“改天吧”不是“Change another day”,不要再说错了哦!

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好朋友,男女朋友,亲人等等很多时候都想约你出去high或者回家吃饭,但是由于工作生活真的很辛苦,有的时候真的只想躺着,什么也不想干,这时候我们总会说“改天吧”,今天就跟大家一起学习“改天吧”的高级表达。

“改天吧”这个中文里用来婉拒他人的万能句,英文里应该怎么说?

"改天吧"英文怎么说?

改天吧,如果光看表面翻译,那就直译成change another day。这样翻译其实有很大问题,change是改变的意思,但是change后面往往跟的是改变的东西,如果改变另一天,那就说不通了,其实英文中是想说,改变"到"另外一天,而不是改变另一天。这个"到"字必须翻译出来,所以要改成change it to another day. 这里的it指约定好的时间或日子。

如果你今天没空,想说改天,也可以直接翻译

How about another day?

Maybe some other time.

虽然这样说没问题,但是表达很死板,如果我们能掌握一些俚语,英语口语的高级感立马就出来了,不信你看!

Take a rain check

“take a rain check”字面意思是“拿一张雨票”。

短语起源来自美国的棒球文化,如果比赛时因恶劣天气而不得不终止,官方将发给观众交换券(check),凭借此券可以观看下一次的比赛。

由此衍生出了 take a rain check,使用在将约定改期的情况下

例句:

Thank you, but I have to take a rain check on your invitation.

谢谢你,但很抱歉我不能接受你的邀请,改天吧。

Would you like to have dinner with me tonight?

你愿意和我共进晚餐吗?

I'll take a rain check! I've got stuff to do.

改天吧,我有点事。

生活里有些事总是不得不拒绝的,今天再跟大家分享一下,面对邀请或请求时,如何用英文礼貌地拒绝。

如何拒绝邀请

1、Thank you so much for the invitation, but I'm afraid I have a prior engagement.

非常感谢您的邀请,但我已经有约了。

2、I'm very sorry, but I won't be able to make it. Another time would be great, though!

很抱歉,我无法去。要是换个时间就太好了!

3、It's a lovely idea, but I won't be able to join you this time.

好主意,但我这次无法参加了。

4.That's very kind of you, but …

您太好了,不过...

5、Could I join you later? I just have to finish something.

我可以稍后加入你们吗?我必须先完成一些事情。

6、Today's not so good - how about tomorrow?

今天不太合适,明天如何?

如何拒绝请求

1、I'd like to help you but I can't take on any new commitments at the moment, I'm afraid.

我很想帮助你,但现在恐怕无法再增加任何新任务了。

2、Actually, I think this is something you could do really well yourself!

事实上,我觉得您完全可以自己做好!

3、Why not have a go yourself, and give me a shout if you need help?

要不您先自己做着,在需要帮助时喊我?

4、Sorry, but that's not really something I can do. Maybe Emma can help you.

抱歉,我实在做不来这事。也许艾玛可帮你。

5、I'm terrible at that sort of thing! What about getting Tom to have a look at it?

我最不擅长做这种事情了!让汤姆来看一下怎么样?

除此之外,今天阡陌姐姐还想跟大家一起学习一下有关 day 的各种表达!

有关 day 的各种表达

the other day≠改天

the other day = not long ago,意思是几天前、不久以前。而another day意思是改天、又一天、新的一天。

活到明天就可以说live to see / fight another day。

例句:

The other day, he cut the grass on his samll lawn.

几天前,他才修理完院子里的草坪。

white day≠白天

white day 才不是白天的意思呢?实际上 white day = White Valentine s Day,是白色情人节的缩写。还可以表示良辰吉日,white 是幸福的、吉利的意思。

白天正确的表达方式是 by day,夜里就是 by night。要注意,加了 the 意思就变了!by the day 是按天计算,随着时间的意思

例句:

They chose a white dayto marry their daughter to Tom.

他们挑选了一个吉日把女儿嫁给了汤姆。

今天几号怎么说?

What day is it today?和 What s the date today?这两个问日子的问法,大家要注意区分哦!

What day is it today?是问今天是周几,day 前面是没有the;而 What s the date today? 是问今天几号,date 前面一定要加 the 哦!

如果问今天是什么节日就可以说:What holiday is it today?

例句:

What day is it today? Today is Monday.

今天是星期几?周一。

What is the date today ?lt s 10th June.

今天是几号呀?6月10号。

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