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信任某人

Phrasal Verbs

Date: Oct 02 2012

Themes: Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs

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When you let someone into your house, you open the door and allow them to walk inside. When you let someone into your heart, you trust them and allow yourself to care about them.

It can be dangerous to let someone in. If you let the wrong person into your house, they could steal something or hurt you. If you let the wrong person into your heart, you might get heartbroken.

Mason has had a tough time with love. Years ago, Amanda broke his heart. Now, she wants him to let her in again. But is he ready?

当你让别人进入你家时,你会打开门,让他们走进来。当你让别人走进你的内心时,你会信任他们,也会关心他们。

信任别人可能会有危险。如果你让坏人进入你家,他们可能偷盗或者伤害你。如果你让错的人走进你的内心,你可能会受伤心碎。

梅森曾经历了一段艰难的爱情。多年前,阿曼达伤了他的心。现在,她想让梅森重新信任她。但是梅森准备好了吗?

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Jason

Jason

Amanda

Amanda

Mason

Mason

Amanda:  Morning, Mason. Look what I have.

Mason:  Hey!

Amanda:  I’ve got bagels.

Mason:  Whoa, uh, it might be a little early for me to let you in.

Amanda:  Is it early? Oh, I know. You want to clean up this office before anyone shows up in the morning and you’re a hard worker and I think that’s so sexy. I do. But come on. With all that we’ve been through, I think we deserve a little alone time before people show up, so…

Mason:  No, but I don’t think you understand. It might be too early for me to let you in here.

Amanda:  Oh, don’t be silly.

Mason:  Amanda, I mean, you really hurt me when you left me the first time. And then I spent all this time pining after a girl that I couldn’t have. And then I thought I had some super hottie who was like totally into me, and turns out she cheats on me with my best friend. It’s just too much. I need more time before I can let anyone in.

Amanda:  Mason, I’m not going to hurt you. I really care about you.

Mason:  It’s just too soon. It’s just too soon.

Amanda:  Fine. So I guess I’ll give the bagels to somebody else.

Mason:  What? I mean, you can leave the bagel.

Amanda:  Oh, you want?

Mason:  Yeah.

Jason:  Oh, hey, Amanda. What’s wrong?

Amanda:  Oh, you know it’s Mason. He won’t let anyone in.

Jason:  Did you try knocking?

Amanda:  Forget it.

Jason:  Hey, Mason. Hey, let me in!

 

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It’s first thing in the morning and Mason is at work early, cleaning the office. Amanda arrives and offers him some bagels. She also wants to kiss him.

Mason tells Amanda it’s too soon for him to let her in. She thinks he means it’s too early to let her into the office. He explains that he isn’t ready to let her into his heart.

Last time they were together, Amanda broke Mason’s heart. He hasn’t recovered and he hasn’t had good luck in love since then. It will take some time for him to trust her. But maybe he’ll get there. After all, he does finally accept a bagel.

Is it easy or hard for you to let someone in?

 

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Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

 i would do like mason, because his heart was still broken. to let anyone in is not right if you were not expecting anyone, consider it first before you take a decision.

10:12 AM Jun 15 2013 |

DominikLi

DominikLi

China

It’s easy for me to let someone in my heart,and easy to me to talk what I think to others.The aftermath is I awlays hurt by people who just lie or say something bad to me.Although things are like that,I still keep an open mind to everyone.Do you think I’m stupid? :D

06:50 AM Jan 19 2013 |

Sara97

Sara97

Spain

For me is very difficult and hard to let someone in. You can’t read anyone’s mind, and that’s why you won’t be totally sure of him or her. I think the people should win your love or friendship with facts, and I think it takes a lot of time.

10:12 AM Nov 16 2012 |

BIANCHI

France

It is hard for me to let someone in my heart, because, I often was disapointed by people. I can try, but it will not be very easy for me. Sometimes, we are disapointed by young men. It is not very easy to talk to them after a brokenheart. We don’t want to have brokenheart again. But it is worth trying again and have confidence.

03:58 AM Nov 03 2012 |

Mari-yam

Mari-yam

Mali

Once you’ve got a broken heart, it really really really is not easy to let someone else in because you’re afraid that , that person (be it the same or another) will urt you too …

03:59 PM Oct 25 2012 |

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raisacorrea

Brazil

It’s pretty hard, because I had suffered too much with heartbreak. And people sometimes play with our internal feelings.

06:14 AM Oct 06 2012 |

michellewu1010

United States

I think it really need some courage to let someone in…..

06:09 PM Oct 04 2012 |

Moriza

Moriza

Ukraine

For me it,s not easy to let someone in.I taught myself don,t believe to people,especially when they say compliments into my side…


Once I let someone in and I was happy,but finally suffered from it.

09:03 AM Oct 04 2012 |

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Wfernando

Wfernando

Colombia

For me it depends on the situation I lost that person, if that person cheats on my once, maybe I’ll give that person the chance to talk to me and straight things out, but it’d be hard for me if that person leaves me heartbroken above once… it’d be hard for me…

08:21 AM Oct 04 2012 |

zarin.setare

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

its not easy for me to let someone in because i was heart broken by somebody that i still dont believe how he left me.

06:08 AM Oct 04 2012 |

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andrestorres.e

Chile

Let everyone in, and let everyone out, too. Because you’re just another part of the people’s life road, not a prision for them.

08:44 AM Oct 03 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Dear tutorheather,  the examples you gave us are useful  and understandable.


With great respect and gratitude. Smile


10:20 PM Oct 02 2012 |

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ola33

ola33

Japan

I liked the end of the episode, – Justin’s knocking at the door “Hey, Mason, let me in?” Laughing


If you let someone in and after all that affair the relationship is over – it hurts, it’s like a refusal, it’s like a failure – it’s a bad experience. Plus, it trails after by some sleepless nights and all that headache and bad mood..


So, after, you kinda be cautious and make the relationship sort of shallow while you’re watching how a person is reliable and trustworthy. If you get a good sign of it, you can let a person into your heart, but if not – you just don’t want to go through that painful experience again like Mason did. So in this case it’s hard to let someone in.


Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me Wink


But there’re people who’re easy on that. Easy come, easy go like in amazing song ‘Grenade’ by Bruno Mars. Cry

ale_serrat

ale_serrat

Brazil

I think that relationships are really hard and we have to be careful to not get hurt. I’m not the kind of person that trust someone fast, so I don’t let someone in so easily, but if the person give me reasons to trust, I open my heart.

02:35 PM Oct 02 2012 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

“It’s not easy for me to let someone in, but it’s very hard to get over that person!”


I mean…


I dont trust people very soon but if I fall in love with someone , its hard to let him go!


I’m enjoying of my learning with you Heather!:)

11:46 AM Oct 02 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Mahtab



Since you’re using “instead,” you’re signifying an opposite relationship.


Do you mean it’s easy for you to let someone in, but very hard to get over that person? Or are both actions difficult?


For example:


“It was very easy for me to let Joe in. However, once our relationship ended, I had a hard time getting over him.”


OR:


“It’s very hard for me to let someone into my heart. It’s also hard for me to get over someone.”



You can also use “let him GO” in this way. Notice you use “go” and not “out.”


It was easy for me to let Joe into my heart, but it’s been very hard to let him go.”



In order to fully let someone go, you really need to “get over” the person! Once you let them go, you can feel free.



Complicated, I know - just like love!

11:17 AM Oct 02 2012 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Great!


I got the point very well!


Thanks for your help!:)

11:11 AM Oct 02 2012 |

tutorheatherSuper Member!

United States

Mahtab:


Yes…


I am yearning for more free time.


I am longing for more free time.


I am craving more free time.



Their meanings are very comparable.



Pining is often used in a romantic context, but again there are exceptions. I read an article yesterday about a woman pining for her father who had been missing for years. She missed him greatly and was grieving the loss.


That’s a detailed explantion. However, to make it easier on everyone, these verbs can be used interchangeably. 

11:04 AM Oct 02 2012 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I can’t trust people soon and it’s really hard for me  to let somebody in my heart.

11:02 AM Oct 02 2012 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thanks Heather!


I was not sure about using that but I’m pleased of your help!
Then I’d like to correct my expression!



“For me it’s not easy to let someone in ,but instead it’s very hard to get over him!”

Thanks again!:)

11:01 AM Oct 02 2012 |

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