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英语俚语习语小对话(121)"富裕舒适"英语怎么说

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英语情景对话: A:To my surprise, John seems to be very unsatisfiedwith his wife. I think they are well-off. 约翰对他的妻子不满,这可真奇怪。我还以为他们是恩爱夫妻了。 B:Its natural. Johns neighbors are in
  • 英语情景对话:
     
    A:To my surprise, John seems to be very unsatisfiedwith his wife. I think they are well-off.
    约翰对他的妻子不满,这可真奇怪。我还以为他们是恩爱夫妻了。
     
    B:It’s natural. John’s neighbors are in fat city.
    这很正常,他们的邻居生活条件都很好。
     
    A:I see, to catch up with the Johnson’, isn’t it?
    原来是这样,要赶时髦啊,不是么?
     
    习语:
    fat city:舒适成功的条件
     
    解词释义:
    fat本义是“油腻的”,引申为“富裕的,茂盛的”,而city是泛指“地方,地域”。fat city原意是“极为舒适的生活环境,富裕”,后引申为“舒适成功的条件”。
     
    支持范例:
     
    Eg.You can tell that that guy is in fat city .
    看得出那个男孩生活富裕。
     
    Eg.You can tell by their car that they are in fat city.
    看他们的车你就能知道他们生活富裕。
     
    Eg.We used to live a dog's life, but now we are in fat city.
    那时我们过着猪狗不如的生活,如今大家都富裕起来了。
     
    Eg.She gathered up the gold coins, carried them away and was in fat city for the rest of her life.
    她拾起金币带走,从此她一生都过着非常富裕的生活。
     
    英语学习笔记:
     
    1.to one’s surprise:令人惊奇的是
     
    Eg.To my surprise, he was not hurt in spite of his fall.
    使我惊奇的是,他摔了下来,却没有受伤。
     
    Eg.To my surprise, she drank up the whole bottle of wine
    使我惊奇的是她把一瓶酒全喝了。
     
    Eg.To my surprise, he refused to cooperate with us.
    令我吃惊的是,他不肯与我们合作。
     
    Eg.I thought he would be angry but to my surprise he smiled.
    我想他会生气的,但是想不到他微笑了。
     
    2.be satisfied with:对......满意,对......满足
     
    Eg.I can guarantee that you will be satisfied with the result.
    我保证你会对这个结果满意。
     
    Eg.I am sorry to say I am not satisfied with your homework.
    很遗憾我对你的家庭作业不满意。
     
    Eg.I' m not at all satisfied with the present situation.
    我对现状一点也不满足。
     
    Eg.He was not satisfied with the drama critic panning hisnew play.
    他不满于这位戏剧批评家对自己新剧本的苛评。
     
    3.well-off:手头宽裕的,繁荣昌盛的
     
    Eg.I am well-off for winter clothing.
    我的冬衣很充裕。
     
    Eg.On the whole, the people have reached a well-off standard of living.
    人民生活总体上达到小康水平。
     
    Eg.We used to live a dog's life, but now we are all well-off.
    那时我们过着猪狗不如的生活,如今大家都富裕起来了。
     
    Eg.Though every one in my family works hard, we are not at all well-off.
    虽说我家人人都卖力干活,但是生活却并不宽裕。
     
    4.catch up with:赶上
     
    Eg.Let's hurry and catch up with the group ahead.
    我们快点,赶上前面的那一伙人。
     
    Eg.In order to catch up with her comrade, her work hard.
    为了赶上她的同志,她努力工作。
     
    Eg.If they arrived early ten minutes, just they catch up with the airliner.
    他们要是早十分钟到的话,他们就赶上班机了。
     
    Eg.Her evil ways will certainly catch up with her.
    她的恶劣行为必将使她自食其果。

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