[Scene: Central Perk. Everyone's there.]
Monica: What you guys don't understand is, for us, kissing is as important as any part of it.
Joey: Yeah, right. You serious?
yeah, right: used to say that you do not believe what someone has just said, disagree with it, or are not interested in
Phoebe: Oh, yeah.
Rachel: Everything you need to know is in that first kiss.
absolutely ['æbsəlu:tli]: used to emphasize that you agree with someone (用以强调，表示毫无保留地、无条件赞同)完
Chandler: Yeah. I think, for us, kissing is pretty much like an opening act, you know. I mean, it's like the
stand-up comedian you have to sit through before Pink Floyd comes out.
pretty much: almost; almost completely 几乎(全部)，差不多，非常接近
act: one of several short pieces of entertainment in a show (马戏、杂耍、电视歌舞演出中的)短节目，连续表演节目
stand-up comedian [kə'mi:diən]: 单口相声演员；独角滑稽秀演员 (<例>stand-up comedy: consists of one person
standing in front of an audience and telling jokes 一种喜剧表演方式，一个人站在舞台上以说笑为主。与中国传统的
sit through something: to stay until the end of a performance, speech, meeting, etc. that you think is boring or too
Ross: Yeah. And-and it's not that we don't like the comedian. It's just that's…that's not why we bought the
Chandler: See, the problem is, though, after the concert's over, no matter how great the show was, you
girls are always looking for the comedian again, you know. I mean, we're in the car. We're fighting traffic.
Basically just trying to stay awake.
though [ðəu]: used to add a fact or an opinion that makes the previous statement less strong or less important 不
号也可不加。Our team lost. It was a good game though.)
concert ['kɔnsət]: a public performance of music 音乐会，演奏会
basically ['beisikli]: to show that you are describing a situation in a simple, general way, and that you are not
concerned with less important details 简单来说；大致说来
stay: to continue to be in a particular state or situation 保持；继续为 (<异>101.Rachel: Well, maybe I'll just stay
here with Monica. <异>101.Monica: Are you okay? I mean, do you want me to stay?)
Rachel: Yeah, well, word of advice: Bring back the comedian. Otherwise next time you're gonna find
yourself sitting at home and listening to that album alone.
word of advice: cautionary advice about something imminent 片语良言
otherwise ['ʌðəwaiz]: used to state what the result would be if something did not happen or if the situation were
album ['ælbəm]: a collection of pieces of music released as a single item, usually on a CD, etc. or on the
Joey: [to Ross] Are we still talking about sex?
[Scene: Museum of Prehistoric History. Ross and a co-worker are setting up an exhibit which includes
some mannequins of cave people.]
Museum of Prehistoric History: 史前历史博物馆
co-worker ['kəu'wə:kə]: a person that someone works with, doing the same kind of job 一起工作的人，同事
set up: to arrange or create for something to happen 安排；创建
exhibit [ig'zibit]: a public display of paintings, sculpture, or objects of interest in a museum or art gallery 展览(会)，展
mannequin ['mænikin]: a model of a human body, used for displaying clothes in shops/stores (展示衣服的)人体模型
Ross: No, it's good. It is good. It's just that, mmm…Doesn't she seem a little angry?
Marsha: Well, she has issues.
issue: a problem or worry that somebody has with something 困难，烦恼 (<异>101.Rachel: Ooh, I was kinda hoping
that wouldn't be an issue.)
Ross: Does she?
Marsha: You think it's easy trying to live with Mr. Hey I Am Evolving? He's out banging other women over
the head with a club, while she sits at home trying to get the mastodon smell out of the carpet.
live with someone: to share a home and have a sexual relationship without being married 与…同居
evolve [i'vɔlv]: (biology) (of plants, animals, etc.) to develop over time, often many generations, into forms that are
better adapted to survive changes in their environment (生物学)演化，进化
bang [bæŋ]: to hit something in a way that makes a loud noise 咚地敲；大声猛击
club: a heavy stick with one end thicker than the other, that is used as a weapon (常指一端较粗大的)大头棒，击棍
mastodon ['mæstədəun]: (古生物)乳齿象
Ross: Okay. Marsha, see, these are, are cave people, okay? They have issues like, 'Gee, that glacier's
getting kinda close.' See?
gee ['dʒi:]: a word that some people use to show that they are surprised, impressed or annoyed (表达一种强烈的反应
glacier ['gleiʃə]: a large mass of ice, formed by snow on mountains, that moves very slowly down a valley 冰川，冰河
Marsha: Speaking of issues, isn't that your ex-wife?
speaking of: referring back to a subject just mentioned 说到，谈及(常用于句子开头)
ex-wife ['ekswaif]: a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife 前妻 (<词缀>ex-附在名词，表示"以前的，前任
的"。例如：ex-boyfriend 前男友，ex-president 前任总统)
[Ross' ex-wife Carol is standing outstide the exhibit.]
Ross: [trying to ignore her] My-No. No.
ignore [ɪg'nor]: to pretend that you have not seen someone or that someone is not there (故意)置之不理；不理睬
Marsha: Yes, it is. Carol. Hi!
Ross: Okay. Yes. Yes, it is. [waves] How about I'll, uh, catch up with you in the Ice Age.
how about …?: used to make a suggestion (用于提出意见)…怎么样?
catch up (with somebody): to reach somebody who is ahead by going faster 赶上，追上(某人)
the Ice Age: one of the long periods of time, thousands of years ago, when much of the earth's surface was covered
in ice 冰河时代，冰川期
Marsha: Can I stay?
Ross: That would be no.
[Marsha exits. Ross waves Carol into the exhibit.]
Ross:Hi. [hugs Carol while holding one of the cavemen's mannequins arms]
caveman: (plural cavemen) a person who lived in a cave thousands of years ago (史前石器时代的)穴居人；野人(复数
Carol: Hi. Oh. Is this a bad time?
Ross: No. No. It's-it's…the Stone Age. You look great. I, uh…I hate that.
the Stone Age: the very early period of human history when tools and weapons were made of stone 石器时代
Carol: Sorry. Thanks. You look good too.
Ross: Ah, well, you know, in here, anyone who…stands erect. So what's new? Still, uh…
stand (+ adjective): to be in a particular condition or situation 处于某种境况或状态
Carol: A lesbian? [She nods.]
Ross: Well, you never know. How's, um...How's the family?
you never know: used to say that you can never be certain about what will happen in the future, especially when you
are suggesting that something good might happen (尤指可能会发生好事)很难说，很难预料
how: used to ask about somebody's health or to find out someone's news (用以询问某人健康或有关某人的消息)怎样
(<异>101.Monica: Hey Frannie, welcome back! How was Florida? )
Carol: Marty's still totally paranoid. Oh, and uh-
paranoid ['pærənɔid]: afraid or suspicious of other people and believing that they are trying to harm you, in a way
that is not reasonable 极度害怕的；过分猜疑的
Ross: Why, why are you here, Carol?
Carol: I'm pregnant.
pregnant ['prɛgnənt]: (of a woman or female animal) having a baby or young animal developing inside her/its body 怀
[Scene: Monica and Rachel's. Chandler, Joey and Phoebe are watching TV. Monica is busy cleaning the
Chrissy on Three's Company: [holding a bra] Ha! Looks like she didn't leave in such a hurry after all.
ha: used in writing to represent a noise that people make to show they are annoyed 哈(用于书面语中，表示生气)
in a hurry: very quickly or more quickly than usual 匆忙，慌忙
after all: used when you are explaining something, or giving a reason 毕竟，终究，到底
Chandler: Oh, I think this is the episode of Three's Company with some kind of misunderstanding.
episode ['episəud]: one part of a story that is broadcast on television or radio in several parts (电视连续剧或无线电广
some kind of (<近>101.Monica: Is it like I have some sort of beacon that only dogs and men with severe emotional
problems can hear?)
misunderstanding ['misʌndə'stændiŋ]: a situation in which a comment, an instruction, etc. is not understood correctly
Phoebe: Then I've already seen this one. [turns off the TV]
Monica: [taking a drink from Joey] Are you through with that?
be through with something: used to show that you have finished using something (使用)完成，结束
Joey: Yeah. Sorry. The swallowing slowed me down.
slow somebody/something down: to go or to make somebody/something go at a slower speed or be less active 降低
Monica: Whose little ball of paper is this?
Chandler: Oh, that would be mine. See, I wrote a note to myself. And then I realized I didn't need the note.
So I balled it up and…[sees Monica glaring at him] Now I wish I was dead.
note: a short informal letter 短笺，便条
ball up: to form something or be formed into the shape of a ball (使)成球形，(使)成团块
glare (at someone/something) [gleə]: to look at someone or something in an angry way 瞪眼，怒目而视(常与at连用)
[Monica starts to fluff a pillow]
fluff [flʌf]: to shake or brush something so that it looks larger and/or softer 抖松(羽毛、头发等)；使起毛
pillow: (also cushion) a cloth bag filled with soft material or feathers that is used, for example, to make a seat more
Phoebe: She's already fluffed that pillow. Monica, you know, you've already fluffed- [Monica gives her a
glare.] But it's fine.
Monica: Look, I'm sorry, guys. I just don't wanna give them any more ammunition than they already have.
ammunition [æmjə'niʃən]: information that can be used against another person in an argument (比喻)炮弹(可用来为自
Chandler: Yes. And we all know how cruel a parent can be about the flatness of a child's pillow.
cruel [kru:əl]: having a desire to deliberately cause pain or distress to people or animals 故意使别人遭受痛苦的；以
Joey: Would you relax? You do this every time they come. The place looks great. You got a beautiful
lasagna here that looks good enough to…[He is gonna touch it. Monica slaps him on his hand.] avoid
place: a house or flat/apartment; a person's home 住所，寓所
avoid [ə'vɔid]: If you avoid doing something, you choose not to do it, or you put yourself in a situation where you do
not have to do it. 避免，使免于；防止(出现)
Phoebe: Monica. Hi! Um, Monica, you're scaring me. I mean, you're like, you're like all chaotic and twirly,
you know. Not-not in a good way.
scare [skeə]: to frighten someone 使害怕，使恐惧；使惊恐，惊吓 (<派>101.Ross: You know what the scariest part
is? What if there's only one woman for everybody, you know?)
chaotic [kei'ɑ:tik]: in a state of complete confusion and lack of order 混乱的，无秩序的，杂乱无章的
twirl [twɜ:l]: the action of a person spinning around once (人)旋转一周 (<词缀>后缀-y加在名词后，构成形容词，表示
Joey: Yeah. Calm down. You don't see Ross getting all chaotic and…twirly every time they come.
calm down: to become or make someone become calm (使)平静下来；(使)镇定下来
Monica: That's because as far as my parents are concerned, Ross can do no wrong. You see, he's 'the
prince'. Apparently they had some big ceremony before I was born.
as far as…be concerned: 就…而言 (<例>as/so far as I am/I'm concerned: used to give your personal opinion on
do wrong: 做错事或坏事
apparently [ə'pærəntli]: according to what you have heard or read, but you are not certain that it is true 据说
ceremony ['sɛrə,moni]: a public or religious occasion that includes a series of formal or traditional actions 典礼；仪式
Chandler: [looking out the window] Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew!
Chandler: Ugly Naked Guy got a Thighmaster!
[Rachel enters from her bedroom.]
Rachel: Has anybody seen my engagement ring?
engagement ring [in'gedʒmənt]: a ring that a man gives to a woman when they agree to get married 订婚戒指 (<例>
wedding ring: 结婚戒指。订婚戒指在男方向女方求婚时使用，通常都是钻戒(diamond ring)。结婚戒指是男女双方在婚
礼上相互交换时使用，一般是金戒指(usually plain gold)。)
Phoebe: Yeah, it's beautiful.
Rachel: Oh God. Oh God. Oh God. Oh God. Oh God. Oh God. Oh God.[starts to look under the couch
Phoebe: No, don't touch that.
Rachel: Oh. Like I wasn't dreading tomorrow enough, having to give it back to him. 'Hi, Barry. Remember
me? I'm the girl in the veil who stomped on your heart in front of your entire family.' Oh God. And now I'm
gonna have to return the ring. Without the ring, which makes it so much harder.
dread [dred]: to be very afraid of something 害怕；恐惧(着重害怕的心理，常指胆怯和丧失勇气)
veil [veil]: a covering of very thin transparent material worn, especially by women, to protect or hide the face, or as
part of a hat, etc. (尤指女用的)面纱
stomp on (<同>101.Monica stomps on Paul's watch and goes into her room.)
Monica: Easy, Rachel. We'll find it. [to all] Won't we?
Chandler and Joey: Oh. Yeah.
Monica: Okay. Look, it's gonna be okay. You'll give it back to him. And it will all be over. And we'll eat a lot
of ice cream.
Rachel: Okay. Okay. It's-it's a little pear-shaped diamond-
-shaped (<同>101.Chandler: I would have to say that is a L-shaped bracket.)
Monica: [interrupts] I'll tell you what, any diamond ring we find, we'll run it by you.
I/I'll tell you what: used to introduce a suggestion (你听我说)用于引出建议
run something by/past someone: to show someone something or tell someone about an idea in order to see their
reaction to it 把某物给某人看或将某事告诉某人以征求意见
Joey: Alright, when did you have it on last?
have (got) something on: to be wearing something 穿着，戴着
Phoebe: Doy! Probably right before she lost it.
Chandler: You don't get a lot of 'doy' these days.
you: used for referring to people in general 泛指一个人，任何人(在词义方面相当于不定代词one)
these days: used to talk about the present, especially when you are comparing it with the past 现在，如今，目前
Rachel: I know I had it this morning. I know I had it when I was in the kitchen with…
Rachel: [looks at the lasagna and realizes something] Oh, don't be mad.
mad [mæd]: very angry 极为愤怒的，气得要命的
Monica: You didn't.
Rachel: Oh, I'm sorry.
Monica: I gave you one job! [starts to examine the lasagna through the bottom of the glass pan]
Rachel: Oh, but look how straight those noodles are!
Chandler: Now, Monica, you know that's not how you look for an engagement ring in a lasagna.
now: used to get someone's attention before changing the subject 用于转换话题前引起注意
Monica: [puts down the lasagna] I just can't do it.
Chandler: Boys? We're going in.
[Chandler, Joey and Phoebe start to pick through the lasagna. There's a knock on the door. Monica
pick through: to examine a group of things carefully, especially to choose the ones you want 仔细检查后从中挑选
Ross: [standing outside the door] Hi.
Monica: That is not a happy 'hi'.
Ross: Carol's pregnant.
Phoebe: [while everyone else is stunned] Ooh! I found it!
stunned: 惊愕的；惊呆了(<派>stun someone [stʌn]: to surprise or shock someone so much that they cannot think
clearly or speak 使大吃一惊，使目瞪口呆)
Monica: Wha-, wha-, wha-, wha-?
Ross: Yeah. Do that for another two hours, you might be where I am right about now.
Chandler: That puts that whole pillow thing in perspective, huh? Mon?
put something in perspective [pɚ'spɛktɪv]: to place something's real importance by considering it in relation to
everything else (通过观察事物的相互关系)恰当地对待…；摆正…的位置
huh: people use 'Huh?' at the end of questions, suggestions, etc., especially when they want someone to agree with
Rachel: Well, now, how-how do you fit into this whole thing?
fit into: 适应，协调
Ross: Well, Carol says she and Susan want me to be involved. But if I'm not comfortable with it, I don't
have to be involved. Basically, it's totally up to me.
involved [in'vɔlvd]: taking part in something; being part of something or connected with something 参与；作为一部份；
comfortable ['kʌmfətəbl]: confident and not worried or afraid 轻松的，自在的；惬意的，愉快的
be up to someone: to be somebody's duty or responsibility; to be for somebody to decide 由…负责； 该由…决定
Phoebe: She is so great. I miss her.
Monica: What does she mean by 'involved'?
Chandler: I mean, presumably, the biggest part of your job is done.
presumably [pri'zu:məbli]: used to say that you think that something is probably true 很可能；大概；想必是
Joey: And the most enjoyable. [He laughs. Ross and Monica stare at him.] Phoebe, say something.
enjoyable [in'dʒɔiəbl]: giving pleasure 有乐趣的，令人愉快的
Ross: Anyway, they want me to go down to this…sonogram thing with them tomorrow.
sonogram ['sɔnəgræm]: an image of what is inside someone's body, that is taken using a special machine (医学)超声
Ross: Yeah. Remember back when life was simpler, and she was just a lesbian.
Chandler: God, those were the days.
Rachel: So what are you gonna do?
Ross: I have no idea. No matter what I do, though, I'm still gonna be a father.
[Joey starts to eat the rest of the lasagna and makes noises. Everyone turns to stare at him.]
Joey: This is still ruined, right?
ruin [ruin]: to damage something so badly that it loses all its value, pleasure, etc.; to spoil something 毁坏，破坏；糟
[Scene: Monica and Rachel's. Monica and Ross are pouring wine for their parents.]
Judy Geller: Oh, Martha Ludwin's daughter is gonna call you. [tastes a snack] Mmm! What's that curry
snack [snæk]: something such as a chocolate bar that you eat between meals (正餐之间的)点心，零食
curry ['kʌri]: a powder made from a mixture of spices, used to give a hot flavor to food 咖哩粉，咖喱
Judy Geller: Mmmm!
Ross: I-I think they're great. I, I really do.
Jack Geller: [to Ross] You remember the Ludwins? The big one had a thing for you, didn't she?
have a thing for someone/something: 非常喜欢；对…感兴趣
Judy Geller: They all had a thing for him.
Ross: Oh, Mom.
Monica: I'm sorry. Why is this girl going to call me?
Judy Geller: Oh, she just graduated. And she wants to be something in cooking or food, or…I don't know.
Anyway, I told her you had a restaurant-
Monica: No, Mom. I don't have a restaurant. I work in a restaurant.
Judy Geller: Well, they don't have to know that. [She starts to fluff the same pillow that Monica fluffed
multiple times earlier.]
Monica: Ross, could you come and help me with the spaghetti, please?
come and help (<比>101.Rachel: I'm gonna go get one of those job things.)
Judy Geller: Oh, we're having spaghetti. That's…easy.
Monica: Actually, we were going to have lasagna.
actually: to correct or contradict someone (用于纠正或反驳他人)事实上 (<异>101.Rachel: Well, actually, thanks. But
I think I'm just gonna hang out here tonight. <异>101.Monica: You actually broke her watch? <异>101.Actually, I'm
really not that hungry.)
Jack Geller: Oh, I love lasagna.
Monica: Well, we're not having it.
Judy Geller: Then why did you bring it up? You know how he latches on.
bring up: to mention a subject or start to talk about it 提出(供讨论或促使注意)
latch on (to something) [lætʃ]: to develop a strong interest in something 产生强烈兴趣
Monica: I know this is going to sound unbelievably selfish on my part, but were you planning on bringing
up the whole baby-lesbian thing? Because I think it might take some of the heat off me.
selfish ['selfiʃ]: caring only about yourself rather than about other people 利己的，自私自利的
on someone's part: made or done by someone 由…表现出来；由某人所做
plan on something/on doing something: to intend or expect to do something 打算；想要
heat: pressure on someone to do or achieve something 威逼，压力 (<例>put the heat on: 威逼，对…施加压力)
[Time Lapse. Everyone is now eating.]
Judy Geller: What that Rachel did to her life. We ran into her parents at the club. They were not playing
run into someone: to meet someone by chance 偶然遇见
club: (also golf club) a social organization which provides a golf course and a building to meet in for its members 高尔
夫球俱乐部(亦作golf club) (<异>102.Marsha: He's out banging other women over the head with a club, while she sits
at home trying to get the mastodon smell out of the carpet.)
Jack Geller: I'm not gonna tell you what they spent on that wedding, but 40,000 dollars is a lot of money.
40,000: forty thousand (<例>在美国结婚，一般是女方家庭拿钱举办婚礼。)
Judy Geller: Well, at least she had the chance to leave a man at the altar.
at least: used to add a positive comment about a negative situation 至少；起码
altar ['ɔ:ltə]: a holy table in a church or temple (教堂、庙宇的)圣坛，祭台 (<例>lead to the altar: 男子把…领到教堂圣
Monica: What's that supposed to mean?
what is that supposed to mean: showing that you are annoyed (恼火地问)什么意思？
Judy Geller: Nothing. It's an expression.
expression [ɪk'sprɛʃən]: things that people say, write, or do in order to show their feelings, opinions, and ideas (用言语
Monica: No, it's not.
Jack Geller: Don't listen to your mother. You're independent, and you always have been. Even when you
were a kid, and you were chubby, and you had no friends, you were just fine. And you'd read alone in your
room, and your puzzles.
listen to someone: to take notice of what someone says to you so that you follow their advice or believe them 听信，
independent [indi'pendənt] : confident and free to do things without needing help from other people 有主见的，自立
的 (<派>101.Monica: Okay, look, this is probably for the best, you know. Independence. Taking control of your life.
The whole 'hat' thing.)
chubby [tʃʌbi]: slightly fat in a way that people usually find attractive 丰满的，胖乎乎的
puzzle ['pʌzl]: a picture printed on heavy paper or wood, that has been cut up into a lot of small pieces of different
shapes that you have to fit together again 智力拼图玩具
Jack Geller: Look, there are people like Ross who need to shoot for the stars, with his museum and his
papers getting published. Other people are satisfied with staying where they are. I'm telling you, these
are the people who never get cancer. They're happy with what they have. They're basically content like
shoot for the stars: to try to be successful at something that is difficult 克服困难争取成功
paper: an academic article about a particular subject that is written by and for specialists 学术论文
I'm telling you (<同>101.Paul: No, I'm telling you, last night was like all my birthdays, both graduations, plus the barn
raising scene in Witness.)
cancer ['kænsə]: a serious disease in which growths of cells, also called cancers, form in the body and kill normal
body cells. The disease often causes death. 癌症
basically: used to emphasize when you are stating an opinion, or when you are making an important statement about
something 基本上；主要地 (<异>102.Chandler: I mean, we're in the car. We're fighting traffic. Basically just trying to
content [kən'tent]: happy and satisfied with what you have 满意的，满足的
cow: 此处双关 (1) 母牛，奶牛；(2) (贬义)肥胖邋遢的女人，Monica曾经很胖
Ross: Cows, Dad?
Jack Geller: She knows how much I like cows.
Jack Geller: And I read about these women trying to have it all. And I thank God, our little harmonica
doesn't seem to have that problem. I'm telling you, sweetheart, you're gonna be fine.
have it all: 拥有一切，(事业﹑爱情、家庭等)各方面都很成功
harmonica: a small musical instrument that you hold near your mouth and play by blowing or sucking air through it 口
sweetheart: used to address someone in a way that shows affection 用于称呼亲人或爱人 (<近>101.Monica: Are you
Monica: Thank you, Daddy.
Judy Geller: [turns on a Dustbuster] Oh, so this does work.
Monica: [trying desperately to change the subject] So, Ross, what's going on with you? Any stories? [digs
her elbow into his hand] No news? No little anecdotes to share with the folks?
desperately ['despəritli]: 不顾一切地，拼命地 (<例>If you are desperate, you are in such a bad situation that you are
willing to try anything to change it.)
change the subject: start talking about something else, often because the previous subject was embarrassing 改变
dig someting into something: to push or rub against your body in a painful or uncomfortable way 用…刺戳；以…触碰
anecdote ['ænikdəut]: a short, interesting, or amusing story about a real person or event 轶事，趣闻
folks [fəuks]: (plural) the members of your family, especially your parents (复数)尤指双亲，父母亲；家人，亲属
Ross: [pulls his hand away] Okay! Okay. [to the parents] Look, I, uh, I realize you guys have been wondering
what exactly happened between Carol and me. And so, well, here's the deal. Carol's a lesbian. She's living
with a woman named Susan. She's pregnant with my child. And she and Susan are going to raise the baby.
[Stunned silence ensues.]
wondering who, where, etc… (<比>101.Rachel: And I started wondering 'Why am I doing this?' and 'Who am I doing
here's the deal (<近>101.Ross: You know, here's the thing. Even if I could get it together enough to ask a woman out,
who am I gonna ask? )
raise: to care for a child or young animal until it is able to take care of itself 养育(子女)；饲养(牲畜)
ensue [in'su:]: to happen after or as a result of another event 随后而来，接踵而来；接着发生，因而产生
Judy Geller: [to Monica] And you knew about this?
[Monica and Ross are in disbelief.]