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Eat like a pig

發佈時間: 2016/03/17
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昨天談到用動物比喻食量的英文慣用語eat like a horse(食量非常大)和eat like a bird(食量非常小),今日再舉兩例。

英文可以用eat a cow描述食量非常大,用誇張手法形容食量大得連一頭牛也可以吃下。例句:I'm so hungry. I could eat a cow!(我太餓了,一頭牛也可以吃下!)Peter is only three years old but he can eat half a cow.(彼得只是三歲,但他可以吃下半頭牛。)

Eat like a pig則描述人食相醜陋無儀態、狼吞虎嚥、張大嘴巴、大聲咀嚼,即是have bad table manner。

例句:He always eats like a pig and leaves crumbs all over the floor.(他總是狼吞虎嚥,吃得滿地碎屑。)He managed to stay slim even though he ate like a pig.(即使他大吃大喝,仍然能夠保持身材苗條。)

撰文: Ally 最漂亮英文專業老師
欄名: WordDiscovery