反斗英語 (2011) 第四集 有字譯字錯錯錯!2012-10-09
1. 出面天氣點呀? How’s the weather like out there? (wrong)
What’s the weather like out there?
How’s the weather out there?
It’s a beautiful/sunny day.
It’s hot outside.
It’s chilly/windy/humid today.
I guess there will be a downpour.
2. 花左D時間去做… spend time to do… (wrong)
Spend time doing something
E.g. I have spent a day writing up my assignment.
E.g. Teenagers nowadays spend a long time surfing the Internet.
Spend time/money on something
E.g. I spent two hours on this question.
E.g. I spent about 20000 dollars on my trip to Russia.
3. 你依家好忙呀? Are you busy? (wrong)
Are you busy right now?
Are you in the middle of something?
Euphemistic version of “I’m busy right now”:
Q: Are you coming to the party?
A: No. I’m busy right now.
I’m in the middle of something crazy.
4. 碌爆卡 My credit card has exceeded the credit limit. (wrong)
I have exceeded the credit limit of my credit card.
Alternative: max out (phr. v.)
I just maxed out my credit card the last time I used it.
5. 件夾克好襯你. The jacket matches you. (wrong)
The jacket suits you. (“fit” is for size)
You look good wearing the jacket/in the jacket.
“Match” is used for things coming from the same category
E.g. Blue doesn’t match (v.) green.
E.g. These two pieces of furniture don’t match (v.) well.
E.g. Danny and Gloria strike a perfect match (n.)!