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每日一句影视地道英语口语:《严肃的男人》长话短说

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长话短说”在英语口语里能怎么说?

蹩脚口语:To cut a long story short

地道口语:in short

口语来源:奥斯卡热门《严肃的男人》

剧情引导:Larry是个正经人,刚正不阿,却总有麻烦找上门。这会儿他在家批改学生的作业,老婆却突然提出了要离婚,这事儿也忒离谱......

- Honey. Honey. Did you talk to Sy?
- Sy? Sy Ableman That's right, he called But I...
- You didn't talk to him?
- No.
- You know the problems that you and I have been having?
- Mmm-hmm.
- Well, Sy and I have become very close. In short, I think it's time that we start talking about a divorce.
- Sy Ableman?
- This is not about Sy.
- You mentioned Sy!
- Don't twist my words, Larry.
- A divorce? What have I done? I haven't done anything.
- Larry, don't be a child. You haven't done anything. I haven't done anything.
- Yes! Yes, we haven't done anything. And I'm probably about to get tenure.
 
【台词翻译】

- 亲爱的,你跟赛伊聊过了么?
- 赛伊·阿伯尔曼是吧?他有打电话来过,不过我……
- 你没跟他谈过咯?
- 没。
- 你也知道我们俩感情有问题吧?
- 嗯哼。
- 那个,赛伊和我现在很亲密。长话短说吧,我觉着时候该说说离婚的事儿了。
- 赛伊·阿伯尔曼?
- 这事儿跟赛伊没关系。
- 你先提到赛伊的啊!
- 不要曲解我的意思,拉里。
- 要离婚?我做了什么了?我啥都没做啊。
- 拉里,别这么孩子气。你是什么都没做,我也什么都没 做啊。
 - 没错没错,我们俩什么都没做。我还准备就要升职的。

【口语讲解】in short

 in short是个很显而易见的词组,往短处说嘛,也就是粗略地讲一下的意思。也能翻译成“简而言之、总之”。我们平时经常会用anyway,偶尔也能换个用 用哈。
 

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