VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[W]

Today we focused on:

in the next three days I’ll have many meetings 在接下来的三天里,我将有很多会议 FUTURE
in the last two days/years/weeks/months/hours I had a lot of work to finish-PAST

in two days I’ll go to Nanjing FUTURE
两天后我要去南京
two days ago I was in Nanjing PAST
两天前我在南京

DAYS (in the last/next XX days)-If you’re being asked in the morning, then the questioner is probably asking about your actions yesterday and the day before. If being asked in the afternoon or evening, it probably refers to today and yesterday.

observe (v): to obey a law, rule, or custom
遵守,奉行(法律、规则或习俗)
E.g.: People must observe the law. Nobody should be an exception.
人们必须遵纪守法,谁都不应该例外。
E.g.: The old people in the village still observe the local traditions.
村里的老人仍然遵守当地的传统。
E.g.: Do you observe Passover?
你们过逾越节吗?

funny (adj): humorous; causing laughter
滑稽的;有趣的
E.g.: Do you know any funny jokes?
你知道什么有趣的笑话吗?
E.g.: I’ve never found Charlie Chaplin very funny.
我从来都不觉得查理‧卓别林很滑稽。
E.g.: It’s a really funny film.
这真是场滑稽的电影

fun (adj): enjoyable
有趣的;令人愉快的
E.g.: There are lots of fun things to do here.
这里有很多有趣的事可做。

THE future/ THE past   NOUN

future (adj): happening or existing in the future:
E.g.: Of course we’ll keep you up to date about any future developments.
E.g.: There’s an old superstition that young girls going to bed on this night dream of their future husbands.

all the festivals are highly commercialized
所有的节日都高度商业化

nosy (adj): too interested in what other people are doing and wanting to discover too much about them
好管闲事的;爱打听的
E.g.: She was complaining about her nosy parents.
她在抱怨她父母爱管闲事。

pupil (n): a person, especially a child at school, who is being taught
学生,(尤指)小学生
E.g.: a second-year pupil
小学二年级学生
E.g.: a primary-school pupil
小学生
E.g.: The school has over 400 pupils.
这所学校有400多名学生。

teenager (n): 青少年
(13至19岁之间的)青少年,青少年男女

genuine (Adj): If something is genuine, it is real and exactly what it appears to be.
真正的;非伪造的;名副其实的
E.g.: genuine leather
真皮
E.g.: If it is a genuine Michelangelo drawing, it will sell for millions.
如果这幅画是米开朗琪罗的真迹,它的售价将会达数百万。

Europe is diverse
欧洲是多元化的

island-岛                            /ˈaɪ.lənd/
Iceland-冰岛-国家 🇮🇸  /ˈaɪs.lənd/

Writing

Today is Hollyween, I saw many kids dress up cartoon figure. It’s really cute and funny. But for my family, there is no any special activity, we are traditional Chinese family. I know most of west country ,Hollyween is a big festival. Many people dress up and have party. I asked my son’s kindergarten teacher: Will your kindergarten have some activity for hollyween? His teacher answered: we are public kindergarten, we are not claim to western festival.It’s so boring.I think cosplay is quite funny especially kid cosplay. I hope to take my son to have Hollyween in the USA in future.

Today is Halloween, I saw many kids dress up as cartoon figures. It’s really cute and funny. But for my family, there is no any special activity/there won’t be any special activity, we are a traditional Chinese family. I know that in most of the western countries, Halloween is a big festival. Many people dress up and have party (V). I asked my son’s kindergarten teacher: ‘Will your kindergarten have any activity/event for Halloween? His teacher answered: ‘we are a public kindergarten, we don’t observe  western festivals. It’s so boring. I think that cosplay is quite fun especially kid‘s cosplay. I hope to take my son to spend a Halloween in the USA in the future.