今天Michael和李华到了一家中餐馆吃饭，二人正在点菜。李华学到了两个词儿：already和one to talk。
M: OK, just order something already!
M: No, no, Li Hua, I said, "Order something already!" I meant that you should hurry up.
M: When we say "already" at the end of a sentence, sometimes we are showing that we are impatient, that we want somebody to stop waiting and to do something.
M: OK. Remember when we were stopped at a light earlier today? The car in front of me didn't move when the light turned green, so I yelled —— "Come on, move already!"
M: Yeah? Well, go ahead! Make a sentence already!
L：OK. 你不是老是说那个叫Cindy的女孩儿有多可爱吗？So come on, ask her out already!
M: Um, well, the sentence is correct, but I don't really know Cindy that well. I'm a little shy around girls, you know.
L：管他呢，你怕什么？Just talk to her already!
M: Well, actually I've talked to her before, but I was really nervous. I did get her phone number. I told her I might call her if I missed class and needed to borrow her notes.
L：啊，你已经有她的电话号码啦！那你还等什么？要是她肯把电话号码给你，她对你一定有兴趣的。Call her already!
M: All right! All right! Shut up already! I'll call her.
M: I'm sorry, Li Hua. I shouldn't have told you to shut up. Hey, the waiter is coming. I'm hungry. Go ahead and choose something already!
M: I'm rude? You're one to talk, Li Hua!
M: Please, calm down Li Hua. I said, "You're one to talk." I meant that you shouldn't say I am rude when you yourself are rude.
L：好了，我知道有的时候我也很粗鲁啦。所以，Michael，你说：You're one to talk，是不是就是说我们俩都半斤八两，我不用说你，其实我自己也是很粗鲁的?
M: That's right. When you told me I can be rude, I thought that that was rude. So I said, "You're one to talk!" That means, you have the same problem, so you shouldn't criticize me.
M: I'm shy? You're one to talk! What about you? You are always too shy to meet new guys.
M: That's not a good excuse. I think you're just too picky.
L：什么？你说我太挑剔？You're one to talk! 你自己不也老是说你碰不到既聪明又有教养的女孩？你这不也自以为是吗？
M: I'm too proud of myself? You're one to talk! You wouldn't even consider going out with a guy if he didn't have a Master's degree.
M: Yeah, sorry, let's just forget about it. Hey look, our food is here.
L：So eat already! 咱们早该吃了。
李华今天和Michael一起在餐馆点菜的时候，学到了两个美国用语的用法。Already用在命令式句子的后面时，相当于普通话里面常说的：“早该如何如何”的意思。You're one to talk!则相当于“你竟然敢说这话，我们俩都半斤八两”的意思。