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澳洲留学小常识!澳洲人最常用的俗语

 

    澳洲人最常用的15个俗语,教你听懂“言外之意”
1. Beat around the bush
【含义】:旁敲侧击,说话绕圈子
【举例】
Sam: I hate your shoes
Max: You certainly don’t beat around the bush do you!”
2. Breaking up the wrong tree
【含义】:找错对象;攻击错了目标;或问错了人
【举例】
Caitlin: Hi Ben, when are our applications due for placement?
Ben: I have no idea Caitlin, you’re barking up the wrong tree
3. Don’t give up your day job
【含义】:如果有人跟你说这句话,可能就是在委婉的,提醒你你可能不太擅长某件事;
【举例】:You haven’t hit one pin and we’ve been bowling for hours! don’t give up your day job!
4. Feeling under the weather
【含义】:感觉不舒服;如果在学校,有人说自己Feeling under the weather,就说自己不太舒服;
【举例】:Don't disturb her. She's feeling under the weather these days
5. Big note
【含义】:意识就是夸自己,或吹牛;big note 在澳洲可不怎么受欢迎,更喜欢谦虚的;
6. It takes two to tango
【含义】:一个巴掌拍不响;或者你想说某件事有两面
【举例】:You have to consider the things that you’ve done wrong as well. Remember – It takes two to tango.
7. Hit the nail on the head
【含义】:正中要害;一针见血;
【举例】:Sam hit the nail on the head when he said we need to split this group assignment into parts
8. Missed the boat
【含义】:错失良机;或者做某事太晚了
【举例】
Kate: Tickets for Uni ball have sold out.
Harry: Oh no! Looks like I missed the boat on that one.
9. Piece of cake
【含义】:轻而易举;小菜一碟;
【举例】
Lucy: Have you finished your assignment yet?
Ben: Yeah, finished last week – it was a piece of cake!
10. Sitting on the fence
【含义】:骑墙观望;保持中立/观望态度
【举例】:I’m on the fence about the new Pitbull album. I can’t decide whether I love it or hate it.
11. Speak of the devil
【含义】:说曹操曹操到;正说到某个人,某个人进来了;
【举例】:(Jill walks into the room) Speak of the devil! I was just telling Mary about your new job Jill.
12. Wouldn’t be caught dead
【含义】:如果你永远不可能做某事,或者不可能穿什么,你就可以这么说;
【举例】:That is the ugliest dress I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t be caught dead in it!
13. On the ball
【含义】:机灵的,充满活力的,全神贯注的;
【举例】:“Emily’s answered so many questions in class today – she’s really on the ball!”
14. Last straw
【含义】:最后一根稻草;最后一击
【举例】:“That’s the last straw, I’m not talking to you anymore sally – you’re too rude.”
15. Hit the road
【含义】:上路,出发;当某个人离开的时候,会经常说hit the road,即使是没开车;
【举例】:“Alright guys, I’m going to hit the road. See you tomorrow.”

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