sangsang 发表于 2009-1-17 9:00:00
|Chinese Style-- It was so late there was no taxi. |
American Style :It was so late that there was no taxi available.
Chinese Style: It"s seven twenty o"clock.
American Style It"s seven twenty.
Chinese Style Your coat is broken.
American Style Your coat is torn.
Chinese Style Let me help you to do your work.
American Style Let me help you with your work.
Chinese Style Susan didn"t make a fault anyway.
American Style Susan didn"t make a mistake anyway.
Chinese Style May I borrow your phone.
American Style May I use your phone.
Chinese Style Would you mind posting this letter for me ? Yes, certainly.
American Style Would you mind posting this letter for me ? Of course not.
Chinese Style He becomes better.
American Style He got better.
Chinese Style We"ll have a hearing test tomorrow.
American Style We"ll have a listening test tomorow.
Chinese Style I recommend you to take a long vacation.
American Style I recommend that you take a long vacation.
Chinese Style The last bus leaves at eleven o"clock. It"s about eleven now, Hurry up !
American Style The last bus leaves at eleven o"clock. It"s nearly eleven now, Hurry up !
Chinese Style It was still bright outside.
American Style It was still light outside.