Sep 10, 2011

Five Words or Phrases a Day 091011


blow out (phr. v.) 爆胎
blow-out/blowout (n.) [C] 爆胎
One of my tires blew out while I was speeding on the National Highway No.1 (Sun Yat-sen Freeway).
I had a blow-out while I was speeding on the National Highway No. 1 (Sun Yat-sen Freeway).
我的一個輪胎在我正馳騁於國道一號高速公路(中山高速公路)時爆胎了。  

cough up (phr. v.) 吐出(錢、消息等)
Come on, cough up the stolen money.
快點,把贓款吐出來。
Come on, cough up the dirt.
快點,把醜陋的內幕告訴我。/快點,把料爆給我。/快點,爆料給我。

energy-efficient (adj.) 節能的
Are energy-efficient cars cost-effective?
節能車符合成本效益嗎?/節能車省荷包嗎?  

pig intestine stir fried with shredded ginger (n.) [U] (a famous Hakka dish一道著名的客家菜) 豬腸炒薑絲、薑絲炒大腸
Pig intestine stir fried with shredded ginger goes very well with rice.
薑絲炒大腸很下飯。

understated luxury (n.) 低調奢華
Understated luxury clothing fits her low-profile personality.
低調奢華的服飾適合她低調的性格。

(phr. v.) phrasal verb 片語動詞/動詞片語
(n.) noun 名詞
[C] countable 可數的
(adj.) adjective 形容詞
[U] uncountable 不可數的

By 林育華/Lin, Yu-Hua/Monica

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