Develop Better Relationships with Neighbors-和邻里和睦相处

Good neighbors are a lot like electricity or running water: we don’t know how much we depend on them until we don’t have them. They make our lives more pleasant and give us a sense of who we are, both as an individual and as a member of the community.

本段重点:

  1. a sense of …的感觉

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翻译:

好的邻里关系就像电和自来水:失去他们之后,才知道我们有多依赖他们。他们 让我们的生活更加愉悦,并且给我们一种作为个体和社区一员的存在感。

Here’s how to develop your relationships with these very important people in your life.

以下将 讲述如何与这些重要的人形成友好关系。

Strike up a conversation. Often neighbors don’t even know each other’s names. But it’s okay to be the one to break the ice, even if you’ve lived next door for years. Most neighbors enjoy making small talk with the folks on the other side of the fence.

本段重点:

  1. Strike up 开始;建立
  2. each other 彼此
  3. small talk 寒暄

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翻译:

主动去谈话。邻居们经常不知道其他人的名字。即便你们挨着对方居住多年,但是也可以有破冰谈话。许多邻居都喜欢和篱笆那一边的老兄随便聊两句。

Avoid causing inconveniences. Return anything that you borrow from a neighbor, such as tools, in good repair and as soon as you’ve finished with them. Replace anything that belongs to your neighbor that you, your children, or your pets break or soil.

本段重点:

  1. borrow from 从…借
  2. belong to 属于

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翻译:

避免造成不方便。从邻居那里接的东西,如工具,用完之后要尽快还给他们。你、 你的孩子、或者你的宠物不小心弄坏或者埋掉的任何东西,需要马上替换成新的 给你邻居。

Care about the details. In a good relationship, it’s really the little things that count. Help to bring in the mail for the elderly neighbor when there is heavy rain.

本段重点:

  1. Care about 关心;在意

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翻译:

注意到细节。小事情可以决定好的邻里关系。大雨天帮助你的邻居老人家把信件送到房间里。

All it takes to develop your relationship with neighbors is respect for their feelings.

形成和睦邻里关系的最重要的因素是要尊重他们的感受。

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