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"IF I WERE A BOY" by Beyoncé

Drink beer with the guys

And chase after girls

I'd kick it with who I wanted

And I'd never get confronted for it

Cause they stick up for me



If I were a boy

I would turn off my phone

Tell everyone it's broken

So they'd think that I was sleeping alone

 

1. 差一點就差很多──”Stick up”。

Stick up for 支持某人或某個想法

I’ll stick up for your idea if you can convince me it’s a good one.

如果你能說服我這是一個好的點子,我就會支持你。

Stick up something 黏貼

Would you mind helping me to stick up this announcement?

你介意幫我張貼這個公告嗎?

Stick up 翹起

When I woke up this morning, my hair was sticking up.

早上起來時,我的頭髮翹翹的。

 

2. 如果我是……,我就會…… 。

If I were you, I would consider the merger.

如果我是你,我就會考慮合併。

If I were my manager, I would give us all raises!

如果我是經理,我就會幫所有人加薪!

 

"HEARTBREAK WARFARE" by John Mayer

Once you want it to begin,

No one really ever wins

In heartbreak warfare

If you want more love,

Why don't you say so?

I don't care if we don't sleep at all tonight

Let's just fix this whole thing now

I swear to God we're gonna get it right

If you lay your weapon down

 

1. “Once”可表示發生時(as soon as)或發生後(after)。

Once we have the sales data, we can make our report.

當我們拿到銷售數據時,就能作報告了。

Once my client calls me back, I will provide an update on the situation.

等我們的客戶回電後,我會提供新的狀況。

 

2.  Lay down objects(放下物件),才能Lie down on the bed(躺在床上)

Please lay down the package on the desk in that office.

請把這個包裹放在那個辦公室桌上。

I’m going to lie down and take a nap.

我要躺下休息了。

 


本文收錄於英語島English Island 2018年5月號

 

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