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  • 那些常被中国人错用的英语习语 -- :39:39 来源: 那些常被中国人错用的英语习语Editor's note: Sayings and expression are difficult to understand non-native speakers. One of our bloggers from the US, who goes by the online tag of Mattwritenow, lists some common mistakes made by people studying English in China. Do you agree? Comments are always welcome.1. "A friend in need is a friend indeed."This really is like listening to nails on a chalkboard native speakers in China. It's so overused. I tell my students that if I was hanging out with my expat friends and decided to say this to them they'd likely give me a very strange look.. "Every coin has two sides."Okay. This one is very common and it is also widely understood. But it isn't very inspirational. Why focus on the good and the bad? Instead, just "look on the bright side".3. "A double-edged sword"Most Chinese students I've met get the phrase wrong and say "two-edged sword", but it is still strange to use the correct phrase in everyday life. It may be used in writing, but it would change the tone of your piece. We could perhaps say that using a double-edged sword is a double-edged sword… I'll move on…. "Play""Do you want to play with me?" is a question I think you should ask only if you really know the person as it can have another meaning. My rule is that I use it ONLY if I am talking about sports and games. Other options are "hang out", "go out", and "spend time with…"5. "Pardon?"This is a hard one, because my best friend says "pardon" all of the time and I think it's weird when he says it. Despite the fact that I know a native speaker who uses it a lot, I strongly believe that "sorry, I didn't hear you" or "can you say that again?" are both better choices.6. "Clever"You're not clever. You're smart, funny, talented, interesting, or wonderful. Only if you are tricking someone to do something that you want them to do are you clever, or if you think of something very quickly that is unique. Other than those two situations, use a different word.7. "Fine"If I ask you to do something or I ask permission, don't use the word "fine". The meaning of this word as a response to a request means that you don't really want to do it but you will do it anyway. example, "Have you done your homework?" "Fine." You see, this is okay because it refers to my homework – and I don't mind showing that I don't want to do my homework.8. "Quarreled"It may sound strange, but instead of this word I suggest that you can use the word "fight". Like, "My wife and I had a huge fight yesterday!" –of course, it doesn't mean that we hit each other!9. "Lover"This is a little awkward to explain, but just don't use it. I know you probably hear it in songs and sometimes in TV shows, but don't use it. Seriously. Nobody wants you to stress that the person you're dating is your lover. Be a normal person and use boyfriendgirlfriendhusbandwife.. "TV dramas"So I meet you the first time and I tell you that I am American, so you tell me "I love watching American TV dramas!" It's become so common now that I don't often correct it anymore. I just say, "Wow that's great! What do you like to watch?" then they will say, "Two broke girls." The problem is, that show is a comedy, not a drama. Just say, "TV shows" from now on and you will always be correct! 英语习语
  • 双语盘点:女人发飙爱用的危险语句 -- :5:39 来源:   1. You are not wearing THAT, are you?(你烦不烦?)  Even if it looks like a question, this phrase is actually a suggestion or a despotic order, depending by the woman’s mood. It’s quite a dangerous phrase, because if you, men, don’t know how to react appropriately, it is every time followed by a looong discussion. The meaning of“You are not wearing THAT, are you” could be either a) she does not like it or b) it is not appropriate the occasion. Regardless the case, the translation of this rhetoric question is “YOU’RE NOT WEARING THAT!”, so run and change  She: Oh, hell … please tell me you are not wearing that outfit tonight, are you It’s hideous!  He, ironic: No, see, I was in the closet and you wasn’t around to help me, so this outfit must have been hanging right next what you wanted me to wear. Well, I am going to change now  即使其看起来像一个问题,这一句实际上是一项建议或专制的命令,其取决于女人的心情如果男人不知道如何适当地回应,这将是一个很危险的句子,它的出现通常之后会有个很长很长的争论“你烦不烦” 的意思有二:1)她不喜欢;)当时不是时候不管情形如何,这个修饰句翻译过来就是“你不烦啊!”要改变方式  她:哦,请你告诉我你烦不烦今晚的装?好丑啊!  他(讽刺道):不,你看,我在壁橱里,你不想帮我这件衣应该挂在你想让我穿的衣的右边嗯,我想有些变化  . Listen to me! Are you listening?(听我说!你在听吗?)  If your girlfriend or wife has something to say, pay attention. When women use the phrase “Listen to me!”, you are still on safe ground, she gives to you a second chance to engage in the conversation. But when she is using “Are you listening”, you are dead. She will explode, she will freak out, your evening is ruined  She: Now listen to me, ’cause I’m only gonna say this once: if I catch you another time playing computer games, you will be in big trouble mister! Now go and fix that broken washing machine!  He: Can’t I relax half an hour?  She: We can relax together. Why do you have to lose so much time with your stupid PC games Am I not important enough Why do you prefer to play games than spend time with me Are you listening?  He: Yes, my dear!  She: No, you are not listening! You are still think at  World of Warcraft. Your insanely obsession with those absurd PC games drives me crazy. Are  computer games really the answer to relaxation you !  如果你的女友或妻子想说什么,一定要注意听, 当女人使用“听我说”这一句时,你还是安全的,她还会给你参与对话的第二次机会但当她使用“你在听吗”这一句时,你就死定了她将勃然大怒,极度抓狂,你的晚上也将泡汤  她:现在听我说,因为我此次只是想说:如果我下次抓到你打游戏,你的麻烦就大了!现在去修理那台坏了的洗衣机!  他:我不能休息半小时吗?  她:我们可以一起休息你为什么要在无聊的打游戏上浪费这么多时间?我不够重要吗?为什么你宁愿打游戏也不愿为我花时间?你在听吗?  他:亲爱的,我听着呢  她:不,你不在听你在《魔兽世界里你沉溺于这些荒唐的电脑游戏让我抓狂,电脑游戏能让你放松吗?……  3.Do you know what day is today?(你知道今天是什么日子吗?)  Birthday, one week, one month, one year anniversary…engagement anniversary, wedding anniversary, international women’s day … some women celebrate anything and everything they can tie a significant meaning to. If   you get the anniversary, you are screwed. She will give you, but she won’t get it  She: Do you remember what day is today?  He: How could I get it It’s Friday  She: It’s our anniversary…  He: Oops, I’m just a guy! You know how bad my memory is…  生日、认识一周、一个月、一周年……订婚一周年、结婚一周年、国际妇女节……一些女人庆祝所有其可以附加重要意义的日子如果你忘记了周年纪念,那么你就麻烦了只要她不忘记,她是不会原谅你的  她:你记得今天是什么日子吗?  他:我怎么会忘记呢?今天是星期五  她:今天是我们的周年纪念……  他:喔,我可真是个糊涂蛋,你知道我的记性很不好……  语句 危险 女人 盘点
  • 英语口语:和“睡觉”有关说法 -01-7 18:6: 来源: 昨晚你熬夜了?Did you stay up late last night? *stay up late“睡得晚”、“熬夜”Did you go to bed late last night?把被子叠好Let's fold up the futon. *fold意为“折叠”,fold up意为“叠好”、“叠整齐”;futon原本是日文,现在英文中也逐渐使用,意为“被子”Let's put the futon away. (把被子收起来吧)昨天晚上你打呼噜了You were snoring last night. *snore“打呼噜”You were snoring last night. (昨天晚上你打呼噜了)Did I keep you up? (影响你睡觉了吗?)You were sawing logs last night. *saw logs原意为“锯木头”,在此用来表示“打呼噜”我做了个可怕的梦I had a nightmare.I had a nightmare. (我做了个可怕的梦)It's all right now. (现在没事了)你一直没关灯啊You left the light on. *left (leave)是“保持某种样子”、“保持某种状态”的意思,表达“电灯一直开着”、“发动机一直开着”、“窗户一直开着”也可以用这种句型You got to turn off the light. (你忘了关灯了)我得洗脸了I have to go wash my face. *go wash是go和wash两个动词连用,口语中常用可以把它看作是go and wash的缩略形式 说法 有关 睡觉 英语口语
  • Vision Human vision like that of other primates has evolved in an arboreal environment.In the dense complex world of a tropical est, it is more important to see well than to develop an acute sense of smell. In the course of evolution members of the primate line have acquired large eyes while the snout has shrunk to give the eye an unimpeded view. Of mammals only humans and some primates enjoy color vision.The red flag is black to the bull. Horses live in a monochrome world. Light visible to human eyes however occupies only a very narrow band in the whole electromagnetic spectrum.Ultraviolet rays are invisible to humans though ants and honeybees are sensitive to them. Humans have no direct perception of infrared rays unlike the rattlesnake which has receptors tuned into wavelengths longer than 0.7 micron. The world would look eerily different if human eyes were sensitive to infrared radiation.Then instead of the darkness of night, we would be able to move easily in a strange shadowless world where objects glowed with varying degrees of intensity. But human eyes excel in other ways. They are in fact remarkably discerning in color gradation. The color sensitivity of normal human vision is rarely surpassed even by sophisticated technical devices. 6
  • 英语常用口头语 -01- 1:: 来源: 英语常用口头语  1. I wasn't born yesterday.(我又不是三岁小孩)  . How do I address you?(我怎么称呼你)  3. She turns me off.(她使我厌烦)  . So far so good.(目前为止,一切都好)  5. Be my guest.(请便、别客气)  6. That was a close call.(太危险了千钧一发)  7. Far from it.(一点也不)  8. It's a pain in the neck[麻烦的事(人)].(那真是件麻烦事)  9. We're in the same boat.(我们处境相同)  . My mouth is watering.(我在流口水了)  . I ache all over.(我浑身酸痛)  . I have a runny nose.(我流鼻涕)  . Do you have any openings?(你们有空缺吗?)  . Think nothing of it.(别放在心上)  . I'm not myself today.(我今天心神不宁)  . I have a sweet tooth.(我喜欢吃甜食)  . the time being.(暂时;暂且;目前)  18. Don't beat around the bush. (别拐弯抹角了)  19. It's up in the air[悬而未决].(尚未确定)  . It slipped my mind.(我忘了)  1. You can't please[使人感到满意和愉快] everyone.(你不可能讨好每一个人)  . I'm working on[着手;从事] it.(我正在努力)  3. You bet!(当然!)  . Drop me a line[短信].(写封信给我)  5. Are you pulling my leg[同某人开玩笑;取笑]?(你在开我玩笑吗?)  6. I'll keep my ears open.(我会留意的)  7. Neck and neck.(不分上下)  . I'm feeling under the weather.(我觉得不舒精神不好情绪低落)  9. Don't get me wrong[误解].(不要误会我)  30. You're the boss.(听你的)  31. If I were in your shoes[处在某人的位置].(如果我是你的话)  3. Over my dead body!(休想)  33. It'll come to me.(我会想起来的)  . I will play it by ear[见机行事;临时现做].(我会见机行事的;到时候再说)  35. Let's talk over coffee.(我们边喝边谈)  36. Take it easy.(轻松一点;别紧张;放松放松;再见)  [这是美国人最喜欢说的话,也可作离别用语}  37. Let's give him a big hand.(让我们热烈鼓掌)  38. As far as I'm concerned.(就我而言)  39. I'm up to my ears[忙得不可开交;深陷于某事物中] in work.(我忙死了)  0. You can't do this to me.(你不能这么对我)  1. Just to be on the safe side. (为了安全起见)  . It's been a long time.(好久不见了)  3. It's about time.(时间差不多了)  . I can't imagine why.(我想不通为什么)  5. That's really something.(真了不起)  6. Excuse me a moment.(失陪一会儿)  7. I'm dying[很想] to see you.(我真想见你)  8. I'm flattered.(过奖了)  9. You can never tell.(不知道谁也没把握)  50. I won't buy[相信;接受] your story.(我不信你那一套)  51. It hurts like hell!(疼死啦!)  5. It can't be helped.(无能为力)  53. Sorry to bother you.(抱歉打扰你[事前])  Sorry to have bothered you.(抱歉打扰你[事后])  5. Stay out of this matter, please.(请别管这事)  55. I'll make it up to you.(我会赔偿的)  56. I'm very really terribly extremely sorry.(十分抱歉)  57. Let's give and get.(让我们摈弃前嫌)58. I've heard so much about you!(久仰大名!)  58. Don't underestimate me.(别小看我)  59. She gives me a headache.(她让我头疼)  60. You're wasting you breath.(你在白费口舌)  61. Don't get on my nerves!(不要搅得我心烦)  6. His argument doesn't hold water.(他的论点站不住脚)  63. You've got to do something.(你一定要想办法)  6. Don't look wise.(别自作聪明)  65. You're going too far!(你太过分了!)  66. Don't bury your head in the sand.(不要逃避现实)  67. Nothing works.(什么都不对劲儿)  68. Money will come and go.(钱乃身外之物)  69. He's been behind bars almost 30 years.(他坐了将近30年牢)  70. You have my word.(我保)  71. He hit the ceiling at the news.(他听到那消息暴跳如雷大发雷霆)  7. You're too outspoken.(你太直率了)  73. Every dog has his day.(凡人皆有得意时)  7. Are you out of your mind?(你疯了吗?)  75. He's been everywhere.(他到处都去过了)  76. Who is to blame?(该怪谁?)  77. There're a lot of rumors going around.(很多流言流传着)  78. I don't feel up to that.(我觉得不能胜任那工作)  79. I'm mad at myself.(我生自己的气)  80. It's raining cats and dogs.(下着倾盆大雨)  81. What the hell are you doing?(你到底在做什么?)  8. I can't seem to get to sleep.(我好象睡不着)  83. You look very serious about something.(你似乎有很严重的事)  8. I hope I'm not in the way.(我希望没有造成妨碍)  85. A fool never learns.(傻瓜永远学不会)  86. What brings you to Beijing?(什么风把你吹到北京来的?)  87. She looks blue.(她满面忧伤.) 英语常用口头语
  • The first snow初雪The first snow came.How beautiful it was, falling so silently, all day long, all night long, on the mountains, on the meadows, on the roofs of the living, on the graves of the dead!初雪来了她是多么美丽一整天,一整夜,静静地落在山岭上,落在草地上,落在人们居住的房顶上,落在沉寂的坟墓上!All white save the river, that marked its course by a winding black line across the landscape, and the leafless trees, that against the leaden sky now revealed more fully the wonderful beauty and intricacy of their branches!所有的白色拯救了河流和树木在如画的风景上,一根黑色的线曲曲折折地描绘出了河流的样子在铅灰色天空的衬托下,落光了叶子的树用她们那错综复杂的枝桠勾勒出了惊人的美丽What silence, too, came with the snow, and what seclusion!跟着雪花一起,周围是多么寂静呀,仿佛被与世隔绝了一样!Every sound was muffled, every noise changed to something soft and musical.所有的声音都被消减了,连噪音都被改造得柔软了许多,隐约含着一丝的天籁No more trampling hoofs, no more rattling wheels! Only the chiming of sleigh-bells, beating as swift and merrily as the hearts of children.不再有沉重的马蹄,不再有吱吱呀呀的车轮,只有雪橇上的铃铛,宛如孩子们欢快喜悦的心,在一路唱着歌 580
  • 句必备吵架用英语句子 -- :9:6 来源:   讲英语难,吵架更难虽说人在国外总是想尽办法以和为贵,但要跟人家吵架怎么办?很多人一生气,所有的英文都忘光了,平常英文就说不出口,更何况是吵架,所以满脑子浮现的不是 Fxxx 就是 Sxxx 这样是很不好的我还听过有一个人很绝,英文骂不过人家就用中文骂,反正对方听得懂听不懂都无关紧要,重要的是让他知道你很凶,而且你正在骂他就行了让我们来看看一些比较文雅的骂人以及吵架的方式  1. I'm so fed up with your BS. Cut the crap  我受够了你的废话,少说废话吧  美女(美国的女人)是不喜欢说 shit 这个不雅的词的,所以她们就说 shoot,或是 BS(Bull shit)来表示她们还是很有气质的"Cut your crap." 是当你听到对方废话连篇,讲个不停时,你就可以说 "Cut the crap." 相当于中文里的废话少话  . Hey! wise up!  放聪明点好吗?  当别人做了什么愚蠢的事时,你可以说 "Don't be stupid" 或是 "Don't be silly." 但是这是非常不礼貌的说法比较客气一点的说法就是 wise up! 它就相当于中文里的放聪明点你也可以用坚酸刻薄的语气说 Wise up, please. 然后故意把 please 的尾音拉得长长的  也有人会说 Hey! grow up. 意思就是你长大一点好不好?例如有人二十岁了却还不会自己补衣,你就可以说 Hey! grow up. 这跟 wise up 是不是也差不多呢?  3. Put up or shut up  要么你就去做,不然就给我闭嘴  有些人就是出那张嘴,只会出意见,此时就可以说 Put up or shut up. 要注意的是 Put up 字典上是查不到“自己去做”的意思,但是见怪不怪,很多笔记本上的用法都是字典上查不到的比方说今天你在写程式,有人明明不懂却喜欢在一旁指挥你,这时候你就可以说 Put up or shut up  有时为了要加强 shut up 的语气,老美会把它说成 shut the fuck up. 这句话常在二人火气很大时的对话中可以听到,例如电影 The house on the haunted hill 女主角身陷鬼屋之中,其他人又七嘴八舌时,她就很生气地说了一句 shut the fuck up  这句话也让我想到一句成语 walk the walk, talk the talk, 也就是说到就要作到,有点像是中文里知行要合一的意思,或是只说 walk the talk 也可以  . You eat with that mouth?  你是用这张嘴吃饭的吗?  别人对你说脏话,你就回敬他这一句,言下之意,就是你的嘴那么脏,你还用这张嘴吃饭还有一种说法 "You kiss your Momma with that mouth?" 就是说你也是用这脏嘴亲你妈妈的吗?所以下次记得如果有老美对你说脏话,记得不要再 Fxxx 回去,保持风度,说一句 "You eat with that mouth?" 就扯平了  5. You are dead meat  你死定了  我们说你完蛋了,可以说 "You are dead." 或是像这样说 "You are dead meat." 意思都是一样的,比如说你跟别人说过不淮碰我的东西,但有人他就是老爱用你的东西,下次要是再被你抓到,你就可以说 "You are dead meat."  6. Don't you dare! How dare you!  你好大的胆子啊!  这句话跟中文里“你好大的胆子”是一样的,可以在两种场合说,第一种是很严肃的场合,比如说小孩子很调皮,讲又不听,父母就会说 "Don't you dare!" 那意思就是这个小孩要当心点,不然等会就要挨打了,另一种场合是开玩笑,比如有人跟你说我跟某网友约会去了,你说 "Don't you dare?" 就有点开玩笑的语气(你不怕被恐龙给吃了吗?)  Dare 在英文里还有许多有趣的用法,例如 "You dare me." 或是 "I double dare you." 还有一种游戏叫 Truth or Dare,限于篇幅,容后再作介绍  7. Don't push me around  不要摆布我  这个词很有意思,把你推来推去,作摆布解释,如果有人指挥你一下作这个一下作那个,你就可以用这一句 Hey! Don't push me around. 通常当我讲 "Don't push me around." 时,我还会想到一个字 bossyBossy 就是说像是老板一样,喜欢指挥别人例如, "You are so bossy. I don't like that."  这句话也可以单讲 "Don't push me." 或是 "Don't push me any further." 还有一句根 push 有关的成语,叫 push the button, 意思就是指使、操纵例如 "I know why you are doing this, someone is pushing your button!"  8. Are you raised in the barn?  你是不是乡下长大的啊?  这句话是形容一个人没教养,但是是比较开玩笑的语气比如说有人坐没坐像,你就可以对他说这一句Barn 原指呛,我翻成乡下比较能跟中文的意思结合老美常用 barn 或是 backyard 来形容一个人没有教养或是没有文化,像是那天在电视上听到一句 "No backyard language in my house." 就是说,在我的家里不准讲粗话  9. You want to step outside? You want to take this outside?  你想要在外面解决吗?  老美跟我们一样,要是二个人一言不合吵起来了,可能就有人要说这一句了指的就是要不要出去打架啦还有一些我听过类似的用法,例如 "Do you want to pick a fight?" 你要挑起争端吗?或是 "This means war." 这就意谓着跟我宣战  . You and what army? You and who else?  你和哪一路的人马啊?  要是有人跟你说 "Do you want to step outside?", 就回他这一句吧意思是说,是喔... 那你找了多少人马要来打架啊?有时候电视里出现这句对白的时候,还会打出一排军队的电脑动画,非常的有意思  还有一句话也很好玩, 叫 "Who's side are you on?" 这就是在快要打架时,你问人家说,你到底是站在哪一边的? 必备 吵架 英语
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