最易出错的20种英语口语表达,你GET了吗?

与人交流英语的时候,我们常常会以我们自己随口而出的中式英语来表达我们想要说的意思。可是,我们从来也没有意识到自己口中所说的英语到底是正确的呢,还是错误的呢!

今天就和佐佐一起来看看自己是不是也常用中式英语表达吧!

1. 你是做什么工作的呢?

False: What’s your job?

True: Are you working at the moment?

其实,What’s your job这种说法本身是没有毛病的,但是太过于直接,会让对方有失颜面。而Are you working at the moment就好多了。

2. 我很喜欢它。

False: I very like it.

True: I like it very much.

前者是中式英语的表达方式,而用后者来表达我非常喜欢它就自然多了。

3 .这个价格对我挺合适的。

False: The price is very suitable for me.

True: The price is right.

Suitable(合适的、相配的)最常见的用法是以否定的形式出现在告示或通知上,如:下列节目儿童不宜。

4. 用英语怎么说?

False: How to say in English?

True: How do you say this in English?

How to say中国式英语之一,这决不是地道的英语说法。

5. 明天我有事情要做。

False: I have something to do tomorrow.

True: Sorry but I am tied up all day tomorrow.

用I have something to do来表示您很忙,这也完全是中国式的说法。

6. 我没有英文名。

False: I haven’t English name.

True: I don’t have an English name.

have在这里是实义动词,而并不是在现在完成时里面那个没有意义的助动词。所以,这句话由肯定句变成否定句要加助动词。

7. 我想我不行。

False: I think I can’t.

True: I don’t think I can.

在带有think的句子里面表示否定的时候,一般都将否定意义的词放于think的前面。

8. 我的舞也跳得不好。

False: I don’t dance well too.

True: I am not a very good dancer either.

当我们说不擅长做什么事情的时候,英语里面通常用be not good at something.

9. 现在几点钟了?

False: What time is it now?

True: What time is it, please?

What time is it now?完全是中式英语的说法。

10. 我的英语很糟糕。

False: My English is poor.

True: I am not 100% fluent, but at least I am improving.

My English is poor应该是全中国人最擅长的一句英语表达方式了。但是外国人从来不会这样表达。

11. 你愿意参加我们的晚会吗?

False:Would you like to join our party on Friday?

True: Would you like to come to our party on Friday night?

Join往往是指参加俱乐部或者协会,如:join a health club; join the Party。事实上,常常与party搭配的动词的come或者go。如go a wild party,或者come to a Christmas Party。

12. 我没有经验。

False:I have no experience.

True: I am afraid I don’t know much about that.

I have no experience这句话听起来古里古怪,因为您只需要说:那方面我懂得不多,或者这方面我不在行,就行了。

13. 我没有男朋友。

False: I have no boyfriend.

True: I don’t have a boyfriend.

I have no boyfriend.也是中式英语的表达方式之一。

14. 他的身体很健康。

False: His body is healthy.

True: He is in good health.

His body is healthy.中式英语表达方式。

15. 价钱很昂贵/便宜。

False: The price is too expensive/cheap.

True: The price is too high/ rather low.

一般表示某样东西很贵或者很便宜,英语表达方式都会将其说成是高或者低。

16. 我们下了车。

False: We got off the car.

True: We got out of the car.

We got off the car.中式英语表达。

17. 这个春节你回家吗?

Will you be going back home for the Spring Festival?

False: 是的,我回去。Of course! (这一句是错的)

True: 当然。Sure. / Certainly.(这种说法是正确的)

因为of course常常带有挑衅的意味,只有在回答一些众所周知的问题时才会说of course。

18. 我觉得右手很疼。

False:I feel very painful in my right hand.

True: My right hand is very painful.Or: My right hand hurts(aches).

I feel very painful in my right hand.中式英语表达方式。

19. 我读过你的小说但是没料到你这么年轻。

False: I have read your novels but I didn't think you could be so young.

True: After having read your novel,I expected you would be older.

我们常常会习惯于用前者的方式表达,其实后者才是正确的表达方式。

20. 别理她。

False: Don't pay attention to her.

True: Leave her alone.

固定短语。

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