你是守口如瓶的人吗?别把秘密告诉别人英语怎么说?

你是守口如瓶的人吗?别把秘密告诉别人英语怎么说?

你是守口如瓶的人吗?别把秘密告诉别人英语怎么说?

本集内容

莎士比亚的朋友们在鸭与哨酒馆准备庆祝他的生日,这是一个惊喜,所以不能和别人说 give no words but mum。莎士比亚在历史剧《亨利六世》第二部分用到了这个表达,意思是别把秘密告诉别人。一起来学习现代英语(精品课)中这个表达的简写形式。

视频文字

Narrator:It was the 23rd of April. William Shakespeare's daughter and his actor friends Robert Harley and Thomas Swann are at the Duck and Whistle. They're getting ready for a celebration. Bess the barmaid is in charge.

Bess:Now have we got everything? Beer, ale… Where's that Mary Bassett? She's supposed to be bringing the pies…

Mary:Here I am, pies and all! I've brought some lovely meat pies and I've got Mr Will's favourite here: a nice cherry pie.

All:Ooohhh lovely, he'll like that, lovely…

Daughter:Oh, I'm so excited Mary! I love parties! Isn't it wonderful having a party for Father's birthday!

Mary:Now don't you go telling Mr Will before he gets here, Miss Shakespeare, remember: it's a surprise. Like John Hume says in your father's play Henry VI part II: Seal up your lips, and give no words but mum…

Thomas Swann as John Hume:Seal up your lips, and give no words but mum:

The business asketh silent secrecy.

Daughter:Give no words but mum… I promise, I won't say a word to anyone. Really, I won't!

Narrator:We'll leave them there for now. The exact date of William Shakespeare's birth is not recorded, but it's generally believed that the most likely date was Sunday the 23rd of April, which, interestingly, was also the date of his death, in 1616, at the age of 52. The phrase Give no words but mum, simply means: don't tell anyone - it's a secret. These days, it's usually simplified to just keep mum. Take Australian news website 9News, writing about Mark Hamill, the Star Wars actor, who spoke of how he had to keep the Star Wars storyline secret. The headline was:

Clip 1

Mark Hamill to keep mum amid Star Wars Skywalker speculation

Narrator:Another version of the phrase is Mum's the word.

Clip 2

Don't tell anyone you saw me here. Mum's the word!

Mary:Ssshhh everybody, here he comes now!

All:Quick, hide, behind the bar, get down, he'll see you…

Will:Good afternoon Bess, a pint of your finest… Bess? Hello? Where is everyone?!

All:Surprise!!!! Happy birthday!!!

Daughter:Happy birthday father!

Will:Daughter?! Is all this for me?!

Daughter:Yes, father, it is!

Thomas Swann:Happy birthday Will!

Will:Thank you, Thomas.

Mary:Happy birthday, Mr Will. Have some cherry pie.

Bess:Here Mr Will, pint of ale for you.

Will:Well now! To party, or… no. Let's party!

All:Hooray!

你是守口如瓶的人吗?别把秘密告诉别人英语怎么说?

正文已结束,您可以按alt+4进行评论
相关专题: BBC英语教学

相关搜索:

热门推荐

看过本文的人还看了

腾讯教育官方微信
扫描左侧二维码或添加qq_edu
总有一种力量推动教育前行
校园好时光
扫描左侧二维码添加“小园同学”
交朋友长知识收礼物
[责任编辑:judycai]

热门搜索:

    企业服务