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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Khu nghỉ dưỡng của người Trung Quốc tại Campuchia

hay lại là... tiền đồn quân sự đấy?

Tập đoàn Union Development của Trung Quốc đã được Hun Sen cho sở hữu một vùng đất rộng 110,000 Arch ven Vịnh Thái Lan, gần kề Phú Quốc, Dara Sakor. Tập đoàn này đã xây dựng sân bay có đường băng 10,500 feet (3200 m) và căn cứ hải quân có cầu tàu cho tàu 10,000 tons cập bến.

The Chinese military’s “string of pearls” (dây chuyền ngọc trai) strategy (chiến lược) depends on far-flung (xa, rộng, trải rộng bao la) regional outposts (tiền đồn). Some think Cambodia is becoming one.

The airstrip (đường băng) stretches like a scar through what was once unspoiled Cambodian jungle.

When completed next year on a remote stretch of shoreline, Dara Sakor International Airport will boast the longest runway in Cambodia, complete with the kind of tight turning bay favored by fighter jet pilots. Nearby, workers are clearing trees from a national park (công viên quốc gia) to make way for a port (cảng nước sâu) deep enough to host naval ships (tàu hải quân).
photo credit: The New York Times.

The politically connected Chinese company building the airstrip and port says the facilities are for civilian use. But the scale of the land deal at Dara Sakor — which secures 20 percent of Cambodia’s coastline for 99 years — has raised eyebrows (làm nhướng lông mày), especially since the portion of the project built so far is already moldering in malarial (bệnh sốt rét) jungle.

"Give you the willies" nghĩa là gì?

"Give (one) the willies" = Làm cho ai sợ hãi, sợ sệt (từ Mỹ)

Ví dụ
Even B&Bs give me the willies. Even worse are visits to family when they extend invitations to stay in their home. I just don't feel comfortable.

These sounds give you “the willies.” Having a nervous feeling can also mean something or someone is giving you “the heebie-jeebies (cảm giác lo sợ, cảm giác bất an).”.

Those aren't the only formerly occupied places that will give you the willies, though. Abandoned hotels are just are eerie (sợ sệt vì mê tín). Just think of the many lovers' quarrels (cuộc cãi nhau), sketchy (sơ sài) deals, and who knows what else probably went down in those guest rooms?

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"Give beans" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  Nathan Dumlao

"Give (one) beans" = Cho ai ăn bã đậu -> Chửi mắng và la hét vào mặt ai.

Ví dụ
If you don't have good monitoring, rest assured your client will monitor things for you. But that comes with a downside: they will give you beans.

When the show's moderator tried to make a last statement to queue the break, McCain continued interrupting (gián đoạn) her making Behar give her beans.

Arielle said she asked the win what his problem was, and she said he continued to give her beans, while taking photos of the Grab bike driver and his license plate.

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"Give an easy ride" nghĩa là gì?

"Give (one) an easy ride" = Dễ lái -> Để ai làm điều gì mà không gặp chút khó khăn rắc rối nào, làm rất dễ dàng.

Ví dụ
Commenting on Twitter, Cheshire Police said: "Don’t give thieves an easy ride - keep any kind of valuables (Christmas shopping, electronics, or even tools) out of sight, and always ensure your car is locked."

She's bidding farewell to Weekend Today and 60 Minutes to co-host the Today show with Karl Stefanovic in 2020. And it seems Allison Langdon can't wait for the new challenge - but admits she won't be giving the TV veteran an easy ride when it comes to hosting alongside her. Speaking to Who Magazine, the 40-year-old said: 'Karl and I are mates and we get on really well... I'm going to give him such a hard time.'

How, then, will this intake be remembered? Ultimately, the key question is what impact it will have on the party’s future direction. Many observers (người quan sát) seem to be making two assumptions on this score. The first is that Conservative newbies will be so grateful to the prime minister for bringing them in on his coattails that they will give him an easy ride. The second is that they will be so concerned about hanging on to their marginal seats that they will ensure he cleaves to the end-of-austerity (sự khắc khổ) centre ground and avoids the kind of no-deal Brexit that would presumably hit their constituents hard.

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"Give a tinkle" nghĩa là gì?

"Give (one) a tinkle" = Gọi một cú điện thoại cho ai.

Ví dụ
Jimmy, so I could go days or weeks without seeing any of the other cast, but they'd always give me a tinkle if they were going out for dinner.

"OK, I'll give you a tinkle later," he tells Keith in his trademark Boltonian patter, as his co-star says his ta-ras and leaves us to chat.

Look around us. There is so much that is wrong. People think pineapple is an acceptable pizza topping. The other day I saw a grown man wearing a shoe that had faux wings on it. There are serious business executives who say they will give you a tinkle when they are in town next. So awkward. I can never look that person in the face again. This is all a serious corruption (sự hối lộ, sai lạc) of our way of life.

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"Give a shout" nghĩa là gì?

Loa loa loa. Photo by  Clem Onojeghuo

"Give (one) a shout" = Phát thông báo cho ai để cảnh báo việc gì; nói cho ai điều gì.

Ví dụ
And Eric, if anybody wants to give you a call, just give you a shout and you'll take a look at their marketing plan for 2020.

Don't try and make a big deal of it, but if you think someone might be feeling lonely just give them a shout or even go out for a coffee with them.

South Tahoe Principal Carline Sinkler watched her students like a proud parent and couldn't help but stand up and “give them a shout out” for their efforts.

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"Give a mouthful" nghĩa là gì?

Meow meow meowwwwwww. Photo by Owen Lu

"Give (one) a mouthful" = Mắng chửi, la hét vào mặt ai.

Ví dụ
If you say anything to them they just give you a mouthful. They have no discipline (kỷ luật) or respect and their parents obviously don't care.

At first, Rickard thought it was a morbid (không lành mạnh) joke. “I went flying out to the studio thinking it was a very uncouth (thô lỗ, không văn minh) joke and I was going to give her a mouthful,” he says.

‘Towards the end of Roy’s time at Villa – he left as quickly as he arrived – Gabby was talking to Paul about something and Roy added his thoughts only for Gabby to give him a mouthful along the lines of, “I wasn’t talking to you.”

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"Give a bang" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by  A. L.

"Give (one) a bang" = Cho ai một cú -> Gây sự thích thú và hứng phấn cho ai.

Ví dụ
“She loves me,” she wrote. “I give her so much stress and she’s still willing to give me a bang.”

I enjoy going there because they really give you a bang for your buck with their large portions.

Amazon surely knows how to give you a bang for your buck with this Prime Day Deal that brings the $1,000 price tag down to $650.

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"Give a good talking to" nghĩa là gì?

Nhai đi nhai hoài câu đó zậy? Photo by  Les Anderson

"Give (one) a good talking to" = La mắng, chỉ trích và dạy đời người ta một cách nghiêm khắc.

Ví dụ
‘The police have a surprising attitude to heroin addicts. When they arrest you for taking cannabis (cần sa), they give you a good talking to and it’s really serious. When they arrest an addict they know it’s a waste of time lecturing you, so they usually give you a cup of tea.

"Hahahaha! I am now wearing them both...and feel like my Dad is near. I miss you, my Daddy. I wish you were here to hug me and give me a good “talking to” to remind me to fight for myself and to follow my heart, and not always think of other people before “me.” I love you with all my heart, my Daddy. I really miss you."

It works, Barry is free of the spell, and best of all, Ramsey finally transforms into a giant blood-monster with a skull head (đầu lâu). This might be the first time a major Flash villain has left me wanting a little more, as this incarnation (hiện thân) of Bloodwork is only around for a couple of minutes, just until Barry reaches into Ramsey’s mind and plucks out his mother to give him a good talking to. That distracts him just long enough for Barry to get him into lockdown and eventually transferred to ARGUS.

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"Give what for" nghĩa là gì?

Bàn tay đen tối. Photo by Ari Spada

"Give (one) what for" = Trừng phạt, la mắng và chỉ trích ai nghiêm khắc.

Ví dụ
I'm not going to deny it, he give me what for- hell for leather for three rounds.

Sound off in the comments below and give me what-for. Defend it or agree; we want to read your opinions.

"No problem,” says the former Brentford manager. “If you say: 'Oi, gaffer, that was rubbish,' I'll give you what for. It's how you relay the message.

I don't know if he'd been into the managers office to give him what for, but I just didn't understand why Stephen didn't play as much as he did.”.

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"Give marching orders" nghĩa là gì?

Chán với thực tại. Photo by  Steve Johnson

"Give (one) marching orders (điều lệnh trong quân đội để dàn quân)" = Buộc ai thôi việc.

Ví dụ
I love how AOC tells Democrats to vote present, and they all obey. Imagine senior Democrats kowtowing as the 29-year-old AOC give her marching orders. Like a boss. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer must be feeling nervous. They better hold on to their leadership real tight. AOC is coming and people are listening.

There are people, like me, who will gladly give you marching orders. Pick one you like and just join. Give money, give three hours a month.

The best part is that he doesn't give me marching orders. He holds me accountable for things we talk about and things I say I'm going to do.

After his debate, Chipata mayor Sinoya Mwale asked Phiri to withdraw the word (rút lại lời) ‘disappointed’ that he used in his debate but the civic leader refused to do so on two occasions prompting the mayor (thị trưởng) to give him marching orders.

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