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初中英语小故事带翻译:Darn Battery

  我们在自己的世界里察言观色,只听见了耳朵听见的,只看到了眼睛看到的,以为这就是全部。但是,有点时候,最普遍存在的,并不是完全真实的。

  Darn Battery

  (该死的电池)

  The Buick wouldn’t start.

  别克(车)没有顺利启动

  Considering it was 15 years old, this shouldn’t have been a surprise.

  考虑到它已经被用了15年,这也并不是很奇怪

  But, the battery wasn’t that old.

  但是它的电池并没有用这么久

  It was a Die Hard, sold by Sears.

  由西尔斯出售

  Gerard had bought it six years ago, but it was a 100-month battery.

  杰拉德六年前买了它,但这是一个已经100个月的电池了

  It was fully guaranteed for the first 12 months, and then pro-rated after that.

  这个电池前12个月全面质保,之后逐级评估

  Gerard called Sears.

  杰拉德给西尔斯打电话

  The service rep told him he would probably get “$10 to $40” credit toward a new battery.

  服务代表告诉他,他可能会收到一个价格在10至40美元之间的新电池贷款

  Gerard wondered how there could be such a $30 range, but he didn’t bother to ask.

  杰拉德想知道这个30美元的区间是如何产生的,但他没有问

  If the problem was electrical, he asked the service rep, what would Sears fix?

  他问服务代表,如果问题是在电器方面,那么西尔斯会怎么修理它

  The rep said Sears only replaced alternators and starters; if the electrical problem involved something else.

  代表回答说,西尔斯只是替换交流发电机和起动机,如果是电气问题就涉及到其他方面了

  Gerard would have to take it to the dealer.

  杰拉德将不得不把它交给经销商。

  Gerard went out to pull the battery out of his car so he could recharge it overnight.

  杰拉德出去把电池从他的车里拿出来,所以他可以整晚充电。

  Then he could hook the battery up the next day and use a meter to see if the electrical system was working properly.

  然后他可以在第二天用电池,并使用电表查看电气系统是否正常工作。

  He opened the hood. He looked.

  他打开了敞篷。他看了看。

  He looked some more.

  他又看了看

  Where was the battery?!

  电池在哪里?

  Had someone stolen it?

  有人偷了吗?

  He opened the manual.

  他打开了手册。

  The manual said nothing about the location of the battery.

  手册并没有说明电池在哪里

  He called up his friend Bryan.

  他打电话给他的朋友布莱恩。

  Bryan told him that he was looking in the wrong place; the battery was under the rear seat.

  布莱恩告诉他,他找错了地方;电池在后座。

  Gerard scoffed.

  杰拉德嘲笑。

  “Nobody puts a battery under the rear seat—except Volkswagen,” he told Bryan.

  “没有把电池放在后排座椅上,除了大众汽车”他告诉布莱恩。

  “Well, it’s got to be somewhere if it’s not under the hood,” Bryan replied.

  “嗯,如果它不在引擎盖下,它必须在某个地方,”布莱恩回答。

  Gerard went back out to the Buick and lifted up the rear seat.

  杰拉德回到别克车,打开后座。

  He found a few coins, some real old chewing gum, a paperback novel, and a watch battery—but no car battery.

  他发现了一些硬币,一些过期的口香糖,一本平装小说和一个手表电池,但没有汽车电池。

  Enough was enough.

  够了

  Gerard called AAA’s emergency road service.

  杰拉德给AAA紧急道路服务打电话。

  Before the tow truck driver towed the Buick to Sears, Gerard asked him if he knew where the battery was.

  在拖车司机将别克拖到西尔斯之前,杰拉德问他是否知道电池在哪里。

  “Oh, sure,” he said.

  “哦,当然,”他说。

  “It’s under the hood, but you’d never know it because it’s completely hidden by the big, white plastic windshield washer reservoir.”

  “这是在引擎盖下,但你永远都不会知道,因为它完全被大的白色塑料挡风玻璃清洗器水箱所隐藏。”

  重点知识讲解

  【原句】

  Had someone stolen it?

  有人偷了吗?

  【涉及知识点】

  现在完成时表示过去发生的动作对现在造成的影响或结果或表示过去的动作或状态持续到现在。 它的构成是:主语+have/has +动词的过去分词。

  常搭配的标志词有already(肯定句中),yet(否定,疑问,句末),just,before,recently,still,lately,never等:

  例如:

  He has already obtained a scholarship.

  他已经获得了一份奖学金。

  I haven't seen much of him recently (lately).

  我已经很久没有看到他(最近的)。

  重点知识讲解老师|Linda

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初中英语小故事带翻译:Darn Battery

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