流行美语--make light of something
小编摘要：Actually ，if you take the things carefully ,and use your brain ,it would not be in over your head .Anything is possible.
李华和Larry在夏威夷渡假。俩人今天去冲浪。今天我们要学两个常用语：make light of something和in over one's head.
LH: Larry, 我早就想学冲浪了，听说夏威夷是世界上最适合冲浪的地方。
LL: Really? I've also heard that the watershave big sharks. Are you sure you wouldn't rather build sand castles?
LH: 在海边用沙子堆城堡？哈，Larry, 你是不是害怕了？放心，鲨鱼看见咱俩，一定会选择我。
LL: I wouldn't make light of the situation,Lihua. There really are sharks!
LH: Make light of the situation? 那是什么意思啊？
LL: You can say that you make light of asituation when you joke about something that is actually very serious.
LH: 哦， to make light of 一件事情就是拿正经事当儿戏。那你是说海水里真的有鲨鱼，我不应该拿咱俩谁的肉更香开玩笑喽？
LL: Right! Now, Lihua, you're a goodswimmer, right? The ocean is pretty strong here.
LH: 我以前上中学的时候还是游泳校队的呢。这点海浪难不倒我，Larry, 你怎么今天好象特别的婆婆妈妈。
LL: Well, I just wouldn't make light of thefact that the currents can be very dangerous.
LL: Haha, very funny. You know, you canalso say that you take something lightly when you don't treat it as seriouslyas you should
LL: Wait! First we should put on somesunscreen. Getting a sun burn is really unhealthy, so we don't want to takethat lightly.
LL: Yeah, we shouldn't take skin cancerlightly, so I always try not to get a tan.
LL: Sure. You go in first and make sure thesharks aren't hungry. I'll follow once I know it's safe.
LH: Wow, Larry, 太过瘾了。我准备辞掉工作，留下来做职业冲浪运动员。
LL: Not me. I think half the water in theocean went up my nose.
LL: I don't know, Lihua. I think I might bein over my head.
LH: 你说什么？In over yourhead? 你意思是站在深水里，水快要没过头了吗？
LL: Right! You can say that you are in overyour head when you are facing a challenge that you aren't able to handle.
LH: 哦，我明白了，in over one'shead意思是太难了，难以驾驭。你是说自己学不会冲浪吗？
LL: Right. For another example, in college,I once tried to take a physics class, but I soon realized I was in over my headbecause I'm really bad at math.
LH: 这我太能理解了，我数学也不好，所以物理课一直是我的弱项。你说Larry, 咱们明天到底干嘛？去爬山如何？
LL: You want to hike on one of thevolcanoes?
LL: Well Lihua, neither of us is anexperienced hiker. I don't want to go far out in the forest and realize we arein over our heads.
LH: 要不找个导游？对了，Larry, 我有个更好的主意。我们可以骑车环岛游！
LL: I don't know....I'm not in good shape,and that is a really long bike ride. I think I would be in over my head.
LH: 那你说，咱们干点什么才能不让你in over your head呢？
LL: Well you know, our hotel offers an all-day massage and spa treatment. I think I could handle that.
LL: Well, it's important to rest onvacation. I don't take relaxation lightly.
LL: Really? What's that?
LH: Sailing! 坐船出海去。
今天李华学了两个常用语。一个是make light of, 意思是不认真，当儿戏。另一个是in over one's head, 意思是太难。