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as if 好象,仿佛

make as if 假装;装作

as if 好像,仿佛

as if
好像,仿佛

有缘千里来相会 Separated as we are thousands of miles apart, we come together as if by predestination.

缘分 chemical, (as if by) predestination, be preordained to come together

If your mobile phone breaks down, we will carry out as many repairs as your product needs, free of charge.
如果你的手机出现故障,我们随时提供免费修理。

但愿坏习惯象心一样易碎。
If only bad habits could be broken as easily as hearts!

有缘千里来相会
Separated as we are thousands of miles apart, we come together as if by predestination.

谨同函奉上贵方的往来帐, 我方顺差500美元, 如核查无误, 请列入新帐为荷。
Enclosed I now wait on you with your account current, leaving a balance of $500 in my favour, which if found correct, you will be so good as to pass to a new account.

If you want to achieve something or intend to fulfill one of your ambitions, you must work hard, make efforts and get prepared. Otherwise, you will take no advantage of opportunities when they come to visit you.
假如你要取得成就或要实现你的雄心壮志,你必须努力工作、艰苦奋斗、准备好条件。否则,机遇来临你却无法利用。 189. The difference between a man who succeeds and one who does not lies only in the way each treats opportunities. The successful person always makes adequate preparations to meet opportunities as they duly arrive. The unsuccessful person, on the other hand, works little and just waits to see pass by.
成功者与失败者的区别在于处理机遇的态度。成功者做好充分准备迎接机遇的适时来临。而失败者工作懒散,眼看机遇悄然而过。

I will live this day as if it is my last.
今天是我生命中的最后一天

It seemed as if there was no way out.
看情形似乎没有出路了。

If a pupil looks up at the teacher as a model, but not as a rival, he can never surpass the teacher.
弟子如果视老师为榜样而非对手,他就永远超不过老师。

As long as the world shall last there will be wrong, and if no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.
只要世界继续存在就会有不公正,如果没有人反抗,这些不公正将永远存在下去。

If we encountered a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he read.
若遇到才智非凡的人,就应该问他读的是哪些书。

Every scene, even the commonest, is wonderful, if only one can detach oneself, casting off all memory of use and custom and beholding it as if for the first times.
生活中的每个情景,甚至最普通的一幕,都是奇妙的——只要一个人能够离开自我,抛弃对习惯的全部记忆,就像第一次一样观察。

If you take up this assignment, you are likely to encounter many difficulties.
如果你承担这个任务, 就会遇到许多困难。

If you had asked, I would have told you.
如果你当时问了,我会告诉你的。

He behaved as if nothing had happened.
他的举止就好像什么都没发生过似的。

She looks almost as if she were drunk.
她看上去像是喝醉了。

You look as if you've been running. (The person may have been running.)
看来你像是刚跑过步。

You look as if you'd seen a spirit. (The person has probably not seen a spirit, but just looks shocked.)
看来你是见到鬼了。

She asked the Minister if he had any comment on the government's new decision.
她问部长对政府的新决定有何评论。

He looked at me as if he was defying me to argue.
他盯着我,好像想激我与之争论。

When the girl asked them if she could go out with her boyfriend, her parents gave her a negative answer.
当这姑娘问她父母她是否可以和她男朋友外出时,她父母给了她一个否定的回答。

He looked at me as if he was defying me to argue.
他盯着我看,好像想激我与他争论。

If you like, I want to assist you with your homework.
如果你愿意的话,我想帮你做作业。

At the conclusion of the program, I asked the children if they had any questions they wanted to ask me.
节目结束时,我问孩子们是否有什么问题要问。

I asked her if she would allow me to interview her, and she readily agreed.
我问她我是否可以采访她,她愉快地答应了。

The child's mouth twitched as if she were about to cry.
小孩的嘴抽动着,好像要哭似的。

He talked of other cultures as if they were more familiar to him than his own.
他谈论其他文化时仿佛他对其他文化比对自己的文化还要熟悉。

He looks as if he is much better.
他看上去似乎好多了。

If you say that something such as a word or feeling derives or is derived from something else, you mean that it comes from that thing.
如果你说什么东西——如一个词或一种感情——源于其他什么东西,你是指它来自于该物。

She looks as if she's just got out of bed.
她看上去好像刚起床。

Would you think me bold if I asked how much your hat cost?
倘若我问一问你的帽子是多少钱买的,你会觉得我冒失吗?

You look as if you didn't care. 你看上去好像满不在乎。

Linda speaks as if she were a boss. 琳达说话总好象她是老板。

It seemed as if there was no way out. 看情形似乎没有出路了。

Now she looks pale as if she were ill.现在她脸色难看,好像病了一样。

He talks as if he were the head of the office.他说话的口气像办公室主任似的。

But you must know that different nations have different ways of looking at things, and you will therefore not be offended if our ideas of this kind of education happen not to be the same as yours.
但是你们也要明白不同的民族看待事物有不同的方法,所以如果刚好我们的看法与你们的不一样的话,你们也不应觉的被冒犯了。

We may be able to decide whether someone is white only by seeing if they have none of the features that would mark them clearly as a member of another race.
只要一个人没有属于其他人种的明显的特征,我们就可以判断他是否属于白色人种。

Somehow he knows that if our huckstering civilization did not at every moment violate the eternal fitness of things, the poet’s song would have been given to the world, and the poet would have been cared for by the whole human brotherhood, as any man should be who does the duty that every man owes it.
他认识到如果不是我们的“小贬”文明每时每刻地破坏事实内部的和谐的话,诗人的诗歌就该已经奉献给了世界,而诗人也该被全人类关怀着,每个为大家做事的人都该被如此对待。

As an author, I am naturally concerned that a surprisingly large percentage of the population of the United States is functionally illiterate; if they can’t read or cannot understand what they read, they won’t buy books, or this magazine.
我作为一名作家,自然地要关心在美国人口中惊人比例的实用文盲,如果他们不能读或不能理解他们所读内容,他们就不会买书或是杂志。

There is no disputing, says the proverb, about taste—though, in fact, human beings spend at least half their leisure doing nothing else—and if highbrowism and lowbrowism were exclusively ( as it is certain that they are in great part) matters of individual taste, there would be no more to say about them than what I have said in the preceding lines.
谚语中说对于口味来说,是没有争议的——尽管在事实上,人类一—至少在一半的休闲时间里什么也不做——并且如果阳春白雪和下里巴人对于个人口味的问题是排外(这一点在很大程度上是肯定的),那么对于他们来说,除了我在前面讲的,就没什么说的了。

Though most dictionary have a system of making words as obsolete, or in use only as slang, many people, more especially if their use of a particular word has been challenged, are likely to conclude, if they find it in a dictionary, that it is accepted as being used by writers of established reputation.
尽管许多字典将有些词汇定义为“过时”或者说“只作口语用”,但许多人对某些词汇的用法不解时,当他们查完字典,却往往发现许多知名作家也在作品中正式使用。

If we look at man as an animal and try to analyze the environmental forces that are acting on the organism, we find that we have to deal with things like climate, soil, plants, and such like factors common to all biological situations; but we also find, always, very important environmental influences that we can only class as “cultural”, which modify the physical and biological factors.
如果我们将人类看作动物来尝试解释作用在有机物上的环境影响力的话,我们不得不处理像气候,土壤,植物和一些对于所有生物环境来说共同的因素,但我们也发现,“文化”的影响也非常重大,它可以改变物理和生物因素。

What does the phrase ‘learning to use a computer’ mean? It sounds like ‘learning to drive a car’; that is , it sounds as if there is some set of definite skills that, once acquired, enable one to use a computer.
“学习使用计算机”这个短语是什么意思呢?听起来像是“学习驾驶汽车”也就是说,好象里面有一套确定的技能,一旦获得,就会使用计算机了。

That Asian stopped me and asked if I was Chinese.
那个亚洲人拦住我,问我是不是中国人。

I felt as if my heart would burst with joy.
我觉得自己高兴得心花怒放。

The customs asked me if I had anything to declare.
海关人员问我是否有要报税的东西。

A German scientist interrupted me and asked if I came from China.
一位德国科学家打断了我,并问我是否来自中国。

If I have offended you, I ask your pardon.
如有冒犯之处,请多多原谅。

我能和你约会吗?
May I ask you out? *ask out“约会”。
May I ask you out? (我能和你约会吗?)
Sorry, I have a boyfriend. (对不起,我有男朋友了。)
Would you mind if I took you out?
Would you go on a date with me?

他总把我当作眼中钉。
He always treats me like an enemy. *enemy“仇人,敌人”。
He was rude to say that. (他这样对你说话也太无礼了。)
He always treats me like an enemy. (他总把我当作眼中钉。)
He acts like I'm an enemy.
He treats me as if I'm his enemy.

好像是我做错了什么事似的。
It is as if I had done something wrong. *as if... “好像……似的”。
It's as if it's my fault.
It's as if I'm to blame.
It's like I did something wrong.

我可以请您帮个忙吗?
Do you mind if I ask you a favor? *要注意回答“可以”时用No,“不可以”时用Yes。
Do you mind if I ask you a favor? (我可以请您帮个忙吗?)
No, not at all. (没问题,完全可以。)
Can I ask a favor?
May I ask you a favor? *这两个例句和上面例句不同,用Yes回答“可以”。

简单得不得了。
Just like that!
Can you buy guns in America? (在美国可以买到枪吗?)
Yes. It's easy, just like that! (是的,轻而易举。)
Just as if it were nothing. (简单得不能再简单了。)

谁问你了?
Who asked you?
I think you're wrong. (我觉得你错了。)
Who asked you? (谁问你了?)
Who cares what you think? (谁管你想什么!)
I didn't ask you. (我又没问你。)
If I wanted your opinion, I would have asked you. (我要想问你的话,早就问了。)

别害怕。
Don't be a chicken. *这里的chicken是俚语,表示“胆小鬼,窝囊废”,而不是“小鸡”。
Don't be a chicken. Ask her out. (别那么窝囊,去约她吧。)
But what if she says not? (可要是她说“不”怎么办?)
Don't be a coward.
Don't be a sissy. *俚语。

Let me sleep on it.
意思是「让我考虑一下」或「让我想想看」(let me think about it.)
Let me sleep on your proposal.(让我考虑你的建议。)
When he asked if she wanted to stay with him, she said, "Let me sleep on it."(当他问她要不要留下来,她说:「要想想看」。)

If they say you are good, ask yourself if it be ture.
若有人称赞你,要自问对不对。

If you would make an enemy, lend a man money and ask it of him again.
你若想与人成仇结怨,只要借钱给人再催还。

If you have any questions on the details, feel free to ask.
如果对某些细节有意见的话,请提出来。

You can draw on me just as if there were a letter of credit.
您就当作有信用证一样,向我开汇票托收。


A Extra money is always helpful.
A 额外挣的钱总是很有帮助。
B I know. That’s why I do evening job in the hotel restaurant.
B 我知道。这就是我为什么晚上在旅馆的餐馆打工的原因。
A If you are studying, it’s good to earn some extra income.
A 如果你在读书,额外有些收入很好。
B I agree. It’s only a part-time job at the hotel but it pays well.
B 我同意。虽然只是在旅馆里兼职,但是报酬很高。
A Well, life is expensive!? We all need money.
A 哦,生活消费很高!我们都需要钱。
B You can say that again!? The money helps me with my studying so it’s important for me to earn as much as I can.
B 太同意你的看法了!钱对我的学习有帮助,所以尽可能多地挣些钱对我很重要。


If you want clarification or extra explanation of something someone has said, you can ask What do you mean? / What do you mean?
如果你想进一步明确某人说过的事情或者需要他进一步的解释, 你可以问What do you mean? /你的意思是?


A I need to send some e-mails and check some things on the internet.
A 我需要发几封电子邮件,还要在网上查一些东西。
B You can do that in your hotel. You can go on the internet in the Business Centre.
B 在旅馆里你就能做。你可以到商务中心去上网。
A That’s good. Where is it?
A 那太好了。商务中心在哪里?
B Just ask at the Reception Desk. They’ll direct you to the Business Centre and tell you everything you need to know.
B 问服务台就可以。他们会领你到商务中心,并且告诉你你想了解的所有事情。
A Do you know if it’s expensive?
A 你知道在那里上网贵吗?
B No, I think it’s pretty cheap. It depends on how much time you use.
B 不,我认为非常便宜。这取决于你上网时间的长短。


A I graduated from university about 5 years ago.
A 大约5年前我从大学毕业。
B What did you do after university?
B 你大学毕业后做了什么?
A After university? Well, first I came to Beijing. I thought there would be more job opportunities here.
A 大学毕业后?哦,我首先来了北京。我想这里会有更多的工作机会。
B And then what did you do? Did you find a good job?
B 那以后你做了什么?你找到好工作了吗?
A Yes, I managed to get the job I am doing now. I’ve been working here ever since.
A 是的,我找到了一份工作,也就是现在的工作。从那时候开始我一直在这里工作。
B It sounds as if you made the right decision to come to Beijing after university.
B 听起来好像你毕业后来北京的决定是对的。


A I’m not sure if I would like to drive in Beijing. It’s so busy.
A 我不太肯定我是否愿意在北京开车。北京太拥挤了。
B It’s busy in the rush hours, but otherwise it’s the same as any big city.
B 高峰时刻很拥挤,但其它时候跟其他大城市一样。
A I don’t know. I think the driving style in Beijing is different.
A 我不知道。我想在北京开车的风格和其他城市不同。
B What do you mean? Do you think it’s dangerous?
B 你的意思是?你认为在北京开车危险吗?
A No, I just mean it’s different. You have to be very careful of traffic in Beijing.
A 不,我就是说在北京开车不一样。在北京的车流中你要非常小心。
B I think I know what you mean. You never know what to expect.
B 我想我明白你的意思。你从不知道会发生什么。


A It’s always good to earn something extra.
A 额外挣些钱总是好的。
B I know. That’s why I do the weekend job in the restaurant.
B 我知道。这也是我为什么周某在餐馆打工的原因。
A If you are studying, it’s good to earn some extra income. Even from part-time work.
A 如果你在上学,额外有些收入很好。即使是做兼职工作也好。
B I agree. It’s not a full-time job but it pays well.
B 我同意。这虽然是一份兼职工作,但是报酬不低。
A Well, living is expensive these days. Everything helps.
A 哦,现在生活消费很高。干点什么都有用。
B Yes, the extra money helps me with my studying so it’s important for me to earn as much as I can.
B 是的,额外挣的钱对我的学习有帮助,所以我尽可能多挣一些,这对我很重要。

Remember, if you ask about the length of time something will take, you can use How long . . . ? / How long . . . ? eg: How long is your friend coming for? / How long is your friend coming for? eg: How long have you been in Beijing? / How long have you been in Beijing?
记住,如果你问做某事所需的时间,你可以用How long . . . ? / 多久 . . . ?例如How long is your friend coming for? /你的朋友将呆多久?eg: How long have you been in Beijing? /你在北京多久了?

If you wish to succeed, you should use perdistence as your good friend, experiece as your
reference, prudence as your brother and hope as your sentry.
Thomas Edison, American inventor
如果你希望成功,当以恒心为良友、以经验为参谋、以谨慎为兄弟、以希望为哨兵。
美国发明家爱迪生

People often ask me if I know the secret of success, and if I could tell others how to make their
dreams come true. My answer is, you do it by working.
Walt Disney, American brsinessman
人们时常问我是否晓得成功的诀窍,能否告诉别人怎样使他们的梦想成为现实。我的回答是:身体力行。
美国实业家迪斯尼.W.

Make use of time if you love eternity, yesterday cannot be recalled; tomorrow cannot be assured ;only today is yours, which if you procrastinate, you lose, and which lost is lost forever, One today is worth two tomorrow.
Anatole France, French novelist and critic
如果你爱永恒,就该很好地利用时间。昔日不再来;明天难保证;把握住今天,稍耽误它也会逝去;失去的将不再复返。一个今天抵得上两个明天。
法国小说家、文艺评论家法朗士.A.

Husbands and wives in the process of divorce (and those in the throes of another argument )easily fall into the trap of denigraging the other, publicly if possible, and as often as possible.
Howards Mel, American writer
正在闹离婚的(包括那些处于吵闹不停的痛楚中的)夫妻们很容易陷在对方的泥沼中不能自拔,这种诋毁是尽可能公开的,尽量频繁地进行。
美国作家梅尔.H.

If democracy is to survive, it is the task of men of thoughts, as well as men of action, to put aside pride and prejudice; and with courage and single-minded devotion---- to find the truth and teach the truth that shall keep men free.
Franklin Roosevelt, American pesident
傲慢与偏见;他们要有勇气,有全心全意的献身精神,最重要的是要有谦虚精神,去寻求与传播那使人民永保自由的真理。
美国总统罗斯福。F.

If Enterprise is afoot, wealth accumulates whatever may be happening to Thrift; and if Enterprise is asleep, wealth decays, whatever Thrift may be doing.
John Maynard keynes British economist 
如果企业在进展,不论节俭不节俭,财富也在衰落。
英国经济学家凯恩斯.J.M.

The consumer isn't a moron; she is your wife. You insult her in-telligence if you assume that a mere slogan and a few vapid adjectives will persuade her to buy anything.
Davik Ogilvy, American advertisement manager 
消费者不是傻瓜;她是你的妻子。如果你认为仅凭句口号,几个干巴巴的形容词就能诱使她掏腰包购买任何东西的话,那么你就亵渎了她的智慧。
美国广告经营者奥格尔维D 

The laws of Nature, that is to say the laws of God, plainly made every human being a law unto himself, we must steadfastly refuse to obey those laws, and we must as steadfastly stand by the conventions which ignore them , since the statutes furnish us peace, fairly good government and stability, and therefore are better for us than the laws of God, which would soon plunge us into confusion and disorder and anarchy if we should adopt them.
Mark Twain, American writer 
自然法即神灵法,只是用来约束每一个个体的法律,我们必须坚定地拒绝遵守。我们应该坚定地遵守忽视神灵法的规章制度,因为规章制度赋予我们和平、比较好的政府和稳定,因而对我们来说,规章制度比神灵法更好,因为如果我们采用神灵法的话,他会将我们陷入迷惑、无序和无政府状态。
美国作家马克?吐温

If any of the above-mentioned clauses is inconsistent with the following additional clauses, the latter to be taken as authentic.
以上任何条款如与下列附加条款相抵触,以下列附加条款为准。

If there are provisions as otherwise stated in respect to contracts in other laws, such provisions shall be followed.
其他法律对合同另有规定的,应依照这些规定。

As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever. ( C. Darrow )
只要世界还存在,就会有错误,如果没有人反叛,这些错误将永远存在下去。(达罗)

If you are interestedwe may consider selecting you as our partner.
如果贵公司感兴趣,我们可以考虑选择你们作为我们的合作伙伴。

have a crush on 迷恋某人
A: I'm having this huge crush on Ted. I'm going to try and see if I can ask him out this weekend.
A: 我最近好喜欢 Ted 喔! 我想看看能不能约他这个周末出来。
B: Well...But I heard that he is already seeing somebody.
B: 嗯....但是我听说他已经有了交往的对象了ㄝ!

Most women ofen ask,″Am I in love?Am I fulfilled?″Most men ofen ask,″Did my team win?How's mycar?″
大多数女人经常问我在恋爱吗?我全身心地投入了吗?大多数男人经常问我喜欢的那支球队赢了吗?我的车怎么样了?
If a man says,″I'll callyou,″and he doesn't, he didn't forget…he didn't lose your number…he didn't die. He just didn't want to call you.
如果男人说我会给你打电话但却没打,不是因为忘了给你打电话,不是因为弄丢了你的号码,也不是不健在了……他就是不想给你打电话。

Subject: Reservations for a Flight
Dear Sir/madam,
Mr.Zhang Xiaohua, our Marketing Manager, would like to fly from Guangzhou to London on the earliest flight possible.
We would be obliged if you would book one economy class seat for him on a flight leaving Guangzhou on or about July 28th.
Bank of China has been instructed to pay the fare and booking fee, and we would ask you to submit your account directly to them.
We appreciate your early confirmation.
Sincerely yours,
Lin Jie
Secretary to Mr.Zhang
Guangzhou Trading Company
主题:预订飞机座位
亲爱的先生/女士;
本公司营销部经理张晓华先生,希望搭乘尽可能早点的从广州飞往伦敦的班机。
如果你能为他预订1个经济舱的座位,在7月28日当天或者前后几天,飞离广州的话,不胜感激。
我们已委托中国银行支付机票费和预约费,请你把账单直接交给他们。
我们感激你早日确认。
你真诚的,
林洁
张先生秘书
广州贸易公司

If there are no room available for the above period, please inform me ASAP as I must look for another hotel.
如果在上述期间没有空房,请尽快告知以边另寻旅馆。

@@@ 作为
as a means of 作为...的一种手段、方法
as a result of 作为...的结果, 由于...
as a whole 作为一个整体; 总的说来
design to do sth. 计划; 打算将...用作
liken to 把...比作...
make as if & make believe 假装, 装作
make an exception 把...作为例外
responsible for 对...负责; 作为...的原因, 应归咎或归功于
serve as/for 充当; 用作, 满足(需要)

@@@ 假
disguise (sb.) as 把...假扮成...; 使...假装
make as if & make believe 假装, 装作

@@@ (表示)
a matter of (表示数量)近似量; 几分钟(几块钱)的事
any longer/more 再; 仍再(一般用于否定句中, 表示"不再")
as luck would have it 碰巧; 碰得不巧(表示有幸或不幸)
by all means 一定; (表示答应)好的, 当然可以
if I were you 如果我是你的话(表建议)
if only 要是...就好了(用以表示对现时或未来的愿望)
It never fails... 从不例外(信息词, 暗示后面没有好事)
no way 没门儿, 决不(表示强烈的否定、拒绝、反对)
no wonder 不足为奇; 难怪, 怪不得(口语中表示赞同)
To think 居然, 竟然(表示惊讶后悔等)

red tape官样文章,繁琐的程序
I need this information as soon as possible. See if you can cut through the red tape.
我要尽快拿到这份文件。看能不能缩短申请的程序。

- smell a rat 察觉可疑
He is a well-known miser. I smell a rat when he invites me to his home for dinner. I was wondering if he is asking favors of me.

- Ask for trouble 自找麻烦
Are you asking for trouble by challenging the emphasis on qualities education. You are asking for trouble if you cheat in the exam.

You can draw on me just as if there were a letter of credit.
您就当作有信用证一样,向我开汇票托收。

We hereby engage with the drawers, endorsers and bona-fide holders of draft(s) drawn under and in compliance with the terms of the credit that such draft(s) shall be duly honoured on due presentation and delivery of documents as specified (if drawn and negotiated with in the validity date of this credit)
凡根据本证开具与本证条款相符的汇票,并能按时提示和交出本证规定的单据,我行保证对出票人、背书人和善意持有人承担付款责任(须在本证有效期内开具汇票并议付)

As long as the quality is good, it hardly matters if the price is a little bit higher.
只要能保证质量,售价高点都无所谓。

If you are interested in dealing, with us in other products of our company, please inform us of your requirements as well as your banker's name and address.
如果你们有意经营我公司其他产品,请告知你方要求及往来银行的名称和地址。

If we come to terms, we'll appoint you as our agent.
如果达成协议,我们将指定你为我方的代理。

As our usual practice, insurance covers basic risks only, at 110 percent of the invoice value. If coverage against other risks is required, such as breakage, leakage, TPND, hook and contamination damages, the extra premium involved would be for the buyer's account.
按照我们的惯例,只保基本险,按发票金额110%投保。如果要加保其它险别,例如破碎险、渗漏险、盗窃遗失险、钩损和污染险等,额外保险费由买方负担。

If you are going somewhere with your friend, you can ask them if they are ready to go: Are you ready to go? / Are you ready to go?
如果你和朋友一起去某地,你可以问他们是否做好了动身的准备:Are you ready to go? / 你做好出发的准备了吗?

If you need to see their passport, you can ask: Can I have your passport, please? / Can I have your passport, please?
如果你需要看客人的护照,你可以问:Can I have your passport, please? / 我可以看一下您的护照吗?

If you want a person’s signature, you can ask: Can you sign here, please? / Can you sign here, please?
如果你想要某人的签名,你可以问Can you sign here, please? /请您在这里签名好吗?

If you want to ask where something is, you use the question word: Where . . .? / Where . . ? For example, in a hotel, you might ask: Where are the lifts? / Where are the lifts? (Another word for lifts / lifts you might hear is: elevator / elevator.)
如果你想问某个地方在哪里,你可以问:Where . . .? /……在哪里?例如,在宾馆里,你可以问:Where are the lifts? / 电梯在哪里? (电梯的一种说法是lifts / 电梯,另一种说法是 elevator / 电梯。)

Again, if you want to ask where something is, use the question word Where? / Where ? Where is the Coffee Bar? / Where is the Coffee Bar?
如果你想问某物在哪里,可以用疑问词Where? /在哪里?如Where is the Coffee Bar? /咖啡厅在哪里?

If you make a reservation of a table in a restaurant or hotel, you ask: Can I make a table reservation for . . . ? / Can I make a table reservation for . . . ?
如果你要在某家旅馆或者饭店预订座位,你可以问:Can I make a table reservation for . . . ? / 我可以预订一张…人桌吗.?



If you want help or information, you can ask: Can you help me, please? / Can you help me, please?
如果你需要帮助或者要获得信息,你可以问:Can you help me, please? / 请问你能帮忙吗?

You can ask your guest if he / she is happy to be in Beijing: Is it good to be in Beijing? / Is it good to be in Beijing?
你可以问你的客人在北京是否愉快:Is it good to be in Beijing? / Is it good to be in Beijing? 在北京愉快吗?

If you want to find out whether your friend / guest wants to do, you can ask: Is there anything you need to do? / Is there anything you need to do?
如果你想要弄明白你的朋友/客人需要什么, 你可以问:你需要做什么吗?

To politely ask someone if they want help or assistance or advice, you can say: Can I help you? / Can I help you?
要礼貌地问某人他是否需要帮助或者建议,你可以说:Can I help you? / 我能帮忙吗?

If you want to ask someone how they are enjoying their time in Beijing, you can say: How do you like Beijing? / How do you like Beijing ?
如果你想问某人在北京过得如何,你可以说:你觉得北京怎么样?


If you want to ask someone where they come from, you can say it in several ways: Where do you come from? / Where do you come from?; What country do you come from? / What country do you come from? You can also use the question word Which? / Which?: Which country do you come from? / Which country do you come from?
如果你想问某人来自哪里,你可以用几种说法来问:Where do you come from? / 你从哪里来?; What country do you come from? /你从哪个国家来? 你还可以用疑问词 Which? /哪个?: Which country do you come from? /你从哪个国家来?

If you want to ask the direction to somewhere, you can say: What’s the way to . . .? / What’s the way to . . . ?. For example, What’s the way to Tiananmen Square? / What’s the way to Tiananmen Square?
如果你想要问某地的方向,你可以说:What’s the way to . . .? / 去 . . . 怎么走?. 例如, What’s the way to Tian’anmen Square? /去天安门广场怎么走?

If you want to ask how much time something will take, you can ask: How long will it take me? / How long will it take me?
如果你想问做某事需要多长时间,你可以问:How long will it take me? / 需要多长时间?


If you want to ask someone where they are going, the simplest way is: Where are you going? / Where are you going?
如果你想问某人要去哪里,最简单的说法是:Where are you going? /你去哪里?

When you want to ask if someone will be free, you can say: Are you free . . ? / Are you free . . ? For example, Are you free at 3? (3pm) / Are you free at 3 (3pm)?
当你想问某人是否有空时,你可以说:Are you free . . ? /你有空吗?例如:Are you free at 3? (3pm) / 你(下午)3点有空吗?


If you want to ask someone how they are enjoying something, you can say: How are you enjoying . . .? / How are you enjoying . . . ?
如果你想问某人做某事是否愉快,你可以说:How are you enjoying . . .? / 做 . . . 你感觉如何?

If you want to ask someone if they have done something yet, you can say: Have you been shopping yet? / Have you been shopping yet?
如果你想问某人是否已经做了某事,你可以说:Have you been shopping yet? / 你去购物了吗?


To ask if someone is busy, simply say: Are you busy? / Are you busy?
要问某人是否忙,可以简单地说:Are you busy? /你忙吗?

To ask if someone has the free time to do something, you can say: Are you free? / Are you free?
要问某人是否有空做某事,你可以说:Are you free? / 你有空吗?


If you want to ask people what they would like to do, you can say: What would you like to do today? / What would you like to do today?
如果你想问某人想做什么,你可以说:What would you like to do today? /你今天想做什么?


If you want to ask someone what their hotel is like, i.e. to describe it, you can say: What’s your hotel like? / What’s your hotel like?
如果你想问某人住的酒店是什么样的,也就是让他对酒店进行描述,你可以说:What’s your hotel like? /你住的酒店什么样?

If you want to ask someone where something is, you can say: Can you tell me where . . . is? / Can you tell me where . . . is?
如果要问某人某场所在哪里,你可以说:Can you tell me where . . . is? / 你能告诉我…在哪里吗?

If you want to know whether something is open or closed, you can ask: Do you know if it’s open? / Do you know if it’s open: or – Is it open? / Is it open?
如果你想知道某场所是开门还是关门,你可以问:: Do you know if it’s open? / 你知道它是否开着吗?: 或者 – Is it open? / 它开着吗?


If you want to ask someone for help, a polite way is to say: I wonder if you could help me? / I wonder if you could help me.
如果你要请某人帮忙,你可以礼貌地说:I wonder if you could help me. / 请问你能帮忙吗?

And if you want to offer someone your help or assistance, you can respond by saying: What can I do for you? / What can I do for you?
如果你愿意帮助某人,你可以这样回答:What can I do for you? /我能为您做什么?


If you want to ask someone about what they would like to do, e.g. today (or tomorrow, or the weekend, or next week), you can say: What would you like to do today? / What would you like to do today?
如果你想问某人想做什么,比如今天(明天,周末或者下周),你可以说:What would you like to do today? /你今天想做什么?


If you want to ask someone about their plans, e.g. for today (or for tomorrow, or the weekend, or next week), you can say: What are your plans for tomorrow? / What are your plans for tomorrow?
如果你想问某人的计划,例如今天(明天、周末或者下周)的计划,你可以说:What are your plans for tomorrow? / 你明天的计划是什么?

When you use If / if to talk about future possibilities or conditions, you often use verbs such as will / will; would / would ; could / could, e.g.:
If it’s sunny, Behai Park would be nice / If it’s sunny, Behai Park would be nice.
If it rains tomorrow, I will go shopping / If it rains tomorrow, I will go shopping.
当你用If /如果来谈论将来的可能性或者条件时,你经常可以使用这样的动词:will / 将要; would / 将要 ; could / 能,例如:If it’s sunny, Behai Park would be nice / 如果天气晴朗的话,北海公园将是一个好去处。

If you want to ask someone what is the best time for them, you can simply say: What time is best for you? / What time is best for you?
如果你想问什么时间对某人最合适,你可以简单地问:What time is best for you? /什么时间对你最合适?


If you want to ask someone about the weather in their city or country, you can say: What’s the weather like in London / New York / Sydney? / What’s the weather like in London / New York / Sydney?
如果你想问某人的城市或者国家的天气状况,你可以说:What’s the weather like in London / New York / Sydney? /伦敦 / 纽约 /悉尼的天气怎样?

If you want to ask about something specifically, you can start by asking: What kind of . . . ? / What kind of . . .? e.g.: What kind of restaurant? / What kind of restaurant? ; What kind of food do you like? / What kind of food do you like?
如果你要询问某事的具体情况,你可以这样问:What kind of . . . ? / 什么样的. . .? 例如: What kind of restaurant? / 什么样的餐馆? ; What kind of food do you like? / 你喜欢什么样的食物?


To ask someone if they would like something, simply say: Would you like . . .? / Would you like . . . ? e.g.: Would you like some coffee? / Would you like some coffee? ; Would you like to go shopping? / Would you like to go shopping? ; Would you like to go to the restaurant? / Would you like to go to the restaurant?
要问某人是否愿意做某事,可以简单地说:Would you like . . .? / 你愿意 . . .吗 ? 例如: Would you like some coffee? / 你想喝杯咖啡吗? ; Would you like to go shopping? / 你想去购物吗? ; Would you like to go to the restaurant? / 你想去餐馆吗?

You can also say, as an informal goodbye, if you are going to call someone or talk to them later: Speak to you tomorrow / Speak to you tomorrow; Speak to you later / Speak to you later.
如果你将给某人打电话或者晚些时候跟他谈话,作为非正式道再见的方式,你也可以说,Speak to you tomorrow / 明天通话; Speak to you later /过一会跟你谈。


If someone asks for help, you can say How can I help you? / How can I help you?
如果某人要求帮助,你可以说How can I help you? /您需要什么?


If someone phones and asks to speak to someone who isn’t there, you can say: I’m sorry, he’s not here just now / I’m sorry, he’s not here just now.
如果某人打电话要和某人通话,但是那个人不在,你可以说:I’m sorry, he’s not here just now /对不起,他现在不在。

Usually if you want to be sure and double-check something such as a complicated phone number, you can say I’ll just repeat that / I’ll just repeat that; or Let me repeat that / Let me repeat that.
如果你要确定或者再次核实一下某事,如一个复杂的电话号码,你可以说I’ll just repeat that / 我再重复一下;或者Let me repeat that /让我再说一次。


If you want to ask how many people live in a city, or a country, you can ask in these ways: What’s the population of Beijing? / What’s the population of Beijing? or How many people live in Beijing? / How many people live in Beijing?
如果你想问一个城市或者一个国家有多少人,你可以用这些方法来问:What’s the population of Beijing? / 北京的人口是多少? 或者 How many people live in Beijing? / 北京有多少人居住?

If you talk about something, such as a number (or a time) and you cannot be exact, you can use about . . . / about . . . e.g.: About 14 million / About 14 million; About 6 o’clock / About 6 o’clock.
如果你谈论一个你不太确定的事情,例如一个数字(或者时间),你可以用about . . . /大约. . .例如:About 14 million / 大约一千四百万; About 6 o’clock / 大约6点。


If you want to ask, or talk about public / national holidays, you can say: We have a holiday in October / We have a holiday in October; What holidays do you have in America? / What holidays do you have in America?
如果你想问或者谈论和公共节日/法定假日有关的事情,你可以说:We have a holiday in October / 我们在十月份有 一个假日; What holidays do you have in America? / 美国有哪些节日?
You can also describe specific holidays, e.g.: New Year and the Spring Festival are big holidays / New Year and the spring Festival are big holidays.
你也可以描述具体的假日,如:New Year and the Spring Festival are big holidays / 新年和春节是大的节日。

If you want to ask someone about the past, you can use did / did: e.g.: Did you see the 2004 Olympics in Athens? / Did you see the 2004 Olympics in Athens? Did you watch the football on television last night? / Did you watch the football on television last night?
如果你要问某人有关过去发生的事,用did帮助提问 ,例如:Did you see the 2004 Olympics in Athens? /2004在雅典召开的奥运会你看了吗?Did you watch the football on television last night? /你看了昨晚的电视足球赛了吗?

To ask if someone has the time to do something, you can say: Are you free? / Are you free?; Are you free this weekend? / Are you free this weekend?
要问某人是否有时间做某事,你可以说:Are you free? / 你有时间吗?; Are you free this weekend? / 你这个周末有时间吗?

Remember – to ask if someone has the time to do something, you can say: Are you free on Saturday? / Are you free on Saturday?
记住——问某人是否有时间做某事,你可以说:Are you free on Saturday? /你周六有时间吗?


If you want to ask someone if they have done something, you can begin your sentence with Have you . . . ? / Have you . . . ? e.g.: Have you had a busy week? / Have you had a busy week? Have you had a nice day / / Have you had a nice day?
如果要问某人是否已经做了某事,你可以这样开始:Have you . . . ? / 你已经 . . .了吗 ?例如:Have you had a busy week? / 你这周很忙吗? Have you had a nice day / 你今天过得愉快吗?


To ask someone if they have done something in the past, you can say: Have you been to Beijing before? / Have you been to Beijing before? ; Have you seen the Great Wall? / Have you seen the Great Wall?
如果问某人在过去是否做过某事,你可以说:Have you been to Beijing before? /你以前去过北京吗? ; Have you seen the Great Wall? / 你见过长城吗?

If you want to ask how many, you say: How many . . . ? / How many . . . ? e.g.: How many kids do you have? / How many kids do you have? ; How many times have you been to Beijing? / How many times have you been to Beijing?
如果想问有多少,你说:How many . . . ? / . . .有多少?例如:How many kids do you have? /你有几个孩子 ? ; How many times have you been to Beijing? /你去过北京几次?


To ask if someone is married or single, or to talk about your status, you can say: Are you married? / Are you married? I’m single / I’m single: I’m married / I’m married.
要问某人是否结婚了,或者谈论你的婚姻状况,你可以说:Are you married? / 你结婚了吗? I’m single / 我是单身: I’m married / 我结婚了。

If you want to ask or talk about boyfriends or girlfriends, you can say: Do you have a girlfriend? / Do you have a girlfriend? Or: I’ve got a boyfriend / I’ve got a boyfriend.
如果你想问或者谈论有关男女朋友的话题,你可以说:Do you have a girlfriend? / 你有女朋友吗? 或者: I’ve got a boyfriend / 我有一个男朋友。


If you want to ask someone exactly what sports they like or play, you can say: What sports do you play? / What sports do you play?
如果你想问某人喜欢或者做具体什么运动,你可以说:What sports do you play? /你做什么运动?

If you want to ask if a place is far or near, you can say: Is the Stadium far? / Is the Stadium far?; Is the Stadium near? / Is the Stadium near?
如果你想问某地是近还是远,你可以说:Is the Stadium far? / 体育馆远吗?; Is the Stadium near? /体育馆近吗?

If you want to ask someone if they play certain sports, you can say: Do you play basketball? / Do you play basketball? ; Do you play golf? / Do you play golf?
如果你想问某人是否做某项运动,你可以说:Do you play basketball? / 你打篮球吗? ; Do you play golf? / 你打高尔夫球吗?


If you want to ask how much time something will take, you can say: How long will it take? / How long will it take?
如果你想问做某事需要多长时间,你可以说:How long will it take? / 需要多长时间?

If you want to ask when something is happening, use When . . .? / When . . .? or What time . . . ? / What time . . . ? e.g.: What time are you going? / What time are you going? / When are you going ? / When are you going?
如果你要问某事何时发生,用When . . .? / 什么时候 . . .? 或者 What time . . . ? / 什么时间. . . ? 例如: What time are you going? / 你什么时间走? / When are you going ? / 你什么时候走?


If you want to ask someone about their plans or what they are doing, you can say: What are you doing this afternoon? / What are you doing this afternoon?
如果你要问某人的计划是什么或者要做什么,你可以说:What are you doing this afternoon? / 你今天下午做什么?

If you want to ask someone where they were born, you can ask: Where were you born? / Where were you born?
如果你要问某人出生在哪里,说:Where were you born? /你在哪里出生?


You can ask someone if they are on holiday or visiting on business, by saying: Are you on holiday? / Are you on holiday? : Are you on business? / Are you on business?
你可以这样问某人是在度假还是在出差:Are you on holiday? / 你在度假吗? : Are you on business? / 你在出差吗?

If you want to describe how well you know a place, such as a city, you can say: I get to know it better every time I visit / I get to know it better every time I visit.
如果你想描述你对某地非常熟悉,比如一个城市,你可以说:I get to know it better every time I visit / 我一次比一次更了解它。


If you want to ask someone how they do something, use the question word How . . . ? / How . . . ? e.g. How do you practice? / How do you practice? ; How do you travel to work? / How do you travel to work?
如果你想问某人如何做某事,用疑问词How . . . ? / 怎么 . . . ?例如How do you practice? / 你怎样练习? ; How do you travel to work? / 你怎么上班?

彷佛 [fǎng fú] /seem/as if/

好像 [hǎo xiàng] /(v) as if; seem like/

就是 [jiù shì] /(emphasizes that something is precisely or exactly what is stated)/precisely/exactly/even/if/just like/in the same way as/

看起来 [kàn qǐ lái] /(idiom) looks as if (based on what is known so far)/

看样子 [kàn yàng zi ] /it seems/it looks as if/

如 [rú] /as (if)/such as/

若 [ruò] /to seem/like/as/if/

似的 [sì de ] /seem as if/rather like/

似乎 [sì hu ] /apparently/to seem/to appear/as if/seemingly/

犹 [yóu] /Jew/as if/still/to scheme/

犹如 [yóu rú] /(adv) like; seemingly as if/

只要 [zhǐ yào] /if only/so long as/

Asked if she opposed immunizations, she wanted to know if vaccines come from animal research.
当被问到她是否反对免疫接种时,她问疫苗是否来自动物实验。
When assured that they do, she replied, "Then I would have to say yes."
当被告知的确如此,她回答道,“那么我不得不说,是的,我反对接种”。
Asked what will happen when epidemics return, she said, "Don't worry, scientists will find some way of using computers."


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