Journey in Life: 12/20/15

Sunday, December 20, 2015

"The gift of the gab" nghĩa là gì?

Blarney Castle. Photo courtesy LWYang.

'The gift of the gab' có từ gift là năng khiếu và gab là tán gẫu huyên thuyên, chuyện phiếm, vì thế cụm từ này nghĩa là tài ăn nói (an ability to speak easily and confidently and to persuade people to do what you want).

Ví dụ
Muhammad Ali proves he's still got the gift of the gab.

There remained something of the salesman in his work: Dan Fante was passionate, persuasive and had the gift of the gab.

The castle is of course home to the famous Blarney Stone that attracts tourists from all over the world each year, all looking for the gift of the gab. The story behind the stone is much debated but one thing is for sure, anyone who plants a kiss on its flat, cold surface hovering high above the grounds in the castle’s battlements (tường có lỗ châu mai) will acquire the gift of eloquence (tài hùng biện).

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