日期:2020-12-26 春天到了,有没有想换发型的冲动?有一款发型即简单又复古,叫做手推波浪。 A finger wave is a method of setting hair into waves that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s and in the late 1990s in North America and Europe. The process involves pinching the... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-26 照镜子时总觉得自己不好看,鼻子不够高,眼睛不够大,嘴型也不够美?经常抱有这种心理的人其实是患有想丑综合征,好多自己严重的缺陷都是想象出来的。专业人士表示,这是一种心理障碍,得治。 Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder; but so, alas, is its opposit... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-26 假如你去眼镜店配眼镜,你买了一副特别高级的水晶石镜片,却配了一个塑料镜框。当你戴上这副眼镜的时候,估计没几个人能看出来它们真正的价值所在。这就是我们今天要说的这个最新表达good lenses, bad frames,好镜片,赖镜框,真人不露相。 Good lenses, bad frames i... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-26 美剧中总有一些分分合合的情侣,一会如胶似漆,一会大吵大闹,让粉丝们操碎了心:到底会不会在一起?于是死心塌地追剧。这种分分合合的情侣叫做:will-they-wont they couple。 分分合合的情侣 据说,这是美剧《蓝色月光侦探社》(Moonlighting)开创的定理: If you c... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-26 Macaroni, the name of pasta in any of various hollow shapes, is now used to describe people who are impressive in appearance but disappointing in substance. Its similar to the English saying Many a fine dish has nothing on it or the Chinese idiom em... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-26 先斩后奏有很多灵活的表达,比如:move first and ask permission later;或者do first and ask forgiveness later;还有act first and report later。总之,结构就是...first, and...later。 对于利益优先的公司来说,先斩后奏也不无道理,因为有句老话是这么说的嘛:... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-26 在厨房做饭时老觉得客厅的手机在响,跑过去一看,发现手机根本没响动。这种情况你经历过吗?在英语里,这种情况叫phantom ringing,要是走路时老觉得手机在震动,那就是phantom vibration syndrome。 Phantom vibration syndrome or phantom ringing is the sensation... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-26 A red-eye flight is any flight departing late at night and arriving early the next morning. The term red-eye, common in North America, derives from the fatigue symptom of having red eyes, which can be caused or aggravated by late-night travel. Insid... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-12 Waitperson: Hi. How are you doing this afternoon? 服务员:你好。今天下午过得怎么样? Customer: Fine, thank you. Can I see a menu, please. 顾客:很好,谢谢。我能看看菜单吗? Waitperson: Certainly, here you are. 服务员:当然可以,给你。 Customer: Than... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-07 与humblebrag(谦虚自夸)意思相近,这个单词表示make an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement with the actual intention of drawing attention to something of which one is proud(表面上谦虚自嘲,实际上是为了炫耀某人引以为豪的事情)。 例句: 他... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-03 Japan: Dont tip anyone. No one. NO ONE.Tipping is just not part of the culture. Dont even leave the small change. People will come running after you with it. Seriously. Dont go into peoples homes with your shoes on. You may run into this at certain... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-12-02 A song(一首歌) 也可以被称作 a number。在使用时,number 前通常加描述一首歌类型的形容词,比如:a slow number(一首慢歌);a fast number(一首快歌);a romantic number(一首情歌)。 人们认为,a number 最初可能指的是一部音乐剧中的歌曲,这些歌曲被附上... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-11-29 二维码的英文是QR Code,这个很多同学应该都知道。但QR是什么意思呢? 其实它是Quick Response的缩写,反映出这种二维码具有超高速识读的特点。Quick Response Code也就是快速响应码。 维基百科是这么解释的: A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-11-25 ① best friend forever 死党,永远的朋友,是个很经典的表达,字面意思是永远的好朋友,一辈子的好朋友。 Although we fight we bicker, delight or even anger, you are my best friend forever. 吵架也好,斗嘴也好,开心也好,出气也好,你永远是我的最好的死党。... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-11-18 表达 two peas in a pod 有时也写成 peas in a pod,它以暗喻(be two peas in a pod)或明喻(like two peas in a pod)的修辞手法来形容两个人的长相就好比 一个豆荚里的两颗豌豆 一样,非常相似或一模一样。 它也可以用来描述两人拥有共同的兴趣或性格特征。 例句 T... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-11-18 Elevator music(电梯音乐) 是一个实用短语,用来描述 电梯、餐厅、商店等公共场所中连续播放的背景音乐。这类背景音乐通常是预先录制的柔和爵士乐。人们多以带有负面色彩的语气使用 elevator music 来描述 音乐是平淡无奇的、单调乏味的。 例句 The new restaurant i... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-11-08 安土重迁,汉语成语,意思是安于故土生活(be satisfied to live in ones native land),不轻易迁往他处(be reluctant to move to another place)。可以翻译为attached to the land and unwilling to move或be too rooted down to consider moving to another place... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-11-08 称心如意,汉语成语,意思是形容心满意足,事情的发展完全符合心意。可以翻译为have sth. as one wishes, after ones (own) heart或be just in accordance with ones wish。 例句: 她幸运地找到了一个称心如意的工作。 She was lucky enough to find a job after her... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-11-06 1. Start Planning for Retirement The first thing you should do is plan for retirement. Contributing early and regularly means that you can get by with contributing a lower overall percentage of your income and you do not need to worry about catching... 阅读全文>>

日期:2020-11-05 顺藤摸瓜,汉语成语,字面意思是顺著瓜藤可以摸到瓜(follow the vine to get the melon),比喻按照某个线索查究事情,可以翻译为track down somebody [something] by following clues。 例句: 他们顺藤摸瓜,终于找到了罪犯的下落。 They tracked the criminal down... 阅读全文>>

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