Day 351 I'm looking forward to the end of the teenaged years! (Part one)
Ruby: How's it going, Frank?
Frank: Ah, well, you know what it's like with teenagedchildren.
Ruby: Having a rough time?
Frank: Let's just say that I'm looking forward tothe end of the teenaged years!
Ruby: That bad, huh?
Frank: I supposeit could be worse. I mean, my kidsaren't intodrugs or smoking cigarettes...
Ruby: Not that you know of, anyway!
Frank: Good point.
how's it going?/ how are things?/ how are you doing?used for asking someone about their progress or their general situation （用于询问某人进展或近况）最近怎么样？
So how's it going at work these days? Still enjoying it? 这几天工作进展如何？还不错吗？
‘How are you doing, Bill?’‘Oh, pretty well.’ “最近怎么样，比尔？”“哦，很好。”
‘How are things?’ ’Oh, about the same as usual.’“最近怎么样？”“哦，差不多还是老样子。”
(Day 266)How's your new jobgoing? 你的新工作最近怎么样？
ah interjection used to express understanding, pleasure, pain, surprise, or the fact that you have noticed something （表示理解、愉快、痛苦、惊奇或注意到某事物）啊
Ah, I see. 啊，我明白了。
Ah, Jessica, how wonderful to see you! 啊，杰茜卡，见到你真是太好了！
Ah, what a lovely baby! 啊，多可爱的宝宝啊！
teenaged adj. [t'iːneɪdʒd] between the ages of 13 and 19 十几岁的，青少年的(指从13到19岁)
They have oneteenaged daughter. 他们有个十几岁的女儿。
roughadj. [rʌf] a rough period is one in which you have a lot of problems or difficulties （同义：tough）（日子）艰难的，困难的，不愉快的
All womenhave a rough time in our society. 在我们的社会中，所有女性的日子都不好过。
Tomorrow, he knew, would be a roughday. 他知道明天将会是艰难的一天。
let's just say (that):used to say that you are not going to give someone all the details about something （不愿吐露全部细节）这么说吧
Let's just sayit wasn't her best performance. 这么说吧，这不是她最好的表演。
'So who did it?' 'Let's just sayit wasn't anyone in this family.' “那么这是谁干的？”“这么说吧，不是家里人干的。”
(Day 348)Let’sjust say thatworking for yourself isn't all that it's cracked up to be! 这么说吧，给自己打工并不像人们说的那么好！
look forward to (doing) sth: to be excited and pleased about something that is going to happen 期待、盼望（做）某事
(Day 94)I'm really looking forward toour vacation. 我真的很盼望我们的假期。
(Day 288)I look forward todealing with overseas companies. 我盼望能和海外公司做生意。
(Day 330) I'll look forward toseeing you at 2 o'clock next Thursday afternoon. 我盼着下周四下午2点与您见面。
huhinterjection [hə] 1. used after you have said something to show you are asking for agreement（用以征求对方同意）哈，是吧
Pretty cool,huh? 挺冷的哈？
Not a bad place,huh? 不错的地方哈？
huhinterjection 2. used as a way of showing that you do not like, believe, or agree with something（表达不喜欢，不相信或不同意某事）哼
Huh, I don't think much of that idea! 哼，我觉得这主意不怎么样！
(it) could be worse: used for saying that a situation is better than it might have been, although it is still bad 还好啦，还没有太糟糕
Could be worse. At least you didn't lose any money. 还好啦。至少你的钱没有丢。
I mean:used for adding a comment or explaining what you have just said 我的意思是
We couldn't live on that! I mean, it's ridiculous. 我们不能靠那个生活！我是说，这太荒唐了。
kid n. [kɪd] achild 孩子
She'd always loved animals since she was a little kid. 她从小就喜欢动物。
A neighbor volunteered to keep an eye on the kids. 一个邻居主动要照顾孩子们。
be into sth: to like and be interested in something 喜欢……，对……感兴趣
He's into surfing in a big way. 他迷上了冲浪运动。
I'mreally intofolk music. 我真的喜欢民乐。
(Day 293)It was good, but I’mnot that intowar dramas, so I was actually hoping that Avatar would have won the Best P icture award. 电影挺好的，但我不是那么喜欢战争片，所以其实我原本希望《阿凡达》能得最佳影片奖的。
not that I know of: used when answering a question to mean that, judging from the information you have, the answer is no 据我所知并非如此，据我所知没有
"Is she especially unhappy at school?" "Not that I know of." “她在学校特别不高兴吗?”“据我所知没有。”
'Did he call earlier?' 'Not that I know of.'“他之前来电了吗？”“据我所知没有”
anyway adv. [ˈeniweɪ] used when stating a particular fact that shows that something just mentioned is not important 反正……
‘Sorry about the stain.’ ‘Never mind, I was going to have it cleaned anyway.’“抱歉弄脏了。”“没事，反正我要洗了。”
I don't understand politics, and anyway I'm not really interested. 我不懂政治，反正我也不太感兴趣。
(Day 185) I need to go to the office supply store anywayto make a few hundred copies for a project, so it will be on my way. 反正我也要到办公用品商店去，我有个项目要复印几百份材料，所以是顺路的事。
point n. [pɔɪnt] a single fact, idea, or opinion that is part of an argument or discussion 论点，观点，见解
That's a very interesting point. 这是一个非常有趣的观点。
OK, you've made your point! 好了，你已经把表明你的观点了。