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Welcome to English in a minute. When you hear this saying, it might make you think about dogs. Dogs bark. But are these two friends talking about dogs, or people?

欢迎来到一分钟英语。当你听见这个表达,你会想起狗。狗吠叫。但是这两人在谈论狗还是朋友?

Did you hear that Sam is trying to get a raise from his supervisor? Yes! He’s “barking up the wrong tree”.

你听说了吗,山姆想要从他的导师那得到晋升。听说了。他吠叫错了树。

Only the manager can give him a raise! “barking up the wrong tree” means to place attention on the wrong thing.

只有经理可以让他晋升。吠叫错了树意思是把注意力放错地方了。

it comes from 19th century America when people often hunted with dogs. The dogs would hunt animals called raccoons.

这个来自于19世纪的美国,那时人们经常猎狗。狗猎杀浣熊。狗在树下吠叫,

They could escape up a tree, with the dog barking on the ground. But, raccoons could also jump to other trees,

浣熊爬上树逃跑。但是,浣熊也可能跳上别的树,

leaving the dog to “bark up the wrong tree” .And that's English in a minute.

留狗朝着错的树吠叫。以上就是英语一分钟的内容。

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