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英语中与“天气”有关的谚语和习惯用法

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1: She is putting some money away for a ______ day.  

rainy  snowy  stormy  dark

答案是:rainy。A rainy day 是一个比喻用法, 意思是存点钱以备急用。  

 

2: Emily was on _______ nine after she bought her new car.  

wind  cloud  rainbow  sun  

答案是:cloud。这是一句约定俗成的成语。 On cloud nine 表示极度兴奋心满意足的意思。  

 

3: The President won the election by _______. 

an avalanche  an earthquake  a landslide  a tornado  

答案是:a landslide。此处使用landslide山崩来比喻总统竞选的投票结果,中文翻译为压倒性多数。  习惯上不用avalanche雪崩、earthquake地震、tornado飓风这几个词。  

 

4: When you don't feel very well you could say you feel ______the weather.  

under  above  besides  into  

答案是:under。这是一个固定成语, feeling under the weather 意思是身体不舒服或生病了。  

 

5: British politician, Ann Widdecombe, once said, “When it comes to talking about the weather the British people are a nation of_______.” 

umbrellas  competitors  complaints  grumblers  

答案是:grumblers。grumblers 就是牢骚满腹的人。 umbrellas:不对。人不可能变成雨伞。competitors:不对。竞争者在此处不合逻辑。complaints:不对。虽然这个词所表达的意思是对的, 但是词性错了。  

 

6: In many cold countries, homes have specially designed windows to keep the house warm. What are these windows commonly called?  

double layering    double glazing     single glazing     tinted windows

答案是:double glazing。Double glazing 就是双层玻璃, 对保暖非常有帮助。  Single glazing 单层玻璃对保暖没有太大的帮助。 tinted windows:茶色玻璃 tinted windows 更适合于天气热的国家。  

 

不要因为早晨下了一场雨就不去旅行。

For a morning rain leave not your trip.  

草上露珠闪,告别下雨天。

When dew is on the grass,rain will never come to pass.  

大鱼吃小鱼,天空要下鱼。

Fish bite best before a rain.  

蚂蚁搬家,天将雨。 

When ladybugs swarm, expect a day that’s warm.  

蜜蜂迟归,雨来风吹 

If bees stay at home, rain will soon come. If they fly away, fine will be the day.  

飘飘然如上九重天

On cloud nine  

日晕三更雨,月晕午时风 

Halo around the sun or moon, rain or snow soon.

太阳月亮镶银边,老天马上要下雨

When a halo rings around the moon or sun, rain is approaching on the run.  

晚上天色红,水手乐呵呵;早晨天色红,水手急煞煞。

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning.  

月明星稀

When the stars begin to huddle, the earth will soon become a puddle.  

早晨天上积雨云,晚上地下降暴雨

Mountains in the morning. fountains in the evening.  

朝霞不出门,晚霞行千里

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take waring.


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