課本上學不到的口語表達第二波 - 英語口語

1 There"s not much to it.

▷ There"s not much to it:

很容易,沒什么難的。通常在講解如何操作某種東西時使用。

You just flip that switch and wait. There"s not much to it.

只要撥一下開關,然后就等著,沒什么難的。

2 All right, whatever. Suit yourself.

▷ Suit yourself:

隨你便吧,你自己決定。這可以是中性的表達,但如果語氣重一點,就是在說,愛咋咋地,我不管了。

-I"m too tired to go out tonight.

我今晚太累,不想出去玩了。

-Suit yourself.

隨你便。

3 Can you Cc me and Eddie when you send that?

▷ Cc (someone) : Cc 是 Carbon copy的縮寫,是在寫郵件中所用到的“抄送”。

I"ll Cc you when I send it.

我會在發郵件的時候抄送給你。

4 I"m so out of it this morning.

▷ (someone) is out of it :

指某人不在狀態。

You seem kind of out of it today.

你今天看起來好像不太在狀態啊。

5 There"s a fine line between helping your kids with their homework and doing it for them.

▷ There’s a fine line between: 這個表達用于指兩件事很相似,以至于容易混淆,指微妙的差別。

There"s a fine line between a frown and a grimace.

皺眉和做鬼臉,兩者之間有微妙差別。

6 You can tell that she"s had work done.

▷ (someone) has had work done: 這句話是指某人做過了整形手術。

Amy said she"s never had work done on her face.

Amy說她從來沒整過容。

7 I don"t know off the top of my head, but I"ll shoot them over to you this afternoon.

▷ Off the top of my head:當場就能想到,即興說出。如果用在否定意義的句子里,多半是用來暗示需要再多一點時間思考。

I can think of two people who might be interested, off the top of my head.

我現在只能想到兩個可能會感興趣的人。

8 If you’re feeling under the weather, by all means go home and get some rest.

▷ By all means:請務必,一定要做某事。也可以在回答提議時說,相當于“當然”。

“May I make a suggestion?” “By all means.”

我能提個建議嗎? 當然。

9 Can you please cut it out.

▷ Cut it out: 當別人在做一些令你心煩的事情,你就可以讓他cut it out,意思就是你能停下來嗎。

I"m sick of that joke. Cut it out, will you?

我不喜歡那個玩笑,你能不能別說了?

10 Let’s crack open the window and have some fresh air.

▷ Crack open the window : 這個表達和“open the window” 很像,但程度不同,crack open the window是指把窗戶打開一道縫隙。

It’s a bit stuffy in here, let’s crack open the window.

這里面有點悶,我們開一點點窗吧。

11 You"re gonna screw up that test.

▷ Screw up:把事情搞砸。

I had a perfect chance, but I screwed up.

我本來有一個特別棒的機會,但是我把它搞砸了。

12 I was on the verge of going to sleep at a point.

▷ At a point / at some point:在某個時刻,其中at a point 更強調是在某一個特定的時刻。

You will have to do your homework at some point.

你遲早是要做作業的時候。

I was so close to beat the record at a point.

我有一次差點就打破紀錄了。

13 Get over it!

▷ Get over it: 指忘掉煩心事,相當于forget about it。

It’s not a big deal, so get over it.

多大點事,別想它了。

14 I wound up going over to James’s place.

▷ Wind up: 結果;最終變成的樣子。

He overspent and wound up in debt.

他大手大腳地花錢,結果負債累累。

15 I’m working the night shift tomorrow.

▷ Work … shift:表示上…班,work the night shift是指上晚班。

I’m working the morning shift today.

我今天上早班。

16 They"ve been getting a bit of media attention lately.

▷ Get media attention:得到媒體的關注,媒體曝光率高,也就是所謂的“紅”。

She’s getting all the media attention recently.

她最近可紅了。

17 I thought it was a really original take on the play.

▷ A take on something:對某事物的見解、詮釋。上面的例句可以理解成對這部話劇的全新有創意的演繹。Original指獨創、新穎的。

So what"s your take on this new book? 你對這本新書有什么看法嗎?

18 Go easy on me!

▷ Go easy on (someone):手下留情,別太狠。

Go easy on me, I just started a month ago.

對我手下留情啊,我才開始一個月。

19 Just ease into it.

▷ Ease into it:意思是“慢慢來”,一般用于勸別人放松心情。

Don’t try so hard, ease into it.

不要那么拼命,慢慢來。

20 I’m going to head off to bed.

▷ Head off to (somewhere):指出發去某個地方。

We are heading off to school.

我們要去上學了。

21 You have to chill.

▷ Chill:原意是冷,在日常用語中,多表示relax,放松。

The test shouldn’t be that hard; you can chill.

考試不會那么難,你可以放輕松。

22 Would you happen to have a pen?

▷ Happen to (do something):這個表達的意思是“正好”,一般用于委婉地請求別人做某事。

Do you happen to have your Chemistry book?

你手頭有化學課本嗎?

23 For the record he wasn"t agreed with that.

▷ For the record:鄭重說明。

For the record, I have never been to the apartment.

鄭重說明一下,我從來沒去過那個公寓。

24 Just because I am fat doesn’t mean I’m slow.

▷Just because… doesn’t mean…:這是口語中非常常見的表達,雖然很多人覺得它語法有問題,意思是“雖然……但不代表……”。

Just because I am slim doesn’t mean I like sports.

雖然我很苗條,但這不代表我喜歡運動。

25 Does anyone want to split with me?

▷ Split with (someone):這個詞組跟“share with” 是同義詞,翻譯成“與…分享”。

Do you want to split this cake with me?

你想跟我分吃這個蛋糕嗎?

26 Are you seeing anyone?

▷ seeing someone :表示談朋友,搞對象

Have you heard the news? Rick is seeing someone.

聽說了嗎,Rick交了個女朋友。

27 I’ll let it slide this time.

▷ Let it slide:這個表達常用于對方犯錯誤的時候,不追究,不指出,放過某人。

He used an incorrect word but, because he"s my friend, I let it slide.

他說錯了一個詞,但是因為他是我朋友,我沒多追究。

28 A woman wants a guy who she can click with.

▷ Click:一拍即合、合得來,能產生共鳴。

When I first met her, we just clicked, and we"re best friends now.

我們第一次見面,我就感覺和她很投緣,現在我們是最好的朋友了。

29 Do I look presentable?

▷ Presentable:衣著得體,能出去見人的意思。

I don’t think you are presentable.

我覺得你需要把自己整理一下。

30 You need to scale back.

▷ Scale back:指“縮減”,或者“使減少”。

It’s way too much, you have to scale it back. 這也太多了,你得要想辦法讓減掉一點

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