2007年04月25日

このひとことであなたの英語はピリリと締まる!総集編6



He's a bad husband.
→He's a 【lousy】 husband.
A: I hear that Bill and Alice are getting a divorce.
B: Yeah, he's a 【lousy】 husband.
A: I heard that he's an alcoholic.

I had a bad day.
→I had a 【rotten】 day.
A: I had a 【rotten】 day.
B: What happened?
A: I lost my job, and on top of that my girlfriend left me.

That's a bad reason to quit.
→That's a 【pitiful】 reason to quit.
A: Why do you want to quit school?
B: I don't like one of my teachers.
A: That's a 【pitiful】 reason to quit.

He's a bad mechanic.
→He's a 【good-for-nothing】 mechanic.
A: Why are you walking?
B: My car still doesn't work.
A: Didn't John fix it?
B: Yes, but he's a 【good-for-nothing】 mechanic.

The weather was bad.
→The weather was 【horrendous】.
A:How was your camping trip?
B: Not very good. The weather was 【horrendous】.
A: That's too bad.
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