Learning Mandarin – An exciting football game

Learning Mandarin - An exciting football game

Yi-jun: That’s good to know. We’ll watch for crazy drivers.

Holly: [Walking over] Hey, guys. Ready for a pick-up game of touch football?

Yi-jun: Football? Sounds dangerous. Maybe I’ll just be a cheerleader.

Holly: C’mon, Yi-jun. It’s lots of fun. You’ve seen football played on TV.

Yi-jun: Uh, yeah. And I’ve seen guys in pads tackled. We have no pads. I don’t want to be tackled.

Holly: There’s barely any contact in touch football. People just tag you to stop the play.

Yi-jun: OK, but they better tag lightly!

pick-up game

(康乐性质的)球类游戏

Let’s get a pick-up game going!

我们来玩个接球游戏吧!

touch football

触身式美式足球。这是美式足球的变种,规则是用手触及持球人身体的动作,来取代擒抱或摔倒动作

I played touch football all the time when I was a kid.

我小时候总是在玩触身式美式足球。

cheerleader (n.)

拉拉队员

My daughter thinks she can be a cheerleader her whole life.

我女儿以为她一辈子都会当拉拉队员。

pad (n.)

(运动员穿戴的)护具

Get your pads on before you go skateboarding.

玩滑板前先戴上护具。

tackle (v.)

美式足球)擒抱并摔倒对方球员

Don’t tackle me too hard.

别太凶猛地拦截我。

barely (adv.)

几乎没有

A: Are you old enough to be in the bar?

你年纪够大到进入酒吧吗?

B: Barely. I just turned 19 today!

差一点就不行。我在今天变成十九岁!

contact (n.)

触碰

Do you think mankind has made contact with aliens?

你觉得人类有和异形接触过吗?

tag (v.)

(抓人游戏中的)用手触碰对方导致对方失败

Even adults can enjoy playing tag.

就算是大人也可以玩抓鬼游戏。

怡君:多亏你提醒。我们会当心疯狂驾驶的。

荷莉:(走过来)你们好啊。想要玩触身式美式足球游戏吗?

怡君:美式足球?听来很危险。或许我当个拉拉队就好了。

荷莉:拜托,怡君。这超好玩。你都看过电视播的美式足球了。

怡君:嗯,是啦。而且我也看到穿护具的男生被扑倒。我们没有护具。我不想被扑倒。

荷莉:在触身式美式足球赛当中,很少会有身体碰触。大家只会用手碰你,来阻止进攻。

怡君:好吧,但是他们最好碰轻一点

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