Journey in Life: 11/03/13

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

"Without fail" nghĩa là gì?

Green Juice. Photo courtesy WILLIAM ISMAEL.

'Without fail' có một từ mới là fail, nghĩa là thất bại, thiếu sót, hỏng. Vì thế, without fail có nghĩa là chắc chắn sẽ xảy ra, ngay dù có thể có khó khăn.

Ví dụ
It’s easy for my husband and me to express (bày tỏ) how much we care about each other when things are going well (khi mọi việc êm đẹp). But we’ve agreed that, even when we get into an argument (cãi cọ), by bedtime (lúc đi ngủ), we say to each other, “I love you”. It’s our little ritual (nghi thức nho nhỏ). We do it every night without fail (nhất định).

You know what a health fanatic (say mê cuồng nhiệt) he is, right? Well, he gave me a sample of this vegetable juice he drinks. It was awful (dở) tasting. I’m sure it’s loaded with vitamins, but when he told me it’s made from spinach (rau bina), turnips (củ cải), carrots and garlic, I said “No, thanks”. Yet, he drinks a full glass of it every day without fail!

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