【主題單字】別以為人家在和你聊「音樂」!27個和音樂有關的英文片語(上)

別聽到和音樂相關的字,什麼Jazz,什麼music,

就以為別人是在跟你聊音樂!那你可就大錯特錯了!

今天小編就要和你來分享,就算不是音樂人,

也可以在日常生活中講的「音樂」片語啦!

And all that jazz 以及諸如此類

【例句】

I had a busy but tedious weekend — running errands, doing homeworks, cleaning my room and all that jazz.

我過了一個忙碌但無趣的週末 —— 到處辦事、做功課、整理房間,諸如此類。

With bells on 熱切地

Bella invited me to her birthday party. I’ll be there with bells on.

Bella 邀請我去他的生日派對,我迫不急待地想去。

Blow your own trumpet / horn 自我吹捧

【例句】

He is a really successful business man but loves blowing his own horn.

他是一個很成功的企業家,但是很喜歡自我吹捧。

Call the tune / shots 控制,操縱;處於決策地位

【例句】

The richer people are, the more likely they call the tune.

越有錢的人越有可能掌控全局。

Change your tune (尤指為好處)改變看法/論調

【例句】

She used to be against the idea, but now she changes her tune.

她之前反對這個主意,但現在她改變看法了。

Clear as a bell 像鐘聲一樣清晰洪亮;容易理解

【例句】

How she wrapped up the speech was as clear as a bell.

她演說最後的總結非常清晰易明瞭。

Face the music 接受批評(或懲罰)

【例句】

You should be responsible for every choices you made, and face the music if needed.

你應該對你做的所有決定負責,並且必要時接受批評和懲罰。

Fiddle while Rome burns 不聞不問,漠不關心

此片與特別用在表達對於應該阻止,或具威脅性的問題毫不關心。

【例句】

People of color accused the government of fiddling while Rome burned.

非白人們指控政府(對種族議題)漠不關心。

Fine tuning 進行微調

【例句】

She spent more than weeks fine-tuning her research paper.

她花了好幾個禮拜微調她的研究論文。

Fit as a fiddle 非常健康、強壯

【例句】

Keeping exercising regularly could help you stay fit as a fiddle.

保持規律的運動能幫助你維持健康。

For a song 非常便宜地

【例句】

She bought the designer handbag for a song during the annual sale.

她在週年慶上用非常便宜的價格買了一個名牌包。

Hit / Strike the right note 說話、做事很合時宜

尤其指行為對別人帶來正向的影響。

【例句】

His work hit the right note with the judges.

他的作品讓評審滿意。

It takes two to tango 一個巴掌拍不響

【例句】

She always makes excuses during a fight, but it takes two to tango.

她永遠在爭執中找藉口,但是一個巴掌是拍不響的。

March to the beat of your own drum 特立獨行

也就是我們常說的「不隨波逐流」!

【例句】

She doesn’t follow the rules. She loves marching to the beat of her own.

她不會跟著既定的規矩,她喜歡特立獨行。

Music to my ears 悅耳的聲音;中聽的話

【例句】

My boyfriend said he loved the cake I made, which was music to my ears.

我的男朋友說他喜歡吃我做的蛋糕,這真是句非常中聽的話。

(下篇待續)

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