出国英语口语——寻找住房

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2014-9-23 09:44

出国英语口语——寻找住房

出国英语口语系列:

出国英语口语系列通过日常对话和文化洗礼带你亲临语境,出口成章指日可待!

1.惯用口语句子:

I don't want to live in the dormitory.
我不想住在宿舍里。
I hate to live in the dorm.
我讨厌住在宿舍里.
dormitory n. 宿舍(其简写形式为dorm)

I want to rent an apartment.
我想租一套公寓。
I want to rent a two-bedroom flat.
我想租一套两居室。
I've been told that you might have an apartment for rent.
有人告诉我说你们可能有一套公寓要出租。
Do you have an apartment to let?你有房子要出租吗?
let v. 出租

I want to share an apartment with a non-smoking male.
我想和一位不吸烟的男性合租。
I'd like to share an apartment with a non-smoking female.
我想和一位不吸烟的女性合租。
male n. 男性
female n. 女性
hare with“分坦.分辜.共同使用“

I need a spacious apartment.
我需要一个宽敞的房子。
spacious n.宽敞的

Is this an elevator building?
楼里有电梯吗?
elevator n. 升降电梯

I don't want to live on the first floor because it's too noisy.
我不想住在一楼,因为太吵了。
I don't want to live on the top floor.
我不想住在顶楼。
I want to live on the sixth floor.
我想住在六楼。
Does the building have security?
l楼里有保安人员吗?
security n. 保安措施,警卫

This apartment is nice, but I'd like to find a cheaper one.
这个房子不错,不过我想找间更便宜点的。
Is there a cheaper one?
有没有便宜点的?

I cannot afford the rent.
我负担不起这个租金。
How much is the rent?
房租是多少呢?
How do I pay the rent?
我怎么付房租?
afford v. 负担得起

Are utilities included?
水、电、煤气、暖气等费用都包括在内吗?
utility n.水、电、煤气等公共产品或服务

When can I move in?
我什么时候可以搬进去?
I need to move m next Monday.
我下周一就得搬进去。
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2.实用对话
Looking for an Apartment寻找住房
Student: I've been told you might have an apartment to let. Would it be convenient to see it now?
学生:有人告诉我说你们可能有一套公寓要出租,现在方便看看吗?
Agent: Sure do. Please come this way. It's on the 3rd floor. This is the bedroom. It's large enough for two people.
中介代理:当然可以了。请这边走,房子在三楼…这是卧室,足够住两个人的。
Student: Maybe the room is a bit small. But it isn't stuffy at all. It seems really warm too. May I see the kitchen?
学生:这房间可能有点儿小,但一点儿也不闷,而且看起来也很暖和。我可以看看厨房吗?
Agent: Of course. It's full-size and completely modern. The owner just had it remodeled. So everything in it is new, including the fridge and stove.
中介代理:可以啊。这个厨房尺寸标准而且完全现代化?业主刚重新装修的,所以每一样东西都是新的,包括冰箱和炉子。
Student: How much is the rent?
学生:房租是多少呢?
Agent: It's two hundred bucks a month, payable at the beginning of every month.
中介代理:一个月两百美元,月初交。
Student: Are water and electricity included?
学生:水电费在内吗?
Agent: No. they are both extra. But all local telephone calls are free and there's cable for the television and it's free too.
中介代理:不在内,水电费是另外收费的。但是所有的市话都是免费的,而且这里的有线电视也是免费的?
Student: Well, then I think Yd like to take it.
学生:好吧,那我就租下了。
Agent: It'll be two months up front. And please remember no parties.
中介代理:需预先交两个月的房租,还要记住不能在这里开派对。
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3.详细解说
1.“sure do“是很常用的口语短句,意为“当然行了,当然可以了“,也可以只用“sure“。
2.“buck“是俚语,意思是“美元“,相当于“dollar“。
3.“up front“在这里的意思为“提前,预先“,相当于“in advance“。例如: We'll pay you half up front and the other half when you've finished the job.(我们先付给你一半钱,剩下的一半等你干完了再付。)另外,“up front“还可以作名词,在口语中表示“提前支付的款项,先期付款“;“…remember no parties.“在这里表示“…remember no parties are allowed.“,即“记住不能在这里开派对“。

4.文化洗礼
房屋广告常用简写词
在美国,获得房屋信息的最佳途径就是浏览当地报纸。周日版一般会刊登当地售房和租房的广告,但在周六晚间即可在街头或杂货店里买到。广告刊登在分类广告的房地产专栏和公寓栏内。但要想看懂上面的广告,还要先学一下广告里的常用简写词。