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2013PETS阅读:最讨厌8个问题
Senior year of high school can get pretty stressful -- and it doesn't help that it's nearly impossible to escape the throttle of questions that are hurled your way on a daily basis. Whether it's your parents, your guidance counselor or the mailman, not only can these questions seem repetitive and intrusive, but they can actually make you feel even more anxious than you already were.
高三的一年无疑是紧张的——而那些向高三生抛来的令人窒息的问题丝毫不能减缓他们紧张的情绪。不论是你的父母、导师,甚至是邮差都会抛来重复而尖锐的问题,这些问题更加加剧了高三生的焦虑感。

We've rounded up the top 10 most annoying, make-it-stop, squirm-worthy questions high school seniors are asked. So please, feel free to print this out and (politely) distribute it to your loved ones -- and be sure to thank them in advance.
我们评选出了高三生被问过的、最令他们困扰不已的十大问题。所以,如果你是高三生,将这些问题打印出来发送给那些关心的人们(让他们别再问了),记得提前谢谢他们哦。



1. "Are you excited to graduate?"
1.快毕业了你开心吗?

When I have an AP calc test/senior thesis project/scholarship app due all on Friday morning, the answer is yes. When I'm drowning my feelings in pancakes with my best friends at iHOP later that night and we're blasting "Midnight Memories" during the car ride home, it's no. It's kind of like a Taylor Swift song, now that you mention it. It's miserable. And magical. At the same time.
当我被烦人的考试和作业逼疯的时候,我很高兴我快毕业了。当我和同学们一起吃饭聊天各种 High 的时候,我对于毕业这件事有点难过。就像霉霉的那首歌唱的一样,这件事让我既感到痛苦又感到兴奋。

2. "Where are you going to college?"
2. 你要去哪儿上大学?

Your guess is as good as mine. Also, want to help me write the five supplement essays I haven't started yet? No? Cool.

你问我我问谁啊。对了,我作业的最后几道题还没写,要帮我写吗?不要?噢。

3. "Oh, you're applying to [insert school]? Do you know my [insert neighbor/dentist's daughter/third cousin] went there?"
3. “噢,你打算报 XXX 学校?你知道我的 [邻居/牙医的女儿/三侄子] 也在那儿读书吗?”

No, I did not. But that's great.
不,我不知道。不过挺好的。

4. "All ready for the SATs?"
4. 高考准备得怎么样了?

No, actually, but now that you mention it, YOU'VE GOT ME ALL STRESSED OUT AND I JUST CAN'T DEAL WITH THIS PRESSURE RIGHT NOW.
其实还没准备好,不过你现在问起... 让我变得非常紧张啊!!!这种紧张我 HOLD 不住啊!!!

5. "How does it feel to finally be a senior?"
5. 高三的感觉怎么样?

How does it feel to be a person with 10 fingers and 10 toes?
有十个手指和十个脚趾的感觉如何?

6. "Are you and [current boyfriend/girlfriend] going to try and make it work?"
6. 你跟现任男/女朋友考虑过将来吗?

This is awkward. Next question, please.
这个问题有点尴尬。下一个问题。

7. "Do you know what you want to study next year?"
7. 今后的你想要研究些什么?

You mean the Evolution of One Direction's Hair isn't an option? Ummm... I think marine biology. With a minor in French. Maybe I'll study abroad in France. No, wait -- I want to major in comparative literature. Or poli sci. I don't know. Ask me tomorrow.
不能选择研究小破团的发型是么?嗯... 我打算学海洋生物学,辅修个法语。或许我还会留学法国。不,等等,我想学比较文学。或者政治学。我不知道。明天再问我吧。

8. "Do you want to talk to [insert complete stranger]? They loved it at [insert college]."
8. 你想跟 XXX(陌生人名)聊一聊吗?他也是在 XXX(大学名)读的大学。”

Nope. All good.
不用。不聊也挺好。

And finally... "You must be so stressed out. Want to go grab a caffeinated sugary holiday drink with whipped cream and not talk about school?"
最后... “你一定压力很大吧。想去喝一杯带糖带咖啡还淋上奶油的节日饮料吗?我们不讨论学校的事儿。”

I love you.
我爱你。