这么委婉地说话,能听懂才是奇葩吧?!

发表于:2014-09-30 14:52 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

去世的委婉表达:

pass away

e.g.

Her uncle passed away last year.

她的叔叔去年去世了。


meet one's maker

e.g.

He's gone to meet his maker.

他去见他的制造商了(去世)。


six feet under

e.g.

I won't worry about money when I'm six feet under.

我到地下6英尺(入土为安)后不会担心我的钱财。


pushing up daisies

e.g.

Last I heard about him, he's pushing up daisies.

我最后得知他的消息时,他正捧起雏菊(临近去世)。


in one's box

e.g.

When I'm in my box you can argue all you like about the inheritance.

当我在盒子里时(已经去世),你可以按照你的意愿分配财产。


snuff it

e.g.

I've heard that poor old Ernie has snuffed it.

我已经听说了,那个又老又穷的欧尼已经吹灯拔蜡了。


popped his clogs

e.g.

Harold popped his clogs last year.

哈罗德去年去世了。


kick the bucket

e.g.

So Joe has finally kicked the bucket.

所以,乔最终还是踢水桶了(翘辫子)。


卫生间的委婉表达:

public conveniences

e.g.

Are there any public conveniences nearby?

附近有公共卫生间吗?


ladies/gents

e.g.

The ladies and gents are down the corridor on your right.

卫生间在你穿过过道的右侧。


the bog

e.g.

He's in the bog.

他在卫生间。


the smallest room of the house

e.g.

I'd like to pay a visit to the smallest room of the house.

我想参观一下卫生间。


powder my nose

e.g.

Where can I powder my nose?

我在哪补妆?


see a man about a dog

e.g.

He's gone to see a man about a dog.

他去卫生间了。

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