LL: Ugh. I feel terrible today, Li Hua. I have such a bad hangover from the drinking I did last night.
LH: Larry, 什么是hangover？你昨天不是跟同事聚会吗？
LL: A hangover is the way you feel after you have had too much alcohol to drink at a party. Right now I have a head ache, my stomach hurts, and I’m very tired.
LL: Except that a hangover isn’t as fun as the drinking I did the night before. Oooh. My head really hurts.
LL: No, I don’t, Li Hua. I really don’t drink alcohol that much.
LL: My office was holding a party to celebrate the completion of a project. I lost track of how much I was drinking, and now I’m hung over.
LL: Well, to help myself feel better, the first things I did when I got up this morning were to take some aspirin and eat a simple breakfast.
LL: Well, it is true that since I am hung over, I don’t have much of an appetite - but I did eat a plain piece of toast.
LL: Yeah, I plan to get lots of rest today. Fortunately, it is the weekend, and I have two days to recover from my hangover.
LL: Really, Li Hua? I’ll have to try that the next time I’m drinking a lot at a party. I’d do anything to avoid getting another hangover.
LL: Of course, Li Hua, but how much fun would that be?
LL: So, Li Hua, I’ve never seen you drink very much, but I remember at my New Year’s Eve party last year you got a little tipsy.
LH: Tipsy? 你是说我上次有点儿醉醺醺的吗？
LL: Yes, tipsy is the feeling you have when you have had a little to drink, but you haven’t yet had too much to drink. You feel relaxed, laugh a lot, and may do things that are a little silly.
LL: Actually, when you started telling jokes that is when I knew you were tipsy, Li Hua. You don’t tell jokes that often.
LL: You know, when I get tipsy, Li Hua, I get a little clumsy. I might spill my drink, bump into some one near me, or drop my napkin.
LL: That’s right. I guess we were both tipsy that night, Li Hua.
LL: And that is a good thing, Li Hua. Being tipsy at a party is fine, but drinking too much can lead to problems.
LL: And some people get really sad when they drink too much. I think it is probably best to stop drinking when you feel tipsy and are just having a good time.
LH: 不过，即使光是有些tipsy, 没有醉，也不能自己开车回家，美国有关醉酒驾驶的法律是非常严格的。
LL: That’s right, Li Hua. If I notice my guests are a little tipsy, I ask them to wait until they are completely sober before they leave - or I find some one who hasn’t been drinking to drive them home.
LL: What’s that?
今天李华学到了两个常用语。一个是hangover, 指宿醉。另一个是tipsy, 指有些醉意。