如何形容一個人“很二”?
    2013-02-22 15:31:10     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: Han Yueling

“很二”是一個很常用的詞,可以用來形容一個人頭腦簡單,很傻很天真。那麼在英語中如何地道地表達“二”的意思呢?其實就是一個很簡單的詞:

"Thick"這個詞平時就是“厚”的意思。但是thick在口語中另外一個常用的意思:lacking mental agility; of low intelligence; stupid。

如果你看過《哈利.波特》,那麼你會發現thick簡直就是赫敏和羅恩經常挂在嘴邊的一個詞。


Even they aren't that thick.


就連他們也沒那麼二。


How thick could you get?


你還能再二一點嗎?


Thick heads


蠢貨!


But sometimes, you can be really thick.


但是有時候,你可真夠傻的。


雖然上面這幾句話中的thick都可以表示stupid的意思,但是並不是所有情況都可以替換成stupid,特別是最後一句,當赫敏對哈利說:"But sometimes, you can be really thick."的時候,thick代表的是一種傻傻的執著與盲目,在這種略帶埋怨的責備後邊是一種“你可以依靠朋友的幫助,比如說我和羅恩,而不用一個人去涉險”的潛臺詞,在這個時候換成stupid的話,這層意思恐怕就表達不出來了。


當然thick還有其他很多意思,比如說“誇大其詞”或者“吹牛”——lay it on thick; pour it on thick; spread it on thick等。

(iciba.com)

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