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  • 一起來學學怎麼用英文說「笑出來」吧!


    13 一月 2016 EZ叢書館

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    人的表情(expression)非常豐富,光是「笑容」就有十多種。英文中以我們熟知的說法為 smile 和 laugh。smile 指的是嘴角上揚,沒有發出笑聲的「微笑」,而 laugh 則是有發出笑聲的「大笑」。此外,smile 和 laugh 可以是動詞,也可以是名詞。除了smile(微笑)和laugh(大笑)以外,你還想到怎麼用英文說其他的「笑」嗎?一起來學學怎麼用英文「笑出來」吧!

    knowing smile / smile knowingly 會心一笑

    My friend nodded and gave me a knowing smile.
我朋友對我點點頭,露出會心一笑。
    The two boys smiled at each other knowingly.
那兩個男孩很有默契地相視而笑。

    snicker (v.) 偷笑

    The students snickered behind the teacher’s back.
同學們在老師背後偷笑。

    furtive smile 偷笑

    The shy little girl gave him a furtive smile.
那個害羞的小女孩對他偷笑。

    laugh out loud 哈哈大笑

    I laughed out loud when I saw that funny video.
我看那部搞笑影片時笑翻了。

    laugh heartily 哈哈大笑

    The audience laughed heartily at the comedian’s joke.
那名喜劇演員的笑話逗得觀眾哈哈大笑。

    wry smile / smile wryly苦笑

    When I asked about Roger’s divorce, he just gave me a wry smile.
當我問及羅傑離婚的事,他只給我一個苦笑。
    He just smiled wryly when I asked about his divorce.
我問他有關離婚的事,他只對我苦笑。

    laugh bitterly 苦笑

    The man laughed bitterly as he talked about his troubled past.
說到自己不堪回首的往事,那名男子對我苦笑。

    smirk (v./n.) 假笑,得意地笑

    What are you smirking about?
你為什麼笑得那麼賊?
    Wipe that smirk off your face!
卸下你那虛假的笑容!

    sneer (v./n.) 冷笑,輕蔑地笑

    Brad always sneers at the way I dress.
布萊德總是對我的穿著嗤之以鼻。
    She looked at him with a sneer of disgust.
她一臉厭惡地看著他冷笑。

    giggle (v./n.) 傻笑,咯咯笑

    Jane always giggles when she gets nervous.
珍緊張時都會傻笑。
    Monica’s annoying giggle is driving me crazy.
莫妮卡惱人的咯咯笑聲快把我逼瘋了。

    chuckle (v./n.) 輕笑,暗自發笑

    Bill chuckled as he read the story.
比爾在讀那篇故事時暗自發笑。
    That comic strip is always good for a chuckle.
那則連環漫畫總是令人發噱。

     

    本文取材自《EZTalk總編嚴選:連美國人也想知道的英文問題Good Question!

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