LL: So, Li Hua, I have some news I'd like to share with you, but I'd like you to keep it hush-hush.
LH: Hush-hush? 我知道，hush-hush是要人别出声， 安静。Larry，你为要我别出声呢？
LL: Something that is hush-hush means private and secret. It is something you don't want other people to know about.
LH: 原来hush-hush里是指秘密的，告诉别人。 难道你有秘密吗？
LL: I got a new job!
LH: Wow! 你找到新工作了，太好了， Larry。 我还以为是不可告人的事情呢。这么好的消息你为不告诉大家呢？
LL: Well, I am excited about it, and I do want to tell everyone, but my new job won't start for several months. I want to keep it hush-hush until I'm ready to tell people at my current job.
LL: About two months. Then I'll tell my boss and co-workers, and you won't have to keep my news hush-hush any more.
LH: 两个月以后你就要告诉老板和同事了。我想会舍你走。 Larry，我也要告诉你秘密。 It is all very hush-hush.
LL: What's that?
LH: 我的学生最近在华盛顿申请了一份工作， 听说是去秘密机构。
LL: If it is so hush-hush, how do you know about it?
LH: 我给她写了推荐信， 那个还找我谈话，调查这位学生的情况。
LL: Hmm, a hush-hush organization. Is she applying to become a secret agent?
LH: 你说她在申请作特工？ 这我可告诉你， 你知道我保密。
LL: Oh, I know. I'm just curious. Sometimes it is hard to keep things hush-hush. Like the fact that my friend Dave is dating your friend Mary.
LH: Dave 和Mary? 在谈恋爱？ 我怎么没听说呢？
LL: Dave asked me to keep it hush-hush for a while, because he wanted to be sure that Mary liked him and that it wasn't a one-time thing.
LL: I thought about telling you, Li Hua. But I didn't want to be a blabbermouth.
LH: Blabbermouth词我知道， Blabbermouth指的是嘴快、保守秘密的人。
LL: Wow, you are *good*, Li Hua. A blabbermouth is someone who blabbers; they talk, talk, talk and can't keep a secret.
LH: Larry，在Dave这件事上， 你可真是守口如瓶啊，You are not a blabbermouth。 有你忠实的朋友，Dave很放心。
LL: Thanks, Li Hua. Dave and Mary have been dating for several weeks, and he told me I could tell you and our other friends now.
LH: Dave让你告诉我啦？那他和Mary很合得来， 太好了！Larry, Dave当时幸亏告诉Jennifer， 全世界的人就都知道了。
LL: Jennifer is a blabbermouth? What do you mean?
LL: Have you ever said anything about it to her?
LH: 我怎么好意思对她说：Don't be such a blabbermouth!
LL: Well, then I'll remember the next time I have something I want to keep hush-hush: Don't tell Jennifer the blabbermouth!