#“Way” 短语讲解#

   

高三课文中有这样一句话:“Silk from China found its way over land along the Silk Road to India, the Middle East and Rome…”,句中 “find its way ” 表示 “to reach someplace by discovering the right way to get there”。这里运用了拟人手法。把silk比拟做有思想的人,主动地寻找自己的路线,显得生动有活力。全句可译为: “中国的丝绸沿着丝绸之路到达印度﹑中东和罗马……”。英语中有许多含有way的短语,生动形象,意味深长,具有汉语达不到的效果,值得品味:

① make one’s way: The team slowly made their way through the jungle.

这一队人艰难地行走在丛林中。

② push one’s way: He pushed his way through the crowd.

他推开人群挤出去了。

③ lose one’s way: He lost his way in the big city.

在这个大城市里,他迷失了方向。

④ pick one’s way: He had to pick his way along the muddy path.

在泥泞的小路上,他只得择路而行。

⑤ fight one’s way: The surrounded soldiers fought their way out.

这些被包围的士兵杀出了一条生路。

⑥ feel one’s way: We couldn’t see anything in the cave, so we had to feel our way out.

我们在洞里什么也看不到,只得摸着出去。

⑦ inch one’s way: On seeing the snake, he inched his way backwards.

一看到那条蛇,他就缓慢地退走了。

⑧ laugh one’s way: He laughs his way through life.

他一辈子笑待人生

⑨ wind one’s way: The path winds its way to the top of the mountain.

这条小路蜿蜒通向山顶。

⑩ elbow one’s way: He elbowed his way to the front of the queue.

他(用肘)挤到队前面。

 grope one’s way : He drank too much and then groped his way back to the bedroom.

他喝得太多了,踉踉跄跄得摸进卧室。

limp one’s way: He was hurt in the left leg so that he had to limp his way home.

他的左腿受伤,只得一瘸一拐地走回家。

dig one’s way: Mark Twain began digging his way to regional fame as a newspaper reporter.

作为一名记者,马克?吐温开始在当地崭露头角。

   

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老师简介:Victor老师,英语专业八级,持有国际英语教学证书TEFL。

曾任李阳疯狂英语讲师、跨国公司英语翻译。

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