learning English program, “Words and Their Stories.

On the third Sunday in June, Americans take time to recognize and thank a special person in the family – fathers! Father's Day celebrates the importance of fathers, young and old, and the men thought of as father figures.

“Like father, like son” is probably the most common father expression. It means a boy is very much like his father, and sons often do what their fathers did before them. This can be a good thing or a bad thing

Harry Chapin’s song, “Cat’s in the Cradle,” was popular in the 1970s. He sings about a father who did not spend time with his son. His son grew up to be a man who did not have time for his aging father. Like father, like son.

“…And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me, he’d grown up just like me. My boy was just like me.”

The words “the child is father of the man” come from the William Wordsworth poem “My Heart Leaps Up.” It means people's personalities form when they are children. They will most likely have the same qualities as an adult that they had as a child.

Used in everyday speech, one could say, “In his case, the child was father of the man; he loved nature as a child and now works as a botanist.”

Let’s say you want to tell a child a story about something that happened long before they were born. You could say it happened when they “were just a twinkle in their father’s eyes.” This expression has a humorous and dreamy feel. Here, the word “twinkle” suggests the interest your father had in your mother.

When a much older man is interested in a much younger woman and supports her with his money, he is called her “sugar daddy.” The money part is very important – that’s the sugar.

Sometimes fathers are not a good influence or active in the lives of their children. In that case, a person may look for a father figure, a man who is not actually the person’s father but who acts like one.

The relationship between a man and his son can be complex.

There is a time when the son wants to grow into his own man – something described often in literature. Author Tom Wolfe wrote about a father and son relationship in his 1987 book, “The Bonfire of the Vanities.”

“Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father.”

Rarely are father and son relationships as complex as they are in the film series “Star Wars.” Luke Skywalker, the hero, fights against the evil Darth Vader. Then, Vader gives Luke the shock of his life.

The words “I am your father” are now part of American pop culture. And it’s more fun if you say it like Darth Vader.

The relationship between a father and daughter is often simpler. The expression “daddy’s little girl” is understood to mean that, in a father’s eyes, his daughter can do no wrong.

There is usually not a dry eye at any wedding during the traditional father-and-daughter dance, especially if they are dancing to a song like Michael Buble’s “Daddy’s Little Girl.”

I’m Anna Matteo.

To all the fathers out there – Happy Father’s Day!

文本来源于普特论坛[report整理] SENEWS-2015-06-21


这里是VOA慢速英语 “词汇典故”栏目。

六月的第三个星期六,美国人比较重视的日子,在这一天里要感谢家里特殊的一位成员——父亲。父亲节是为了庆祝父亲的重要性,不论是年轻,年迈,还包括看起来像父亲的男人。

“有其父必有其子”应该是和父亲相关最常见的俗语。其表示一个男孩长得非常像自己的父亲,并且经常做他父亲在自己之前做过的是。这样的事也说不上好坏。

哈里·查斌的一首歌《Cat's in the Cradle》曾经在上世纪70年代风靡一时。该首歌是讲述一位父亲没有时间陪儿子。儿子长大后也没有时间陪年迈的父亲。这就是所谓的,有其父必有其子。

“当我放下电话的时候,我忽然意识到,他长得和我一模一样。我的孩子和我一样。”

“三岁看老”这个俗语出自于威廉·华兹华斯的诗集《我心雀跃》。它的意思是人们的性格行程与孩童时期。他们长大成人之后极有可能拥有孩童时期的品质。

在日常生活中,可以这样说:“从他的情况来看,三岁看老。他从小就喜欢自然,现在成为了一名植物学家。”

我们来说说另外的俗语,你想给一个孩纸讲一个故事,这个故事发生在他们出生之前。你可以这样说,当他们“还是父亲眼里的一道闪光”这个表达具有一定幽默感和梦幻色彩。这里的“闪光”暗示着你父亲对你母亲的关注。

当一个年长的男人对一个非常年轻的女人有兴趣,还用自己的钱給她用,这样的男人就被称为“糖爹”金钱占据着重要原因——钱就如同蜜糖。

有时,父亲在生活中给孩子带来了不好的影响。在这种情况下,人们就会寻找一个像父亲一般的人物。这个人不是他的亲生父亲,但是却扮演着父亲的角色。

一个男人和儿子之间的关系可能会是复杂的。

孩子的成长过程中有一段时间想成他们期望的样子——在文学作品中经常有这样的说法。作家汤姆·沃尔夫在他1987年写的《虚荣的篝火》一书中,谈到了一对父子关系。


“谢尔曼忽然意识到男人早晚会成为他们的父亲那样。他面前的这个男人不再是一位年迈的父亲,而更像他自己。他会长大,会有自己的孩子。出于责任尽其所能,可能是爱,适应了父亲这样一个角色”

《星球大战》系列电影中的父子关系最为复杂。卢克·天行者是对抗恶魔达斯·维达的英雄。然而,维达给给卢克一生的打击。

“ 我是你父亲”这句话现在是美国流行文化的一部分。如果你像维达那样说出来会更有意思。

父亲和女儿之间的关系通常来说会简单点。“爸爸的小宝贝”这种表达被理解为,在父亲的眼里,他的女儿不会有错。

在任何婚礼伤,传统的父亲和女儿共舞的环节就没有不哭的。特别是如果他们跳舞的曲子是迈克尔·布雷的那首“Daddy's Little Girl”

我是安娜·马特奥

祝全天下所有父亲——父亲节快乐

 



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