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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

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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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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Anja, I’m joking of course about virtual husband, but about the King of Pervetrs it is true :)

08:55 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

You know well, why you joined this website


you thought you was going to meet some Brits (English), hunks in here


Admit it, Butta


:)

08:55 AM Feb 10 2012 |

1 person likes this

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

you know when someone is up to no good when


1- a random friend request


2- they publicly post their email


3- they have a picture of their torsos


4- they ‘re too nice


 


 oh no!, I just described myself.Tongue out

08:52 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Anja, it was cruel struggle with him. He was not as tones here. He was Pervert of all perverters here. May be their Boss :)


I also thought it is a dating site and I was hope to find a virtual husband here :)

08:52 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

The level of spam protection is low here

08:49 AM Feb 10 2012 |

1 person likes this

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Honestly, I thought this site English, baby


was a dating site


Lesya ” get off me, you little pervert!” haha


Tongue out

08:49 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

It was funny to struggle with him Laughing

08:48 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

During the first week or two of my using this website I met a pervert. When I fed up with him I tried to block him, but to my amazement he was still able communicate with me. The question is: What is the sense with “Block” or “Report” button? Eventually, after my final “exotic” message to the pervert he has deleted his profile ( or maybe eBaby administration has done it? ) I will never know. Laughing

08:46 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Lesya, you’re a little surprise box! : )


they know my desktop and Laptop IP adress, ; (


Butta… have you ever thought about having anymore kids, maybe a boy this


you could call him Butter Fingoer


:)

08:40 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I mean try to use another PC  with new e-mail and you will be successful :)

08:40 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

As for cracking IP, Snoopyboy. Try another IP ;)

08:38 AM Feb 10 2012 |

1 person likes this

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Lesya , I need to regain your trust


: )

08:38 AM Feb 10 2012 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Anja, 25 years  of age is a fiction like Antarctica etc. Never believe data on his profile

08:37 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Butta, would you have liked if you  had a boy to raise?


:)

08:35 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

I’m not affended and I think Anja will not get offended too. Snoopyboy, you have got FOUR mothers!!! What a rich boy you are!

08:33 AM Feb 10 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

I tried, but I guess they can still track on which computer I log on.


But I’m glad they’ve banned me, because I would probably have never met you guys.


Before I never used to come here, and comment on lessons,


:)

08:32 AM Feb 10 2012 |

1 person likes this

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Snoopyboy, you can do the same. Create and log in with new acount. You will be in the chatroom again :)

08:31 AM Feb 10 2012 |

1 person likes this

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

I know you guys wil get offended, but I see you two has my mothers : )


always nibbling my ears with words of wisdom and truth, caring and giving to me

08:30 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

they log in with different e-mails each day

08:30 AM Feb 10 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Spammers occupy more and more space 

08:29 AM Feb 10 2012 |

1 person likes this

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