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Meaning of SLIM PICKINGS and LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM - A Really Short English Lesson with Subtitles

So in English, when we say ,
当我们说在英语里说
there were slim pickings,
there were slim pickings
it means that there weren’t very many of an item that we went to buy.
意思是我们去买的某样东西并不是很多
The other day, I went to the grocery store to buy bananas.
有一天 我去杂货店买香蕉
And when I got there, they didn’t have very many bananas.
我到那里时 他们没有很多的香蕉
They had a very small amount of green bananas.
他们有很少的青香蕉
They had a small amount of over-ripe bananas,
有少量过熟的香蕉
they were actually a little bit brown.
那些香蕉已经泛棕色了
And they didn’t have hardly any yellow bananas,
而且他们几乎没有任何黄香蕉
you know the bananas that are just the right color yellow
你知道黄色的香蕉
where you know they will taste delicious
尝起来才是美味的
So in that situation, I could say,
所以在那种情况下 我可以说
there were slim pickings.
there were slim pickings
When you say there were slim pickings,
当你说there were slim pickings
it means that there was not a lot to choose from.
意味着可供选择的很少
This happens too, when you go shopping on a day
这也可以在大促销那天
when there are big sales.
你去购物时用到
The other day, I went shopping on Boxing Day,
前几天 我在节礼日去购物
which is one of the biggest shopping days in Canada,
那是加拿大最大的一个购物日之一
It’s the day after Christmas,
是在圣诞节后的第二天
and there were slim pickings.
那里选择的余地很小
There weren’t actually a lot of things left to buy on sale.
并没有剩下很多待售商品
Probably the opposite of slim pickings
可能与slim pickings相反的
would be the phrase, lots to choose from.
会是lots to choose from这个词组
I really like it when I go shopping for something,
我很喜欢它 当我去购买某物时
when I go to buy something,
当我去买某样东西时
and there is lots to choose from.
并且那里有很多可供选择
In English when we say that there is a lot to choose from,
在英语里 当我们说there is a lot to choose from
or there’s lots to choose from,
或者there’s lots to choose from
it means that there are all kinds of different sizes and colors
是说有各种不同大小和颜色
to choose from.
可供选择
If I went to buy bananas,
如果我去买香蕉
and they had hundreds of bananas that were the right color yellow,
他们有大量黄色的香蕉
I could say that there was lots to choose from.
我可以说可供选择的有很多

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