Journey in Life: 05/02/19

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Bia phố cổ - 27 Tạ Hiện

speed run,
drinking rapidly...

Bài trước: Nhà hàng Lộc Vừng - 434 Trần Khát Chân

"Loud enough to wake the dead" nghĩa là gì?

Hét lên đi! Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash.
'Loud enough to wake the dead' = âm thanh đủ to để đánh thức cái chết, nghĩa là âm thanh cực lớn, ồn ào và khó chịu.

Ví dụ
As to the finale (đoạn cuối/chương cuối), Gardiner really goes for the fortissimo (âm nhạc cực mạnh) laisser vibrer effect, the tam‑tam mushrooming loud enough to wake the dead (and, with the ‘Dies irae’ still ringing in our ears, that’s hardly inappropriate (không phù hợp)).

Does your dog snore (ngáy) loud enough to wake the dead? While Fido's snoring might be cute, it can also be a sign of sleep apnea (ngưng thở), Dr. Dan Matthews explained on his website.

It’s one of the year’s bleakest releases – heavy enough to go toe-to-toe with Godzilla, loud enough to wake the dead.

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"Come to a standstill" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by John Matychuk on Unsplash.
'Come to a standstill' có nghĩa là ngừng lại, dùng lại. Ngoài ra nó cũng dùng với nghĩa 'đi vào chỗ bế tắc.'

Ví dụ
Roads have come to a standstill as participants (người tham gia) made their way through the city today (May 1).

As a city surrounded (bao quanh) by water, Seattle would probably come to a standstill if it weren’t for its ferry (phà) service, which is open to both passengers (hành khách) and motor vehicles. At all hours of the day, ferries crisscross the Puget Sound carrying passengers from the Bainbridge Island and Seattle harbors to nearly two dozen ports of call in between.

The "23.9 per cent cap" is also interesting. It's arbitrary (tùy tiện, tùy hứng), invented (nghĩ ra) by politicians (chính trị gia). Just like the US "debt ceiling" (trần nợ công), which sees the US Government semi-regularly come to a standstill.

While road traffic must come to a standstill for airplanes in Gibraltar, landings at Gisborne Airport on the eastern edge of New Zealand’s North Island must be coordinated with the national rail service which runs the Palmerston North–Gisborne Line directly across the one main paved (lát đá) and three grass runways.

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