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英语专八考试汉译英难词集锦

2012-3-18 11:39| 发布者: admin| 查看: 1511| 评论: 0

摘要: 两面派 two-faced 我知道怎样对付两面派,而且一眼就能看出谁是一贯两面讨好的人。I know how to handletwo-faced people and can even tell at the first glance who are in the habit of running with the hare an ...

两面派 two-faced

我知道怎样对付两面派,而且一眼就能看出谁是一贯两面讨好的人。
I know how to handle two-faced people and can even tell at the first glance who are in the habit of running with the hare and hunting with the hounds.(注:run with the hare and hunt with the hounds 指人两面讨好,不得罪任何一方的做法。) 

受气包 doormat

她天生就是个受气包,什么事都不敢说个不字。
She’s born doormat ,afraid of going against anything. 

扫帚星 a jinx

有人说那个女人是个扫帚星,谁跟她结婚谁倒霉。 
She’s said to be a jinx, who would bring bad luck to whoever she marries.

略胜一筹 be a notch above

论油画,张先生比刘先生画得好。但是,谈到水彩画,刘先生可就比张先生略胜一筹了。
In oil painting, Mr.Zhang paints better than Mr.Li.But when it comes to water colors,Mr.Liu appears to be a notch above Mr.Zhang.

有头脑 be a brain

他可是个有头脑的人,决不会相信你的那一套。
He’s a brain, who wouldn’t be fooled into believing your babbling.

很能干 to have a lot on the ball

我知道李明很能干,但我怀疑他是否真的愿意到我们这儿来工作。
I know Li Ming has a lot on the ball. But I’m not sure if he likes to work here.

有名无实 a poor apology

你刚才提到的那个作家不过是个有名无实的人。他的作品太没意思了。
The man you’ve just mentioned is but a poor apology for a writer. His writings are tedious.

绞尽脑汁 to rack one’s brain

他已经绞尽脑汁了,可是仍未找到问题的答案。
He had racked his brain, but hadn’t been able to work out the answer to the problem.

没骨气 have no guts

真没想到小高那么没骨气,竟然嫁给了坑害过她父亲的人。
I’m surprised to learn that XiaoGao had married the man who had once done her father in. She rally has no guts.

真了不起 really something

他真了不起,竟然一个人对付了那么多的对手。
He overwhelmed so many of his opponents alone. He’s really something.

昙花一现 a flash in the pan

那个歌星也只是昙花一现,出了几张唱片就销声匿迹了。
That singer was only a flash in the pan. He disappeared into the air after having made one or two records.

寡不敌众 be outnumbered

她很勇敢,但终因寡不敌众,被那帮人打晕过去
The girl was brave enough, but as being outnumbered, she was finally knocked into the middle of next week by the gang. 

单枪匹马 play a lone hand

在投资时,他总喜欢单枪匹马的去干
When investing in a business, he always likes to play a lone hand.

出师不利 get off one the wrong foot

他的主意不错,可一开始就出师不利。
His idea was good, but he got off on the wrong foot when he started doing it.

嘴硬 never say uncle 

那个孩子的嘴特别硬,打死他都不肯认错
That boy never says uncle. He wouldn’t admit he’s wrong for the life of him.

有门道 have the means of

在挣钱方面,张先生可有门道了。
Mr.Zhang has always had the means of making money.

找到窍门get the hang of

我已经找到学习英语动词的窍门了。
I’ve now got the hang of learning English verbs.

占上风 gain the upper hand

比赛一开始,我们队占上风。可到最后却失利了
At the beginning of the game our team gained the upper hand. But by and by, we lost our strength.

有资格 be in a position

你没有资格对他那样讲话,他是那儿的老板
You’re not in a position to talk to him like that; He’s the boss there.

见机行事 play to the score

到那儿,你要见机行事,千万不要由性子来。
When you are there with them, play to the score. Never act on impulse.

唆使 put somebody up to

肯定有人唆使他去干那件事
There must be someone who had put him up to that.

心有余而力不足 The spirit is willing, but the flesh is week.

盲从 follow like sheep

她们根本不知道什么是时尚,只不过是在盲从而已。
They actually know nothing about what fashion is. They’re only following others like sheep.

听其自然 let things slide

事到如今,我们也只好听其自然了。
With things as such, we’ll have to let things slide.

大动肝火 be up in arms

由于公司最近几个月销售业绩不佳,老板正在大动肝火。
The boss is up in arms about the company’s poor sales record in the past few months.

保持冷静 keep cool

即使在十分气愤的情况下她也能保持冷静。
She can keep cool even under heavy pressure of anger.

大献殷勤dance attendance

小李在老板面前可会献殷勤了。
Xiao li is so good at dancing attendance on her boss.

血口喷人 smite with the tongue

千万别得罪她,她经常血口喷人。
Take care not to offend her. She always smites with the tongue.

(说话)假惺惺 speak with one’s tongue in one’s cheek

我特别讨厌她。她说话总是假惺惺的。
I feel sick of her. She always speaks with her tongue in her cheek.

这山望着那山高 The grass is always greener on the other hill.

人都是这山望着那山高,对自己的状况没有满意的时候。
Almost all people see that the grass is greener on the other hill. They never feel satisfied with what they’ve already got.

上瘾 get into one’s blood

说来也怪,很多不好的事往往会使人上瘾。
It’s astoundingly funny that many harmful things usually get into our blood.

发牢骚 beef

他坐在那里什么事也不干,总是发牢骚,真烦死人。
I’m really bored stiff with his sitting there doing nothing but beefing.

点头哈腰 bow and scrape

从她在老板前点头哈腰地那个模样,你就知道她是个什么人了。
From the way she’s bowing and scraping in front of the boss, you’ll know what sort of person she is.

说话不算数 go back on one’s words 

他那个人说话从不算数,我们可不能依靠他。
We cannot account on him. He always goes back on his words.

废话连篇 beat one’s gums

谁喜欢坐在那里听你的废话连篇?
Who would enjoy sitting there listening to your beating your gums?

恩将仇报 bite the hand that feeds one

你难道不知道她是个恩将仇报的人?
Don’t you know she’s the one that would bite the hand that feeds her?

不忍心 not have the heart to do

如果我是你,我可不忍心把孩子们就在家里没人照看。
If I were you, I wouldn’t have the heart to leave the kids at home uncared for.

勤快 an eager beaver

他特别勤快,从来没有闲着的时候。
He’s an eager beaver, never staying idle.

太不象话了 The idea of somebody’s doing

你太不象话了,竟然骂自己的母亲。 
The idea of your calling your mum damned!

好客 keep open house

我们的邻居特别好客。
Our neighbor keeps open house.

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