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澳洲人民最常说的15句俗语

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【导语】:明明背了这么多单词,简单的交流也是毫无压力,但是真的到了澳大利亚,当地人的口音还是让人好头痛。
英语里也有类似中文中的成语和俗语,刚到澳洲的同学们不仅听不懂,还很有可能产生误会,怎么办呢?不用担心,赶紧来看看澳洲人最常用的15个俗语。

1. 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
2. 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!”
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. 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.
6. 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
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. 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!”
9. 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.
10. 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!
11. 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!
12. 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.”
13. 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.
14. 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.
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.”

以上这15句澳洲人最常说的俗语,同学们记住了吗?学会这些话,你也可以迅速的融入澳洲当地人的生活哦。
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