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每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步--要坚持哦

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 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:12:24 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  You will get it soon. 很快你也就会了
  
   这是一句用于安慰、鼓励的话。在朋友、同学、同事之间可以经常用到。如有人说,你打保龄球的技术真好,你可以马上来一句:You'll get it soon./你很快也就会了。
  Scene 1
  A:I've been in Shenzhen for 6 months, but I still can't speak Cantonese.
  我在深圳呆了6个月,还不会讲广东话。
  B:Don't worry, you'll get it soon.
  不必担心,你很快会学会的。
  Scene 2
  A:I'm fresh out of school. I know nothing about dealing with people.
  我刚从学校毕业,我对处理人际关系一点也不懂。
  B:It's very natural. You'll get it soon.
  这很自然,你很快就会懂的。
  Scene 3
  A: I wish I could cook as well as you can.
  我希望能有你那样的好厨艺。
  B:Keep on practising. You will get it soon.
  不断练习,你很快也就会了。
  Scene 4
  A: I wish I know half as much as you.
  我希望我知道的有你一半多。
  B:Oh, come on. You'll get it soon.
  你很快就会的。
  Scene 5
  A: I wish I could type as fast as you.
  我希望打字能和你一样快。
  B:You'll get it soon. Keep on practising.
  只要坚持练习,会和我一样快的。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:12:42 | 显示全部楼层
酷素材
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  It's a date. 一言为定
  
   It's a date. 用于和比较亲密的朋友约定某件事情。It's a date. 属于较随便的表达,可以拉近彼此之间的距离。但不太适合用在较正式的场合。另外,男性之间也不使用这种说法。
  Scene 1
  A:Would you like to have Sichuan food with me?
  愿意和我一起去吃川菜吗?
  B:It sounds good. So what time?
  听起来不错,几点钟?
  A:How about 5:30?
  5点半如何?
  B:It's a date.
  一言为定。
  Scene 2
  A:When will you finish your work tonight?
  今晚几点下班?
  B:By 8 o'clock.
  8点以前吧。
  A:Then afterwards, why don't we go for a drink at the Shanghai Hotel?
  这样吧,我们约好稍后在上海宾馆喝一杯,如何?
  B:OK,it's a date.
  好呀,就这么说定了。
  Scene 3
  A:Are you free on Saturday morning?
  周六有空吗?
  B:Yes, I am.
  是的。
  A:How about going to the New Appearance Photo Room to take some photos?
  那么我们约好一起去新形象照相馆照像,如何?
  B:Good idea! It's a date.
  好主意,就这么办。
  Scene 4
  A: Let's meet tomorrow morning at the front door of the supermarket around 8 o'clock, OK?
  明天早晨8:00超市门口见,好吗?
  B:It's a date.
  就这么说定了。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:12:58 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  You've got me. 不知道
  
  You've got me. 意思是不知道,比 I don't know 的语气轻松,大多使用于无需表示恭敬的情况下。在英文中,表示不知道,还可以用beat(s) me 来表达。
  Scene 1
  A:My New Chinese-English Dictionary is missing. Do you know where it is?
  我的《新英汉字典》不见了,你知道它在哪儿吗?
  B:You have got me. I haven't seen it.
  不知道,我没见过。
  Scene 2
  A:Do you know when the TV series " Day Dream" started?
  知道电视连续剧《白日梦》是何时开播的吗?
  B:You've got me. I have no interest in watching TV.
  不知道,我对电视没兴趣。
  Scene 3
  A:Have you seen Elise? She arranged a date with me but she's not around.
  看见Elise了吗?她跟我约好了,可她不在这里。
  B:You've got me. I haven't seen her.
  不知道,我没见过她。
  Scene 4
  A: Do you know where my keys are?
  看见我的钥匙了吗?
  B:You've got me.
  没看见。
  Scene 5
  A: Do you know when the new TV station will be set up?
  知道新电视台何时建成吗?
  B:You've got me.
  不知道
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:13:19 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  Would you wrap it for me? 帮我包起来好吗?
  
  生活中常有这样的事,到餐厅用完餐,发现还有很多没吃完的,到商店购物,发现有些物品携带不方便,我们通常会要求服务人员打包,这时候,就可以用上这一句:Would you wrap it for me? 可以帮我打包吗?
  Scene 1
  A:Waiter, how much is the total?
  服务员,总共多少钱?
  B:222 yuan.
  222元。
  A:Would you wrap it for me?
  能打包吗?
  B:Sure. I'll get right on it.
  当然可以,我马上办。
  Scene 2
  A:I'd like to see some ties.
  我想看看领带。
  B:How about this one?
  这条怎么样?
  A:How much is it?
  多少钱?
  B:150 yuan.
  150元。
  A:Could you wrap it for me?
  帮我包起来好吗?
   B:OK!
  可以。
  Scene 3
  A:How about this dark red coat?
  这件深红色大衣怎么样?
  B:I love it. Would you wrap it for me?
  我喜欢,能包起来吗?
  Scene 4
  A: I want that birthday cake. Would you wrap it for me?
  我想要那个生日蛋糕,帮我包起来好吗?
  B:Sure.
  当然。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:13:36 | 显示全部楼层
酷素材
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  I mean it. 我是认真的
  
   这句话表示我是认真的,并不是开玩笑。mean 在这里作动词用,意思是指、意味。
  Scene 1
  A:I'm going to sell my apartment and furniture and go to Beijing to settle down.
  我准备卖掉房子和家具去北京定居。
  B:Are you serious?
  你不是说笑吧?
  A:I mean it.
  我是认真的。
  Scene 2
  A:I'm going to give the poor beggar 1000 yuan.
  我准备给这个可怜的乞丐1000块钱。
  B:Do you really mean it?
  当真吗?
  A:I mean it.
  当然是真的。
  Scene 3
  A:Mary and Chris will get married.
  Mary和Chris就要结婚了。
  B:Do you really mean it?
  你不是开玩笑吧?
  A: I mean it, they're scheduled to get married on Sunday.
  我是说真的,他们的婚期都定下来了,就在这个星期天。
  B:Let me check. This will be the 4th time Chris got married.
  屈指算来,这可是Chris第四次结婚了。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:14:11 | 显示全部楼层
酷素材
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  Don't let me down. 不要让我失望
  
  Let someone down 是一个固定搭配,意思是使某人失望,使某人沮丧,或者在紧要关头不支持、抛弃某人。
  Scene 1
  A:How is the negotiation going?
  谈判现在进展如何?
  B:I'm stuck on one issue. It's hard to tell what the final result will be.
  我被一件事缠住了,现在很难讲结果会如何。
  A:Don't let me down.
  别令我失望。
  Scene 2
  A:The football team has let the fans down again.
  球队又一次让球迷失望。
  B:It's not a big surprise to me.
  对我来说这没什么大惊小怪的。
  Scene 3
  A:Did you see the famous singer's performance last night? What did you think of his show?
  昨晚你看没看那位歌星的表演,你觉得他演得怎么样?
  B:Oh, his performance really let me down.
  哦,他的表演真令我失望。
  Scene 4
  A:Tomorrow you're going to attend the entrance exam. Don't let me down.
  明天你就要参加高考了,不要让我失望。
  B:No problem. I won't let you down.
  没问题,我不会让失望的。
  Scene 5
  A:At the game this tennis player really let me down.
  这网球运动员在比赛中的表现令人失望。
  B:I'll say.
  我也有同感。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:14:24 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  Give it to me straight. 有话直说
  
  如果你认为对方说话拐弯抹角、吞吞吐吐,让人难以理解,你可以用这句口语。英语中,要对方直接说出自己的想法、意图,除了Give it to me straight. 这句常用的表达方式外,还有 Stop beating around the bush. 别绕圈子。bush 在这里的意思是灌木丛。
  Scene 1
  A:I'm sorry, I don't have good news for you.
  很抱歉,我有个坏消息要告诉你。
  B:Give it to me straight.
  你就直说吧。
  A:You failed your final examination.
  你期未考试不及格。
  Scene 2
  A:I have to trouble you for a while. I need to tell you some bad news.
  我得打扰你一会儿,有个坏消息要告诉你。
  B:Give it to me straight. Did my son cause some trouble?
  直说吧。是不是我儿子捣乱?
  A:He had a fight with his classmate and the boy was taken to the hospital.
  他跟同学打架,现在那孩子送去医院了。
  Sentences
  1. I was fired! Tell me the reason. Give it to me straight.
  我被解雇了!告诉我什么原因,直说吧。
  2. You want to live at your office. Why? Give it to me straight.
  你想住办公室,为什么?有什么话就直说吧。
  3. You said my salary is too high. What do you means? Give it to me straight.
  你说我薪水太高,什么意思?有话请直说。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:14:38 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  He's in a conference now. 他正在开会
  
  在繁忙的日常生活中,开会是经常要碰到的事。打电话找人或者直接去公司找人,经常会发生要找的人正在开会的情况。如果他的秘书或者同事告知:He's in conference now. 你只有等待或者回头再来。
  Scene 1
  A:Hello! This is Helen, May I speak to Miss Du?
  喂,我是海伦,杜小姐在吗?
  B:I'm sorry. She's in a conference now. May I help you with something?
  对不起,她正在开会,有什么我可以帮你吗?
  Scene 2
  A:Excuse me. I'd like to see your manager.
  打搅一下,我想见你们经理。
  B:I'm sorry. He's in a conference now. May I have your name please?
  对不起,他正在开会,可以留下您的姓名吗?
  Scene 3
  A:I'd like to speak with Mr. Chen, the engineer of your department.
  我想和你们部的陈工讲话。
  B:I'm sorry. He's in a conference now.
  抱歉,他正在开会。
  Scene 4
  A:A telephone call from your wife.
  您太太的电话。
  B:Tell her I'm in a conference now. I'll call her later.
  告诉她我正在开会,过一会打给她。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:14:54 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  Do you have any openings. 你们需要人手吗?
  
  这句话通常用来求职,如果你需要一个工作,去咨询聘方有无空缺,通常会用到这句话:Do you have any openings? opening是open的动名词形式,意思是空白、缺位。
  Scene 1
  A:Excuse me, sir. I heard that you're looking for an interpreter. Do you have any openings?
  打扰一下,听说您这正在招聘一名翻译,请问还有空缺吗?
  B:Do you have any similar experience?
  你以前有过类似的经验吗?
  A:I'm afraid I don't have any experience, but I majored in English when I was in college.
  恐怕我没有什么经验,但我上大学时主修英文。
  Scene 2
  A:Do you have any openings?
  你们有缺人吗?
  B:What would you like to do?
  你希望做什么?
  A:I wish I could be a movie star. I mean, I'd like to do something which is related to film making.
  我希望成为电影明星。或者做一些与电影有关的工作。
  B:First you have to learn the ropes.
  首先,你得做一些杂活。
  Scene 3
  A:Do you have any openings?
  你们需要人手吗?
  B:We need a driver/lawyer/doctor.
  是的,我们需要一名司机/律师/医生。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:15:11 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  Far from it. 一点也不
  
  Far from it 的意思是绝对没有那事、远非如此、差得远。可以用来表示强烈的否认,谦虚等。当有人赞扬你的时候,可以用这个短评表示谦虚,或者当自己对某件事不甚精通的时候,可以用这个短评表示虚心。
  Scene 1
  A:Can I ask you a question about finance?
  能向你请教一个财务问题吗?
  B:Far from it.
  我可是一窍不通。
  Scene 2
  A:Can you help translate this news into English?
  能帮我把这条新闻译出来吗?
  B:Oh, I'm afraid I can't. My English isn't good, far from it.
  我恐怕不行,我的英语不好。
  Scene 3
  A:What's your sign of the zodiac(星座)?
  你是什么星座?
  B:I don't know anything about the zodiac. Do you know anything about the zodiac?
  我对星座问题不了解,你了解吗?
  A:Far from it.
  一点也不懂。
  Scene 4
  A:Can you run fast?
  你跑得很快吗?
  B:Far from it. I'm quite slow.
  一点也不,我跑得相当慢。
  Scene 5
  A:I've heard you're a TV expert. Could you repair the TV for me?
  听说你是电视专家,能帮我修一下电视吗?
  B:Far from it. But I can try.
  绝对谈不上专家,不过我可以试一下。
  Scene 6
  A:I've heard you're going to get married to Margaret.
  听说你要娶玛格丽特为妻?
  B:Far from it. We're just good friends.
  绝无此事,我们只是朋友。
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:15:28 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  That's a steal. 真便宜
  
  以极低廉的价格买到某种物品,或者以极小的代价得到某种东西,都可以用这句话来表达一种满足的心情或赞叹。
  Scene 1
  A:Did you see the advertisement for a computer at Watson's?
  看到过Watson's 店里的电脑广告吗?
  B:No. Are they on sell?
  没有啊,大减价吗?
  A:I'll say. They have a Pentium IV computer for 4700 yuan.
  我也这样想,他们那里一台P4电脑才卖4700元。
  B:That's a steal. The original price was 8000 yuan.
  哇,真便宜,原价可是8000块呢。
  Scene 2
  A:Do you like my shoes?
  你喜欢我的鞋吗?
  B:They're beautiful. Were they expensive?
  看起来真漂亮,很贵吗?
  A:No. They were a steal.
  才不呢,真实很便宜。
  Scene 3
  A:A new car, when did you get rich?
  一辆新车,什么时候发的财?
  B:I didn't, I get a good deal(交易). It's a used car. It costs 50000 yuan.
  发财谈不上,只是捡了个大便宜,这辆旧车才花了5万元。
  A:That's a steal.
  真便宜。
  Scene 4
  A:I had my car washed for 4 yuan.
  我花了4块钱洗车。
  B:That's a steal.
  真便宜。
  Sentence
  1. You said this film is 18 yuan. That's a steal.
  你说这胶片只卖18元,真便宜。
  2. The hat is a steal at 10 yuan.
  这帽子只卖10元,真便宜。
  3. The second-hand air conditioner is a steal at 300 yuan.
  这台二手空调只卖300块,太便宜啦!
  
  
   steal n. 物价品,赃物,不正当的交易等
   v. 偷盗,偷偷的进行
   steal somebody's heart 获取某人欢心
   steal an election 暗舞弊获选
   steal away the business 抢生意
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:15:53 | 显示全部楼层
 每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  Let me get this straight. 让我弄清楚
  
  如果对方突然冒出一句令人难以相信的话,或者讲出一件令人无法理解的事情,而你想弄清他的真正含义或者作进一步的了解,就可以用这一句短语:Let me get the straight.
   straight 既可是形容词,也可以是副词,还可以作名词,基本意思是直、直接、正直、(美)纯粹的等。
  Scene 1
  A:I took all my savings and went to the casino(赌场) last night.
  昨晚我把所有的储蓄都拿到赌场博了一把运气。
  B:Let me get this straight! You gambled with all the money you were saving to buy the house.
  你说什么?你把刚储下的买房钱拿去赌博了。
  A:I was not as lucky as Ford. I lost half of the savings. I'll win them back tonight.
  不过,我没有Ford那么走运,我输掉了一半,今晚我要用另一半把它们赢回来。
  B:You are crazy.
  1你真是疯了。
  Scene 2
  A:I'll go back to my homeland sometime in the future.
  总有一天,我会回到我的祖国。
  B:Let me get the straight. You mean, you'll leave me and our daughter?
  让我弄清楚,你是说你要离开我和我们的女儿?
  Sentence
  1. Let me get this straight. Are you saying you never loved me?
  告诉我,你是说你从没爱过我吗?
  2. Let me get this straight, mother. You're telling me you plan to marry Mr. Brown.
  让我弄清楚,妈。我是说你打算嫁给布朗先生吗?
  
   on the straight (口)老实做人
   straight away 立即,马上
   straight out 坦率地
   straight up (口)确实地、真正地
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:16:07 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  Don't give it a second thought. 别在琢磨这件事了
  
  second thought 的意思是“再思、重新考虑”。如果你要提醒他人不要总为同一件事伤脑筋,可以说:Don't give it a second thought.
  Scene 1
  A:Thank you for doing all my work when I was in my hometown with my parents.
  在我回家探亲的时候,你帮我做了工作,谢谢你!
  B:Don't give it a second thought.
  不必在意啦!
  Scene 2
  A:Have you seen the fashion magazine on the sofa?
  你见过沙发上的那本时装杂志吗?
  B:I'm afraid I lent it to our neighbors.
  可能借给我们邻居了。
  A:I can look at it when they return it. Don't give it a second thought.
  没关系,等他们还回来我再看吧。
  Sentence
  1. Your dog will get well in 2 or 3 days. Don't give it a second thought.
  你的狗两三天以后就会恢复,不用多想了。
  2. You threw my draft away, but don't give it a second thought. I have another one in my office.
  你把我的稿子扔掉了,不过没关系,我办公室还有一份。
  3. Take care of yourself when you're abroad. We will do something for your parents. Don't give it a second thought.
  你出国后要好好照顾自己,我们会帮你照顾好双亲,你就放心吧。
   thought 思想;思维、思潮、关心、挂念
   beyond thought 想象不到
   Don't waste your thought on that matter 不必再为那事花费心思
  
   second 第二的、额外的、附属的
   second sight 视力、千里眼
   second marriage 再婚
   second prize 二等奖
   second-class hotel 二等旅馆
   second-hand 旧的、二手的
 楼主| 发表于 2006-10-25 10:16:22 | 显示全部楼层
每天说一句英语,每天多一点进步!
  
  Kill some time. 消磨时间
  
  Kill some time 很少单独使用,常跟某种消磨时间的方式连用,如 Let's watch TV and kill some time. kill在这里的意思是消遣、消磨。
  Scene 1
  A:The airplane will take off in 2 hours. So what shall we do now?
  飞机两小时以后才起飞,现在我们干什么呢?
  B:Well, Let's go shopping and kill some time.
  我们去购物来消磨时间吧。
  Scene 2
  A:The rehearsal will start at 9 o'clock. There is still half an hour left.
  这个排练9点钟才开始,我们还有半小时无事可做。
  B:So, let's play with the dog and kill the time.
  那让我们来逗逗狗消磨时间吧。
  Scene 3
  A:We are going to stay on the train for 22 hours. How will we kill the time?
  我们将在火车上呆22个小时,怎么打发时间呢?
  B:Well, let's read some magazines to kill some time.
  我们看看杂志来消磨时间吧。
  Sentence
  1. Well, let's play computer games and kill some time.
  让我们玩电脑游戏来消磨时间吧。
  2. My mother is coming in an hour. Let's watch the TV news and kill some time.
  我妈1小时以后才回来,我们看回儿新闻来打发时间吧。
  3. Let's go fishing on Sunday and kill some time.
  我们星期天一起去钓鱼来打发时间吧。
   kill 消磨(时间),使非常痛苦、使极不舒服,杀死等。
   kill a couple of hours 消磨几个小时
   shoot to kill 往死里打
   kill the noise 消除噪音
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  Is there a discount on the TV? 这台电视能打折吗?
  
  碰到经济不景气或者促销,商家常有折扣的销售手法,在购物或在进行商业谈判时,常常会用到类似的句子。
  Scene 1
  A:Is there a discount on the sofa bed?
  这沙发床能打折吗?
  B:There is a 20% discount.
  可以打8折。
  Scene 2
  A:Excuse me, sir. Is there a discount on this pair of shoes?
  劳驾,这双鞋子可以打折吗?
  B:Oh, I'm afraid there is no discount. They're new arrivals.
  噢,恐怕不行,它们是刚到的新货。
  Scene 3
  A:Is there a discount on the bookshelf?
  这种书架可以打折吗?
  B:Yes, most of them have a 10% discount.
  可以,大部分可以打9折。
  Sentence
  1. Is there a discount on the air conditioner?
  这空调有折扣吗?
  2. Is there a discount on the summer clothes?
  这些夏季服装有折扣吗?
  3. Is there a discount on the sunglasses?
  这太阳镜有折扣吗?
   discount 打折、低估、贬低
   at a discount 打折扣
   discount shop 折扣商店
   discount rate 贴现率
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