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爱词霸沙龙——每日一句——2009年1月总汇

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How do you celebrate National Day in your country?

你们国家是如何庆祝国庆节的?  celebrate… 庆祝…节日 例: Do you celebrate Christmas?你们有庆祝圣诞节的习惯吗?We have a special kind of cake when we celebrate Mid-autumn Festival.我们庆祝中秋节时,吃一种特殊的饼。 
02 I'd like to know more details about my job.  我想知道更多关于这项工作的细节。  I'd like to know … 我想知道… 例:I'd like to know when you'll contact me about your decision.我想知道你们什么时候会通知我结果。I'd like to know what benefits there are for employees in your company.我想知道贵公司有哪些员工福利。 
03 Let me sleep on it. I'll let you know tomorrow. 让我考虑一下,明天告诉你。   let me sleep on it.让我好好考虑考虑。例:Let me sleep on it. I need some more ideas.让我考虑一下,我想再收集一下各方面的建议。It's a sudden question. Let me sleep on it.这个问题对我来讲挺突然,让我考虑一下。 
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I don't mean to be rude. I have to run.

不是我没礼貌,我真的要赶时间。  I have to run. 我赶时间。 例:I'd like to talk longer, but I really do have to run.I have to be at a meeting at noon.我想多聊一会,不过我得赶时间,中午还有一个会议。My boss called be back to work.I have to run.我老板叫我回去工作,我得赶时间。 
05 What will you do if you had more money?   如果你有更多的钱,你打算干什么?  What will you do if … ? 如果…你打算干什么? 例:What would you do if someone gave you a millon dollars? 如果有人给你100万美元,你会拿钱做什么? 
06 I see no reason to remove him from office.   我认为没有理由解除他的职务。  I see no reason to … .我认为没有理由… . 例:I see no reason to invest heavily in a building firm.我认为没有理由斥巨资投资于一家建筑公司。I see no reason to promote him to manager.我认为没有理由提升他为经理。 
07 We are confident that we can finish the design . 我们有信心完成这个设计任务。   We are confident that … .我们有信心… . 例:We are confident that we will meet your requirements.我们有信心能够满足你的要求。We are confident that you will be satisfied with our work. 我们相信你们会很满意我们的工作。 
08 I can't endure the new manager.   这个新经理真让人受不了。  endure:容忍;忍受 例:I can't endure his silly talk. 他的蠢话我可受够了。I can't endure being laughed at.让别人嘲笑,我可受不了。 
09 I'm at the end of my rope.   我受够了(我已忍无可忍)。  at the end of one's rope:忍无可忍 例:If you continue to treat me like this, I'll leave you. I'm at the end of my rope.再对我这样,我就离开你,我已忍无可忍。After six months on strike, the workers were at the end of their rope.工人们经过6个月的罢工后已经精疲力竭了. 
10 Are you for or against a trial marriage? 你是支持还是反对试婚?   Are you for or against… 你是支持还是反对…? 例:Are you for or against his proposal? 你是支持还是反对他的建议?Are you for or against corruption and waste?你是支持还是反对贪污和浪费? 
11 She is dissatisfied with her life.  她对她的工作不满意。 be dissatisfied with: 对…不满意 例:She is dissatisfied with the status quo. 她对现状不满意。He is dissatisfied with her results. 她对她的成绩不满意。 
12 The teacher urged him to study assiduously. 老师勉励他刻苦学习。   urge sb to do sth: 勉励(极力主张)某人去做某事 例:The teacher urged him to learn modestly from others. 老师勉励他虚心向别人学习。She urges me to take steps in the matter.她催我处理此事。He urged the necessity for immediate action.他极力主张马上采取必要的行动。 
13 I was on the edge of my seat during the entire match.  看比赛我一直很紧张。  be on the edge of one's seat: 非常紧张 例:I had my eyes operated on. My mother on the edge of one's seat for the entire operation. 我眼部做手术,我妈妈一直很紧张。My wife gave birth last night. I was on the edge of one's seat during the whole time.我妻子昨天晚上生孩子,整个过程我都坐立不安。 
14 Don't give it a second thought. 别再琢磨这件事了!   Don't give it a second thought.别再琢磨这件事了。 例:Your dog will get well in 2 or 3 days. Don't give it a second thought.你的狗两三天后就可以恢复,不用多想了。 
15 I look him down as a trustworthy man.   我把他看成是值得信赖的人。  look sb down as: 把某人看成是….. 例:He looks me down as a sworn friend. 他把我当做莫逆之交。I look him down as my good teacher and friend.我把他看成是良师益友。 
16 Our company will throw a dinner this weekend.   这个周末我们公司要举行一个宴会。  throw a dinner:举行宴会 例:I will throw a dinner this weekend. Come and join us, OK? 这周末我将举行一个派对,来玩玩,怎么样? 
17 Do you fancy coming along?   你想一起来吗?  Do you fancy coming along? 你想一起来吗? 例:Good news. There is a fancy dress party on Sunday. Do you fancy coming along? 好消息。星期日将举行一个化妆舞会,你想一起来吗? 
18 I fell in love with you the first time I saw you. 我对你一见钟情。   be in love with: 爱上… 例: They are very much in love with each other. 他们在热恋中。I am madly in love with you. 我疯狂地爱上了你。 
19 Are you seeing anyone?   你在和人约会吗?  see sb: 与….约会 例:I was seeing someone last month but not anymore.上个月我在和人约会,现在没有了。He's been seeing the same woman for eight years.他和同一个女人约会已有八个年头了 
20 Maybe I don't match you.   也许我真的配不上你。  match:般配 例:We don't match each other. 我们两个不配。Was it a love match? 他们般配吗? They are a well-matched couple. 他们很般配。 
21 Spring Festival is just around the corner.   春节就要到了。  around the corner:即将来临 例:A lot of women are out shopping because Spring Festival is just around the corner.许多女士都在忙于购物,因为春节就要到了。Spring Festival is just around the corner. You must buy a plane ticket now, or it will be hard to get one. 春节就要到了,你必须马上买张机票,否则,再拖就很难买到了。 
22 Can I return your call later?   我待会再回你的电话好吗?  return sb's call: 回….的电话。 例:Hello, this is Andy Smith. I'm retruning your call. 你好,我是安迪·史密斯。我是回你的电话。 
23 I couldn't get through.   我打不通。  couldn't get through:打不通。I tried to get hold of you, but I couln't get through.我试着打了,可没打通。 
24 I'm busy, so it's up in the air. 现在我很忙,所以无法确定。  It's up in the air. 尚未确定。 例:The design of this building is still up in the air.这栋楼的设计还没定下来。  
25 I'm fresh out of school, but I work hard. 我刚从学校毕业,但我勤奋努力。   I'm fresh out of school. 我刚从学校毕业。 例:I'm fresh out of school. Please give me a chance to prove myself.我刚从学校毕业, 希望能给我一个展示自己才能的机会。 
26 Of course, she's equal to the task.  当然,她能胜任这工作。 be equal to the task:能胜任那工作。 例:His word is good. He's equal to the task. 他说到做到,他能胜任这工作。She's a professional designer. She is equal to the task. 她是专业设计师,他能胜任这项工作。  
27 I'm engaged in teaching Frech.   我从事法语教学工作。  be engaged in: 从事…. 例; Tom is engaged in foreign trade. 汤姆从事外贸工作。Mary is engaged in journalism.玛丽从事新闻工作。 
28 We'll take new comers on trial for two months. 我们要对新来的人试用两个月。   take …… on trial: 试用….. 例:We'll take new teachers on trial for two months. 我们要对新老师试用两个月。We'll take interpreters on trial for two months. 我们要对口译人员试用两个月。 
29 Tell me why. I'm all ears. 告诉我为什么,我洗耳恭听。   I'm all ears.我洗耳恭听。Well, I'm all ears.好吧,我洗耳恭听。I'm all ears.What's wrong?我洗耳恭听, 怎么了? 
30 Sorry, my hands are tied. 对不起,我很忙。   my hands are tied: 我很忙。 例:Please tell him my hands are tied. I'll call him later. 请告诉他我正忙,待会我会跟他联络。my hands are tied.I'll see the film you recommended next week. 我现在正忙,下周看你推荐的那部电影吧。 
31 Well, you're the boss. You call the shots. 你是老板,你来定吧。   You call the shots:由你指挥 例:It doesn't matter. You call the shots. 没关系,你来定吧。You're the eldest one among us.You call the shots.你是我们当中年纪最大的,由你来定吧。 

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