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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Quán Easy Speaking - Pub Street, Siem Reap

Cambodia, 27 Nov 2014.


Bài trước: Khách sạn Angkor Palace Resort and Spa - Siem Reap

Quán Easy Speaking - Pub Street

Siem Reap, Cambodia. 23 Nov 2014


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"Swallow one’s pride" nghĩa là gì?


Động từ to swallow có nghĩa là nuốt trôi và pride có nghĩa là lòng kiêu hãnh, tự tôn. Thành ngữ 'swallow one’s pride' có nghĩa là nén tự ái để công nhận là mình mắc lỗi hay thua kém người khác.

Ví dụ
“Chef Roberto has received almost every honor (sự kính trọng) for his Italian cooking. Yet, despite his years of experience, he accidentally (vô tình) cut his finger on live television last week. He could have pretended that nothing happened. Instead he swallowed his pride (dẹp lòng tự tôn), joking that even he makes mistakes from time to time.”

“Toyota’ve enjoyed a worldwide following for their dependable (đáng tin cậy), well-built vehicles. Then it was discovered that the brake pedals (chân phanh) on millions of their cars were faulty (lỗi). So they swallowed their pride (gạt bỏ niềm kiêu hãnh) and issued a massive recall (thu hồi số lượng lớn) in order to correct the problem. Showing a commitment (cam kết) to safety should help restore (khôi phục) some consumer confidence.”

Don’t agree to anything you don’t fully understand. Whether working with a client or a colleague, it’s always better to swallow your pride and say, “I’m sorry, but I don’t understand. I need you to explain.

It doesn’t matter in London how well you have done in Ireland, you have to start from the bottom and work your way up. You just have to swallow your pride and do it.

Huyền Trang
VOA

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