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常用的英语口语和习语表达14

分类:日常用语发布于:2018/1/21

  161 口语中一些描绘人物的词汇:上次提到了layback, 意为“与世无争的”,He is a rather layback person. Spunky: 很活泼、很有生气的样子,She is quite spunky。这词也有生气的意思:Nobody knows why my father has been spunky lately. Jumpy 有神经质的样子,一惊一炸的,He is jumpy.(high-strung)。She has bubbly personality. Bubble有气泡的,形容人热情。Sassy, 没有教养,说话粗鲁,例如小孩子顶嘴。也有活泼的含义。与sassy有关的东西一般都是青少年类的。

  162. every nook and cranny 每个角落,The story surely has reached every nook and cranny in the city. 这件事传遍的大街小巷。 Every nook and cranny has brought back memories. This house is where I grew up. I know every nook and cranny of it. Law books were stuffed into every nook and cranny of his office.

  163.tidy 很可观,巨大,She sold it for a tidy profit.说“钱多”还可以说handsome, handsome profit 也是利润可观的意思。Tidy 另一个意思是整洁:the room is clean and tidy. 还有一个口语词表达巨大的:colossal, Tis really a colossal success. a colossal waste of time,

  164.be off one’s rocker, rocker是摇椅,一个人坐在摇椅上得意忘形就摇到地上去了,意思就是crazy。Spending that much on a car! He must be off his rocker! Have you gone totally off your rocker? Rocker 又叫lazy chair。Off the wall也是不可思议的意思。

  165.台湾人说“呛阿扁”如何说?可以用hoot, They hooted at the speaker. 他们对做报告的人发出呛声。The audience hooted the actor. 观众都向这个演员喝倒采。Before too long, they hooted the singer off the stage.很快他们就把这个歌手轰下了台。

  166. 垃圾文章,trashy articles, or junk articles, 垃圾小说也可以这么说:trashy novels, junk novels,

  167. It is toasty outside. 外面很热。

  168. a curve ball, curve 意为“曲线”,棒球投球手(pitcher)投出难接的曲线球,意为“意外的难题”, The weather threw a curve at their outdoor picnic and they had to eat indoors. 天气忽然变得很糟糕,他们不得不中断室外的野餐,而到室内吃。函数表格中常常出现曲线,表示两个点之间的关系,现在也喻事务中间的关系:the learning curve,progress curve, cost improvement curve,gradual learning curve(学习要循序渐进) 等等,都有这个意思。

  169. She got him in her back pocket. Back pocket, 裤后面的口袋,意思是“囊中物,跑不了”,这句话的意思因此是“她已经把他驯得对她死心塌地。”

  170. whack 狠狠揍了……一顿,或干掉了谁。He got whacked.他被狠揍了一顿。但注意They have all had a whack. 这里的whack意思为cut, 一份:他们大家都得到了一份。

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