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Thảo luận trong 'CLB NGOẠI NGỮ' bắt đầu bởi nganPH, 06/02/2009.

  1. nganPH

    nganPH Cố vấn

    Talk to a brick wall = talk to an unresponsive person
    Put someone in the picture
    To be in a fix = be in difficulty
    To be in a tight corner = be in a situation that is hard to get out of
    To be in muddle = be confused/mixed up
    To take a back seat = let other acts instead
    To take the bull by the horns = act positively to face and attack the problem
    To stir things up = do/say things that make the situation worse
    To pour oil on troubled waters = do/say things that calm situation down
    Hear it on the grapevine = nghe tin don
    Get our act together = organize ourselves to response
    Get to the bottom of things = find the true explanation for the state of affairs
    To get a grasp of = to find out/understand
    See light at the end of the tunnel
    Come to a dead end
    Swept under the carpet = ignored/deliberately forgotten, without solving it
    He’s always beating about the bush (noi vong vo)
    The devil makes work for idle hands (nhan cu vi bat thien)
    Idle talks : chuyen vo van
    Long-term strategy
    You can't get a ticker for love or money (can't make it happen=impossible)
    It's time to love you and leave you (time to say goodbye)
    To see the red light (linh cam thay tai hoa)
    It is a red rag to him (make him angry)
    Red tape (beuraucracy)
    In the red = being in debt -> be out of the red
    Not give a red cent for sth = don't look down/ignore sth
    Paint the town red = di ra ngoia va enjoy the good time at the bar, night club, etc..
    Once in a blue moon = nam thi muoi hoa
    Blue-eye boy = cuc cung
    Carry the can = to be held responsible
    Game plan = strategy and tactics
    The bottom line = the most important fact
    In the hot seat = the person responsible for some difficult decisions
    A closed book = a totally unfamiliar
    Bit the dust = went out of biz (last year two of our main competitors bit the dust
    Double Dutch = completely confusing (it is double Dutch to me)
    High profile = is very well known ( he is very well known in the banking world)
    On the drawing board = in the planning stage (the project is still on the drawing board)
    A head start = a competitive advantage (Due to its experience in Europe, the company has a head start over its competitors)
    Talk shop = talk about biz
    Shop around for sth = consider carefully
    Prime time = peak view hours
    A bolt out of the blue = sth you don't expect that happen
    A black look = angry with so
    The green light = signal to move forward
    A green belt area = surrounding areas with plants, trees, fresh air
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  2. Hieu12A5

    Hieu12A5 Tình nguyện viên QTX

    Em cũng đang chờ "the green light" để "move forward" nè anh nganPH ơi! Nhưng khổ nổi chỉ toàn thấy "the red light" ko à! "Move forward" em sợ bị "the police" thổi lại lắm:p
    Cho em xì pam chút xíu để thêm phần sôi động nha anh nganPH !!
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  3. nganPH

    nganPH Cố vấn

    Pls do sth while waiting for the green light...and bear in mind that green or red...also denpend on you....Have you ever heard that .....that is your choice??....hehe..
    Good luck!..
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  4. HoaBấtTử

    HoaBấtTử New Member

    Yeap, totally agree with "uncle" NganPH, that if just waiting for the"green light" without doing something may waste time and loosing some good chances to "move forward". Sometime, we should... not care "the police" if we really want the "green light" come earlier!...
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  5. Hieu12A5

    Hieu12A5 Tình nguyện viên QTX

    Thanks "uncle" nganPH & HoaBatTu.
    I not only wait for "the green light", but also I will do sth to make "the green light" signals for my love. And next Valentine' Day is a good chance for me...:(
    Have a romantic Valentine's Holiday, all "family"!
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  6. nganPH

    nganPH Cố vấn

    A friend sent me this...really meaningful...best wishes!


    John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would
    reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!' He was a natural motivator.

    If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation. Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, 'I don't get it!'

    'You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?'

    He replied, 'Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or...you can choose to be in a bad mood

    I choose to be in a good mood.'

    Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

    Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or...I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.

    'Yeah, right, it's not that easy,' I protested.

    'Yes, it is,' he said. 'Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood.

    You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life.'

    I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about
    life instead of reacting to it.

    Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

    After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

    I saw him about six months after the accident.

    When I asked him how he was, he replied, 'If I were any better, I'd be twins...Wanna see my scars?'

    I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

    'The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter,' he replied. 'Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die.. I chose to live.'

    'Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness? ' I asked. He continued, '....the paramedics were great.

    They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action.'

    'What did you do?' I asked.

    'Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,' said John. 'She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity''

    Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.'

    He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude.... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

    Attitude, after all, is everything.
    "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

    After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

    You have two choices now:
    01. Delete this
    02. Forward it to the people you care about. I and You know the choice I made
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  7. SweetLove

    SweetLove Ong non & nai ^^

    Cho SWL ké bài thơ lụm lặt được trên internet.:)
    Long dài, short ngắn, tall cao
    Here đây, there đó, which nào, where đâu
    Sentence có nghĩa là câu
    Lesson bài học, rainbow cầu vồng

    Husband là đức ông chồng
    Daddy cha bố, please don't xin đừng
    Darling tiếng gọi em cưng
    Merry vui thích, cái sừng là horn

    Rách rồi xài đỡ chữ torn
    To sing là hát, a song một bài
    Nói sai sự thật to lie
    Go đi, come đến, một vài là some

    Đứng stand, look ngó, lie nằm
    Five năm, four bốn, hold cầm, play chơi
    One life là một cuộc đời
    Happy sung sướng, laugh cười, cry kêu

    Lover tạm dịch ngừơi yêu
    Charming duyên dáng, mỹ miều graceful
    Mặt trăng là chữ the moon
    World là thế giới, sớm soon, lake hồ

    Dao knife, spoon muỗng, cuốc hoe
    Đêm night, dark tối, khổng lồ giant
    Fund vui, die chết, near gần
    Sorry xin lỗi, dull đần, wise khôn

    Burry có nghĩa là chôn
    Our souls tạm dịch linh hồn chúng ta
    Xe hơi du lịch là car
    Sir ngài, Lord đức, thưa bà Madam

    Thousand là đúng...mười trăm
    Ngày day, tuần week, year năm, hour giờ
    Wait there đứng đó đợi chờ
    Nightmare ác mộng, dream mơ, pray cầu

    Trừ ra except, deep sâu
    Daughter con gái, bridge cầu, pond ao
    Enter tạm dịch đi vào
    Thêm for tham dự lẽ nào lại sai

    Shoulder cứ dịch là vai
    Writer văn sĩ, cái đài radio
    A bowl là một cái tô
    Chữ tear nước mắt, tomb mồ, miss cô

    Máy khâu dùng tạm chữ sew
    Kẻ thù dịch đại là foe chẳng lầm
    Shelter tạm dịch là hầm
    Chữ shout là hét, nói thầm whisper

    What time là hỏi mấy giờ
    Clear trong, clean sạch, mờ mờ là dim
    Gặp ông ta dịch see him
    Swim bơi, wade lội, drown chìm chết trôi

    Mountain là núi, hill đồi
    Valley thung lũng, cây sồi oak tree
    Tiền xin đóng học school fee
    Yêu tôi dùng chữ love me chẳng lầm

    To steal tạm dịch cầm nhầm
    Tẩy chay boycott, gia cầm poultry
    Cattle gia súc, ong bee
    Something to eat chút gì để ăn

    Lip môi, tongue lưỡi, teeth răng
    Exam thi cử, cái bằng licence...
    Lovely có nghĩa dễ thương
    Pretty xinh đẹp thường thường so so

    Lotto là chơi lô tô
    Nấu ăn là cook , wash clothes giặt đồ
    Push thì có nghĩa đẩy, xô
    Marriage đám cưới, single độc than

    Foot thì có nghĩa bàn chân
    Far là xa cách còn gần là near
    Spoon có nghĩa cái thìa
    Toán trừ subtract, toán chia divide

    Dream thì có nghĩa giấc mơ
    Month thì là tháng , thời giờ là time
    Job thì có nghĩa việc làm
    Lady phái nữ, phái nam gentleman

    Close friend có nghĩa bạn thân
    Leaf là chiếc lá, còn sun mặt trời
    Fall down có nghĩa là rơi
    Welcome chào đón, mời là invite

    Short là ngắn, long là dài
    Mũ thì là hat, chiếc hài là shoe
    Autumn có nghĩa mùa thu
    Summer mùa hạ , cái tù là jail

    Duck là vịt , pig là heo
    Rich là giàu có , còn nghèo là poor
    Crab thi` có nghĩa con cua
    Church nhà thờ đó , còn chùa temple

    Chỉnh sửa cuối: 10/02/2009
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  8. miliviti

    miliviti New Member

    @ to Hiếu 12A5: how's about me? hehe
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