2010年7月22日 晴

church 教堂,教会

churchyard 教堂的墓地   churchgoer  经常去教堂的人   

庙/寺  temple    清真寺  mosque

to thread a needle for sb 为某人穿针

a needle in the haystack  大海捞针 

on pins and needles 焦虑,焦急不安

pins and needles 久坐,身体麻木

I've got pins and needles in my legs after standing here for such a long time.

 

you can hear a pin drop.

pin sb down to 逼某人做出决定或选择

you should try to pin him down to his promise.你应该设法让他履行承诺

pin sth down 发现某事物的细节

The detective finally pinned down the identity of the killer.侦探最终发现了杀手的身份。

needle sb about 说些不中听的话刺激,挑逗,惹对方发作

John always needle Bob about his lack of guts. John总是用话来刺激Bob,说他胆小

figure 表示相信、期待、设想某事情会发生,口语中一般后接that做引导


to whet a knife = to sharpen a knife

whet 表示增强欲望、兴趣等,后面常跟appetite 或者 interest

The smell of roast duck really whet my appetite.

烤鸭的香味将我的胃口吊的高高的。

 

so to speak 一般用在句尾 表示某种程度是真的,“可以说是”,有时也用在句中

Huh 表示语气的词,吃惊(扬调)或不屑一顾(降调)

 

pastor minister priest 都表示牧师 

preach 布道,传教,口语中引申为极力的倡导、灌输、劝诱

should they be allowed to preach hatred.

 

compassion 同情、怜悯,不用复数,和pity,sympathy相比,更强调帮助不幸之人。

have compassion for , feel compassion for ,in (with) compassion.

 

extend 表示给予,相当于give、offer,常与thanks、good wishes、compassion、condolences(表示哀悼)连用

Victor extended his good wishes to the newly married couple.

We'd like to extend our condolences to the family.

 

衣食住  food,clothing and shelter

衣食住行  basic necessities of life

The city feeds,clothes and shelters the orphans

 

help out 口语中遇到困难请求帮助,类似于“帮帮忙”

 

1,天生的能力

She has quiet a talent for music.

His talent are being wasted in that job.  

2,专业人才(不可使用复数,但可使用定冠词the)

 

Avoiding fatty food and salt can help to bring down your blood pressure.

help to do sth  有助于做某事 

help do   帮助做某事

i can help organize those shoes.

Mike can help load the truck.

relieve the pain 降低痛苦

get the job done,把工作做完

 

cut it 和否定式连用,表示不能达到要求,不能令人满意

cut it out  住口,助手。

this sloppy work just doesn't cut it in our company.

you are talking nonsense again, cut it out!

你又在胡扯,住口!

 

have  a crush on sb (单方面)爱上某人了

 

now 单独用时 表示强调 引起别人注意

now ,where did i put stapler(订书机)?

now,now 表示安慰,相当于“好了,好了”

now+that 表示因为,由于

Now that i live only a few blocks from work , i walk to work and enjoy it .

Now that spring is here , we can expect milder weather.

因为春天到了,我们期望天气变得更加柔和。

posted @ 2010-07-22 09:25  一克棉花  阅读(...)  评论(...编辑  收藏