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VOA词汇掌故:和heart有关的俗语

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Words and Their Stories: Heart to Heart


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Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

Each week, this program explains the many meanings of English expressions. Today's expressions include a very important word – heart.

We will try to get to the heart of the matter to better understand the most important things about words and their stories. So take heart. Have no fear about learning new expressions. Besides, popular English words can be fun. There is no need for a heavy heart. Such feelings of sadness would only break my heart, or make me feel unhappy and hopeless.

Now, let us suppose you and I were speaking freely about something private. We would be having a heart to heart discussion. I might speak from the bottom of my heart, or say things honestly and truthfully. I might even open up my heart to you and tell a secret. I would speak with all my heart, or with great feeling.

When a person shares her feelings freely and openly like this, you might say she wears her heart on her sleeve, or on her clothing. Her emotions are not protected.

If we had an honest discussion, both of us would know that the other person's heart is in the right place. For example, I would know that you are a kind-hearted and well-meaning person. And, if you are a very good person, I would even say that you have a heart of gold. However, you might have a change of heart based on what I tell you. Our discussion might cause you to change the way you feel about something.

But, let us suppose you get angry over what I tell you. Or worse, you feel no sympathy or understanding for me or my situation. If this happens, I might think that you have a heart of stone. And, if you say something to make me frightened or worried, my heart might stand still or skip a beat.

Yet, even though you may be angry, I would know that at heart, you are a kind person. In reality, you do care. And any argument between us would not cause me to lose heart or feel a sense of loss.

My heart goes out to anyone who loses a friend over an argument. It really is a sad situation, and I feel sympathy for the people involved.

I promise that what I have told you today is true – cross my heart.

I really wanted to play some music at the end of this feature. In fact, I had my heart set on it. So here it is, "Don't Go Breaking my Heart" by Elton John.

(MUSIC)

This VOA Special English program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.

谈谈heart

心可是人体的中心,所以你就能很好地理解“心”经常用于表达人的情感。如果你lose your heart to someone(在谁那里丢失了自己的心),那你肯定是和someone恋在一起了。

因为courage一词来源于拉丁文中的词cor其意就是heart,所以如果你不敢表达你的爱,那你就是lack heart(缺乏勇气)。

但如果win your heart 赢得你的心的人并不爱你,那你就有一颗broken heart(破碎的心)。在悲伤之中,你觉得对方简直是heart of stone (石头心肠)。于是你决定向朋友pour out your heart (倾吐你的心事)。 向别人诉说一下自己的心事当然会让你感觉好些。

如果你的朋友看起来并不理解你的伤痛,你可以让他have a heart (可怜可怜你),让他意识到这个人对你是多么重要。

如果你的朋友对你的处境很关心,那么his heart in the right place (他的心肠是很好的)。可能他会警告你not to wear your heart on your sleeve (不要太情绪化)。换句话说,不要让每个人都看出你害了相思病。

我想说Don't take the failure to your heart. (想开些,别为失败而难过),千万别lose heart (失去信心)。和你的爱人倾心相谈,表现出your heart of gold(金子般的心,美好心灵),或者是write a letter to her and declared your heart. (给他写封信,表达一下爱慕之情),总之Don't let your heart get cold.(不要让你的热情冷却下来),相信吧,最后你可能就是a man after her own heart(正和她心意的人),你也就可以put your heart at rest(放下心来)

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