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地道英语:形容精神强烈紧张的短语

2015-02-03    来源:BBC英伦网    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

地道英语:形容精神强烈紧张的短语

Full-on 形容精神强烈紧张的短语

Feifei: 大家好!欢迎收听《地道英语》。我是冯菲菲,今天和我搭档的是 Neil。

Neil: Hello! And the expression we are going to look at in this programme - which we hear a lot in colloquial speech - is 'full-on'. So, Feifei, did you have a good weekend?

Feifei: It was quiet. 我一整周末都宅在家里。I stayed home most of the time, watched a couple of old, black and white films with my grandmother on Sunday. That was the highlight really. How about you?

Neil: Well... that sounds quite quiet and relaxed. Well, my weekend was a bit different to yours. I went to the launch party of a new bar on Friday - that was quite a night! And then on Saturday my friends took me to a night club that went on until the morning!

Feifei: Wow! That sounds exciting. Clubbing? 你这年龄了?Aren't you a bit old for that sort of thing?

Neil: No, I'm not too old, but to be honest – it was a bit full-on.

Feifei: Full-on? What do you mean?

Neil: Well, the loud music, the dancing, the drinking, the energy. It was very intense. I'm not old, but I'm not as young as I was.

Feifei: 哦,这里 full-on 的意思是活动安排的很紧凑,连喘口气的时间都没有。

Neil: Yes. I think I need a few days to recover; it was so full-on.

Feifei: What else can be full-on?

Neil: Some people are a bit full-on. A bit extreme. Not very relaxing to be with.

Feifei: 有时候人也可以是 full-on,意思就是说这个人做事儿有点儿过了,让周围的人精神紧张,感到有些负担,a bit extreme,not relaxing。Full-on 这个表达非常口语化,在日常生活中使用频率很高。I know what you mean. Sarah's a bit full-on isn't she?

Neil: Yes, she scares me. She stands so close when she talks to me and stares right into my eyes. Work can also be full-on when it's really busy.

Feifei: 另外,工作忙起来的时候,我们也可以用 full-on 这个词。

Neil: Let's listen to some more examples.

Examples

Man: Have a good holiday?

Woman: To be honest, not really. We were up at 6am every day to get as much sightseeing done as possible and didn't get to bed till midnight. It was so full-on. I feel like I need another holiday.

I really don't like children's parties. All those excited, screaming kids. It's too full-on.

London's too full-on. I need to move to the countryside.

Feifei: Well, if you want a more relaxing weekend next time, come and watch some films with me and my grandmother. It's really laid back.

Neil: That sounds a lot less full-on. I'll do that. Join us again soon for some more Authentic Real English.

Feifei: Bye!

(BBC英伦网)



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