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Rocket science

發佈時間: 2017/12/06

有朋友煮飯總是戰戰兢兢,調味料一定要用量匙量一量,各樣材料都一定要用電子磅秤一秤。煮飯並非特別複雜,而且她的家人要求不高,心情放輕鬆啦!

「並非特別複雜」可以直譯為not particularly complicated。例如,The calculations are not particularly complicated;you just need to be careful.(那些計算並非特別複雜,你只需要小心。)

想幽默點,可以說it's not rocket science。火箭科學非常艱深,說某事情不是rocket science,即是你不覺得它特別困難或難以理解。也常用It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do something.(不需要火箭科學家才會做某事情。)例句︰Keep calm!It's not rocket science!It's really about common sense.(保持冷靜!這並非特別複雜!真的只需要常識。)It didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out he was lying the whole time.(要斷定他一直在說謊並不困難。)

另外,腦部手術同火箭科學一樣非常艱深,可以用it's not a brain surgery代替it's not rocket science。

(本欄逢周一、三、五刊登)

撰文: Ally 最漂亮英文專業老師
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