Modern Family 🎨 摩登家庭:第一季第一集 No.9

Modern Family 🎨 摩登家庭:第一季第一集 No.9

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Cameron: I invited them over for dinner tonight.

invite sb over to ask sb to come to your home 邀请某人到家中

Mitchell: What?

Cameron: I had to. This would have gone on forever. You're an avoider.

go on it continues without changing (情况、形势)继续下去,持续
This cannot be allowed to go on. 决不允许这种情况继续下去。
would have done 本可以(却没有)
I wouldn't have married you if i didn't love you. 如果我不爱你,我(当时)就不会娶你”
avoider 逃避者,回避型的人

Mitchell: No. No. No. Cam, I'm calling them right now and canceling.

can·cel /ˈkæns(ə)l/ to decide that sth that has been arranged will not now take place 取消;撤销;停止

Cameron: No, you're not. You're telling your family you adopted a baby, tonight. And you do have avoidance issues. Even Longinus said so.

avoidance /əˈvɔɪdəns/ not doing sth; preventing sth from existing or happening 避免;防止;回避
issue /ˈɪʃuː/ a problem or worry that sb has with sth (有关某事的)问题,担忧
Money is not an issue. 钱不是问题。

Mitchell: Are- Are you really not hearing these names?

Haley: Don't answer it! I'll get it!

answer 应答
I knocked on the door but nobody answered. 我敲了门,但无人应答。
get TELEPHONE/DOOR (informal) to answer the telephone or a door when sb calls, knocks, etc. 接(电话);应(门)
Will you get the phone? 你去接一下电话好吗?