VIP Class Notes (Nemo)

汤姆叔叔的小屋 Uncle Tom’s Cabin


hearing  (n): the ability to hear
E.g.: He’s getting old and his hearing isn’t very good.

it’s a general term这是个通称

an umbrella term-总括术语

hit sb up (v): to ask someone for something
E.g.: She hit me up for $20.

HMU- hit me up

What does the abbreviation TTYL stand for?
It stands for ‘Talk to you later’.

stand for sth (v): If one or more letters stand for a word or name, they are the first letter or letters of that word or name and they represent it.
E.g.: GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time.
GMT 是 Greenwich Mean Time(格林尼治标准时间)的缩写。
E.g.: UFO stands for ‘unidentified flying object’.

cornrows (n): (尤指黑人妇女梳的)玉米垄发型
a hairstyle worn especially by black women, in which the hair is put into lines of plaits along the head
E.g.: Tyler likes her hair in cornrows, but braiding it takes a long time.

language and literature course/class;

segregation (n): he policy of keeping one group of people apart from another and treating them differently, especially because of race, sex, or religion:(对不同种族、宗教或性别的人所采取的)隔离并区别对待,隔离政策
E.g.: The system of racial segregation that used to exist in South Africa was called apartheid.
E.g.: The community fought to end segregation in schools and housing.
E.g.: the segregation of employment by gender


Influenced by my grandfather

recyclable (n)
recyclables (plural noun)
a substance or object that can be recycled.
E.g.: “the city could sell recyclables at a profit”

profit (n): money that is earned in trade or business after paying the costs of producing and selling goods and services
E.g.: She makes a big profit from selling waste material to textile companies.
E.g.: A year ago the Tokyo company had a pretax (税前的) profit of 35 million yen.
E.g.: Company profits are down from last year’s figures.