与水果蔬菜相关的英文短语,千万不要理解错了

发表于:2012-09-28 14:13 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
 

1.Apple  苹果

1apple of one's eyeto be one's favorite掌上明珠;心爱物

eg. She is the apple of her father's eye.她是她父亲的掌上明珠。

2Big AppleNew York 大苹果城(即纽约)

eg. I live in the Big Apple.我住在大苹果城。

3comepare apples and oranges (to)to compare two things that simply cannot be compare. 比较两个无法相比的事物

eg. That's ridiculous. Now you're comparing apples and orange. 真可笑。你是在那两种无法相比的东西作比较,就好像苹果和桔子。

How do you like the apples?”:“What do you think of that?

*注:这是对某种冒犯性行为做出报复后说的话。

2.Banana(香蕉)

1bananasto be crazy 发疯的,神经错乱的

eg. That guy's bananas! 那家伙真是疯了!

*注意:to go bananas:

1.to become crazy发疯,神经错乱

eg. I'm so bored and I'm going bananas.我厌烦的要死,都快发疯了。

2.to become wild with anger狂怒,气得发疯

eg. She went bananas when she found him cheating。她发现他欺骗时气得要命。

2) play second banana (to)to be second choice第二选择,次要人物

eg. I always play second banana to her。我总是做她的后补。

3top banana: main boss领袖,头头,大老板

eg. He's (the) top banana in this company。他是这家公司的大老板。

4.Bean ()

1bean brain: idiot 白痴,笨蛋

eg. He is such a bean brain。他是个大笨蛋。

2beans about sth. (not to know)not to know anything about sth.对某事物一无所知,一窍不通

eg. I don't know beans about computers。我对电脑一窍不通。

*注意:此词语只有否定形式,“to know beans about sth。”这种说法不存在。

3Bean Town: Boston, Massachusetts 豆城【指波士顿市】

*注:波士顿市以其特产烘豆而闻名。

5.Beet(甜菜)

beet red (to be)to be extremely red from blushing, embarrassment, etc.[因窘迫,羞愧等]脸红

eg. She was so embarrassed that she turned beet red。他窘迫得满脸通红。

6.Cabbage(洋白菜,甘蓝菜)

cabbage: money钱,金钱

*注:这个词语尽管已不在常用,但偶尔也会在老影片或玩笑中听到。

7.carrot(胡萝卜)

dangle a carrot in front of someone : to tempt someone with an unobtainable offer开空头支票[以实践不了的诺言诱惑某人]

eg. The boss told me if I perform. well on the job, well talk about a salary increase next year. But I think he's just dangling a carrot in front of me。老板告诉我,如果我工作表现出色,明年加工资就有商量了。但我想他这不过是开了一张空头支票。

8.Cauliflower(花椰菜,菜花)

cauliflower ears: swollen ears usually resulting from a boxing match[拳击运动员因多次受击而肿起的]开花耳朵

eg. That boxer has cauliflower ears。那位拳击运动员的耳朵被打开花了。

9.Cherry(樱桃)

bowl of cherries (to be a )to be wonderful 精彩的,绝妙的

eg. Life isn't always a bowl of cherries。生活并不总是美好的。

10.Corn (谷物;谷粒)

For corn sake!”:“Oh, my goodness! “噢,天哪!”

*注:这个词语虽然已相当过时,但中老年人仍在使用。

1corn :n .melodrama, overemotional drama情节剧;感情表现夸张的戏剧

eg. What a bunch of corn! 这一连串的情节剧真精彩啊!

adj .melodramatic 情节剧的;夸张的

eg. That movie was so corny! 这部电影表现得太夸张了!

2cornball: adj. ridiculous 荒唐的,可笑的

eg. Where did you buy that cornball hat? 你从哪儿买来那顶滑稽的帽子?

11.cucumber(黄瓜,胡瓜)

cool as a cucumber (to be)to be calm and composed 十分冷静,镇定自如

eg. Although he's guilty of the crime, he is surely as cool as a cucumber.尽管他犯了罪,却还是那么镇定自如。(分享的昂立外语教师博文)

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