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Steve Nash - Dime

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Steve Nash - Dime English, baby! Video Lesson
史蒂夫·纳什教授“漂亮传球”

Date: Feb 10 2012

Themes: Celebrity, Sports

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense

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Steve Nash is a great teammate to have. Not only is he a two-time MVP who scores a lot of points, he also helps his teammates score with assists.
An assist is when you pass the ball to your teammate and then your teammate scores. Steve is an excellent passer. He can get the ball to his teammates at just the right moment, even if it means throwing the ball with one arm or while he’s looking the other way.
At a recent practice, we met up with Steve and asked him to explain why “dime,” which is a coin worth 10 cents, is a common slang term for an assist in basketball. We also talked about the charity work he does to assist people around the world.

史蒂夫·纳什是一名伟大的球员。他不仅曾两次荣获最有价值球员 (MVP) 称号,他还通过助攻帮助队友得分。
助攻是指将球传给队友,然后由队友得分。史蒂夫是位出色的传球手。他能够在恰当时刻将球传给队友,即便是在单臂甩球或眼观他方的情况下。
在近日的一次训练中,我们见到了史蒂夫,并向他请教助攻的常用俚语”Dime”的意思。我们还谈及了他帮助全世界人民的慈善事业。

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Nash

Nash

Jason

Jason

Jason:  Welcome to English, baby! I am Jason here with Steve Nash. Could you tell us how you would use the term “dime”?

Nash:  Dime. Yeah. You usually say that you dropped a dime. I’m guessing the origin came from in the old days when you needed to use the pay phone to make a phone call. It cost a dime, so you dropped a dime, or gave somebody a dime, so they could make their phone call. It’s an assist.

Jason:  OK.

Nash:  How’s that?

Jason:  Perfect. In addition to assists, you like to assist. You do a lot of charity work and you’ve done some in China too. You have a shoe in China. Did you sign with a Chinese shoe company as part of your charity goals?

Nash:  A little bit. I’ve done some things with Yao Ming, a couple of charity games, and we built some schools in rural China and other areas as well and in the earthquake zone. I’ve been fortunate enough to go to China three or four times now and help out. My shoe contract and my partnership with Luyou is definitely one where we’ve gone and dedicated courts and created opportunities for kids in some of the rural areas or areas where they don’t have the opportunity to play basketball, you know, different resources whether it be basketball courts or sporting equipment or money.

Nash:  English, baby! That was pretty awesome.

 

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Steve Nash explains where the basketball slang “dime” comes from. Making a phone call on a public phone used to cost a dime. A dime is a coin that is worth 10 cents. If you didn’t have a dime, you might ask for someone to assist you by lending you a dime. So an assist in basketball, or when you help another player score a basket by passing them the ball, is called “dropping a dime.”

Steve is a great passer, so he makes a lot of assists on the court. But he also assists people outside of basketball. He’s involved in several different charities. He even does some charity work in China with Yao Ming. He’s helped build schools and basketball courts in poor and rural areas.

Have you ever assisted with a charity? What was the last time you assisted someone, in sports or in regular life?

For more English lessons with Nash and his teammates, visit our blog.

 

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Thanks friend.


I won’t make it on time, for delivery day, : )


I’ll see her next month when her eyes are wide open, and when she begins to drool


 

09:37 AM Feb 10 2012 |

1 person likes this

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

haha!... it’s my brother’s wife


my sister in law, but they’re not  legally married yet


 

09:34 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

which sister?

09:32 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

it’s all horseplaying, Butta


:)

09:27 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

O when the bear comes marching in,  O when the bear comes marching in


:)

09:23 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Anja, dearest one. I hope we will get opportunity to talk on-line again very soon :)


I would be glad to stay here for long time, but I can’t :((((((

09:22 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

you chased her off , Butta


:)

09:22 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

: )


Lesya, is not having none of that this evening


 

09:21 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Guys, friendly hug to you both. 


I’m leaving.


Have a wonderful weekend :)


Byyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyye

09:19 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Butta, Lesya asked a question


;)

09:16 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

What is cougar? Sorry for the question?

09:12 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

You’re nothng like a cougar, Dear Butta


I thought you were very profesional, you’re the very first member who sent me an email…


then I was like ” mmm…this woman has class, let me keep my eyes on her”


:)

09:09 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

I miss EnglishTeachers’ Family Feud Quizzes


:)

09:06 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Who knows where is Englishteacher??? I have not seen him here long time :( 

09:05 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

 Cougar


:)

09:04 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

I’m always affraid to hurt someone’s feeling with my jokes,


so a lot of times, I’ll say ” I’m just teasing , ok”


 

09:03 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

you’re a woman, you can’t be a pervert.


:)

09:01 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

it’s a play on words Butta, never spot my sarcasms as always ;(


English as in Englishmen, Brits, UK, the queen


 

09:00 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I have strong rule in the Internet!!!! I NEVER SEND FRIEND REQUEST MYSELF. I prefer to see when others send me their friend requests at first. So all people I have here and on other websites – they all are suggested their Friendship to me. 

08:58 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

haha! no Anja, I never got a request from you… you sent me an email


 

08:56 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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