英语口语:如何用英语说“这个人靠谱儿”?

我们在形容一个人“靠谱儿“时,会说这个人从不”食言“,

顺着Chinglish的思路往下走,

“eat words”马上就到了嘴边儿,

于是你就真的跑偏了。。。

那么eat words是Chinglish吗?其实不然:

eat one's words

是指事实证明之前说过的话是错误的,

承认自己犯过的错,收回自己所说的话,

有一丝被动+歉意在里面。

例:Alex had to eat his words, after he saw what he said was totally wrong.

那么"食言"在英文中应当如何表达呢?

Break one's word

是指之前承诺过的事情没有做到,

没有履行自己的诺言。

例:If you promise to do it, you mustn't break your word.

除此之外,还有哪些“word”的表达呢?

take back one's words 收回前言,承认错误

swallow one's words 收回前言,承认错误

go back on one's word 食言

keep one's word 守信

hold one's word 守信

true to one's word 守约

have one's words 保证

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