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背地里

2012-08-03 11:40

  导语:你知道“背地里说别人坏话”在英语中怎么说吗?现在就随外语教育网小编一起看看这方面的英语口语表达吧↖(^ω^)↗

迷你对话:

A:Why did the boss come down on Joe like a ton of bricks.

为什么老板对Joe百般刁难。

B:He spoke evilbehind his back.

他在背后说老板的坏话了。

A:How did he know that he had badmouthed him?

老板怎么知道他说他的坏话的?

B:Someone told me off.

有人告状了呗。

A:He is then in a very difficult situation.

那么这是他处境很苦难啦。

B:Sure. He’ll get the bag.

是的。他可能要被解雇吧。

地道表达:

behind one's back:背着,在......的背后

解词释义:

back在这里是名词,即“脊梁”。Behind someone’s back意思为“在......的背后”,即“背着某人”,多用于贬义。

支持范例:

Eg.She pretends to like you,but talks about you behind your back.

她伪称喜欢你,但在背后批评你。

Eg.Behind my back he has established contact with the enemy.

他背着我和敌人建立了联系。

Eg.Say nice things to a person's face, but play devil with him behind his back.

当面奉承,背后捣鬼。

Eg.He was the kind of person who would flatter you to your face, and then slander you behind your back.

他是那种当面胁肩谄笑, 背地里造谣中伤的人。

Eg.You have been operating behind my back.

你在我背后捣鬼。

词海拾贝:

1.come down on:申斥, 惩罚, 责备

Eg.If you don't behave I'll come down on you with heavy hand.

如果你不老实话,我定会对你不客气。

Eg.They began to come down on him like thunder.

他们就对他声色俱厉,严加管教。

Eg.If there's a mistake she'll come down on me like a ton of bricks.

要是有什么差错,她会狠狠地训我一顿。

Eg.Why did our head come down hard on you when you were on duty last night?

昨天晚上你值班时,领导为什么骂你?

2.a ton of:许多

Eg.It eats a ton of food a day.

它每天要吃一吨的食物。

Eg.It's got a ton of things to do.

在这里有许多事情可以做。

3.like a ton of bricks:气势汹汹,勃然大怒,来势凶猛

Eg.He came down on me like a ton of bricks when I arrived late.

我迟到时他对我大发脾气。

Eg.When the boss found me goofing off, he came down on me like a ton of bricks.

当老板发现我偷懒时,他气势汹汹地训斥了我一顿。

Eg.Did you ever have something that someone said hit you like a ton of bricks?

你可曾有过这种情况,某人的话会猛烈地冲击着你?

Eg.Someone hit me from behind and I fell like a ton of bricks.

有人从背后向我猛然一击,我重重地倒了下去。

Eg.Mr. Wang's comments hit her like a ton of bricks.

王先生的评论,给她打击很大。

Eg.They fell upon the enemy like a ton of bricks.

他们以排山倒海之势向敌人冲去。

3.speak evil:说坏话

Eg.We should not speak evil of a man in his absence.

我们不应该在背后说别人的坏话。

Eg.I never heard you speak evil of a human being in my life.

我生平从来没听见你说人家的坏话。

Eg.It's shabby to speak evil of others behind their back.

在背後讲人坏话是卑鄙的。

Ireally don't want to speak evil of anyone, but he shouldn't have married such an indecent woman.

我真的不想说任何人的坏话,但他不该和这样一个不体面的女人结婚。

4.tell sb off:告状,像某人透露消息

Eg.I cannot believe she tried to tell me off about making too many phone calls at work.

我简直不能相信她因为我工作时间打电话太多就想斥责我。

Eg.The teacher used to tell me off or not doing my homework.

老师以前总是责备我不做回家作业。

Eg.If he shows any of his monkey tricks with me, I'll soon tell him off.

如果他跟我捣鬼,我马上就会斥责他。

Eg.I'll have to tell him off about leaving that door unlocked.

我要批评他,没有那门锁上。

Eg.Not only will I tell him off, but I'm going to give him his walking papers.

我不仅要斥责他,而我还要解雇他。

5.in a difficult situation:处于艰苦的处境

Eg.He' s in a difficult situation and doesn' t know what to do.

他的处境很困难,不知怎么办才好。

Eg.He showed great composure in a difficult situation.

他在困难环境中表现得极沉着.

Eg.Whenever we find ourselves in a difficult situation, he is always the one who offers to bell the cat.

每当我们身处困境,他总是自告奋勇设法解围。

Eg.She wept to find him in such a difficult situation.

看到他处于这么困难的境况,她哭了。

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