“堆雪人”千万不要翻译为“add a snowman”!老外内心是崩溃的!

近期,很多地方都迎来了一场大雪,你那边下雪了吗?当一场大雪覆盖某地区,会让一切都变得不可思议。它会让一座肮脏的城市一夜之间变为冬季仙境。一层白雪也会软化城市的棱角,让嘈杂的世界安静下来。

 

“堆雪人”千万不要翻译为“add a snowman”!老外内心是崩溃的!

大雪过后,我们可以还开展很多有趣的活动,如,堆雪人,打雪仗,滑雪橇等等,其乐无穷哦!普大今天就带大学一起来学习下相关的表达吧:

堆雪人,打雪仗

“堆雪人”千万不要翻译为“add a snowman”!老外内心是崩溃的!

Our favorite activity may be building a snowman or snow woman. Building a snow cave is also fun. If you have many friends in your neighborhood, you can build a snow fort or have a big snowball fight.

我们通常最喜欢的活动应该就是堆雪人了,造雪洞也很有趣,如果你在你家附近有很多朋友,你们可以一起造个雪堡或者打一场大雪仗

building a snowman or snow woman:堆雪人

have a snowball fight:打雪仗

白雪皑皑,暴风雪

“堆雪人”千万不要翻译为“add a snowman”!老外内心是崩溃的!

Winters in parts of the North can be cold and, at times, snowy. Sometimes violent storms with high winds combine with low temperatures to produce heavy snowfall. This creates blizzard conditions.

北方大多数地区的冬天都很冷,时常还会白雪皑皑。有时候强风和低温结合会产生大雪,从而造成暴风雪

A blizzard can be dangerous. But some people like them. Even people who do not like blizzards enjoy watching the falling snow.

暴风雪可能会很危险。但是有些人喜欢暴风雪。即使不喜欢暴风雪的人们也喜欢看飘落的雪花。

snowy:白雪皑皑的

blizzard:暴风雪

滑雪橇

“堆雪人”千万不要翻译为“add a snowman”!老外内心是崩溃的!

In winter, children put on their warmest clothes, and go outdoors for winter fun. A popular winter activity for children is sled riding. You find the closest snow-covered hill, grab a sled and head out for a day of ups and downs.

冬天的时候,孩子们穿上他们最暖和的衣服,到户外去寻找冬天的乐趣。孩子们最喜欢的冬季活动是滑雪橇。你可以找到最近的白雪覆盖的山顶,抓住雪橇开始颠簸起伏的一天。

sled riding:滑雪橇

雪球

“堆雪人”千万不要翻译为“add a snowman”!老外内心是崩溃的!

A snowball is something that a child makes to throw at a friend in a fight. Close your eyes and imagine a ball of snow that starts off rolling down a hill very slowly. But with every roll, it picks up more and more snow until it becomes a big snowballrolling very fast down the hill.

雪球是孩子们在雪仗中做的扔向朋友的东西。闭上眼睛想象一下,一个雪球开始慢慢地滚下山。但是随着每一次滚动,它会吸收越来越多的雪,直到变成一个大雪球飞快地滚下山。

roll a snowball:滚雪球

snowball除了作名词,还可以作动词:

vi. 滚雪球般扩大;迅速增长 

vt. 向…扔雪球

What began as a small problem snowballed into a huge problem very quickly.

一开始的小问题会迅速恶化成一个大麻烦。

snow bunny

“堆雪人”千万不要翻译为“add a snowman”!老外内心是崩溃的!

Snow bunnies are not cute little animals that hop around on the ground. A snow bunny is a young, attractive female skier.

Snow bunnies不是指在地面上来会跳动的可爱的小动物。Snow bunny是指年轻漂亮的女滑雪者。

snowbird

In fact, many people dislike cold weather so much and they want go to a warmer climate to escape it. These people are called snowbirds. Snowbirds are like some birds in that they move to warmer climates in the winter months. Snowbirds flee northern states in the winter for the South or Southwest.

实际上,很多人都非常讨厌寒冷的冬季,他们很想去一个更温暖的地方来逃离寒冷。这些人被称之为雪候鸟。雪候鸟就像那些在冬季迁徙到更温暖环境的鸟类。雪候鸟冬天从北部各州逃往南部或西南地区。

 

Most snowbirds are older people who have retired. They just simply cannot deal with the cold or harsh winters any longer.

许多雪候鸟都是一些退休老年人。他们只是没法应对寒冷或严冬。

So now when you hear someone use the words snowbird and snow bunny you will know they are not talking about woodland creatures.

所以,当你听到有人说snowbird或snow bunny时,你就会知道他们不是在讨论林地动物。

 

To add insult to injury 雪上加霜

Insult 的意思是侮辱,injury 的意思是受伤。To add insult to injury 的字面意思是“受伤了还被侮辱”,实际含义是“雪上加霜、在伤口上撒盐”。人们常用它来表示气愤的心情。

They told me I was too old for the role, and then to add insult to injury, they asked me to pay for their expenses!
他们告诉我,我太老了,所以不能出演这个角色。更糟糕的是他们还要求我支付他们的费用。

 

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