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撰稿人:司馬儀

 

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   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 headshot

ð大頭貼photo sticker

l   I had my headshot 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.      Let’s see how to work through it together. 我們來看如何一起一步步處理解決這個問題。

work through sth 一步步處理解決一個大問題→to manage a big problem and deal with it step by step

3.     It’s a win-win situation. 這是雙贏的局面;這是一個雙贏的情況。

字彙

win-win adj.  雙贏兩個對立的雙方(two opposing parties) 都能得利;保證( guarantee) 雙方都能獲得有利的結果或情況

a win-win proposal for the buyer and the seller 對買家和賣家雙贏的提議

situation n.(人的)情況;局面,形勢,處境

4.       Are you for it or against it? 你贊成還是反對?

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.  Don’t be wise after the event. 不要事後諸葛亮。

7. It’s time for a showdown.是時候攤牌。是時候較量)

*   showdown〈美國〉攤牌;〈比喻〉最後較量;公布,暴露;〈美俚〉危機

8.    I get the gist of it.我抓到要點了。

*   gist [dʒɪst]n.  1要點; 要旨;中心思想;精華2【法律】訴訟中的依據

9. There is no such a thing as free lunch.天下沒有白吃的午餐。

10.   Now or never. 你現在不做以後就沒機會了。=It’s now or never

11.Winners do what losers don’t want to do.贏家會做輸家不肯做的事。

12.  Remember to back up all the files. 記得所有文件都要備份。

backup n.  ( also back-up) 應援;候補(替代的人或物) (文件的)備份

備份磁碟backup disks

back up (動詞片語) : 應援(支持/相挺) 備份

13. You can’ sell the cow and drink the milk. 魚與熊掌不可兼得。

14.You need to have a back-up plan in case  你需要有一個後備方案以防….。

41. It was just a point of reference.這點僅供參考。

15. Thank you for showing me the ropes. 謝謝你教我竅門!

16.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大錢保養自己。

high-maintenance 當作形容詞用

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

 be worth + Ving/N

ž   This issue is worth discussion. 這個議題值得討論。

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 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’s worth it. 很值得

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 US dollars. 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

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 差異

※worthy就是形容詞,用法沒有什麼特別的,但worth很特別,根據字典,它是名詞.動詞.形容詞及介係詞,所以真的很特別!

 

worth經常用來表示financial value of an item 或哪件事值得做,哪個地方值得去等等

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

ž   Our website is worth+價格.我們的網站值+價格

ž   

worthwhile  

adj. 值得做的值得花時間或心力做的  (表示某事因值得花時間或金錢或努力去做,一般解釋為值得()

be worthwhile +Ving

be worthwhile + to+原形動詞  

ž   It’s worthwhile to do. 這件事值得去做。=It’s worthwhile doing. 

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?

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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