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地道美语听力播客:还清债务一身轻松

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马汀:还有111天。
Georgina:Are you counting down to something?
乔治娜:你是在做什么的倒计时?
Martin:I'm counting down to the day when my student loans will be discharged.
马汀:我在倒数自己的助学贷款还清的日子。
I only took this job because it qualifies for the loan forgiveness program.
我从事现在这份工作是因为它有贷款减免计划的资格。
Georgina:But you've worked here for over two years already.
乔治娜:但你已经在这里工作了2年。
You mean you've been working to pay off your student loans all this time?
你的意思是这么长时间以来你一直在努力还清学生贷款?
Martin:That's right. I took out loans to subsidize my college education.
马汀:没错。我借了贷款补贴我的大学教育。
After I graduated, I had a choice to either start repaying the loans or work in a public service job for three years.
毕业后我曾面临2个选择,要么开始偿还贷款,要么在一家公共服务机构工作3年。
Georgina:Three years is a long commitment.
乔治娜:3年可是长期献身啊。
Martin:You're telling me, but I had no choice.
马汀:还要你告诉我,我是别无选择。
It was either that or be indebted for the next 10 to 15 years. I couldn't take that.
要么未来10至15年债务缠身。我这小肩膀可扛不起。
Georgina:Now I get it.
乔治娜:现在我懂了。
Martin:Get what?
马汀:什么?
Georgina:I've noticed you've been happier lately and I thought you were finally enjoying your work here, but now I know it's because you're getting closer to getting out from under your loans.
乔治娜:我注意到你最近快乐,我还以为你终于享受在这里工作,敢情是因为你马上摆脱债务了。
Martin:That's right. In less than four months I'll be free at last, free at last!
马汀:没错。还有不到4个月我就彻底自由,终获自由了!
重点单词   查看全部解释    
loan [ləun]
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n. 贷款,借出,债权人
v. 借,供应货款,
 
commitment [kə'mitmənt]
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n. 承诺,保证; 确定,实行
联想记忆
indebted [in'detid]
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adj. 负债的,受惠的
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subsidize ['sʌbsidaiz]
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vt. 给与补助金或奖助金,贿赂
 

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