旅游英语口语学习:“拥挤”的英语

文章2019-04-17 11:55:231人围观

本文原创作者:帕特里克;微信公众号:英语汇(yingyuhui7)

 

之前我们已经学习过很多关于出行、机场、酒店的旅游常用英语口语表达了,但是现在出去旅游,只要是热门景点,那必定是非常拥挤,所以今天来学习一下旅游英语口语“拥挤”的表达,学好这些常用旅游英语口语,也许在朋友圈晒旅游照的时候用得上。

 

一、旅游英语口语-a sea of people

虽然“人山人海”不是people mountain people sea,但是的确可以说a sea of people。 因为,a sea of=许多。比如:

The lecturer looked down at the sea of faces beneath him.(讲演的人俯视着下面无数的面孔。)

The crowd stood under a sea of brightly colored umbrellas.(人群上方是一大片亮色的雨伞。)

 

二、旅游英语口语-packed like sardines

如果在某个狭窄

的空间里挤满了人,英语里有一个十分形象的比喻:packed like sardines(像包装好的沙丁鱼)。你应该能想象到那些内部排列整齐的沙丁鱼罐头。pack:包装(动词 )

 

The people on the bus were packed like sardines.(公车上的人挤得像沙丁鱼。)

The ten of us were squashed together like sardines in the lift. (我们十个人在电梯里拥成一团。)

 

三、旅游英语口语-chock-a-block

拥挤可以说成crowded,但还有一个更加口语化的形容词:chock-a-block(也可以写成chockablock)。

The small roads are chock-a-block with traffic.(这条小路被车辆挤得水泄不通。 )

It's an area that's chock-a-block with tourists.(这是一篇挤满游客的区域。)

 

四、旅游英语口语-squeeze

没错,“挤牙膏”的那个squeeze,也可以用来“挤电梯”。

There were already four people in the lift, but he managed to squeeze in. (电梯里已经有四个人了, 但他还是挤进去了。)

Passengers were trying to squeeze onto the bus.(乘客们都试图挤上公交车。)

 

五、旅游英语口语-elbow

人群中,你可以用肘部为你开路。所以……elbow可以作为一个动词。

He elbowed his way through the crowd. (他用肘开路,从人群中挤出。)

She elbowed her way forward. (她用肘开路向前走。)

 

六、旅游英语口语-be filled with

如果你觉得be filled with听起来太干巴巴了,那么你可以有5种以上的选择来代替filled:

be teeming with:For most of the year, the area is teeming with tourists.(这片区域常年游人如织。)丨teem是动词,意思为“有很多”。用法也有点特别,比如可以这样: These rivers teem with fish.

be swarming with:The island is swarming with cats.(这座岛上漫山遍野都是猫。)

be crawling with:The whole place was crawling with tourists.(整个地方都游客络绎不绝。)丨crawl最原始的含义是“爬行”。这里是比喻的说法。

 

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注意,上面提到的三个动词词组都没有用被动语态。接着来看另外两个:

be packed with:The streets were packed with vendors.(街道里全是小商贩。)

be cramed with: The restaurant was crammed with people. (餐厅里挤满了人。)丨 cram原意:填入,塞入。 “填鸭式教育”

在上下文明确的情况下,可以被翻译成cramming。

 

上述旅游常用英语口语大家学会了吗?是不是又学习到新知识了。