讲述翻 译大师学习翻译的心路历程

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    3. pick someone’s brains请教某人

  1. clock in 打卡

    Don't forget to clock in,otherwise you won't get paid.


    2. come on to 对...轻薄;吃豆腐

    Tanya slapped Bill after he came on to her.

    Tanya在Bill对她轻 薄之后打了他一巴掌。

    3. come easily 易如反掌

    Languages come easily to some people.

    语言学 习对有些人来说易如反掌。

    4. don't have a cow别大惊小怪

    Don't have a cow! I'll pay for the damages.


    5. push around 欺骗

    Don't try to push me around!



    1. keep one's shirt on保持冷静

    Keep your shirt on. He didn't mean to offend you. That's just the

    way he talks.

    保持冷静。那只是 他说话的惯常方式,他并非有意要冒犯你。

    2. cool it冷静一点

    Cool it. You are making me mad.


    3. joy ride兜风

    Let's go for a joy ride.


    4. rap说唱乐

    Do you like rap music? I have trouble understanding the words.

    你喜欢说唱音乐吗?我听不 太懂其中的歌词。

    5. red-letter day大日子

    This is a red-letter day for Susan. She made her first sale to a very

    important client.

    今天是susan的大日子。她和一 个非常重要的客户做成了第一笔生意。


    1. go up in smoke成为泡影

    Peter’s vacation plans went up in smoke when a crisis arose in the office.


    2. hit the road上路

    We should probably hit the road. It’s going to take us two hours to get home.


    3. shape up表现良好,乖

    You’d better shape up if you want to stay on.

    如果你 还想留下来的话最好乖一点儿。

    4. scare the shit out of someone吓死某人了

    Don’t sneak up behind me like that. You scared the shit out of me.

    不要那 样从后面突然吓我。你吓死我了。

    5. pull strings运用关系 (源于“拉木偶的线”)

    He pulled some strings and managed to get us front row seats for the concert.

    他运用 关系替我们拿到音乐会前排的位子。


    1. come again 再说一遍

    Come again? I didn't quite understand what you said.


    2. come clean 全盘托出,杭州翻译,招供

    The criminal decided to come clean.


    3. spring for 请客

    Let me spring for dinner.


    4. spill the beans 泄漏秘密

    Don't spill the beans. It's supposed to be a secret.


    5. stick in the mud 保守的人

    Cathy is such a stick in the mud. She never wants to try anything




    1. john厕所

    I have to go to the john. Wait for me in the car.


    2. keep in line管束

    He needs to be kept in line. He's too wild.


    3. jump the gun草率行事

    Don't jump the gun. We have to be patient for a while.

    不要草率行事。我们应 该耐心等一会儿。

    4. jump to conclusion妄下结论

    Don't jump to conclusion. We have to figure it out first.


    5. lemon次

    This car is a real lemon. It has broken down four times.



    1. fishy 可疑的

    His story sounds fishy. We should see if it's really true.

    他的故事听起来可疑。我们应 该看看到底是不是真的。

    2. flip out 乐死了

    Chris flipped out when I told him that we won the game.

    我告诉 克里斯我们赢了比赛时,他乐歪了。

    3. fix someone up 撮合某人

    I think Xixi and Macaulay would make a perfect couple. Let's fix them

    up. (Haha,just kidding:)



    4. take a shine to 有好感

    He really likes you. There are very few people he takes a shine to

    right away.

    他真的喜欢你。他很少 对人一见面就有好感的。

    5. third wheel 累赘,电灯泡

    You two go on ahead. I don't want to be a third wheel.



    1. ripoff 骗人的东西

    What a ripoff! The new car I bought doesn't work!


    2. rock the boat 找麻烦

    Don't rock the boat! Things are fine just the way they are.


    3. blow it 搞砸了,弄坏了

    I blew it on that last exam.


    4. in hot water 有麻烦

    He is in hot water with his girlfriend recently.

    近段时 间他跟女友的关系有点僵。

    5. put one's foot in one's mouth 祸从口出

    Wally is always saying such stupid thing. He has a real talent for

    putting his foot in his mouth.

    沃力尽说这种蠢话。他真有 惹是生非的本事。


    1. flop (表演、电影等)不卖座,失败

    The movie was a flop. Nobody went to see it.


    2. drop in/by/over 随时造访

    Feel free to drop in anytime. I'm usually home and I'd love the



    3. drop a line 写信

    Drop me a line! 给我写信!

    4. duck 躲闪,突然低下头

    Remind little Bobby to duck his head when he crawls under the table

    so he won't hit his head.

    提醒小 波比爬到桌下时要低头才不会受伤。

    5. go with the flow 随从大家的意见

    Sharon is an easy-going person. She just goes with the flow.



    1. act up 胡闹,出毛病

    The children started to act up as soon as the teacher left the room.


    2. ad lib 即兴而作,随口编

    The comedian ad libbed most of his routine.

    那个喜 剧演员大多是即兴表演。

    3. blah-blah-blah 说个不停

    All she does is go "blah-blah-blah" all night.


    4. hit it off 投缘,一见如故

    They hit it off instantly and have been good friends ever since.


    5. zit 青春痘

    Why is it that every time I have a hot date, I break out with a big zit

    on my face?

    为什么 每次我有重要约会时,脸上都 会冒出一个很大的青春痘呢?


    1. put someone on the spot 让某人为难

    Don't put me on the spot like this. You know I can't give you

    confidential information.

    别这样让我为难,你知道 我不能给你机密资料的。

    2. racket 非法行业,挂羊头卖狗肉

    The police are determined to break up the racket.

    警方决 定打击这个非法行业。

    3. have it good 享受得很

    She really has it good. Everybody caters to her every need.


    4. don't knock it 不要太挑剔

    Don;t knock it! You won't be able to find another job that pays so


    别挑剔了!你未必 可以找到另外一个待遇这么好的工作!

    5. pig out 狼吞虎咽

    We pigged out on potato chips and cookies until our bellies ached.


  美国口语俚语(11)   1. down in the dumps垂头丧气

    The players were down in the dumps after their team lost the

    championship game.

    球员输 掉决赛哪一场后个个垂头丧气。

    2. horse around嬉闹

    We've horsed around long enough. It's time to get to work.


    3. pass something up放弃某事物

    You can't pass up this job. This kind of opportunity comes only once

    in a lifetime.

    你不可错过这个工作。这种机 会一辈子才有一次。

    4. go whole hog全力以赴

    She went whole hog in planning he New Year's Eve party.

    她全心 全力筹办新年晚会。

    5. shoo-in长胜将军

    There's no way he can lose. He's a shoo-in.



    1. get the ball rolling开始

    Let's get the ball rolling.让我们开始吧。

    2. get on the ball用心做

    If you hope to keep your job, you'd better get on the ball and meet

    the deadline.

    如果你 还想要你的那份工作,你最好用心做,赶上最后期限!

    3. lady-killer帅哥

    He's a real lady-killer.

    他是个 不折不扣的帅哥。

    4. lay off停止,解雇

    Lay off! I don't need you to tell me what to do!

    别再讲了!我不需 要你告诉我怎么去做!

    5. knock it off=cut it off停止

    Knock it off! I'm trying to get some sleep.



    1. have a passion for钟爱

    I have a passion for blue dresses.


    2. pep talk打气,鼓励的话

    The coach gave his team a pep talk at half time, hoping to lead them to victory.

    教练在 半场时候给球员们打起,希望将 他们引上胜利之途。

    3. pick someone’s brains请教某人

    I don’t understand any of this medical terminology. Do you mind if I pick your brains since you’re so knowledgeable in this area?

    我对医 学术语一无所知。你在这方面如此在行,我能不能请教你一下?

    4. pass out醉到了

    He passed out after three beers.

    喝了三 杯啤酒后他就醉倒了。

    5. way back好久以前

    We’ve been friends since way back.

    我们老 早就是好朋友了。


    1. hit someone with a problem让某人面对问题

    I’m sorry to hit you with this problem. I don’t know who else to turn to.

    很抱歉 把这个问题抛给你,我不知 道还可以找谁求助。

    2. have it bad for狂恋

    He really has it bad for her, but she has no ideas.


    3. hung over宿醉未醒

    Don’t disturb him. He’s still hung over from last night.


    4. has-been过时的人或物

    Lisa is a has-been. No one will hire her any more.


    4. have a bone to pick with有账要算

    I have a bone to pick with you. You still owe me the fifteen dollars you borrowed.

    我有账跟你算。你向我 借的十五美金还没还呢!


    1. let the cat out of the bag 泄漏秘密

    I won't let the cat out of the bag.


    2. in the market for 想买,积极物色

    People are always in the market for something new and different.

    人们总 想买点新奇的且与众不同的东西。

    3. meddle in 干涉,搅和

    Harold asked his boss stop meddling in his personal life.

    哈罗德 要求老板别再干涉他的私生活。

    4. screw loose脱线,神经不对头

    Bill must have a screw loose somewhere; he's acting really strangely.


    5. sell someone on 以...说服某人

    She sold me on her idea. I think it will work.

    她用她 的看法说服了我,我想那行得通。


    1. hang in there忍耐一下

    Hang in there. Things will look up soon.


    2. hands-off无为而治,顺其自然

    He takes a hands-off approach when it comes to raising his children.

    他用无 为而治的方式教养小孩。

    3. gag me with a spoon我快吐了

    Gag me with a spoon! Please don’t tell me such disgusting stories any more.

    我快吐了!请别再 说这么恶心的故事了。

    4. get a move on赶快

    Get a move on. You can’t park your car here.


    5. cook up想出

    He cooked up a wonderful way to surprise his wife on her birthday.

    他想出 一个在他太太生日时让她惊喜的妙法。 (呵,女人心中的好丈夫!)


    1. roll with the punches逆来顺受

    You have to roll with the punches if you want to survive in this business.

    如果你 想在这一行生存下去的话,就得逆来顺受。

    2. right off the bat立刻

    I was all prepared to put up a fight, but he gave in right off the bat.

    我正准 备和他大打一场,但是他马上就投降了。

    3. get one’s feet wet参与,开始做

    It’s not good to concentrate all your efforts on just writing. You should get your feet wet and trying painting or dancing.

    单单写作对你不好。你应该 涉猎一下绘画或舞蹈。

    4. get after盯着,责备

    Ann’s mother gets after her to hang up her clothes.


    5. pan out成功,奏效

    Unfortunately, the deal did not pan out. I lost a thousand dollars.

    这笔生 意不幸没有成功,我损失了1,000美元。


    1. screw someone over欺负某人

    After working in the office for ten years, Alice was fired for no apparent reason. How can they screw her over like that?

    爱丽斯 工作了十年之后,无缘无故被炒鱿鱼。他们怎 么可以这样欺负她呢?

    2. down to the wire等到最 后一刻才开始做事

    Peter always waits until the last minute to do his work. I could never leave it down to the wire like that.

    彼得总是等到最 后一刻才开始做事。我从不 想他那样等到最后一刻才开始干。

    3. buck抗拒

    You can’t buck the system.


    4. blockhead笨蛋

    Arnold is a blockhead if I ever saw one.

    阿诺德 是我见过的最笨的人。

    5. blow the lid off揭发(丑闻)

    That newspaper story blew the lid off the Senator’s illegal business deals.

    报纸的 报道揭发了参议员的非法勾当。


    1. round up集合

    Round everybody up. It’s time for our business meeting.


    2. put someone up留宿某人

    I can put you up for a couple of days. My apartment is big enough for two people.

    你可以 在我这里住几天。我的公 寓可以住两个人。

    3. take care of business负责

    Who’s going to take care of business while I am away?


    4. take out on拿…出气

    Don’t take your frustrations out on me.


    5. hot stuff大人物

    He thinks he’s hot stuff. But everybody else thinks he’s a jerk.

    他自以为了不得,但其他 人认为他是个傻瓜。


    1. nitty-gritty细节,基本情况

    Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. I want to hear what happens next.

    让我们 来认真了解详细的情况,我想知 道后来发生了什么。

    2. no good很糟

    This typewriter is no good. Every time I use it, the ribbon falls out.


    3. have someone’s number清楚某人的底细,看穿某人

    She dare not do anything to me, I have her number.

    她不敢对我怎么样的,因为我 对她的底细一清二楚。

    4. hot number新鲜、迷人的人或事务,尤物

    Tom thinks Sherry is a hot number.


    5. off the hook逃脱,溜掉,不受罚

    I’ll let you off the hook this time, but don’t do that again.


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