Journey in Life: 03/26/21

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Đây là giọng nói

Ngân Nguyễn dịch, Quỳnh Anh hiệu đính,

Thể loại sách phi hư cấu về các bộ phận cơ thể dường như vẫn luôn phát

triển tự nhiên như lẽ bình thường. Chúng ta có sách lịch sử tự nhiên về tim và não, da, các giác quan. Sách về ruột bán rất chạy. Dương vật có hẳn lịch sử văn hóa, còn âm đạo có hẳn kinh thánh riêng về nó. Nhưng gượm đã, có lẽ bạn không nghĩ đến, cuốn sách 300 trang viết về thanh quản đang nằm ở đâu?

Cuốn sách ấy đến rồi đây, và cuốn sách này rất đáng khen ngợi. Tác giả, cây bút của tạp chí The New Yorker có tên John Colapinto, là ca sĩ nhạc rock nghiệp dư có một khối u ở thanh quản. “This is the Voice” (tạm dịch: "Đây là giọng nói") bắt đầu bằng

"Hoi polloi" nghĩa là gì?

Joseph Chan on Unsplash

"Hoi polloi" -> nghĩa là những nguời bình thường. 

Ví dụ
Legislators shouldn’t live in a rarified world, elevated from the hoi polloi by dint of (vì...cho nên) access to superlative health care, generous pensions and other perks most taxpayers do without.

The BBC can't survive sneering (giễu cợt) at the people who pay its bills. If you’re going to be supported by hoi polloi, you’d better be prepared to show them respect in return.

It’s an inside job. And that’s been publicized by all the major media. But since the “New York Times” is a left wing rag that should be ignored and the “Wall Street Journal” is behind a paywall the hoi polloi have not realized this, and are still trying to scam (lừa đảo) a sale.

The most important thing I gained from those classes is what the upper level hoi polloi call connoisseurship (sành sỏi, thông thạo). 

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"Vis a Vis" nghĩa là gì?

Đối đầu. Stephen Wheeler on Unsplash

"Vis a Vis" -> nghĩa là có liên hệ, liên quan, so với.

Ví dụ
The company’s status as a technology pioneer (tiên phong) (over the years, it has been the first to introduce ABS, AMT, ESC, ADAS, etc, to the Indian CV market) and complete solutions provider has led to substantial (vượt trội) outperformance (vượt trội) vis-à-vis industry, translating into ever-increasing content per vehicle.

“Americans want to be first in all the good things that we love. We don’t want to be first if it imperils (lâm nguy) us vis-a-vis our adversary (kẻ thù), the Chinese communist party,” Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Scott Perry said.

Given North Korea's weak position vis-a-vis the United States, missile (tên lửa) testing is the one action Kim can take that at least provides Pyongyang with some degree of leverage (đòn bẩy).

The UP assembly elections are now less than a year away, but Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) cadres are befuddled (ngớ ngẩn) about the party leadership succession plan as well as its confusing stand vis-a-vis BJP, which is in power both at Centre and in the state.

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"That’s all folks" nghĩa là gì?

Victor Amenze on Unsplash

"That’s all folks" -> nghĩa là đó là tất cả, hết rồi, kết thúc rồi. 

Ví dụ
Drew Brees is retiring (giải nghệ), bringing an end to an absolutely legendary career. Now, fans of New Orleans can celebrate with an awesome new shirt. That’s all, folks. After 20 years in the NFL, Drew Brees is calling it a career. And what can be said of the New Orleans legend that hasn’t already?

So that’s all folks! I hope this YouTube hack allows you to enjoy unlimited YouTube entertainment within your iPhone! No more having to depend on a stable (ổn định) internet connection when you can simply download and access media on your iPhone. So say goodbye to the old ways and get your hands on this tool now!

That's all, folks! Remember the code if you're planning to get one of the latest Galaxy A series phones and be quick. Stay tuned for more trending local tech gadget (đồ dùng) deals at 

A bottle of Star Brite Mold and Mildew Stain Remover that might actually be magic! It requires NO scrubbing (cọ rửa)!! You just spray the area you want clean, wait until the stain is gone, and then rinse. That's all folks!

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"Virgin territory" nghĩa là gì?

Pietro De Grandi on Unsplash

"Virgin territory" = vùng đất còn trinh -> nghĩa là điều chưa từng được khám phá, tìm ra. 

Ví dụ
While restaurants are trying to rebound (phục hồi) from the COVID-19 pandemic, owners say there is still plenty of optimism (tích cực) to go around. “This is virgin territory for me and I’ve been in the industry for a long time. We’re just trying things, trying to pivot (cân bằng) and do things in a smart way. We’re kind of hoping for the best,” Griffin says.

When you’re dealing with virgin territory, you have to make adjustments (điều chỉnh), be flexible enough and humble enough to know that you may need to essentially, modify what you’ve said before.

"And one of the things that this outbreak has taught us (is) that scientific investigation and the collection of data and evidence will almost naturally have you evolve your own stance (thái độ), opinion, guideline or what have you," Fauci said, "Because when you're dealing with virgin territory, an evolving epidemic in front of you, you have to make adjustments."

For Jr. Designs, this venture presents an opportunity to expand into virgin territory. Think about it. There is no doubt the e-bike market is popping (nổi lên). Now, how would you feel knowing that you’re riding around on a bike a motorcycle design god has touched? Yeah, that’s what I thought as well.

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"Image of health" nghĩa là gì?

"Image of health" -> nghĩa là biểu tượng sức khỏe, người trông rất khỏe mạnh, cường tráng, tràn đầy sức sống.

Ví dụ 
It's amazing how having a bit of a tan can make someone an image of health.

My grandmother is nearly 70 and smokes two packs of cigarettes a day, but somehow she's still the image of health.

When presidential physician Dr. Sean Conley appeared before a national television audience over the weekend and offered scarce and, at times, misleading details about his novel coronavirus infection, he became only the latest participant in Trump's concerted effort to maintain his image of health.

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"Make yourself miserable" nghĩa là gì?

"Make (oneself) miserable" có miserable là khốn khổ, đáng thương -> nghĩa là gây ra cho bản thân nhiều căng thẳng, lo âu, buồn bã, 'tự làm khổ mình'.

Ví dụ 
When we're on the assault (tấn công) bikes he can really go all in and make himself miserable. 

When Julia had tried to talk about giving, one person told her she was crazy and was just going to make herself miserable; another person made fun of her. 

One way to get some extra cash for an extra payment is to cut a few small costs from your budget. Of course, you could conceivably ( có thể hình dung được) save hundreds of dollars each month if you were to pack up your apartment and downsize to a smaller space in a less expensive neighborhood. But in doing so, you'd probably make yourself miserable, so it may not be worth going to that extreme. Instead, take a look at smaller changes you can make.

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"It's the berries" nghĩa là gì?

"It's the berries" = đó là quả mọng -> nghĩa (lóng) là điều thú vị, đáng mơ ước, ấn tượng.

Ví dụ 
Have you seen Tom's new Cadillac? It's the berries!

Do these earrings go with this vest? It looks great. It's the berries.

"My philosophy (triết lý) has always been to help women and men feel comfortable and confident through the clothes they wear. I believe that style is the only true luxury, it's the berries."

Starting a business is to fulfill your dreams, be passionate about what is around your society. Their names are remembered forever after they die, it's the berries. They always consider the environment and the interests of consumers with their products and services, making money in all just ways, not at all costs.

Thùy Dương 

"I’m pooped out" nghĩa là gì?

Luis Villasmil on Unsplash

"I’m pooped out" -> nghĩa là tôi mệt lả, kiệt sức rồi.

Ví dụ
Mike Duarte, 45, arrives at the Tustin bar regularly after he pulls a night shift at the Costa Mesa post office. Early morning is his happy hour. “I’m tired. I’m pooped out. And I need to relax,” Duarte said.

Instead, say, ‘Yeah, I’m pooped out, but let’s see what we’ve got next. Tonight I’ll put a few things on my to-do list so I’ll have some direction tomorrow.’ It’s easier to transition (chuyển đổi) to something you’ve created a structure for.”

I’m lying in bed, one arm around a sleeping Oscar and in my other – I’m trying to type on my iPhone. I needed Oscar more than he needed me tonight, so Aubrey just brought him in to lie beside me. My sweet little man is the best snuggler (người để ôm). It has been a bit of a gong show of a week so I’m ending it with just some photos that I love. Sorry it’s not a link list or anything fun. I’m pooped out and  calling it a week right now. I’m done. Fini. 

I'm pooped out for the night to start titling them. So tired! And tomorrow I won't have any time to title them either so Darren is going to have to take over on that part.

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