- Technology Report
- Health Report
- Education Report
- Economics Report
- Arts & Culture
- Ask a Teacher
- Words And Their Stories
- AS IT IS
- Everyday Grammar
- This is America
- Science in the News
- In the News
- American Stories
- Trending Today
- U.S. History
- America's National Parks
- America's Presidents
- Agriculture Report
- People in America
139 mental; pro
Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
LL: Snowball is adorable! She's so little and fluffy!
LL: Oh, don't worry. Your cat isn't mental. All cats love to scratch furniture. You just need to give her a scratching post to scratch instead.
LL: To be "mental" means to be crazy.
LL: She's just being a kitten. You need to get her a scratching post. She also might be doing this because she's lonely when you're gone.
LH: Larry, 看不出来你对猫还有一套呢！你说小雪球太孤单了，才会到处抓，你该不是要我再领养一只猫和它做伴吧？你要真是那么想，那你可真的是mental，疯了！
LL: Well, maybe you could adopt an older cat that's a little calmer.
LL: Okay, well then try getting her something to scratch. You should cut her claws, too.
LL: Hmmm....maybe you need some professional help. When you take her to the vet to get her shots, then the vet can help you cut her claws.
LL: Don't worry, I'm sure the vet sees mental cats all day long.
LL: See, you're already becoming a pro. Pretty soon, you'll be able to handle a whole house full of cats.
LH: 哎哟！一只猫已经够我头疼的了，一屋子的猫？甭提了！你刚才说我可以变成pro, 那又是什么意思？
LL: Pro is short for "professional." If you say someone is a pro, it means that she is really good at something.
LL: That's understandable. You can't become a pro overnight. It takes time and practice.
LL: Hey, I'm sure that Yao Ming got frustrated once in a while when he was training to become a pro basketball player.
LH: 姚明在训练过程中还会烦恼？ 他根本不用练球，他是一个"天生的"篮球好手！
LL: Hey, even naturally talented people have to work hard to become a pro.
LL: I'm sure it's not as much fun as it seems. Pro sports players have to work hard and they travel a lot. There's a lot of pressure on them to perform well.
LL: Don't you wish you'd get that much money for being a pro at caring for Snowball?
- 138 juice; nuke (08/6/15 19:54:24)
- 137 workaholic; nutty (08/6/15 19:54:24)
- 136 chocoholic; fix (08/6/15 19:54:24)
- 135 gang up on sb.; basket case (08/6/15 19:54:24)
- 134 off one's rocker; silent treatment (08/6/15 19:54:24)
- 133 dibs; shotgun (08/6/15 19:54:24)
- 132 tie the knot; drop-dead (08/6/15 19:54:24)
- 131 be hard up; pick on sb. (08/6/15 19:54:24)
- 130 tattletale; pushover (08/6/15 19:54:24)
- 129 play hooky; put one's foot down (08/6/15 19:54:24)