Mitchell: What am I most afraid of? Hmm. Let's see.
Alex: Global warming… and getting a "B."
global warming: the increase in temperature of the earth’s atmosphere, that is caused by the increase of particular
gases, especially carbon dioxide 全球(气候或气温)变暖
Claire: The phone ringing in the middle of the night.
Phil: That I'm too much of a perfectionist.
perfectionist [pərˈfekʃənɪst]: a person who likes to do things perfectly and is not satisfied with anything less 完美主义
Claire: Honey, this isn't a job interview.
Phil: Oh, man. Job interviews.
Gloria: Yeah, right. What about the pigeons?
Jay: Oh, I don't like them. They're shifty.
shifty [ˈʃɪfti]: seeming to be dishonest; looking guilty about something 诡诈的；鬼鬼祟祟的
Cameron: Losing Mitchell.
Mitchell: Oh! Hotel bedspreads.
bedspread [ˈbɛdˌsprɛd]: an attractive cover put on top of all the sheets and covers on a bed 床罩
Haley: Never getting my driver's license. Or getting one and the picture sucks.
driver's license: an official document that shows that you are qualified to drive 驾驶执照
Manny: Dying alone.
Claire: Oh, Haley, sweetie, did you find your shoes?
Haley: Mom, please, not today.
Claire: I just wanted to know if you found your shoes.
Haley: Why are you hounding me? I'm freaking out right now.
hound: to keep following somebody and not leave them alone, especially in order to get something from them or ask
them questions 追逼；(不断地)烦扰
Claire: You need to relax. It's just a driver's test.
Haley: It's my third driver's test, and if I fail again, I have to wait six months to retake it. That's six more
months of you driving me everywhere.
retake: If you retake a course or an examination, you take it again because you failed it the first time. 重考；重修
Haley: Then I'm like "There's no way I'm wearing that." And she was like--
I'm, he's, she's, etc. like: used in very informal speech, to mean "I say", "he/she says", etc. 说，认为(引导要说的话或
Haley: "Well, if you don't wear it, then you can't play." And then I was like "That's fine by me."
Claire: Honey, like.
Haley: And then she was like "Well, if you don't play--"
Claire: Like! Like!
Haley: Mom! Mom!
Claire: Stop! Stop saying "like" all the time.
Haley: You're embarrassing me! Stop it!
Claire: Like, like, like, like, aah!
Alex: Haley. Found your jacket.
Haley: Why is everyone on me? God!
Claire: Ignore her. She can't focus on two things at once.
Alex: Always a good quality in a driver.
Claire: Sweetie, we need to get you some shoes for the dance tonight.
Alex: No, we don't. I'm not going.
Claire: What are you talking about? Why would you not be going to the dance?
Alex: [exhales] Because school dances are lame. A bunch of immature boys trying to impress you with how
cool they are when they're really just a bunch of dorks.
Phil: [Australian accent] Ready to go down under, mate?
mate: (British English, Australian English) used as a friendly way of addressing somebody, especially between men
Alex: What are you doing?
Phil and Luke: Treasure hunting.
treasure hunt: 寻宝游戏(玩家按照线索寻找奖品)
Phil: A few days ago, the cable guy was under the house. When he was leaving, he said to Haley, "Wow.
That's quite a collection you've got down there." Here's the thing. We have no idea what he's talking
about. All week, Luke and I have been getting more and more excited about what it could be.
Luke: I bet it's really cool old magazines.
Phil: Yeah. Or a bunch of necklaces made out of animal teeth.
Luke: Or bugs frozen in amber.
Phil: What if it's really expensive bottles of wine?
Luke: Or a suit of armor.
a suit of: 一套
armor [ˈɑrmər]: special metal clothing that soldiers wore in the past to protect their bodies while fighting 盔甲
[video game sounds]
Phil: What if there's ancient Indian arrowheads under there?
arrowhead [ˈæroʊˌhɛd]: the sharp pointed end of an arrow 箭头；箭镞
Luke: What if it's gold bars?
gold bar: 金条
Phil: Oh, you think?
Claire: For God's sakes, why don't you go under the house and look?
Mitchell: Hey, Cam. Cam, where did we get this dolly from?
Cameron: Oh, from Janice and Olivia. They brought it over yesterday. Lily loves it.
Mitchell: Seems a little frilly, you know, coming from them.
frilly ['frili]: having a lot of frills 镶褶边的；有饰边的
Cameron: What, because they're lesbians? That's sort of an offensive stereotype, don't you think?
stereotype [ˈstɛriəˌtaɪp]: a fixed idea or image that many people have of a particular type of person or thing, but
which is often not true in reality 模式化形象；刻板成见
Mitchell: Yeah, I suppose. I'm sorry. Oh, hey, did they bring back our coffee maker?
coffee maker: a small machine for making cups of coffee 咖啡壶
Cameron: No. It was too big. They were on their motorcycle.
Cameron: We got off to an awkward start with our pediatrician, a very nice Asian lady--
get off to an awkward start: 有尴尬的开端 (get off to a flying start: to make a very good start; to begin something well
Cameron: Named Dr. Miura. So I took the bold step of inviting her over for brunch.
bold: (of people or behavior) brave and confident; not afraid to say what you feel or to take risks 大胆的；需要冒风险
Mitchell: [chuckles] I'm sorry. Uh, bold?
Cameron: She said no patient had ever done it before.
Mitchell: Yeah. Subtext, "This is weird."
subtext [ˈsʌbˌtɛkst]: a hidden meaning or reason for doing something 潜台词；言外之意
Cameron: I didn't hear any subtext.
Mitchell: Do you hear any now?
Mitchell: [exhales]I don't even know why we're doing this.
Cameron: Because what if Lily gets sick and there's a Tamiflu shortage? Who do you think's gonna get
that medicine? The patient she likes, that's who.
Tamiflu [ˈtæmɪˌflu:]: an oral antiviral drug that attacks the influenza virus and prevents it spreading inside the body 达
Mitchell: Well, maybe if you bake her a cake, she'll give us free X-rays.
Cameron: It's all about making connections. Why do you think the dentist gives me all that free stuff?
connection: (usually plural) a person or an organization that you know and that can help or advise you in your social
or professional life (通常复数)(尤指有权有势的)人脉，关系
Mitchell: Um, because he's a huge queen and he has a big crush on you.
Cameron: Really? Do you think so?
Manny: I have a fever.
Gloria: Ay, mi amor. Come here and I feel you.
Manny: Ooh. I don't wanna get you sick. It could be fatal.
Jay: Then by all means, stand next to me.
Gloria: Let me feel you. Ay, papi, but you're not warm.
Manny: Uh, probably because you were cooking and your hands are warm. I better skip the party tomorrow
just to be safe.
skip something: to not do something that you usually do or should do (故意)不做；无故缺席
Gloria: Oh. Yeah, the party.
Gloria: [whispering] The party.
Jay: I understand about 20% of what goes on around here.
Gloria: The party is at an amusement park, and Manny's afraid of roller coasters.
amusement park: a large park which has a lot of things that you can ride and play on and many different activities to
Jay: Poor kid.
Gloria: I don't know where he gets his fear from, because his father's not afraid of anything. No bulls, no
heights, no helicopters, no fast cars--
Jay: But go to dinner with him and wait for the check to come. Then you'll see fear in his eyes. Like the
waiter's a ghost.
Phil: We're like Ponce de León and his son, Little Ponce.
1. 庞塞·德莱昂(Ponce de León，1474-1521)是西班牙的探险家、征服者，被西班牙王室任命为波多黎各的第一任总
是在寻找"长生不老泉"(Fountain of Youth)。
Luke: Who's that?
Phil: Famous treasure hunters.
treasure hunter: 寻宝猎人
Luke: His name was Ponce? He'd get made fun of at my school. They'd probably call him "Pants."
Phil: [laughing] Pants. [chuckles] Or maybe, um, "Fancy Ponce."
Luke: [laughs] That's a good one.
Phil: All right. Let's do this. [squeaking] Oh! Hey! Wow.
Luke: You okay, Dad?
Phil: Yeah. Yeah, I am. Yep. Gonna take a little more than getting trapped in a small, dark space with a wild
animal to rattle your old man.
rattle somebody: to make somebody nervous or frightened 使不安；使恐惧
Luke: All right.
Phil: You never want your kids to see you scared. You wanna be that rock that they can grab ahold of in a
stormy sea. Actually, a rock would sink. So a floating rock. Let's start over. It's windy, and you've got a lot of
grab ahold of: 把…抓到手
Phil: Okay. Let's do this, buddy. [clears throat] [squeaking] Okay! Good recon. Got the lay of the land, so--
recon [ˈriˌkɑ:n]: the activity of getting information about an area for military purposes, using soldiers, planes, etc. 侦察
the lay of the land: the way the land in an area is formed and what physical characteristics it has 地形，地貌
Luke: Aren't we going in?
Phil: Yep, we are. But won't it be fun if we did it with ski goggles and barbecue tools?
Luke: I guess.
Phil: Yeah. Yeah. Let's do that.
Luke: All right.