SAT II - Special Phrase

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special phrases SAT II - review book pg. 38-40

三心二意

sānxīn-èryì - change one's mind constantly

不及格

bù jíɡé - to fail a test

不錯/不错

búcuò - not bad/pretty good

五花八門/五花八门

wǔhuābāmén - abundant (in varieties)

井底之蛙

jǐngdǐzhīwā - person with a very limited outlook

人山人海

rénshān rénhǎi - huge crowds of people

人才

rén cái - talented person

倒楣

dăoméi - to have bad luck

內人

nèirén - my wife (humble)

冷清清

lěng qīng qīng - Scarcely anybody

喜酒

xǐjiǔ - wedding banquet

嘲笑

cháoxiào - make fun of

土生土長/土生土长

Tǔshēng tǔzhǎng - born & brought up locally

土產/土产

tǔchǎn - local products

外子

wàizǐ - my husband (humble)

婚姻

hūnyīn - marriage

對象/对象

duìxiàng - boyfriend or girlfriend; fiance, target, object

小說/小说

xiǎoshuō - fiction ; novel

差不多

chà bu duō - almost, nearly

應酬/应酬

yìngchóu - have social intercourse with

批評/批评

pī píng - to criticize

招待券

zhāodàiquàn - complimentary ticket

春風滿面/春风满面

chūnfēngmǎnmiàn - Face beaming with happiness.

未婚夫

wèihūnfū - fiancée (male)

未婚妻

wèihūnqī - fiancée (female)

注重

zhù zhòng - pay attention to; emphasize

洋人

Yángrén - Foreigner

洋裝

yángzhuāng - foreign-style clothing; dress

活該/活该

huógāi - serve sb right / deservedly

火氣/火气

huǒqì - bad temper

獎學金/奖学金

jiǎngxuéjīn - scholarship

痛快

tòngkuài - very happy; delighted; joyful

秘書/秘书

mìshū - secretary

紅人/红人

hóng rén - trusted person , a person who is popular

翻譯/翻译

fānyì - to translate

老公

Lǎogōng - Husband(INFORMAL)

老婆

lǎopo - wife (INFORMAL)

舊貨拍賣 /旧货拍卖

jiùhuòpāimài - garage sale

觀眾/观众

guānzhòng - audience

遊樂園/游乐园

Yóu lèyuán - Amusement Park

郊遊/郊游

jiāo yóu - field trip , outing

門當戶對/门当户对

méndānghùduì - similar family background

難怪/难怪

nánguài - no wonder

零錢/零钱

língqián - change, coins

電燈泡/电灯泡

diàndēngpào - third wheel

青少年

qīngshàonián - teenager

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