<2/20>Willoughby to Jason's letter - From Three Billboards outside

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Jason,Willoughby here

杰森 是我威洛比

I’m dead now, sorry about that,

很抱歉 我现在已经死了

but there’s something I wanted to say to you

但我还有一些话想对你说

that I never really said when I was alive

一些生前从未说过的话

I think you’ve got the makings of being a really good cop,Jason,

我觉得你拥有成为一名好警察的自制 杰森

and you know why?

你知道为什么吗?

Because,deep down,

因为 在内心深处

you ‘re a decent man.

你是一个正直的人

I know you don’t think I think that, but I do,dipshit

你知道你不会觉得我会这么想 但我就是这么想的 笨蛋

I do think you’re too angry, though…

不过 我也觉得你太容易生气了

And I know it’s all since your dad died and

我知道这都是归因于你的父亲的去世

you had to go look after your Mom and all..

你不得不照料你妈妈的一切

But as long as you hold onto so much hate

但是只要你还把这么多仇恨深埋在心底

then I don’t think you’re ever going to become…

我觉得你就永远不会成为

what I know you wanna become…

那个我所知道 也是你想成为的

A Detective

一名警探

Because you know what you need to become a detective

因为你很清楚自己需要什么才能成为一名警探

And I know you’re gonna wince when I say this

我知道在我说这些的时候你会惊讶

But what you need to become a detective

但你成为一名警探 所真正需要的 其实

is love

是爱

Because through Love comes Calm,

因为只有通过爱才能达到内心的平静

and through Calm comes Thought

而通过内心的平静才能思考

And you need Thought to detect stuff sometimes,Jason

有些时候 你需要思考才能解决案子 杰森

It’s kinda all you need

你需要的仅此而已

You don’t even need a gun

你甚至连枪都不需要

And you definitely don’t need Hate

仇恨也绝对帮不上你什么忙

Hate never solved nothing…

恨永远解决不了问题

But Calm did

但是冷静却不一样

And Thought did.Try it

思考也很有帮助 试试吧

Try it just for a change

试着改变一下

No-one’ll think you’re gay

没人会把你当成同性恋

And if they do, arrest them for homophobia

如果他们真这么觉得 那就逮捕这些恐同的家伙

Won’t they be surprised

给他们个措手不及

Good luck,Jason

You’re a decent man

你是一个好人

and yeah you’ve had a run of bad luck

你这段时间运气一直很糟

But things are gonna change for you

但事情会有转机的

I can feel it

知识点

1.deep down

在内心深处; 本质上; 实际上; 事实上

[例句]

He suspected that deep down, she admired him for having the gumption to disagree with her

他认为,在内心深处她十分佩服他有勇气和她唱反调。

2.decent [ˈdisənt]

adj. 正派的;得体的;(服装等)相称的,合宜的;相当好的;

[例句]

Nearby is a village with a decent pub

附近的村子里有一家还不错的酒馆。

3.dipshit[‘dɪpʃɪt]

n. 笨蛋

[例句]

I said I didin’t bring it,dipshit.

我说了,我没有带,笨蛋

4.wince [wɪns]

​vi. 赶紧避开;猥琐,退避;

n.(由于疼痛,吃惊等)畏缩,退缩

[例句]

Every time he put any weight on his left leg he winced in pain

只要左腿一受力,他就会疼得龇牙咧嘴

[其他]

第三人称单数:winces 复数:winces 现在分词:wincing 过去式:winced 过去分词:winced

5.homophobia[ˌhoʊməˈfoʊbiə]

n. 对同性恋的憎恶(或恐惧)

[例句]

Groups like ours are committed to eradicating homophobia, racism and sexism

一些像我们这样的团体致力于消除对同性恋的憎恶、种族歧视和性别歧视

6.arrest [əˈrɛst]

vt. 逮捕,拘捕; 止住,阻止,抑制; 吸引(注意)

vi.心跳停止

n. 拘留; 停止,阻止; 制动(装置)

[例句]

The sufferer may have to make major changes in his or her life to arrest the disease

患者可能必须对生活习惯作出重大调整以控制病情

[其他]

第三人称单数:arrests 现在分词:arresting 过去式:arrested 过去分词:arrested

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