“英语差”千万别再说“My English is poor”!老外从不这样说!

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2018-6-1 14:35

生活中经常有很多英语表达我们一直在说,但其实一点都不地道,甚至有很多是错误的!今天,普大圈出了一些大家最容易踩雷的地方,看看你中招没?

1他的身体很健康。

His body is healthy.

He is in good health. √

He is healthy. √

2车速快。

The speed of the car is fast.

The car is speeding. √

3请快点走,否则我们会迟到的。

Please hurry to walk or we'll be late.

Please hurry up or we'll be late. √

4你愿意参加我们周五的晚会吗?

Would you like to join our party on Friday night?
Would you like to come to our party on Friday night? √

Note:join往往是指参加俱乐部或者协会,如:join a health club; join the Communist Party.事实上,常常与party搭配的动词的come 或者go。如go a wild party,或者come to a Christmas Party。

5我的英语很糟糕。

My English is poor.
I am not 100% fluent, but at least I am improving. √

I am not good at English.

My English is not very good, but I'm working on it.

Note:有人开玩笑说,全中国人最擅长的一句英文是:My English is poor.这也是继“How to say“之后另一句泛滥成灾的中式英语。在外国人眼中,用poor来形容自己的水平,是一种极度自卑的体现,而如果你想表达你的英语并不是太好,正在练习阶段,完全不用如此的“不自信“。


实话说,外国人一般都不会说:My Chinese is poor. 无论他们的汉语是好是坏,他们会说:My English is not very good, but I'm working on it. 当你告诉外国人,你的英语很poor,那又怎么样呢?是要让别人当场施舍给我们一些英语呢,还是说我的英语不好,咱们不谈了吧。另外一个更大的弊端是,一边不停地学英语,一边不停地说自己的英语很poor,这正像有个人一边给车胎充气,又一边在车胎上扎孔放气。