Last fall, my daughter and I visited Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary, which is located in the mountains of Northern Thailand. Although our stay was short, it turned out to be the most memorable part of our holiday. The sanctuary is set in a Karen hill tribe village that is made up of around 20 houses. Upon arrival, we went to the house where we would stay for the next two days and met our kind host family. Afterward, we headed to base to learn about the elephants that were in the sanctuary's care. The eldest, Too Meh, had spent much of her life giving tourists rides with a heavy iron seat tied to her back. Her daughter, Mae Doom, and grandsons, Dodo and Gen Thong, had also spent years in chains doing hard labor to entertain tourists. It broke our hearts to hear their sad stories. Early the next morning, we saw Too Meh and Mae Doom exploring the forest and Dodo playing by the river. Seeing them free was a heartwarming experience.
這句話字面意思是「沒有免費午餐這樣的東西」，常用來說明任何事都必須付出成本或代價，亦即「天下沒有白吃的午餐；天下無不勞而獲的事」，亦可寫成 There's no free lunch.
• Everything comes at a price. 每件事都是有代價的。 • You will have to pay the piper. 你必須支付費用；你必須承擔後果。（編註：字面意思是「付錢給吹笛手」，指聽完優美 的演奏後，還是要掏腰包付錢的，引申指「支付費用、承擔後果」） • You get what you pay for. = You pay for quality. 一分錢一分貨。
A: Check out this photo editing app. It's completely free to use. 看看這個照片編輯應用程式。完全免費使用耶。 B: Oh, I know that one. To make it worth using, you need the extra features, which of course you have to pay for. 喔，我知道那一個。為了讓它值得使用，你需要額外的功能，當然這些你就得要付費。 A: I should have known it was too good to be true. 我早該知道這肯定有什麼陷阱。 B: Yeah, there's no such thing as a free lunch. 是啊，天下沒有白吃的午餐。
Seeing them free was a heartwarming experience. 看到牠們自由的模樣是很感人的經驗。
If you want to see elephants in their natural environment, Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary is the place to go. 如果你想在大象的自然環境中看到牠們，大象庇護園地是個可以去的地方。
I first got into the habit of keeping a diary when I was in high school. 在中學的時候，我就開始養成寫日記的習慣。
That ease, however, has also made it easier to commit a certain type of crime: copyright infringement. 然而，那樣的方便也變得更容易犯下某種罪：侵犯著作權。
If you want to use a piece of work but aren't sure if it's under copyright or not, look for the copyright symbol or the phrase "all rights reserved." 如果你想使用一件作品，但不確定是否有著作權，就尋找版權符號或「版權所有」的用語。