Journey in Life

Friday, May 22, 2020

"Ghostly presence" nghĩa là gì?

Cho dù ma quỷ có thật, cũng không đáng sợ bằng con người. Photo by Aidan Roof from Pexels

"Ghostly presence" = ma quỷ hiện hình-> cảm thấy sự tồn tại của ma quỷ hoặc thứ gì đó mờ ám.

Ví dụ
You know, not all sprits are bad. If in fact this is a ghostly presence, Kristina and her family felt as if it might be her husbands mother who had passed away several months before the video was recorded.

At #5 was international boy group BTS and their album 'Wings'. Jungkook is said to have attracted (thu hút) a ghostly presence when he recorded (thu âm) as his track would suddenly disappear from the computer, but in a portion that wasn't recorded at all, a voice that sounded like Jungkook mysteriously appeared (xuất hiện bí ẩn).

Radha Mitchell stars in Dreamkatcher, a horror thriller (phim kinh dị) that centers on Gail (Mitchell), a woman who is trying her best to get along with her stepson Josh (Finlay Wotjak-Hissong). Haunted (ám ảnh) by visions of his dead mother, Josh steals a dreamcatcher from a secretive local (Lin Shaye) for protection but the ghostly presence endures (tồn tại), causing a rift (rạn nứt) with his stepmom.

Thu Phương

"Puddle jumper" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Marcus Zymmer on Unsplash

"Puddle jumper" = nhảy từng vũng nước -> nghĩa là loại máy bay cỡ nhỏ tầm ngắn.

Ví dụ
On our puddle jumper from Seattle to Spokane, I was too tired to sleep. I fidgeted (bồn chồn) nervously with my third Purell packet. I was still trying to process what I’d seen that day: Sharing a terminal with passengers who all seemed to be traveling to a funeral.

I flew from Japan to Toronto on March 1, finishing that journey on a puddle jumper to Ottawa. Like many Canadians, I have been dolefully (buồn thảm) wondering when I might next board an airplane.

In the title role (vai diễn), Grier plays a $16k a year flight attendant on a puddle-jumper airline, who's also a bagman (người chào hàng) for the ruthless gun dealer Ordell, played by Samuel L. Jackson.

Ngọc Lân

"Eat his Wheaties" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by: Matthew LeJune on Unsplash

"Eat one's Wheaties" -> nghĩa là chuẩn bị cả tinh thần lẫn thể xác để làm công việc khó khăn, cần nhiều sức lực. Wheaties là một loại ngũ cốc được quảng cáo là "bữa sáng của nhà vô địch" và trên bao bì có hình các vận động viên xuất chúng.

Ví dụ
Joel Wagner must have forgotten to eat his Wheaties for breakfast as he had a rough (khó khăn) tournament.

No. I guess he didn't eat his Wheaties. He didn't quite catch them like he's been catching them. We've got to cover them regardless (bất chấp). He hit it pretty good most of the day but it didn't have the carry and pop that we're used to. We've got to expect that every kick is coming out anyway and be prepared for it.

Looks like the devil better eat his wheaties cause he is going to have competition when Griego dies! Everyone needs to be praying (cầu nguyện) for justice (công lý).

Ngọc Lân

"Follow up on them" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by Leigh Cooper on Unsplash

"Follow up on (something)" nghĩa là giữ liên lạc với ai sau một khoảng thời gian để có thông tin về một lĩnh vực nào đó; kiểm tra xem hành động nào đó có đang được thực hiện hiệu quả không.

Ví dụ
“Beefing attracts more fans. It could be seen as another form of entertainment because people follow up on them, they watch and read posts by their artists they look up to throw shades at each other.”

An unlimited user model, on the other hand, encourages people to look at customer feedback more frequently and provides flexibility in assigning alerts to anyone in the organization who is best equipped to follow up on them.

“The most important thing is to identify and isolate the cases, quarantine (cách ly) the people they were in contact with and follow up on them. That is why we increased the number of tests and in fact Malta is one of the countries with the most tests per capita.”

Thảo Nguyễn

Bài trước: "Follow up with them" nghĩa là gì?

Thursday, May 21, 2020

"Stage presence" nghĩa là gì?

Sức hút trên sân khấu thường là bẩm sinh. Photo by Teddy from Pexels

"Stage presence" nghĩa là khả năng biểu diễn, làm chủ trên sân khấu, khả năng thu hút sự chú ý của khán giả.

Ví dụ
Because they were so good at what they did -- they had the anger, they had the songs, they had the stage presence, and they never did a bad show.

These beautiful girls are already shining with their stunning looks and stage presence, but their sequined, embellished (tôn dáng), and glittery outfits make them glow a little bit more.

While Yuna, Chaeryeong and Lia won over hearts with their cute antics (trò vui) in ‘TT’, Ryujin and Yeji really shone with their hard-hitting moves and impressive stage presence in ‘Hard Carry’.

These groups can be labelled as “monster rookies” (tân binh quái vật) due to their early success in streaming charts and physical album sales. They have the potential (tiềm năng) to be the next big thing in the music industry due to their fine singing and dancing skills and amazing stage presence and visuals.

Thu Phương

"Leave to tender mercies" nghĩa là gì?

Người dân tị nạn rồi sẽ đi đâu về đâu? Photo by Rostyslav Savchyn on Unsplash

"Leave (one) to (one's) tender mercies" nghĩa là phó mặc ai/điều gì cho người khác định đoạt, phán quyết.

Ví dụ
This basically leaves refugees (dân tị nạn) to the tender mercies of bureaucrats (quan liêu). The upshot (kết cục) unsurprisingly is that those groups the CAA targets for favoritism (thiên vị) already get better treatment than the others from the Indian system.

Second, there must be a diversification (đa dạng hóa) of supply chains away from a country that is our primary competitor (đối thủ cạnh tranh). While this will be both painful and take time, it is a price well worth paying not to leave ourselves, for example, at the tender mercies of Beijing in terms of its overwhelming production of the medicines we use.

Once the Armenian forces (lực lượng) move out of those territories (lãnh thổ), Azerbaijan’s population will return, no one knows if armed (vũ trang) or unarmed. And yet, the status issue will be up in the air with the potential danger of co-chairing countries colluding (thông đồng) with Baku to forcing the Armenian side to be left to the tender mercies of Azeri authorities.

Thu Phương

"Mercy fuck" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by John Rocha from Pexels

"Mercy fuck" (tiếng lóng) nghĩa là vì thương hại nên đồng ý làm tình.

Ví dụ
“Do you think he told you because he wanted a mercy fuck?” She gave him a withering (khinh miệt) look.

Scott Wright might want to fuck her. Probably that was how he thought about it. A mercy fuck. And a convenience for himself. But it wasn't Scott Wright that she was thinking of making love with.

“It was a mercy fuck on my part,” Jeremy said. At Patong's upscale clubs, he recalled paying about $100 or less to spend a few days with a girl. “These were like rent-a-girlfriends,” he said.

To kill the time, we decided to classify (phân loại) fucking. We got all the psychological (tâm lý học) classifications. There was sport fucking. There was mercy fucking, which would be reserved for spinsters (phụ nữ không chồng) and librarians (thủ thư).

Thu Phương

"Have mercy on" nghĩa là gì?

Photo by David Dibert from Pexels

"Have mercy on (someone) " nghĩa là thương xót, khoan dung cho ai.

Ví dụ
The Ministry extended its condolences (gửi lời chia buồn) to the bereaved family (tang quyến), praying to the Almighty Allah to have mercy on the deceased’s soul.

Justice (công lý), truth be ours forever. I am appealing to this Government have mercy on these crew members out there …. Please we are begging you to give them justice.

Sadly, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the wake and funeral (tang lễ) are strictly private for immediate family only. Sacred Heart Of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Our Lady Of Lourdes Intercede for him.

We heard the crash of timbers, of buildings falling down. Distressing screams of victims (nạn nhân), oh, what a dreadful sound. It would melt the hardest heart to hear them loudly cry. ‘Oh, God, have mercy on me. Is this my time to die?’

Thu Phương