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  1.  It’s a long shot, but it’s worth trying. 這事勝算不大,但值得一試!

片語說明

A long shot 本身就是指某事贏面或勝算不大,但值得一試。

模擬對話

A: I’m looking for Shakespeare’s posthumous book, but I couldn’t find it. 我在找莎士比亞死後出版的著作,但找不著。

B: It’s a long shot, but I will see if we have any in stock.找到的機會不大,但我會看看我們有沒有任何庫存或現貨。

模擬對話

A: Do Tony know Taylor’s phone number? 托尼知道泰勒的手機號碼嗎?

B: It’s a long shot. But I could call Tony and see if he knows. 機會不大,但我會打給托尼看看他知不知道。

posthumous  adj. 死後的遺腹的死後出版的

補充

shot n.射手,擊球;開槍,發射;企圖;注射

adj.(俚語)壞透了的,筋疲力盡的;

vt.射中,射擊;給裝彈;注射;拋出

ž   I hear shots in the distance 我聽到遠處的槍聲。

ž   Two of his shots hit the center of the target. 他有兩槍射中靶心。

ž   Good shot! 好球!(或者稱讚別人拍照拍得好)

照相ðtake a photo / take a picture / take a shot (目前最流行的說法)

ð大頭照 head shot

ð大頭貼photo sticker

l   I had my head shot taken. 我去拍了大頭照。

ð快照snap shot(指隨手按下快門拍下的照片,通常都是攝影者刻意在捕捉被拍照者不經意的瞬間)拍一張快照 take a snapshot

ð街拍 street snapshot

ð自拍selfie

ð犯人的檔案照 mug shot (就是美國影集中常出現犯人自己手上拿著個號碼牌站在身高量尺前拍的檔案照)

ð一寸照片one-inch photo  (以此類推)

 

2.        Business is business. 在商言商。(也有公事公辦的意思)

3.        Be flexible. 彈性一點。

4.        Are you against this proposal? 你反對這項提議嗎?

n   against  prep.(介詞逆著反對違反相反:

5.    Who is in favor of the proposal? 贊成這項提案?

6.  We don’t pay you to be wise after the event! 我們不是花錢讓你來當事後諸葛亮。

be wise after the event: be able to offer explanation after it has happened but without having foreseen it 事後諸葛亮

7. I  am high maintenance, but I am worth it! 我要價不斐,但我值這個價!

 

maintenance 指的是維修、保養。 high maintenance 指的就是保養維修費用很高,通常用來形容女人拜金愛花錢保養自己,high maintenance 便是隱喻女人是需要時時維修的機器。王文華撰寫的「蛋白質女孩」中便提過「高維修女子」是從英語的 high maintenance 直譯而來的。

high-maintenance 可以當作形容詞用→I am high-maintenance.

worth  adj.   相當於$價值的($的價值$) ;的價值(have a value of; value at );值錢的有某種價值;值得做某事

worth  be worth + Ving/N

ž   This issue is worth discussiong again. 這個議題值得再討論一次。

ž   This novel is worth reading這本小說值得一讀。

ž   Kenting National Park is worth visiting. 墾丁國家公園值得一遊。

=Kenting National Park is worth a visit.

ž   It is well worth doing just to get in the water and see something new.值得潛入水裡去看一些新奇的事物。

ž   It worth it. 值得(

ž   This research is of great worth.這項研究很有價值。

ž   I am worth it. 因為我值得(我值這個價

ž   This second-hand car is worth US 2000 dollars  at the most. 這輛二手車最多值兩千美元

ž   It’s not worth getting angry with him. 和他生氣不值

ž   The issue is not worth discussing again and again. 這個議題不值得討論一次又一次

ž   This guitar is worth about 200 US dollars. 這把吉他約值200美金

ž   This dress is worth more than $2,500,000. 這件洋裝價值超過 250 萬美金。

žWhatever is worth doing is worth doing well.值得做的事就值得把它做到好!

ž   This car isn’t worth 100 USD. 這輛車不值100美金。

 It’s worth a lot more. 它的價值遠超過這個價。

worthy 

adj. 有價值的、值得~的、應得到~(deserving of) (值得尊敬的、應受到賞識的)

news + -worthy → newsworthy 有報導價值的

trust + -worthy → trustworthy 值得信賴的

worthy adj.

be worthy of Ving/N

be worthy to do sth

ž   Your courage is worthy of praise. 你的勇氣值得表揚。

ž   You are worthy of the title這是你應得的頭銜。

ž   What is happening here today is worthy of attention. 今天在這兒發生的事值得關注。

worth & worthy 使用差異:

worth通常用來表示financial value of an item 

worthy 則傾向用來說一個人的價值(而不是指物品的經濟價值)

ž   This stuff’s worth buying. 這東西值得買。

ž   The car iss worth價格.這輛車值價格

worthwhile   adj. 值得做的值得花時間或心力做的  (表示某事因值得花时間獲金钱或努力去做,一般解釋為值得())

worthwhile adj. be worthwhile +Ving

              be worthwhile + to+原形動詞  

ž   It’s worthwhile to do. 這件事值得去做。

ž   It’s worthwhile to mention. (件事)值得一提。

ž   It is worthwhile to try. 值得一試。

ž   Is it worthwhile to get angry over such trivial matters? 為這樣的瑣事生氣值得嗎?

常考題:

ž   be worth + N / Ving /數字

ž   be worthy of + N  (of 為介係詞,因此搭配名詞)

worthless adj. 無價值的沒用的(have no value or usefulness)

ž   This contract is worthless. 這份合同毫無價值。

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