0623 慢翻初稿

发表于:2011-06-22 11:15 [只看楼主] [划词开启]
Words and Their Stories: Expressions Involving the Nose and the Ears 词汇与典故:有关鼻子与耳朵的短语 More problems can develop if a person looks down his nose at someone or something. The person acts like something is unimportant or worthless. This person might also turn up his nose at something he considers not good enough. This person thinks he is better than everyone else. He has his nose in the air. 如果一个人轻视(look down one’s nose at)某人或某事,会产生额外的麻烦。这个人表现得好像一些东西都是不重要或没有价值的。这个人也会认为某事不够好而看不上(turn up one’s nose at)。这个人认为自己比其他人都优秀。他的鼻子都到天上了(has one’s nose in the air)。 In school, some students thumb their nose at their teacher. They refuse to obey orders or do any work. Maybe these students do not know the correct answers. My mother always told me, if you study hard, the answers should be right under your nose or easily seen. 学校里,一些学生把手指放在鼻子上(thumb one’s nose),表示对老师不满。他们拒绝遵守秩序或做任何功课。也许这些学生不知道什么是正确的答案。妈妈经常告诉我,如果你努力学习,正确的答案应该就在鼻子底下(under one’s nose),很容易发现。 I think we have explained the nose expressions. What about ears? Well, I hope you are all ears or very interested in hearing more expressions. We might even put a bug in your ear or give you an idea about something. We also advise you to keep your ear to the ground. This means to be interested in what is happening around you and what people are thinking. 我认为我们已经解释了有关鼻子的短语。那么有关耳朵的短语呢?我希望大家全神贯注,有兴趣听听更多的短语。我们甚至会事先给你警告(put a bug in one’s ear),或者给你一个关于某事的主意。我们也建议你把耳朵贴在地上,注意新动向(keep one’s ear to the ground)。这是指对你身边正在发生的事情和人们的想法产生兴趣。 If you are a good person, you will lend an ear to your friends. You will listen to them when they have a problem they need to talk about. Our last expression is to play it by ear. This has two meanings. One is to play a song on a musical instrument by remembering the tune and not by reading the music. Play it by ear also means to decide what to do at the last minute instead of making detailed plans. 如果你是个不错的人,你会把你的耳朵借给你的朋友,懂得倾听(lend an ear)。当他们遇到问题,需要谈谈时,你会倾听。最后一个短语是to play it by ear(不看乐谱;随行所致)。这个短语有两个意思。一个是指不看曲谱,凭记忆中的旋律用乐器弹奏一首歌曲。还指在最后关头不去制定详细的计划,而是决定要做什么。
全部回复 (1)

  • 0

    点赞

  • 收藏

  • 扫一扫分享朋友圈

    二维码

  • 分享

课程推荐

需要先加入社团哦

编辑标签

最多可添加10个标签,不同标签用英文逗号分开

保存

编辑官方标签

最多可添加10个官方标签,不同标签用英文逗号分开

保存
知道了

复制到我的社团