【昕妈选课指南】《摩登家庭》S3E21:炫耀的多样表达

来看《摩登家庭》第三季第二十一集,英语君总结了三个实用知识点。

1. parade

△杰一直都想去高中老友的聚会,他坦言他这次去不是想显摆有钱,是想显摆他找了个这么美丽的老婆。

parade作动词和名词都有游行的意思,on parade可以表示“接受检阅”,作动词的话表示“夸示,炫耀”。

The children paraded about/around in their new clothes.孩子们穿着新衣服四处炫耀。

总结一下“炫耀”的相关表达:

①flaunt

They drove around in Rolls-Royces, openly flaunting their wealth.他们开着劳斯莱斯车四处转,公然炫富。

②show off

Naomi was showing off her engagement ring.内奥米那时正在炫耀她的订婚戒指。

③flash sth around

She was flashing her engagement ring around.她正在四处炫耀她的订婚戒指。

2. twists and turns

twist作名词有“急转弯”的意思,看一下这个表达:

a path with many twists and turns蜿蜒曲折的小路

同样是和turn搭配,toss and turn就尤指因无法入睡而“翻来覆去,辗转反侧”。

3. wear sb down

wear sb down指的是使某人疲劳,看一下它的英语释义:to make someone feel tired and less able to deal successfully with a situation,所以这里侧重地是是别人精疲力竭而无法顺利解决事情。

Both sides are trying to wear the other down by being obstinate in the negotiations.双方在谈判中都不肯让步,试图耗尽对方的耐性。

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