帶有「風味」的英文用法

在英文裡有許多和吃與食物有關的片語,使用起來往往能為文章添加不少"風味"!

今天讓我們來認識這些常用的片語及字彙希,望同學們能開始使用在自己的寫作或會話中

根據美國教育部 (U.S Department of Education) 的研究指出,我們的大腦必須至少暴露17次在新字彙之後才能將其內化.

當然,前提是內化必須在搭配前後文及其前後脈絡下 (in the context) 進行背誦才會有效. 千萬不要落入了流傳已久"背字典"的巢臼; 廣讀與使用才是學習背誦字彙或片語的不二王道.

現在讓我們來介紹今天的食物主題片語吧!

1. cream of the crop 出類拔萃的  (直譯: 最上面的奶油)
I’ve read his application, and of all the candidates we have, definitely he is the cream of the crop.
我看過他的履歷,無疑的他是所有應徵者中最出類拔萃的。

cream

2. go on a binge 毫無節制的做某件事 (直譯: 不停地吃喝)
– to eat or do too much of something

Jason went on a binge and ate too much ice cream.
Jason 不知節制的狂吃冰淇淋。

I only binge watch those TV series that matter.
我日以繼夜的一集接著一集,看著我愛的電視影集。

binge watching

3. acquire a taste for (something)  (直譯: 後天養成的品味)
– to develop a liking for some kind of food or drink or something else

jazz

My friend Jason has recently acquired a taste for Jazz and stinky tofu.
我的朋友Jason最近養成了聽爵士樂,還有吃臭豆腐的嗜好。

stinky tofu

4. carrot and stick 恩威並施 (直譯: 蘿蔔與棍子)
– the reward for someone to do what you want or the punishment if they do not do what you want

Our teacher took a carrot-and-stick approach to encourage the students often not turning in their homework.
我們老師對那些不交功課的同學,想出了個恩威並施的方法處制他們。

Carrot_Stick

5. have bigger fish to fry 還有更要緊的事要辦 (直譯: 有更大塊的魚排要炸)
– to have more important things to do

fishandchip

I have bigger fish to fry so I really can’t talk right now.
我有要事纏身,先不跟你多說了。IMG_7707

6. icing on the cake 錦上添花 (直譯: 蛋糕上的糖霜)
– something that makes a good situation or activity even better

icing-a-cake3

With billions of fortune he lately inherited, winning a lottery is only icing on the cake.
就他最近所得到數十億的遺產相比,贏了樂透實在是沒得比。

6. in a nutshell 簡而言之,一言以蔽之 (直譯: 在小核果殼中)
– briefly, in a few words

In a nutshell, the government’s budget plan is a showcase of how incompetent those politician are. Not to mention their arrogant attitude shown on zero tolerance toward constructional criticism is so pathetically self-serving.
總而言之,政府的預算計畫正顯示出這些政客是多麼的無能,更不用說他們對建設性批評零容忍的自大是可悲的圖利自己。

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