Journey in Life: 04/08/21

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

"Chinese arithmetic" nghĩa là gì?

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"Chinese arithmetic" = số học trung quốc -> nghĩa là điều quá khó hiểu, rắc rối. 

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I know you’ve heard the term: “Harder than Chinese arithmetic,” right? Well, I’m here to tell you that wine appreciation (đánh giá) doesn’t need to be that hard.

It’s flawed (rạn nứt) , absolutely. You’ll likely not think about it much after its done, bar Washington saying lines like: ‘Your d*ck is harder than Chinese arithmetic.’

We spent $13 million to make $6 million. What kind of Chinese arithmetic is that? Was it Mr Major’s fault for not providing proper leadership on a project so important, and in need of professional guidance on its inaugural (khai mạc) run?

WRC 8 is hard. I’m talking Chinese arithmetic hard. And this is a good thing. The WRC franchise has always been about realistic, balls-out racing simulation. If you are looking for a rally game that’s going to give you all the good feels, I suggest you swipe (gạt) left. However, if you want the most realistic rally experience out there, WRC 8 is the only option available.

Ngọc Lân

“New York's finest” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by AJ Colores

“New York's finest” -> nghĩa là cảnh sát ở New York.

Ví dụ
Surprise! Brooklyn mom gives birth to healthy boy at home, with a hand from New York’s Finest.

It's intentional internal mismanagement. It's a protective shield disguised as incompetence. If the city cared, it could do something about this. But the NYPD runs the city, not vice versa. And it has done so for years with the full support of mayors who have pretty much idolized "New York's Finest," elevating them above the accountability they owe to the people they serve.

Marijuana (cần sa) may now be legal in the Empire State, but the NYPD doesn’t want New York’s Finest going to pot, according to a memo dispatched to all uniformed and civilian members. “With regard to recently passed state legislation that legalized the recreational use of marijuana, uniformed and civilian members of the service are reminded that the use of marijuana is still strictly prohibited,” the memo, sent out Friday reads.

Ka Tina

"Picture perfect" nghĩa là gì?

Được đấy!!! Photo courtesy: redlinks1978

"Picture perfect" = bức hình hoàn hảo -> nghĩa là tuyệt hảo, không tì vết.

Ví dụ
A picture perfect Monday! Sunshine will bring temperatures in to the mid 60s by mid-morning, and the lower 70s by lunchtime.

KATE Ferdinand has admitted that motherhood isn't always "picture perfect" as she showed her son's nappy explosion on Instagram yesterday.

“Things are still blooming all over California and will be for months and months,” Mr. Schreiner said. “You’re just not going to get those picture-perfect fields of endless California poppies (hoa anh túc vàng), most likely, this year.”

If we really start with the basics, the format of TikTok is obviously only video and you can’t put any stills. For example, there are hundreds and hundreds of features and filters that you could add to your videos, so there’s a really huge range. The second difference is also the content. TikTok puts a lot of focus on content and, on its website, calls it a ‘content first’ approach, really emphasizing fun and playfulness. It’s not the high resolution picture perfect world of Instagram.

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Bài trước: "Puppies and rainbows" nghĩa là gì?

“New pastures” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Timothy Eberly

“New pastures” = đồng cỏ mới -> nghĩa là công việc, nơi ở mới có nhiều cơ hội và trải nghiệm mới.

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Facebook, of course, has a long-running habit of replication, copying the key functions of basically every rising social app as it looks to utilize its massive scale to quash competition, and stop users from migrating to new pastures.

The failure to reach a common ground means that Vazquez is now seeking new pastures and a number of teams have already registered an interest or had conversations with the player’s entourage (vùng lân cận, xung quanh).

Regé-Jean Page broke the hearts of millions of Netflix users across the globe when it was revealed earlier this month that he wouldn’t be back for Bridgerton season 2. The Shonda Rhimes-produced period drama was a hit for many reasons, but Page’s Duke of Hastings was definitely one of the biggest. While it was initially indicated that he would return for the next run of the show, the actor has confirmed that he’s instead moving on to new pastures.

Ka Tina

“New off the irons” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Conor Samuel

“New off the irons” = vừa rời cái giá -> nghĩa là hoàn toàn mới, chưa qua tay sử dụng.

Ví dụ
“This is new off the irons to my husband and I both. He is planning to do the barbecue stuff.”

Majority of the people in AP consume rice as a staple and black in this part of the state is new off the irons.

Ad-hoc (cho/vì điều này) recruitment is just what structured recruitment is not, i.e. it is the opposite of graduate schemes and the like. Needs that arise organically fall into the category. They may come about because the position is new off the irons, or indeed have any other potential cause.

Ka Tina

“You learn something new everyday” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Windows

“You learn something new everyday” = bạn học điều mới mỗi ngày -> nghĩa là nhấn mạnh việc bạn vừa biết được điều gì mới, hay ho.

Ví dụ
“You learn something new everyday! I had no idea you could catch salmon out of the Brisbane River,” Neil said.

You learn something new everyday, and you have taken me to new depths of superficiality I never knew existed, and during a pandemic.

“Give it a good tap and then let it dry for 10-15 minutes. Replace the lid and put a ribbon through the loop and enjoy your new ornament (đồ trang trí).” Her video has since received over 3,000 likes as fellow cleaning fanatics scramble to give the tip a try. Commenting one wrote: “I made these last year and they last! The trick is putting the floor cleaner in as soon as you dump the glitter.” “Thank you, I can’t wait to try this!!!” wrote another, a third added, “You learn something new everyday.”

Ka Tina

“Brand spanking new” nghĩa là gì?


“(Brand) spanking new” -> nghĩa là hoàn toàn mới, chưa từng sử dụng; mới tinh.

Ví dụ
PARAMEDICS will soon be working out of a 'brand-spanking new' ambulance station on a site yet to be determined.

With the Contest shaping up and so much buzz around each of the participating artists, we've put together a handy Online Calendar to help you keep track of Instagram Lives, Twitter Q&As, and brand spanking new content on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

I love pasta and I love all the locally made sauces they sell right here at the North Country Store, but when you get them on your clothes, it can make a mess. Here’s a life hack for that! Put some white vinegar in a spray bottle, add a little hydrogen peroxide and some good old fashioned dish soap, then throw it in the wash and it comes out like brand spanking new!

Ka Tina

“The new rock and roll” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Tamara Bellis

“The new rock and roll” = nhạc R&R mới -> nghĩa là điều hấp dẫn, mới mẻ, đang nổi.

Ví dụ
Back in the early noughties, magic seemed to be the new rock and roll. After years in the doldrums (chán nản), illusions (ảo giác) and tricks were back in vogue (cái mốt, thịnh hành).

A good 15 years before ‘comedy is the new rock and roll’ became a cliché, Belushi was living that life, quite literally, thanks to the Blues Brothers. He was a bone fide star, hanging out with the likes of the Rolling Stones, enthusiastically consuming narcotics (ma túy).

Tech really is the new rock and roll. I first noticed this when people began lining up for new iPhone releases overnight, as we used to do as teenagers for hot concert tickets.

Ka Tina

“Take on a new significance” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Timothy Eberly

“Take on a new significance” -> nghĩa là có được sự giải thích, diễn giải mới; trở nên có ý nghĩa và quan trọng hơn.

Ví dụ
The frogging over to Bersatu straight after the election by long-time Najib fixer Hamzah Zainuddin and his yes-men we can now also confirm to have been part of the plot from the start – the plan being to destabilise (làm mất ổn định) the coalition (sự liên minh, liên kết) from within. More significantly, the meetings in London and Morocco during the post-GE14 the summer vacation between Azmin Ali and the likes of deep pocketed BN crony Vincent Tan and Najib’s cousin Hishamuddin Hussein take on a new significance.

When Covid swept through Northern Europe last Spring, these events were put on hold. Fast forward a year and the designers were finally honored at a virtual ceremony this week. While the shortlist had been chosen in a pre-pandemic climate, the winners take on a new significance in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "If the demand for air travel is to increase again, what is needed now are convincing ideas that inspire passengers in equal measure and give them a good feeling," Carmen Krause-Bösterling, project director at the Crystal Cabin Award Association told CNN Travel, adding that the award indicates "how an industry is responding to the challenges of our time."

To escape the fear of an uncertain start to the school year, I find myself reading more than ever before. I’ve always enjoyed reading, but in this season of social distancing and remote learning, it feels different. Lately, I find myself thinking of my students and considering how I can nurture their independent reading within my virtual classroom. Even with limited access, I do believe it’s not only possible but also necessary for my students to continue turning toward reading in challenging times or to fall in love with it for the first time. My hope is that, as readers, we can continue to grow and have our independent reading take on a new significance. Here are some suggestions of how you can encourage independent reading.

Ka Tina

“Take a new turn” nghĩa là gì?

“Take a new turn” = đi hướng mới -> nghĩa là đột ngột thay đổi phương hướng, tiến trình.

Ví dụ
Also breaking into the top 10 was Telugu’s Anudeep K.V.-directed and written comedy Jathi Ratnalu, which made an estimated $460K at 130 locations. The pic follows three prisoners who get released and plan for a happy life outside. Events take a new turn and bring in a twist. Can they find happiness and love now? I hear figures were OK in New York, Dallas, San Francisco, Detroit, Seattle, and Austin.

Lionsgate will release American Fighter in select theaters and on video on demand on May 21; not long after, on May 25, the film will be available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD. It's an unconventional release plan, but one that fits with the strange times of the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, for fans of movies like Rocky and The Fighter, American Fighter feels like the perfect film to either watch in a theater or catch at home on VOD. Ali's story, already a compelling one thanks to his American Wrestler beginnings, will take a new turn here, and his determination to aid his mother will lend some heart to the film in between the brutal fight scenes.

A few major changes are awaiting Sona Moni Saha and Pratik Sen starrer ‘Mohor’. The show, which is being aired in the evening, will soon be shifted to an afternoon slot. Upcoming show ‘Boron’ will replace the Mohor’s slot. Meanwhile, the makers are trying their best to spice up the storyline in order to hook the audience to the TV screen. Mohor’s storyline will witness a time leap following which the track will take a new turn. Protagonist (vai chính) Mohor, who was in college, will now live her dream and become a professor. She will join her college as a faculty now. The story has featured many misunderstandings between Mohor and her husband Shankhadeep.

Ka Tina

“No new friends” nghĩa là gì?

“No new friends” = không có bạn mới -> nghĩa là không sẵn lòng có thêm bạn mới, vì ngại những người bạn mới sẽ không thật lòng, thường được dùng như một hashtag gắn với ảnh hoặc bài đăng về nhóm bạn bè hiện tại của mình trên mạng xã hội.

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Last year, I shifted cities for work. Despite being on team #NoNewFriends, I knew I had to put myself out there for the nerve-wracking exercise. Everyone knows the rules of romantic dating, but what are the rules of “friend dates”? Why does the idea of rejection on a “friend date” somehow feel more personal?

February 20, 1988, is the day that the lovely and talented Rihanna was born. She has talked about her zodiac sign publicly a handful of times. In 2013, she tweeted, "@PiscesAreUs: #Pisces always kept a tight circle...never been interested in temporary friendships. #nonewfriends." Pisces individuals are known for keeping their social circles very close. They don't tend to trust others too easily but once they trust, they trust wholeheartedly.

While most days it's socially acceptable to caption your Instagram photos "#NoNewFriends" and wallow in your socially inept behavior, today is not one of those days. "Why the f*ck not?" - you may ask. Well, according to our highly revered calendar of all strange, but important, holidays (ahem-National Tequila Day is on Sunday), this week marked "National New Friends Day" and we're ~trying~ to muster up the courage to mingle. That's right, it's time to go outside and talk to people other than the local homeless man you never have money for. You're welcome, Mom.

Ka Tina

“Clean as a new pin” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Samantha Gades

“Clean as a new pin” = sạch như cái kẹp mới -> nghĩa là sạch bóng, tươi mới, ngăn nắp.

Ví dụ
As clean as a new pin, it doesn't bear imagining what would happen if the usual crowds of people were to throng around the Kaaba in Mecca.

While Americans walk around in their house with their shoes on, most Canadians cannot really relate to this strange custom. In fact, very few people in Canada wear their shoes in the house, details. One fac­tor sure must be the inconsistent weather. After all, you certainly don't want to be tracking all of the mud into your house. You see, the "shoes-off" policy is pretty much perfect for those who want to wake up in a neat house that's as clean as a new pin. But in America, it's still a foreign concept that simply doesn't make sense. After all, where would they place their shoes once they've taken them off, right?

In the Montrose area, during the early 1900s, John Ashenfelter owned probably one of the largest orchards (vườn cây ăn quả) in the state. Edward Silva, and later George Phillips, kept the farm “as neat and clean as a new pin”. In 1908 the entire shipment from this 360 acre farm included 26,408 boxes of apples, 2,485 boxes of peaches, and 54,045 pounds of dried prunes. Fruit from the orchard was awarded at least 49 premiums at the Colorado State Fair. Other prominent fruit growers in the Montrose area included the Bell brothers, Heath, Upton, Kyle, Wilson, Getz, Anderson, Keller, Price, Doland and Tobin.

Ka Tina

“Anything new down your way?” nghĩa là gì?

“Anything new down your way?” -> nghĩa là có điều gì thú vị ở nơi bạn sống không?

Ví dụ
Hey, anything new down your way? Yes, we’re gonna celebrate a traditional festival.

Anna: Long time no see, anything new down your way? Jenny: Nothing new, and you?

"That'll be really exciting for such a small school and such an old school to have a brand-new building and new facilities." Despite the fire, enrolments are up from 22 last year to 27 this year. "In Gippsland, it'll be one of the best new builds, which is really exciting for such a little town," Ms Young said. "It's exciting to have something brand new, we never get anything new down here."

Ka Tina

“As busy as a beaver building a new dam” nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Adli Wahid

“As busy as a beaver (building a new dam)” = bận như con hải ly xây cái đập mới -> nghĩa là rất bận rộn, siêng năng, cần cù.

Ví dụ
Feeling pandemic-stressed, holiday-harried, as busy as a beaver building a new dam?

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill and travel restrictions imposed to curb the outbreak of the highly infectious disease dealt a crippling blow to the hospitality, travel, and tourism sector. While the majority of luxury hotel operators believe that it would take them around one year to return to revenue per available room levels of the pre-pandemic period, eco-resorts are as busy as a beaver trying to accommodate guests at their property.

Sadly, though, this extraordinarily grand contribution to Newfoundland heritage and tourism (Manning is quoted as saying his work has “attracted a number of first-time visitors to the province”) has taken much longer than he thought it would, and he is apparently stuck on 28 stories. Given that Manning, I’m sure, is as busy as a beaver in Ottawa — the Senate, after all, has always pushed its workaholic members to extreme limits of endurance — I decided to provide a contribution to this most noble cause.

Ka Tina

"Your own undoing" nghĩa là gì?

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"One's own undoing" có undoing là hư hỏng, hủy hoại -> cụm từ này nghĩa là tự làm tự chịu.

Ví dụ
If you know you’ve been the source of your own undoing lately, have a think about what’s driving you. You might be amazed at how a little quite contemplating (suy ngẫm) reveals to you parts of your personality which you usually keep hidden.

She also added that the song is “about looking for shit in the wrong places and expecting things to be different, and knowing you’re being dumb, and all the proof (bằng chứng) that you are the cause of your own undoing… because sometimes you end up in someone’s orbit despite your own better judgment.”

All of you far left commentators here are showing your true colors of ignorance (ngu ngốc). Our very freedoms created by this nations founders are at risk of annihilation (hủy diệt) from Neo-Marxism and yet YOU and your sick ilk support your own undoing.

I see it as an ecstatic (mê ly) pleasure won through instigating (xúc giục) your own undoing; the performances are a set of games played on thinner and thinner ice, until we believe we can walk on water.

Ngọc Lân

"Worlds apart" nghĩa là gì?

Andrew Stutesman on Unsplash

"Worlds apart" -> nghĩa là khác nhau hoàn toàn, như hai thé giới tách biệt. 

Ví dụ
Everyone who works for her is expected (mong đợi) to give back by volunteering (tự nguyện), which means serving not just hungry customers but two communities worlds apart.

Ex-EastEnders actress looks worlds apart from her days as Little Mo. She's come a long way from her turbulent (hỗn loạn) times on Albert Square.

Normally dressed in a 1960s nurse's uniform with her hair brushed (chải) back away from her face, Leonie looks worlds apart from her Call the Midwife character in real-life. Taking to Instagram Leonie regularly posts snaps and they are beautiful.

While law and arts might seem to be different worlds apart, Ngwerume said there are countless similarities between the two professions (ngành nghề), which enables him to excel (trội hơn) in both at the same time. "Both fields deal with humanity, and if you are a very good artist who can use imagination and creativity, it also assists you in the law aspect of it because your perceptions and your views towards the world are different.

Ngọc Lân

"Like pouring water into a sieve" nghĩa là gì?

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"Like pouring water into a sieve" =  như đổ nước vào rây -> nghĩa là cố làm công việc vô ích, không hiệu quả.

Ví dụ
“Pouring money directly into Eskom in its current (hiện tại) form is like pouring water into a sieve,” Mr Mboweni said on Wednesday. He insisted the bailout (cứu trợ) was conditional on Eskom achieving steep cost cuts of more than R20bn per year, and on the imposition (áp đặt) of a Treasury-appointed “chief reorganisation officer”.

Attempting to improve organic (có tổ chức) rankings for an outdated or inferior site is like pouring water into a sieve.

Dr. Edith Carpio of BEE, who has been sitting with me in the UNESCO National Commission (Education Committee) to represent (đại diện) DECS, specified that the P100 million will convert the first month of Grade I in selected public schools into a kindergarten program referred to as “the eight week” program. This kind of spending was like pouring water into a sieve and eventually it was proven ineffective.

Ngọc Lân

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