2014.07.21 【英译中】How to Know When the Party is Over

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How to Know When the Party is Over

怎样知道聚会何时结束?

Signs that the Host Wants You to Go Home

主人的哪些迹象表明希望你可以回家了

You've been invited to the party of the century, and you're having a blast. Suddenly you look up at the clock and see that it's way past midnight. Since most adult party invitations don't include the time the get-together is supposed to end, you glance over at the host for a sign. As a well-mannered guest, you don't want to overstay your welcome.

您被邀请参加世纪派对,并且你正玩的高兴。突然你抬头看了看表,发现已经到午夜了。因为大多数成年人聚会邀请函上并不包括假定聚会结束的时间,你需要观察寻找主人的暗示。作为一名有教养的客人,你不想让自己逗留过久而不受欢迎。

 

How to tell when your host is ready to end the party:

告诉你主人准备何时结束聚会:

        1.     She glances at her watch every 15 seconds. Although your host may be time conscious throughout the night – to make sure the hors d'oeuvres come out of the oven on time or simply because she likes to know what time it is – if she hasn't been doing it until the wee hours, take it as a hint.

        她会每十五秒扫视她的表。尽管主人可能整晚需要注意时间-去确定饭前餐点按时出炉,或者仅仅她喜欢知道时间点-如果他直到凌晨才开始这样做,把它作为一种暗示吧。

      2.   He starts cleaning up. Most hosts will pick up stray items during the party, but if you see a major cleaning going on with garbage bags and vacuum cleaners, offer to pitch in. Then thank the host, get your coat, and leave.

        他开始清理。大多数主人在聚会期间会收拾残羹冷炙,但是如果你看到主人开始用垃圾袋和吸尘器清理,加入清理的队伍。然后起身感谢主人,穿上外套走人。 

       3.     She has turned on every light in the house. Most skilled hosts know that dim lighting makes everyone look better, and they want everyone to be comfortable…that is, until it's time to end the party. Turning on the lights can be jarring, but it's also effective if people are willing to take a hint.

        她已经打开所有房间的灯。大多数熟练的主人知道暗淡的灯光会使得每个人看起来更美,他们想每个人感到舒服…如此,直到结束聚会的时间到了。开灯可能会扫兴,但是这是有效的一种暗示。

        4.    The music stops playing, and the only sound are the voices of people who don't know when to leave. Another thing that can jar the senses and let you know it's time to leave is silence. A good host will choose music that she knows her guests will like. However, when that ends, consider it a powerful sign that the host is ready to call it a night.

        音乐停止,剩下的只有那些还不知道何时走的人的声音。另一种方式破坏气氛并让你知道是时候该离开了,那就是沉默。一名好主人会选择客人喜欢的音乐。然而,当聚会结束,则认定为主人打算告知你已经是深夜了

        5.      He's offering to call a cab for anyone who has had too much to drink. At the first sign of the host showing       people the door, you need to wrap up your conversation, give a few air kisses to the kind people who hosted your party, and leave.

            他叫出租车给那些喝醉的客人。主人最初的迹象会给大家指明门的位置,你需要说一些客套话,给举办聚会的人一些飞吻,并走人。                           

         6.    The coats that were graciously placed in the back room have made an appearance on the arm of the sofa. If your host took your coat and made it disappear to another room when you arrived, and then it shows up again just as quickly, the host is letting you know he wants you to take it…and go. Thank the host for getting your coat, give him or her a hug with a heartfelt thank you, and find the door.

            外套被悄无声息的从看不见的屋子里,明显的放到了沙发的扶手上。如果主人在你达到时,拿着你的外套放到其他屋里,但是这种行为再次很快出现,主人是希望你知道他想让你拿着它走人。你应该感谢主人帮你拿外套,给他或者她一个拥抱并衷心感谢,找到门走人。

           7.    She hasn't offered anyone a drink in the past hour. As long as the refreshments are flowing, you can rest assured that the host is still enjoying her guests. However, when she's had enough or thinks that her guests have, she'll end the drinks. Or she may call "last round," a not-so-subtle way of saying that she's ready for everyone to leave.

            女主人已经不再添茶倒水。只要茶点一直有,你就可以确信主人仍愿和客人一起享受时光。然而当她想结束,她会停止供应。或者她可能声称是最后一轮,这是一种不太聪明的方式告诉大家,她已经准备大家离开了。

            8.    He is standing at the door and thanking everyone for coming. He may be doing this because someone has left early, so don't worry about it if he refreshes his drink and rejoins the crowd. However, if he remains by the door, be the next one to say goodbye.

            他站在门前并感谢每个人的到来。他或许这样做是因为某些人提早离开,所以如果他还在添茶水并加入聚会中就不要担心。但是,如果他这样做后仍然站在门前,是希望其他人说再见。

            9.    She yawns every few seconds. Even the best hosts get tired. After all, hosting a party is an exhausting undertaking. All the planning, purchasing, preparation, and cleaning can take their toll on someone. When you see her yawning, ask if you can help clean up. Chances are, unless you're a relative or very close friend since childhood, she'll say, "No thank you." Tell her you had a great time, find whomever you came with, and go home.

            每隔段时间她会打哈欠。即使是最牛的主人也会劳累。毕竟主持承担一个聚会是很耗费精力。计划、采购、准备甚至清洁都使得他们耗费精力。当你看到她打哈欠,询问是否需要帮忙清扫。除非你们关系非常铁,甚至是发小,她会说不用。其他情况下告诉她度过很愉快的夜晚,拉着其他人回家。

 

As always, a thank you note is in order. It's never too soon to get one in the mail, so why not go ahead and do it as soon as you get home? Mail it first thing the next morning, and your host will probably bump you to the top of the guest list for the next big party.39

一如既往,按照规矩发感谢信。它永远不会被嫌弃收到的太早,所以为什么不一到家就去做呢?邮件作为第二天清晨要做的第一件事,主人会在下一次大型聚会上把你的名字放在最重要客人的名单里。
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