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8个与复活节相关的习语

2019-4-19 06:30| 发布者: yan | 评论: 0 |来自: 中国日报

导读: 复活节(Easter),顾名思义,是纪念耶稣基督在受刑后复活的重要节日,在西方基督教国家意义非凡。在复活节日(Easter Sunday),基督教徒们会去教堂参加礼拜。


那复活节还有什么特别的习俗呢?我们一起来看一下:

A participant takes part in the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in the Manhattan borough of New York City, April 1, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

1. The Easter bunny / rabbit 复活兔

复活兔是复活节的象征之一,意示春天的复苏和新生的诞生。它通常是野兔的形式出现,而不是家兔。

例句:I love to buy chocolate bunnies to get in the Easter spirit.

我喜欢买复活兔巧克力,酝酿复活节心情。

2. Easter eggs 复活节彩蛋

复活节彩蛋也是复活节必不可少的东西。通常大人们会在鸡蛋上彩绘,并事先藏好,让小孩们来寻找,这就是复活节彩绘鸡蛋(Easter egg decoration)和寻找复活节彩蛋(Easter egg hunt)两个重要活动了。在复活节前夕,商场早已摆满了彩蛋或复活兔形状的巧克力或糖果供人们购买了。

例句:One of my favourite things about Easter is the Easter egg hunt.

复活节我最喜欢的活动之一便是寻找复活节彩蛋。

3. Easter basket 复活节礼物篮

复活节,基督徒通常会赠送给亲友一个复活节礼物篮,父母也会给小孩子一个礼物篮,里面装满了糖果,复活节兔子或彩蛋形状的巧克力。

例句:Easter baskets are typically filled with Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies and toys.

复活节礼物篮通常装有复活节彩蛋,复活兔巧克力和玩具。

Participants take part in the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in the Manhattan borough of New York City, April 1, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

复活节这个重要的节日,也衍生了不少习语,可不得不学呀!

1. A good egg 大好人,形容人慷慨大方,对人特别好,也值得信赖。

例句:We can trust him. He really is a good egg.

我们可以相信他,他是个非常慷慨大方,值得信赖的人。

2. A happy bunny 快乐兔,指高兴,内心满足的人

例句:I am a happy bunny now because I got 2 free concert tickets.

我得到两张免费演唱会门票,非常开心。

3. To egg someone on 怂恿某人去做他并不特别想做的事

例句:I wouldn’t have gone skydiving if he hadn’t egged me on to do it.

如果不是他怂恿我,我是不会去跳伞的。

4. To have egg on someone’s face 尴尬/狼狈不堪

例句:I don’t want to end up with egg on my face so I decided to prepare for the interview thoroughly.

我可不想面试时尴尬无比,所以我决定认真准备面试。

5. To put all your eggs in one basket 把所有鸡蛋放在同一个篮子里/孤注一掷

例句:You should not put all your eggs in one basket when you invest in stocks.

你投资股票的时候不应该孤注一掷。

6. You cannot make an omelette without breaking the eggs 不打碎鸡蛋做不成煎蛋卷/有得必有失

例句:

You have to spend time on learning English, otherwise you won’t have any improvement. You know, you cannot make an omelette without breaking the eggs.

你必须花时间学英语,否则你是不会有进步的。你想,不打碎鸡蛋做不成煎蛋卷嘛。

7. To pull a rabbit out of the hat (魔术)把兔子从帽子里拉出来,比喻想出让人惊奇的想法

例句:

He pulled a rabbit out of the hat by coming up with a brilliant marketing idea.

他的营销策略的确是让人惊叹的想法。

8. To be like a rabbit caught in the headlights 被车灯吓着的兔子,比喻惊慌失措

例句:I will be like a rabbit caught in the headlights if I forget my lines on the stage.

如果我在台上忘词了,我会像被车灯吓着的兔子,惊慌失措的。

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