李华前阵子伤到左手，最近刚刚康复。今天Larry到医院来看李华。李华会学到两个常用语：back on your feet和B.O.。
LL: Li Hua, are you feeling better now?
LL: Whoa, be careful! But hey, it looks like you're back on your feet again!
LH: Back on my feet? 我脚没有受伤啦，只有手而已。
LL: No, that's not what I meant. To be back on your feet is a general saying referring to a person who has recovered or healed from an illness.
LH: 啊，你说I am back on my feet是指我手臂养好了，恢复了，是吗？
LL: Yes. I understand why you would think I was talking about your feet, though. A sick person is usually in bed all day. Therefore, when we say that a person is back on their feet, that means they can get off the sick bed and walk around feeling healthy.
LH: 喔。原来to be back on your feet是说一个病人已经不用再整天躺在病床上，可以自由走动的意思。
LL: That's right. Can you give me an example?
LH: 好啊。Larry, I really hope you get back on your feet soon.
LL: You...you hope that I will get well soon? But I'm not even sick...
LL: That's not true. Ohhh..ughhh...what is that smell??
LL: Li Hua! You didn't shower the whole time you were in the hospital did you? I can smell your B.O.
LH: B.O.? 你在说什么啊？我可是天天洗澡呢！
LL: But that smell...B.O. is body odor. I don't think you showered, Li Hua.
LL: Then what's that smell??
LL: See?! You didn't shower!
LL: It cannot be me. I shower everyday and I put on cologne this morning. Li Hua, maybe you're not back on your feet yet. You can't even remember if you showered or not.
LH: 怎么这样说。我只不过是手骨折，记性并没有变差啊。And no, I do not have B.O.
LL: Fine then. But hey, you've learned two slang expressions today! Back on your feet and B.O. do you know how to use each?
LH: 嗯。B.O. 就是体臭的意思。For example: Larry had such horrible B.O. that I almost passed out. Larry的体臭难闻到我差点昏过去。
LL: I do not have horrible B.O.! You were the one who smelled like...
LH: 举个例子嘛，干嘛那么认真。那么back on your feet是康复的意思。我可以说，My hand is back on my feet, 我都康复了。
LL: You used B.O. correctly. But the phrase, back on your feet, refers to a person. You cannot say your hand is back on its feet. Instead you should say that you, the person, are back on your feet.
LH: 喔。To be back on your feet是形容康复的人，而不是形容受伤的部位。所以我得说，I am back on my feet.
LL: That's right. But oh, that smell! It's okay, Li Hua. You can tell me if you didn't shower in a while. I understand. I won't mind.
(Li Hua holds out a bag of food.)
LL: Oh my goodness! What is that?
LL: Stinky tofu? Why do you have stinky tofu?
LL: Phew! Thanks but no thanks. I don't want to make people think I have terrible B.O. But hey, I'm sure glad to see that you are back on your feet!
MC: 各位听众，今天李华从 Larry 那儿学到两个常用语，一个是 back on your feet, 表示一个人“恢复健康”；另一个是 B.O., 也就是“体臭”的意思。这次《流行美语》播送完了，谢谢收听，下次节目再见。
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