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262 yum; yuck
LL: There is so much good food at this buffet, Li Hua. I can't wait to eat some of those spring rolls. Yum!
LL: Hey, Li Hua, you are right! Where did you learn about the word "Yum"?
LL: Well, I really enjoy eating spring rolls - especially when they are fresh. And these spring rolls look especially tasty. What makes you say "Yum!", Li Hua?
LL: Well, I am afraid eggplant is not one of my favorites, Li Hua. I don't find eggplant dishes to be very yummy.
LL: Right! Yummy is used to describe a thing - Like yummy spring rolls or yummy eggplant.
LL: Speaking of being about to eat, let's take our plates over to the table and enjoy this yummy food.
LH: 对啊，我们得赶紧吃，吃完第一盘，马上再回来拿，你看他们正在上龙虾呢！ Yum!
LL: But don't fill up too much, Li Hua. You'll want to save room for dessert. The almond cookies look especially yummy.
LL: Well, I think most of the food here is yummy. What do you think, Li Hua?
LL: But - is it as yummy as the food you used to eat back home in China?
LL: What's that on your plate, Li Hua? Is it a snake? Yuck!
LL: Right again, Li Hua. Yuck is an exclamation of disgust. And I am sorry, but I find the idea of eating a snake disgusting.
LL: Cheese? Cheese makes you say "Yuck!", Li Hua? What's wrong with cheese anyway?
LH: 中国人做饭不用奶酪，以前我在中国的时候也没吃过。 可是美国人都很能吃奶酪。我到美国后，第一次吃奶酪的时候，简直难以下咽。 Yuck! 那种感觉，现在还记忆犹新。
LL: That is interesting. Actually, Li Hua, there are some kinds of cheese that I find pretty yucky, too.
LH: Yucky? Yucky肯定又是从yuck来的！就好像yummy是从yum来的一样。
LL: Yucky is used to describe disgusting things. In this case, I was talking about disgusting cheeses. I find blue cheese to be especially yucky.
LH: 你也有不爱吃的奶酪？我是从来没有尝过blue cheese, 可是如果连你都觉得yucky的话，那我也就不用尝了。
LL: I don't blame you, Li Hua. No one should have to eat something that yucky.
LH: Larry, 你拿的鱼香茄子怎么也没吃啊？不好吃吗？你不会觉得鱼香茄子也yucky吧！
LL: I think I told you earlier, Li Hua, that I don't find eggplant to be very yummy. In fact, I do think it is pretty yucky.
LL: You told me fish fragrant eggplant was your favorite dish, Li Hua. So even though I think eggplant is yucky, I thought I should still try it.
LH: 这就证明，一个人觉得yummy的食物，换个人完全可能会觉得yucky. Larry, 我看你呀，还是去吃春卷吧！
今天李华学到了两个常用语。一个是yum或yummy, 是指食物可口好吃的意思。另一个是yuck或yucky, 是指食物难吃，难以下咽。
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