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043 跟腱问题 - Achilles Tendon Problem

Y: Hey, Patrick, 你怎么一瘸一拐的? P: I'm limping because my Achilles tendon is killing me! OW! Y: Poor Patrick. P: Uh, Yang Chen, do you know what an Achilles tendon is? Y: Well, not really. P: Achilles tendon is in the lower back part of your leg. It connects your foot to the muscle. Y: Oh, 原来你和刘翔一样,得了跟腱炎? P: Yeah, that's right. He is a little bit faster than me. Y: A little bit faster? P: Just a little. He had a problem with his Achilles tendon, too. Y: 那你是怎么弄伤了你的Achilles tendon? P: Well, I pulled it running during my warm ups for the 110 meter hurdles. Y: Aw, that's too bad. (Sarcastically.) P: Thanks for the sympathy, Yang Chen. Y: 跟腱为什么叫 "Achilles tendon" 呢? P: Achilles was an ancient Greek hero. Y: 阿基里斯是希腊神话里的勇士。 P: He was dunked in a sacred river by his mother, and his mother was holding him by his ankle. Y: So? P: So he became invulnerable everywhere the water touched him, except for his heel. Y: 因为他妈妈抓着他的脚后跟,没沾到神水,就成了他的致命弱点。 P: So when someone has a fatal flaw it is referred to as their "Achilles heel". Because Achilles was killed when an arrow struck him in his heel. Y: What's your "Achilles heel," Patrick? P: Oh, I may have a problem with my Achilles tendon, but I don't have an Achilles heel. Y: Why? P: I'm perfect!