英语日常口语、习惯语1500句(高级)(2)

    21 You look concerned. What’s on your mind 你看上去有点心思沉沉,在担心什么呢?
  22 I’ve got to quiet down and get focused. 我该冷静下来,集中注意力。
 
 23 I know he has the blues(He is feeling very down!), but it doesn’t
mean he can vent his anger on me. 我知道他心情不好,但他也不能把气发在我身上呀。the blues
心情不好,If a girl is sad, an ice-cream cone can normally chase the blues
away. 如果女孩心情不好的话,给她一个冰淇淋,她就会转哭为笑了。也可说,an ice-cream cone can normally
help shake off the blues.
  24 I’m up to my neck in work.这句话的意思就是I am quite busy. 我太忙了,这工作把我忙得晕头转向。I have got a pretty tight schedule today. 我今天的日程安排得很紧。
  25 Easy! 悠着点;不要性急;轻一点;也可以说:Go easy. Go easy on it(省着点用). Easy-going, 很容易相处:She is caring and easy-going.
  26 Crush 原意为“粉碎”,现常指“暗恋”,又常指青涩少年的那种爱,并不稳定,例如,小女生对老师的爱恋,过一阵就烟消云散。Peter has a crush on Jenny.
 
 27 Ask somebody out 与人约会,谈恋爱:He doesn’t have the guts to ask her out
because he is afraid she will turn him down.
他不敢告诉她他爱她,因为他生怕会遭到她的拒绝。类似的有go out with somebody: I heard you’re going
out with Jane. 我听说了你在与Jane谈恋爱。
  28 Mr. Right: 白马王子,He’s gentle,
patient, successful, and MATURE. I think He’s my Mr. Right!
他温柔体贴,有耐心,成功又成熟。我知道他就是我的意中人(我未来的丈夫非他莫属;也可以说是真命天子)。(白马王子的另一个说法:prince
charming)
  29 Jack 对朋友John说,他刚刚与Esther拜拜了,(I just broke up with
Esther.)John 安慰Jack说, I don’t know what to say to comfort you, but
cheer up! There’s plenty of fish in the sea and you’ll find your soul
mate, your perfect match!
  30 My relationship with her is already a history.我与她的关系早已成历史了。
31 我们赞扬儿童时最常用的话有:Isn’t he cute He is so cute. He is adorable. Beautiful
baby! 逗一两岁的小孩时,人们常说:Peek-a-boo, I see you.给小孩说再见:See you later,
alligator!
  32 Yes,
这是现在的小学生都会的单词。但是大学英语专业的人有时也搞错,例如,对于对方的否定句表示赞同时,很多时候,很多人仍旧会回答yes,而不会说no。英
语中表示同意的词很多,如果实在无法立马反应过来,不妨用其他的词。Absolutely, OK, you are right, exactly,
certainly, yep, aye, just so, sure, right, correct, you said it. I
agree with you, 常用的还有sweat, you bet。或者你可以说:I hear
you.你说的我明白。说no的词也有好几个:nope, I don’t think so,等等。
  33 有个人说:A 82
year-old man married a 28 year-old woman. That is the most bizarre
thing that has ever happened recently.
(一个82岁的老头娶了28岁的姑娘,这是近来最为离奇的事。)另一个人蛮有同情心,他可能会说:Well, age shouldn’t be
something that comes in the way of a person’s marriage. As long as they
love each other, age is not an
issue.(嗯,年龄在婚姻中应该不是障碍,重要的是他们爱着对方,年龄不是问题。)bizarre是一个美国人喜欢用的词,意思是“稀奇古怪,不正常
的”;That is a bizarre story.(这个故事太荒唐。) The nine-head-bird is really
bizarre.(九头鸟是不可能有的事。)这是一句中国俗话,上、下联是什么呢? comes in the way of 的意思是“成为绊脚石”。
 
 34 有个朋友要我每到一地就给她写几个字,这英语的表达法可以用“drop me a line”: Don’t forget to drop
me a line when you visit a new place. 我则可以回答:“Trust me. I won’t. I’ll
keep you posted.”(没问题,我不会忘记的,我会随时让你知道我的近况。)post当动词用,则是“邮寄,转递”,keep
someone posted意思是keep in touch with someone, or touch base with someone
often。只是很可惜,现在的中国邮局大部分都不办理邮政业务,而是成为银行了,所以信也没法寄。Drop
by的意思是,顺便访问(没有计划的那种访问。)Please drop by sometime for a drink. – I dropped
by my best friend’s house to see if he was home. 不要朋友写信,就叫朋友打电话好了:Give
me a buzz. or Give me a ring. 都可以。
  35 上一篇中提到了一个词soul
mate,是那种心灵感应的朋友,也可以用heart,例如说,sweat heart,但这指恋人或关系特别密切的人。a heart to
heart chat很诚恳的沟通。I tried to have a heart to heart chat with him on this
issue, but it didn’t work. 我费了一番力气想与他坦诚沟通,但没有什么用。
  36
他喝醉了。英文有好些说法,很口语化的是:He is loaded. 就是drunk的意思。"When I talked to the
president, he was loaded." Kissinger said about Nixon.
基辛格谈到尼克松时说:“我跟总统谈话时,他已经喝得烂醉。”under the influence of
alcohol也是喝醉了的意思,但这是个法律词汇,意思是犯法了,尤其是在开车时,如果查出了司机是under the influence of
alcohol则可能要坐牢。而drunk, loaded虽是醉酒,但不违法。很书面语的词汇是“intoxicated,
intoxication”。写到这里,我想起了昆明巫家坝机场的一副广告:令人陶醉的地方–云南(大意),旁边的英语是:Intoxication:
Yunnan. 这是典型的中式英语,外国人看了不知所云,听上去好像是云南人都是酒鬼一样。正确的英文应该是:The most
attractive place: Yunnan;也可以说:Breathtaking scenery:Yunnan.
  37 He
is a little bit punchy. 如果一个人晚上睡眠不足,早晨起来睡眼惺忪的样子,我们可以说他punchy.所以可以接着说:He
needs a cup of coffee to wake up. 一个人看上去云里雾里的样子都是punchy,与喝醉酒貌差不多。
  
38 与load还有一个相关的口语词:freeloading, 揩油,滥用别人的慷慨。My roommate won’t pay
anything for the grocery. I end up feeding him three meals. I am really
fed up with his
freeloading.(他这样揩我的油我实在是受不了。)揩油的人就叫“freeloader”,就是那种喜欢免费的午餐的人(those who
enjoy free lunch)。
  39
市场上有很多关于学英语诀窍的书,但实际上,学英语就是一个背单词、与遗忘作斗争的过程。记忆力好的人总是少数。I cannot think of
these English words off hand. One of the effective ways is to brush up
on grammar rules a little bit everyday. There is simply no short cut.
Off hand,我无法一下子就能想起这些英文单词。 Brush up on 常常复习,short
cut,捷径。学英语最好是每天学一点,坚持不懈,集腋成裘:“Precept upon precept, here a little and
there a little, idea by idea,”(一次学个概念,这里学一点,那里学一点,一次接触一个思想)。或者我们可以说 A
little at a time, we can eat up an elephant
eventually.(一次吃一口,我们最终可以把头大象给吞了。) It is a big job, but we can get it
done.
这个工作巨大,但我们可以把它做好。所以不要相信那些100天就可以把英语学好的广告。如果有学生或一位网友100天可以学好英语的话,那我不就要失业
了?
    40 堵塞。看到“堵塞”二字,人们一般会想起“jam”,如果是交通堵塞,用jam是没错的。但是如果是下水道给堵塞了,最好要用clog。It
is too bad, my sink is clogged up again.“堵塞”还有一个英文词“clot”: The street
was clotted with traffic. 街上交通阻塞。血栓堵塞:blood clot。“堵塞”正式的名词是Congestion,
如果吃东西给咽了,则是choking (food clogging in the throat.)
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