1. Ted Narrator: Kids, I'm going to tell you an incredible story. The story of how I met your mother.
Son: Are we being punished for something?
-be done 和 be being done有什么区别？
be being done “正在被”，表被动语态进行时
e.g. A lot of work is being dealt with.
2. Daughter: Yeah, is this going to take a while? （口语常用句）
3. Ted Narrator: Yes. (Kids are annoyed) Twenty-five years ago, before I was dad, I had this whole other life. （全然不同的生活）
4. Ted Narrator：It was back in 2005. I was 27, just starting to make it as an architect and living in New York with my friend Marshall, my best friend from college. My life was good and then Uncle Marshall went and screwed the whole thing up.
make it, 达成，做好，成功（口语）
e.g. How to make it as a woman?
screw up(非正) 把…搞糟
e.g. How could you have screwed it up?
5. Ted: Yes, perfect! And then you're engaged. You pop the champagne! You drink a toast!
make/propose + toast 祝酒
drink toast 干杯
respond to toast 敬酒
6. Marshall: Got it. Thanks for helping me plan this out, Ted.
plan for 为…作计划，打算
e.g. We must plan for the future.
plan on 打算，计划
e.g. I had planned on staying here for two or three years.
plan out 安排，筹划
e.g. A military campaign has to be carefully planned out.
7. Ted: It's physics, Marshall, if the bottom bunk moves, the top bunk moves, too.
bunk 床铺 bunk beds (带有梯子的)双层床
Lily: It still makes sense that we are share adult-sized bunk beds.
8. Ted Narrator: What was I doing? Your Uncle Marshall was taking the biggest step of his life, and me? I'm calling up your Uncle, Barney.
take/go step 跨步，迈步
e.g. He had only gone a few steps, when he realized he had left his wallet behind.
retrace step 原路折回
e.g. You might find your ticket if you retrace your steps back to the car.
call sb 有如果有空打电话之意
call (sb) up 有正在打，马上打之意
9. Ted: You know, ever since college it's been Marshall and Lily and me. Now it's going to be Marshall and Lily...and me.
e.g. I have know him ever since he was a child.
e.g. He feel ill at Christmas and has been ill ever since.
10. Ted: They'll get married, start a family. Before long I’m that weird, middle-aged bachelor, their kids call “uncle Ted”.
before long (时间) 不久以后， 在短时间内
e.g. I hope to see you again before long.
11. Lose the goatee. It doesn’t go with your suit.
Lose- (N. Amer. informal) get rid of (an undesirable person or thing)
go with 跟…相配，协调
12. Suits are cool, exhibit A.
网上流传的版本多是 Suits are cool, exhibitive.
exhibitive 起显示作用， 供展览的，表示的(of)
查了剧本更正为 Suits are cool, exhibit A.
Exhibit A is used in courtrooms to explain a piece of evidence in a trial. Barney is saying this jokingly about himself.
13. Ted Narrator: Marshall was in his second year of law school, so he was pretty good at thinking on his feet.
think on one’s feet 立刻作答， 头脑反应很快，思维敏捷
14. Ted Narrator: There are two big questions a man has to ask in life. One you plan out for months, the other just slips out when you're half drunk at some bar.
slip out (of a remark) be uttered inadvertently (话) 无意中讲出； 泄露
15. Lily: Hit me? Please, this guy could barely even spank me in bed for fun.
n. spanking [C] 打屁股
16. Robin: Well, kind of a reporter. I do those dumb little fluff pieces at the end of the news.
e.g. The film is a piece of typical Hollywood fluff.
17. Ted: Uh, I know this is a long shot, but how about tomorrow night?
long shot 远投，远射，风险大的赌注，碰运气，瞎猜
e.g. It’s a long shot, but well worth trying.
18. Ted Narrator: The next night, I took her out to this little bistro in Brooklyn.
bodega [bəu’di:gə] 酒窖，酒店
19. Marshall: Can quote obscure lines from "Ghostbusters"?
quote lines from… 引用…的台词
20. Ted: And I'm saving the best for last. 我还没放大招呢。
21. Music instruments: ukulele尤克里里琴 French horn 法国号 clarinet单簧管 tuba 大号
22. Robin: It's a Smurf penis. We're no dice.
no dice 不行！
e.g. Bill wanted to let Bob join the team, but I said that was no dice because Bob
was too young.
23. Producer: (from inside van) There you are! We've got a jumper! Some crazy guy on the Manhattan Bridge. Come on, you're covering it!
Robin: Um, alright. I'll be right there. (To Ted) I'm sorry. I had a really great time tonight.
口语常用句－There you are! 找到你了！ －I’ll be right there. 马上就来
24. Lily: Aww, Ted, that's so sweet. So you chickened out like the little bi*ch.
chicken out 因胆小而放弃，退缩
25. Ted: What? I did not chicken out! You know what? I don't need to take first kiss advice from some pirate who hasn't been single since the first week of college.（时态）
26. Lily: Ted, anyone who's single would tell you the same thing. Even the dumbest single person alive, and if you don't believe me, call him.
even the dumbest single person alive (形容词做补语) 用在句中可使句子简洁
27. Barney: What, is she goanna,is she goanna bat her eyes at you in Morse code.
Flutter (one’s eyelashes), typically in a flirtatious manner (尤指轻浮地) 眨眼
e.g. She batted her long dark eyelashes at him. 扑闪着又黑又长的睫毛。
Not bat (without batting) an eyelid (eye) 连眼睛也不眨一眨,毫不惊讶, 毫不在意
e.g. She paid the bill without batting an eyelid.
28. Ted: Not if you don't get the signal.
not if, 除非、如果...就不..
29. Barney: Mark my words: you will never see that one again. 记着我的话
30. take/make a leap 飞跃
31. That is a perfect metaphor.
32. under one condition
33. pull over right here 靠向路边
34. the moment of truth 关键时刻
35. Wish me luck. 祝我好运
36. Why does he get to be the best man? get to 的用法
37. As I walked up to that door, a million thoughts raised to my mind.
38. Come on up. 上来吧
39. A simple “no” would have sufficed.
vi.足够 e.g. Two bottle of wine will suffice for lunch.
vt.满足…的需要 e.g. Some bread and soup will suffice me.
40. gin 杜松子酒 vermouth 苦艾酒
41. You know what that is. 你知道的
42. You’re too scared to do anything about it.
43. You gonna hit Disney world?
hit (informal)go to (a place) (非正式)去（某地）
e.g. We hit a diner for coffee and doughnuts.
44. Hold on, wait a minute.
45. If it doesn’t go well up there, he’s going to need some support.
46. golden retriver 金毛
47. eccentric 古怪的人（GRE词汇）psycho 神经病
48. I’m done being single. 我厌倦了单身
49. hypothetical 假想的
50. bear with me through all these.
51. Lily: That long lingering handshake? You should've kissed her!
e.g. These figures kill off any lingering hopes of an early economic recovery.
52. We are not on you anymore. 话题转移
59. It turn out I was just too close to the puzzle to see the picture that was formatted. 原来我曾经如此接近谜底。
53. Will you relax? I’m getting to it.