Journey in Life

Friday, April 12, 2019

"Put up your dukes" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by DIAO DARIUS on Unsplash.

'Put up one's dukes' nghĩa là giơ nắm đấm lên, vào thế chuẩn bị đánh nhau.

Ví dụ
Sound the bells and put up your dukes, because MTV Studios has announced that they're planning a revival of their stop-motion animated series CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH!

You can see the Philly crowd cheering from the floor below and the upper deck, and then you can put up your dukes, move around the ring, and start punching an opponent.

Before you put up your dukes to defend the honor of Omaha drivers, keep this in mind: The ranking has major limitations. For example, it's based on self-reported data.

Detach the Joy-Cons however, and you'll be able to use motion controls to aim and control the camera, rotate and inspect clues from various angles, and even put up your dukes and brawl.

Phạm Hạnh

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Homo sapiens không cô đơn như đã từng nghĩ

from linh hoang vu: Các nhà khảo cổ lại mới tìm ra được 1 bộ xương ở Philippines, có thể là của một giống người mới (không phải homo sapiens) sống cách đây 50.000 năm. Như vậy là cây phả hệ của loài người đang ngày càng có thêm nhiều nhánh mới: những người anh em họ của loài người hiện đại mà ngày nay đã tuyệt chủng (nhưng biết đâu đấy, có thể vẫn có một số ít- các Yeti- sống trên các đỉnh núi Himalaya quanh năm tuyết phủ.
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...At least 50,000 years ago, an extinct (tuyệt chủng) human species lived on what is now the island of Luzon. It’s possible that Homo luzonensis, as they’re calling the species, stood less than three feet tall.

The discovery (khám phá) adds growing complexity (sự phức tạp) to the story of human evolution (câu chuyện tiến hóa của loài người). It was not a simple march forward, as it once seemed. Instead, our lineage assumed an exuberant (sum suê, um tùm) burst of strange forms along the way.

Our species, Homo sapiens, now inhabits a comparatively lonely (tương đối cô đơn) world (thế giới).

“The more fossils (hóa thạch) that people pull out of the ground, the more we realize (nhận ra) that the variation (biến thể) that was present in the past far exceeds what we see in us today,” said Matthew Tocheri, a paleoanthropologist (nhà cổ nhân loại học, ngành học nghiên cứu người tiền sử) at Lakehead University in Canada, who was not involved in the new discovery.

"Nail him to the wall" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Vinicius Amano on Unsplash.

'Nail someone to the wall' = đóng đinh lên tường -> nghĩa là trừng phạt ai thật nặng.

Ví dụ
In fact, he's about to take a page out of his father's book and nail him to the wall in the worst way possible!

They'll probably see that a guy like Conor could do a lot more good in the community than in jail. I don't think they're gonna nail him to the wall.

Dawson is a longtime YouTuber whose work as of late has focused on fellow creators. Most recently, he profiled beauty vlogger Jeffree Star. Before that, he released a deep dive into where TanaCon went wrong. Leading up to his eight-part series about Paul, many wondered if Dawson would work to humanize Paul for a redemption story, or nail him to the wall.

There's a rumor that Trump will pardon Paul Manafort tonight at one of his sweaty (đầy mồ hôi, đẫm mồ hôi) rallies. If he does, it could come back to haunt (ám ảnh) him. Vox interviewed 10 legal experts (chuyên gia pháp lý) who are largely in agreement that pardoning (tha thứ, tha lỗi) Manafort would actually help prosecutors (công tố viên) nail him to the wall that much faster.

Phạm Hạnh

"First port of call" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Joshua Stannard on Unsplash.

'First port of call' nghĩa là điểm dừng chân đầu tiên, để hoàn thành việc gì hay bắt đầu quá trình gì, cụm từ này xuất phát trong ngành hàng hải.

Ví dụ
Sekiro Mod Engine should be your first port of call when it comes to installing Sekiro mods.

Aside from ResetEra, electropop bands like CHVRCHES are our first port of call for video game news.

SHEPCO Group chief executive officer, Shepherd Chawira has been elected president of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) Matabeleland chapter and he says his first port of call will be to lobby government to fully liberalise (tự do hóa hoàn toàn) the interbank market (thị trường liên ngân hàng) for foreign currency (ngoại tệ).

There are always more bands – the biggest question is who do you listen to when it comes to recommendations? Obviously Dork, your new music bible, should be your first port of call, but there are others too. Our latest expert is Live at Leeds booking agent Joe, who's picked some of his fave newcomers at this year's festival.

Phạm Hạnh


"Castle in the air" nghĩa là gì?

đẹp quá, ảo ảnh hay ảo mộng...? Photo by Nico Benedickt on Unsplash.
'Castle in the air' là một lâu đài trong không khí, thể hiện một mong ước, hi vọng về một cuộc sống gần như không thể trở thành sự thật (hi vọng hão huyền, viển vông).

Ví dụ
Few of the wealthy (giàu có) and powerful go to jail (nhà tù) in this country. Forty-two years of jail sentence will merely be a castle in the air for a people who have long endured the wait for a grand Marcos chastisement (trừng phạt). Lest (sợ rằng) we forget, this is the Philippines, where justice (công lý) is selectively skewed (lệch) if the price and influence are right.

Socialism (chủ nghĩa xã hội) is just another castle in the air. You cannot live in it.

"He started it and built it all up, but he built a castle in the air. He didn’t do the documentation (tài liệu), he didn’t put up the routines (lộ trình). He signed his own employment paper. In Sweden you should know that it’s not allowed to sign your own employment paper." 

Bích Nhàn

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

"Spoiled for choice" nghĩa là gì?

Nào nhanh tay chọn đi. Photo by William Felker on Unsplash.
'Spoiled for choice' là có rất nhiều ý tưởng, lựa chọn thích hợp để chọn, điều này cũng làm cho việc đưa ra quyết định khó khăn hơn.

Ví dụ
Walking along the high street, it’s difficult to disagree (không đồng ý, phản đối) with Ha’s assessment (đánh giá). Korean menus are plastered (say) across windows, each restaurant offering a different deal with locals spoiled for choice. Ask for a recommendation (gợi ý) and you could spend half a day arguing about which restaurant offers the best cuisine (nghệ thuật ẩm thực).

In central midfield (tiền vệ trung tâm), Guardiola is spoiled for choice and any number of potential combinations would be quite daunting (nản chí) to Tottenham. I’m guessing that he fields three of his most trusted soldiers – Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho and David Silva – in hopes of dominating (chiếm ưu thế) the engine room, though don’t be surprised by a trademark tactical (chiến thuật) twist like an inverted fullback or a five-man midfield.

I’ve taken the app, which launches today, for a quick spin, and it’s pretty great. The photo-editing space is so crowded with great apps, though, that we’re spoiled for choice. How does Pixelmator Photo match up?

Bích Nhàn

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

"Hand over the reins" nghĩa là gì?

không buông tay. Photo by Arthur Osipyan on Unsplash.

'Hand over the reins' = buông/trao dây cương -> nghĩa là giao nhiệm vụ/trách nhiệm (quản lý) cho ai đó, trao quyền.

Ví dụ
Singapore's Lee, 67, meanwhile, is set to hand over the reins to Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat after elections due in 2021.

I am delighted to be able to hand over the reins to someone whose leadership qualities and integrity are second to none, while retaining a strategic role as chairman.

I have known Simon for some years and I am pleased to hand over the reins to him. Simon is highly experienced and well positioned to lead Kymab and its exceptional staff, pipeline and partnerships, as it continues to discover and develop transformative antibody therapies for patients in need.

Phạm Hạnh

Nhà nước máy ủi

tq san phẳng các nhà thờ hồi giáo (hàng trăm năm tuổi) của người duy ngô nhĩ ở tân cương -> xóa sổ cộng đồng này,
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The levelling of ancient sites in Xinjiang, alongside mass detention, is part of an attempt to destroy an entire society

...It was an incredible time for mosque building in Xinjiang. After the Cultural Revolution, Uighur and Kazakh Muslims began to reconnect with their faith. They resumed the traditional practices of pilgrimage (hành hương) and festivals (lễ hội) at the shrines (đền) that lie deep in the Taklamakan desert (sa mạc). They began to learn about Islam in the wider world; people who could afford it travelled to Mecca for the hajj, and they began to rebuild their mosques. As local communities grew richer they invested in bigger and more beautiful mosques; people crowded into them for Friday prayers, and they served as living symbols of community identity and pride.

I was reminded of all this by an image posted on Twitter last week. Shawn Zhang, who did pioneering work revealing the existence of the massive network of detention camps (trại tập trung) for Muslims in Xinjiang, posted “before and after” satellite images (hình ảnh vệ tinh) of Keriya mosque in the southern region of Hotan. This towering architectural monument, thought to date back to 1237 and extensively renovated in the 1980s and 1990s, was photographed on a festival day in 2016 with thousands of worshippers spilling out on to the streets. By 2018 the site where it had stood was a smooth patch of earth (mảnh đất trơ trọi).