外國人跟你說「Where was I」,可不是問你「我在哪里」

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Wherewas I?

以前看美劇時

看到里面的人說

「Where was I」

還以為是要上演

我是誰,我在哪的失憶戲碼

后來一看字幕才明白

盡管這句話是用「where」提問的

但它所問的

和地點完全無關

而是一句地道的習慣性問句

「我剛剛講到哪兒了?」

(Now)where was I?

What was I talking about? Where did I leave off? (Said after an interruption of some sort.)

我剛才在說什麼?我說到哪里了?(因為某些情況被打斷后會說的話)

就比如Sex Education Season 2 Episode 6中,媽媽在給女兒讀書,拿起書來記不起來上次讀到哪里了,于是說道:

例句

A: 「Now where was I, before Joan interrupted us?」

在瓊打斷我們之前,我說到哪里了?

B: 「Going over your ideas for next month‘s cover art, sir.」

正在討論你對下個月封面的想法,先生。

A: 「Where was I? 」

我剛剛講到哪里了?

B: 「You were going to tell us why you don‘t like that restaurant.」

你剛剛想告訴我們你為什麼不喜歡那家餐廳。

當我們一時語塞、突然失憶的時候

通常會這麼表達:

我剛剛說到哪兒了?

Where was I?

What was I saying?

I just had it!

拓展

有的同學對where的發音會產生困擾,經常聽不出 where、were和we‘re的區別?

小編找到了一則語音講解,希望能對有同樣困惑的同學有幫助。

Where, Were, We‘re

Are you ready to practice your pronunciation? Today we’re going to work on three very common words in English:

你準備好練習你的發音了嗎?今天我們要學習三個非常常見的英語單詞

where, were, and we’re.

To get the most benefit out of this lesson, don’t just watch – instead, actually repeat the words and sentences after me!

為了使這節課的效率最佳,記住不要只是簡單的聽,一定要在聽到之后張嘴跟讀哦!

WHERE如何發音

The word where rhymes with care, fair, and stare.

where這個詞的節奏音調和care,fair,stare一樣。

It is pronounced exactly the same as the word wear (as in wear clothes).

它和wear這個單詞的發音一樣。

一起練習:

care, fair, stare, where

WERE如何發音

The word were rhymes with sir and fur.

這個單詞的音調和sir,fur一樣。

It’s the same sound as in the word bird.

和bird有部分相同的發音。

一起練習:

sir, fur, bird, were

「WE’RE」如何發音

The word we’re is short for 「we are.」

we’re是we are的縮寫形式

You can pronounce it with an eer sound as in beer and fear:

其中的發音類似beer和fear里eer部分的發音

一起練習:

beer, fear, we’re

However, when speaking fast, we often pronounce it more like were:

然而,當我們語速很快時,發音就更像were

We’re going to the beach.

We’re all done with our homework.

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE: SENTENCES

發音練習:句子

Let’s try some sentences with each of these words. Listen and repeat after me:

我們再來分別看看這些詞造的句,仔細聽并且跟讀:

Where is the nearest bank?

I don’t know where my keys are.

The cookies were delicious.

Where were you last night?

I think we’re almost ready to leave.

We’re not sure if the packages were delivered.

We’re wondering where to park the car.

以上就是今天的內容啦

歡迎來評論區交流~


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