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遣词造句100词--自由表达你的思想 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2005-1-17 09:33:56 |Display all floors

第五词 Skills

首先感谢上面的朋友捧场。我们一起学习,一起进步。

作“技能、水平”讲。以前一想到“水平”一词,就会想到level一词,但是老外可不是这么想的。skills一词,更近。

先看几个句子:

1、怎样才能提高我们的英语水平?
Chinglish:How to improve our English level? (他们一般不这么说,但是应该可以看懂)

Revision :How to improve our English skills?

2、他写作、翻译水平很高。

Chinglish:His writing and translating level are very high.

Revision:He has very good writing and translation skills.


现在追求技术的时代,skills也走俏。什么English skills, communications skills, computer skills, study skills, survival skills, writing skills...都泛滥了,我们也"决口"一次如何?

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Post time 2005-1-17 09:36:57 |Display all floors

第六词 Offer

这个词比较微妙。英译中时不太好处理,正因如此,这个词才值得我们重视。

先看几个句子:

1、谢谢你的好意,不过我可以走回去。

Chinglish:Thank you for your goodwill, but I can go home on foot.

Revision: Thanks for your offer, but I can walk home.

2、全国人民纷纷向灾区伸出了援助之手。

version 1eople from all over the country all giving their hands to the disaster area.

Alt Version: People from all over the country are offering helping hands to the disaster area.

3、他给了一件工作给我。

version 1: He gave me a job to do.

Better version: He offered me a job.

Offer可以做动词用,也可以做名词用。还有一些固定搭配,其中Job offer非常红。

凡是带有“给予”、“善意提供的(帮忙)”等意思,就可以考虑offer这个词。我们可以把give一些空间让点给offer。

这个机会可是我最后给你的。答应不答应随你的便。This is my last offer to you. Take it or leave it.

如果谢绝别人的好意不能说refuse,应该说decline an offer,其中 decline表示婉言拒绝或谢绝。

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Post time 2005-1-17 10:44:30 |Display all floors

第七词 Difference

意思是差别。对于difference只需要掌握一到两个短语,我们口语水平就会前进一大步,让你的同学对你刮目相看,那就是
make a difference(有很大不同)或make no differences(没什么不同)。

1、你说的什么移动、联通, 我看还不一路货色。

You're talking about Telecom and Unicom. The way I see it, they make no differences at all.

2、这种化妆品你用用看,效果绝对不一样。

Chinglish: Please use this kind of cosmetics, the effect is absolutely different.

Revision: Please try this sort of cosmetics, i bet it'll make a big difference.

(不好意思,我就是喜欢try这个词)

3、上帝啊,再给我一次机会,我不会再这样了。

Chinglish:God, please give me a chance again, I won't do this again.

Revision: God, please grant me another chance, and I'll make a difference.



凡是一样不一样,都可以考虑这2个短语,你用好了,绝对可以make a difference。

另外说一下,受教科书的影响,说不同的时候中国学生习惯be different from这一句型。但是很多时候differ from这个动词形式更简单,try it, and you'll make a difference,让你的老师、同学对你刮目相看。

西方人崇尚个人奋斗,追求与他人不一样。这个词,对于他们来说,太神圣了。在google.com中,make a difference这一短语搜索结果近600万,我们用过几次了。所以以后有条件,我们就要make a difference,没有条件时,创建条件也要make a difference。

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Post time 2005-1-17 11:04:09 |Display all floors

第八词 point

pointless(没意义)一词也算它一伙的。

提到这个词,完全是meaning 一词在作怪。

先看几个例子:

1、你这样做是什么意思?
Chinglish: What is your meaning in doing this?

Revision: What's your point?

2、如果你抽烟的话,就别怕得癌症。再问“上帝怎么这样对我啊”没什么意义。

Chinglish: If you smoke, you should not be afraid to get lung cancer. It's meaningless to ask "why did God do this to me?". (注:meaningless可用,但是老外不爱用,爱用的是我们)

Revision: If you smoke, you should be prepared to get lung cancer; it's pointless to
ask "why did God do this to me?".

要洗脑子,转变中式思维习惯,就别怕“矫枉过正”。以后凡是遇到“有意义”、“没意义”的时候,先考虑point/poinless,而不要先考虑meaning什么的。

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Post time 2005-1-17 12:42:09 |Display all floors

第九词 Access

意思很多,英汉不好一一对应,先看一些例句。

1、我这里上不了网。

Chinglish: I can't go on internet here. (老外还以为是你有事、或这里不适合而不能上网)
Revision: I can't access the web/the internet here. (说明想上但是上不了)

2、天!今天我邮箱打不开了!

Chinglish: My god! I can't open my mail box  today! (我看也可以这么说,但是这样说不如下面的好)

Revision: My god! I can't access my mail box today!

3、那间房子我无权进入。
Chinglish: I'm not allowed to come into this room.

Revision: I don't have access to that room.

这个词网络味比较浓,既然我们天天上网来混,应该多了解一下。

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Post time 2005-1-17 12:55:09 |Display all floors

第十词 Sense

这个词主要由于几个相关短语而流行的。

这几个短语分别是: a sense of (responsibility, humor...)---有幽默感等, make sense/not make any sense,有意义,没意义(所以我说别老用meaningless,不是人家听不懂,那很中式的)。

几个例句:

1、我很喜欢他。他很有幽默感。

Chinglish: I very like him. He is very humorous.

Revision: I like him very much. He has a good sense of humor.

2、我知道,不过有的地方没什么意义。

Chinglish: I know, but it's meaningless in some places.
Revision: I know, but again at some point it doesn't make any sense.

3、什么?至少六周?这样做有什么意义呢?

What? at least 6 weeks? Does it make any sense?(或what's your point?)

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Post time 2005-1-17 13:03:42 |Display all floors

第十一词: Afford

意思是买的起,付得起、花得起时间、金钱、精力等。

但是Afford只能表示能力,不表示意愿。例如我们可以说I'm willing to pay, but I really can't afford it,而不能说I'm willing to afford it。

用好这个词,我们的水平就会提高一个档次,让你的同学打心底里佩服。

我们来看一些例子:

1、这顶帽子贵得也太离谱了,我买不起。
Chinglish: This hat is extremely expensive, I can't buy it.

Revision: This hat is so expensive that I can't afford it.

2、这个村子里好多儿童都上不起学。

Chinglish: Lots of kids can't go to school because they're poor. (意思表达出来了但是不精练)

Revision: Plenty of kids in this village can't afford to go to school (can't afford education).

3、抱歉,我跟你玩不起。

Chinglish: Sorry, I can't play with you.

Revision: I can't afford to play 'games' with you, sorry.

这100词到底要写多长时间,我也不知道。现在工作太忙了所以我还得慢慢写,I can't afford to lose my job, because I'm the bread-winner and I  have a big family to support.

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