cold coffee竟然不是“冷咖啡”,而是这个…

2021.07.30

不少小伙伴说,早上起床只有喝掉一杯咖啡后,大脑才能逐渐开启正常运转模式。

事实上,coffee不仅好喝,也非常好玩。今天就和大家分享一些 与coffee有关的有趣表达。

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cold coffee

cold coffee是“冷咖啡”吗?

它其实是啤酒。

Cold coffee: Slang for beer.

例句:

After work today, let’s go downtown and get some cold coffee.

今天下班后,我们去市区喝点啤酒吧。

I could really go for a cold coffee right about now.

我现在真的要去喝杯啤酒。

 

cup of joe

joe是个常见的人名对吧?但cup of joe指的也是“咖啡”。

Cup of joe: Cup of coffee.

例句:

Can I get you another cup of joe?

我能再给你拿杯咖啡吗?

There is nothing like enjoying a hot cup of joe first thing in the morning.

早上第一件事没有什么比喝杯热咖啡更好的了。

 

coffee in, coffee out

coffee in, coffee out去洗手间

Having to use the bathroom because you drank some coffee.

例句:

Is there a bathroom around here? I drank some coffee this morning and you know the expression, coffee in, coffee out.

这附近有厕所吗?今天早上我喝了太多的咖啡,你知道“coffee in, coffee out”这个表达嘛?

I drank way too much coffee this morning. Coffee in, coffee out.

今天早上我喝了很多咖啡。太想上厕所了。

 

 

说了咖啡,再来讲讲茶。tea在英语里也有一些含义让人意想不到的表达。

 

not for all the tea in China

Not for all the tea in China在任何情况都不;千金不换

You are unwilling to do something, no matter how large the reward.

例句:

I wouldn't quit my job for all the tea in China.

就算有天大的好处,我都不会辞掉我的工作。

How would I feel about doing extra work? Not for all the tea in China.

做额外的工作我会有什么感觉?有天大的好处我也不干。

 

cup of tea

One's cup of tea

One's personal preferences of something and/ or liking something.

例句:

Watching horror movies is not my cup of tea.

看恐怖电影不是我喜欢的。

Going shopping with friends every weekend is my cup of tea.

我喜欢每周末和朋友一起逛街。

 

as good as a chocolate teapot

as good as a chocolate teapot无用的

Something that is completely useless.

例句:

Your plan is as good as a chocolate teapot.

你的方案没有一点用。

I'm not taking your advice again, which was as good as a chocolate teapot.

我不会再接受你的建议了,那简直没有一点用。

 

a storm in a teacup

a storm in a teacup小题大做

Used when people talk about a small event, or a small problem as if it were a big tragedy.

例句:

Kelly's complaints about the wedding cake were a storm in a teacup. The cake was beautiful in my opinion.

凯莉对婚礼蛋糕的抱怨简直就是小题大做。在我看来,蛋糕很好看。

If Robert doesn't drink enough coffee in the morning, everything is a storm in a teacup.

如果罗伯特早上没有喝足够的咖啡,他会对一切事情都小题大做。

 

(来源:早安英文公众号  编辑:yaning)

 

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