Say, did you see the evening news where Xi Jin Ping gave the Japanese PM, Shinzo Abe, the cold shoulder at APEC?
Yeah, talk about rude and immature.
Well, I think there's more to it than it appeared. These kinds of diplomatic maneuvers are never that simple. A subtle look and a slight change of wording can make a world ofdifference.
I guess you're right. Xi Jin Ping couldn't have been too smiley while the majority of Chinese people have animosity against Japan, particularly when there's a dispute over the DiaoYu, or Senkaku Islands.
Hey, I didn't know you're so well-informed on these issues in Asia. Not bad for an American!
Of course.Even if I do say so myself!
Expressions and vocabulary
say (exclamation) 發語詞，用來引起聽話者的注意力
Say, how about going out tonight?
PM = prime minister (n.) 首相
The PM is resting in her office.
give sb the cold shoulder (idiom) 故意冷落某人
As hard as I tried to please her, she always gives me the cold shoulder.
talk about… (idiom) （非正式）可真是…
He just lost his job; his wife left him, and now he’s in a car accident? Talk about down on his luck.
maneuver (AmE)/ manoeuvre (BrE) n. 精巧的動作
Reversing around a corner is one of the maneuvers required to perform in a driving test.
subtle (adj.) 不明顯的、微妙的
The room was painted a subtle shade of pink.
Norman agreed that the wording of the advertisement was unnecessarily offensive and it was changed.
a world of difference (idiom) 天壤之別
There's a world of difference between the service in the two hotels.
animosity (n.) 仇恨；敵意；憎惡
Of course we're competitive but there's no personal animosity between us.
(Even) if I do say so myself (idiom) 連我自己都這麼覺得（自誇之意）
I’m a pretty good dancer, even if I do say so myself.