Hi Bob the Canadian here.
Sometimes when you’re having an English conversation,
people want to talk about their pets.
Or maybe you wanna talk about yours.
In this video I’ll help you learn some English words and phrases that will help you
talk about two of the most common pets: cats and dogs.
I think a cat just meowed as I said cats and dogs.
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Cats and dogs.
Which one do you wanna talk about first?
In English we often say,
“ Are you a cat lover or a dog lover? ”
第一种是“ Are you a cat lover or a dog lover”
“Are you a cat person or a dog person?”
第二种是“Are you a cat person or a dog person”
This is how we describe the difference between people who love cats,
and people who love dogs.
I have to say, I’m not sure which I am.
In some ways I like cats because they’re quiet,
they kinda sit by themselves,
and they’re just in general a calm animal.
并且 总体来说 猫是平和的动物
But I also like the excitement of a dog.
We have a dog, his name is Oscar.
I’ll try to find a picture of him to put in this video.
And Oscar’s just a great farm dog.
He’s a dog who lives mostly outside,
but he is allowed in the front entrance of our home.
So in some ways he’s also a house dog.
But let’s talk about some things about dogs.
Dogs eat dog food that they eat out of a dog bowl.
在英语里狗粮叫 dog food 狗粮碗叫 dog bowl
When dogs make sounds we say that they either bark or growl.
狗叫在英语中叫做 bark 或 growl
I’m gon na bark here to to make the sound
barking sounds like “ ruff, ruff ” and growling is “grrrrr”.
这两种狗叫声 分别是 汪汪 (bark)和类似 硌呃呃呃(growl)
Couple of interesting things about dogs,
we call them man’s best friend in English.
It’s a phrase that we use
because dogs have been with people for so long that they are man’s best friend.
Another interesting fact, the feet of a dog are called paws.
另一个有意思的事是 狗爪在英语中叫做 paws
A baby dog is called a puppy.
And there’s a couple of things you can do with a dog.
You can take your dog for a walk.
When you take a dog
for a walk you use what we call in English a leash.
You have your dog on a leash.
And another thing about dogs is you can pet your dog,
dogs like to have their ears scratched.
So you can pet your dog,
you can scratch your dog’s ears.
A lot of times a dog will have a dog mat
主人可能会给狗狗准备一个狗垫 在英语里叫 dog mat
that they lay on when they’re in the house.
You can also teach your dog to do tricks.
You may teach your dog to sit,
you may teach your dog to roll over,
or you may teach your dog to beg
and I’ll try to find a picture of this to put up here.
When a dog begs usually you give your
dog a dog treat which is a small little piece of dog food.
你可以给它们一些狗粮作为奖励 叫做 dog treat 就是一小块狗粮
Dogs can go to school, in English we call that obedience school.
狗狗也可以去上学 英语中叫做obediences school.
When your dog’s sick you take your dog to the vet, (or the veterinarian).
当狗狗生病的时候 你会带它去看兽医 英语中叫做 vet 或 veterinarian
When I was younger we would take our dog
to a vet or veterinarian, vet is the short form.
vet 是 veterinarian简写
Also when you go on vacation,
you may actually take your dog to a kennel.
And you may board your dog at a kennel,
并且你可以“board your dog at a kennel”
which means you bring your dog to a place where
they will take care of your dog while you are on vacation.
So that’s a little bit about dogs, let’s talk about cats.
Cats are an entirely different animal, literally!
Cats do not walk using a leash, I know some people do,
but cats generally don’t like leashes.
A baby cat is called a kitten.
When you have a cat and it lives in your house
you usually will have a litter box
where they can go to the bathroom,
and you will probably have cat toys or a scratching post for them
你可能有一些猫玩具 或者猫抓板英语里叫scratching post
to scratch their nails on.
We also say that cats have paws, just like dogs.
So a cat’s feet are called paws.
The two sounds a cat makes are they can “
meow ” and there was actually a cat up here with
me earlier that said, “meow”.
And when you pet a cat they can purr.
It’s a hard sound to make,
I’ll try to make it, but “ purrrrrrrrr ” “ purrrrrrrr ”.
So a cat makes a purring sound.
You can hear a cat purr when you
pet them and when they’re happy.
A cat eats cat food.
猫吃的猫粮 在英语中叫做 cat food
That’s the food that you would feed to a cat.
When a cat gets sick, just like a dog,
you would bring the cat to a vet or veterinarian,
也要带去看兽医 英语里叫做 vet 或者 veterinarian,
that’s the longer form of the word.
But what do you do to play with cats?
You can’t play fetch with a cat,
you can’t teach a cat to roll over.
You can sit with a cat.
Cats are very, very loving animals to their owners.
And sometimes it’s just enjoyable to sit
with a cat beside you and pet the cat while
the cat purrs.
It’s a very calming feeling for human beings.
Sometimes a cat will rub up against your leg
有时猫咪可能会蹭你的腿 英语里叫 rub up
when they want attention especially if it’s
your cat and they love you.
They’ll rub up against your leg to say,”Hey pet me!”
“Hey sit with me!”
Well that’s a few words and phrases
to help you have great English conversations
when talking about cats or dogs.
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