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big [ big] a.大的,巨大的

big [big] a. 大的

吃大锅饭 "egalitarian practice of ""everybody eating from the same big pot"" "

经营管理高度科学化的现代化大企业 modern big enterprise with highly scientific management system

天气恶劣、天气坏 heavy weather
大雨 heavy rain
大风 heavy wind,strong wind high wind(注:风吹得越高high,当然风力越大)
大雪 heavy snow
大雾 heavy fog,thick fog
云雾大 heavy cloud,dense cloud
大浪 heavy seas,rough sea,big waves
霜大,霜厚 heavy frost
潮气大 heavy moisture
大雷、雷声大 heavy thunder

leggy (腿细长的 - 用于形容女性)
big (高 - 但不瘦)

a big bear hug 抱得很紧

B.T.O. (big time operator) 游手好闲的人

big bluffer 吹牛者

fed sb a big line 对某人说了个大谎.

get a big kick 玩得很开心

talk big 讲大话

the big time 了不起的事;梦想

What's the big idea? 你这是什么意思?

When's the big day? 哪天办喜事?

in (to,on,at) the east of
1.要表示A在B的东部,即:A在B的范围之内时就用"A is in the east of B",如:
Japan is in the east of Asia.日本在亚洲东部。
Italy is in the south of Europe.意大利在欧洲南部。
2.如果A在B的东方,即:A在B的范围之外,且相隔有一定的距离,就用"A lies to the east of B".口语中有时可将to the省去。如:
Japan lies (to the) east of China.日本位于中国东方。
France lies (to the) east of England.法国位于英国东方。
3.如果A在B的东边(侧),即:A与B相邻接。就用"A is on the east of B".如:
Guangdong is on the south of Hunan.广东在湖南南边。
Shangdong is on the north of Jiangsu.山东在江苏北边。
4.如果把方位词当作一个整体看,或是看成一点,就用"A is at the east of B" 如:There was a big
battle at the north of the Liaodong Peninsula.
5.如果要表示“A位于B东面100公里处”时我们既可以说"A lies l00km to the east of B",也可以说"A lies 100km east of B". 后者在美国口语中更为常见。如:
The plane crashed 30 miles south of the city.飞机在离城南30英里处坠毁。
Suzhou lies 50 miles to the west of Shanghai.苏州位于上海西面50英里处。

Big sale 大甩卖

Big Ben in London, England 英国伦敦大本钟

Unfortunately, there is very few evidence that big companies are willing to invest a huge sums of money in a place without sufficient basic projects, such as supplies of electricity and water.

1. Good to the last drop.
2. Obey your thirst.
3. The new digital era.
4. We lead. Others copy.
5. Impossible made possible.
6. Take time to indulge.
7. The relentless pursuit of perfection.
  不懈追求完美。 (凌志轿车)
8. Poetry in motion, dancing close to me.
9. Come to where the flavor is. Marlboro Country.  
10.To me, the past is black and white, but the future is always color.  
Just do it.
Ask for more.
The taste is great.
Feel the new space.
Intelligence everywhere.
The choice of a new generation.
We integrate, you communicate.
Take TOSHIBA, take the world.
Let’s make things better.  
No business too small, no problem too big.  
  没有不做的小生意,没有解决不了的大问题。 (IBM公司)

Big Board 指美国纽约股票交易所

Big Six 指美国六大会计事务所

Big Three 指美国三大汽车公司

connnecting rod big end

I hope I'll get a big pay raise.

Big deal (反语).

A parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.

I hear there is a big reward for the seizing of the thief.

The small child had to run in order to keep up with his big brother.

You have to balance the positive points of living in a big city against the negative ones.

This kind of crime constitutes a big risk to our nation.

Taking care of a family is a big responsibility.

This appears big in contrast with that.

She was occupied with the cleaning of the big house.

This investment will yield a big profit.

A big ship needs a big anchor.

Some people say that religion can be a big influence on history and the future of a country.

The man hauled the big fish into the boat.

After the big fire in the village, nothing remained but ashes.

The big fire turned the whole of the city into ashes but the small house stayed standing.

The boat brought back a big catch of fish.

Having a big house on the beach is my ambition.

She couldn’t imagine living in a small town like this; she likes big cities.
她无法想象竟会住在这么一个小城镇里; 她喜欢大城市。

Mr. White dreamed of living in a house with a nice garden and a big swimming pool.

The living-room is big enough for having a party.

Big cities have theatres, films, football matches and many other amusements.

He's had a good year with several big breaks.

How big is your house?

But last year we had a big one.

The room has a big closet. You can put your baggage in it.

He always talks big. 他总是吹牛。

His cake is four times as big as mine. 他的蛋糕是我的四倍大。

Where previously it had concentrated on the big infrastructure projects such as dams, roads and bridges, it began to switch to projects which directly improved the basic services of a country.

I headed off to college sure I was going to have an advantage over those students who went to big engineering “factories” where they didn’t care if you have values or were flexible.

You have to balance the advantages of living in a big city against the disadvantages.

Don't cry, you are a big boy now.

They blamed the rise in oil prices for the big increase in inflation.

My house is not big, but it is comfortable.

The play is drawing big crowds.

His voice echoed in the big empty hall.

The record was a big hit and sold a million copies.

My home isn't very big, but very comfortable.

He knocked a big hole in the wall.

These shoes are rather too big.

The clouds threatened a big storm.

We had a falling-out. *falling-out“感情不和”、“失和”。
We had a big disagreement. (我们之间意见分歧很大。)
We don't get along anymore. (我们再也不能在一起了。)

Pull yourself together. *pull oneself together“打起精神,振作起来”。
Pull yourself together. (打起精神来。)
But I just made a big mistake. (可是我出了个很大的差错。)
Get a hold of yourself.

They're making a big fuss. *make a fuss“大声吵闹”、“喧哗”。
They're making a big deal about it.

He's acting big.
He's acting like a hot shot.

It was nothing.
Wow! How'd you do that? (哇!你怎么做出来的?)
It was nothing. (这没什么。)
It was no big deal.

He made it big. *make it big “在社会上取得了成功”。
He became very successful.
He is a big success.

You've been very helpful.
You've been a big help. (你帮我大忙了。)
You've been a great help. (你帮我大忙了。)

That's all right. *有时连写成That's alright.
I'm sorry. (对不起。)
That's all right. (没事儿。/别放在心里!)
Don't worry about it.
Don't worry.
It's no big deal. (不是什么大不了的事。)
Never mind.
I forgot to bring your book. (我忘了把你的书带来了。)
Never mind. (不必在意。)

All the credit goes to you. *credit “功绩”、“功劳”、“名誉”。
It's a big hit! (这是一个巨大的成功!)
All the credit goes to you. (这完全都得归功于您呀!)
You deserve all the credit.

Sort of.
Is your dog big? (你的狗大吗?)
Sort of. (说大也大吧!)
Kind of.

What for?
I made this big box! (我做了个这么大的箱子。)
What for? (干什么用?)For what?
What is this for? (这个用来干嘛?)

You've got a big mouth!

How early?
How early should we leave? (咱们多早出发合适?)
Let's leave at 7∶30 am. (早晨7∶30吧。)*用How表示问“多……”的说法还有以下几种。
How short? (多短?)
How fast? (多快?)
How far? (多远?)
How quickly? (多快的速度?)
How slowly? ([速度、动作]多慢?)
How soon? ([时间/期间]多快?)
How late? ([时间/时刻]多晚?)
How much? ([不可数]多少?)
How many? ([可数]多少?)
How big/large? (多大?)
How small/little? (多小?)

What's the big idea? *用来表示“你怎么做那种事,你到底在想什么呢?”

Big mouth! *直译是“大嘴”。用来说那些说多余话的人。
He doesn't have a girlfriend. (他还没有女朋友呢。)
Shut up, big mouth! (闭嘴,用你多话!)
You've got a big mouth.
You talk too much. (你真多嘴多舌。)

This is nothing.
Wow! Shibuya is crowded. (哇!涩谷这么挤呀!)
This is nothing, you should see Shinjuku. (这算什么呀!你该去新宿看看。)
You have a lot of homework. (你有这么多作业呀。)
This is nothing. (这算不了什么。)
It's no big deal.
It's no problem.

No big deal. *这种表达方式表示“没什么了不起的”、“没什么”、“这很容易”。
Sorry, I can't play tennis with you tomorrow. (对不起,我明天不能和你一起去打网球。)
No big deal. I'll ask John to play. (没什么,我问约翰能不能去。)

I always have a big wash to do on Saturdays.

We've already had a big demand for this product.

We trust that you will quote us your most favorable price for big quantities.

Keep your big mouth shut.
= Stop talking.

He is a big-time operator.
= He has Rood connections.

I got a big kick out of it.
= It makes me laugh.

No big talk with me. I have your number.

杰克体形匀称,个头儿适中,一双大眼睛炯炯有神 ,成了许多女孩子追求的目标。
Jack, with a body well-proportioned, about the middling, a pair of intense big eyes, has become the traget of many pretty girls.

Big-mouth 口没遮拦;大嘴巴

Big mouthfuls often choke.

We've already had a big demand for this product.

Let's give him a big hand.

A I like the big, dramatic events at the Olympics.
A 我喜欢重大的、壮观的奥运会项目。
B So do I. I’m also looking forward to the marathon. It’s one of the biggest events. It’s a classic race.
B 我也是。我还期待着马拉松比赛。这是重大的奥运会项目之一。它是经典的比赛项目。
A I agree. And it’s something everyone can see.
A 我同意。它还是每个人都可以看到的比赛。
B Yes, the race goes all through Beijing. There will be thousands watching it on the streets.
B 是的,比赛将贯穿北京城。到时候将有成千上万的人站在街头观看比赛。
A It’s such a tough race!? Forty kilometres .
A 这是多么艰苦的比赛!40公里. . .
B I know. I hope it isn’t too hot when they run the marathon. It’s better when it’s cooler.
B 我知道。我希望当马拉松比赛举行的时候天气不要太热。天气凉爽些比较好。

A What’s it like working in the restaurant?
A 在餐馆工作怎么样?
B It’s OK. It’s in a restaurant in one of the big hotels.
B 还行。我在一家大旅馆的餐厅里工作。
A That sounds quite good. Is it hard work?
A 听起来相当不错。工作累吗?
B Well, it depends if the restaurant is very busy. But I enjoy it. I like seeing lots of different people all the time.
B 哦,这取决于客人是不是很多。但是我喜欢这份工作。我总是喜欢看到不同的人。
A Yes, I suppose a hotel restaurant must be a quite good place to work.
A 是的,我想旅馆里的餐馆是工作的好地方。
B Yes, it is. And it’s a good way for me to earn extra money.
B 是的,是这样。而且这还是我额外挣钱的好方法。

A So, you are from Los Angeles?
A 那么,你是洛杉矶人了?
B No, that’s where my older brother lives now. He’s in Los Angeles. But I’m from San Francisco.
B 不,那是我的哥哥住的地方。他在洛杉矶。但是我是旧金山人。
A And that’s where your parents and younger brother live?
A 你的父母和弟弟住在旧金山?
B Yes, my parents live in San Francisco. It’s our hometown.
B 是的, 我的父母住在旧金山。那里是我们的家乡。
A Los Angeles isn’t too far from there. Your older brother is quite near.
A 洛杉矶离旧金山不远。你的哥哥离那里很近。
B Yes, LA and San Francisco are pretty close. It’s not a big trip.
B 是的, 洛杉矶和旧金山相当近。一小段路程而已。

A Hi! Can you help me, please? I’m looking for a pharmacy.
A 嗨!你能帮我个忙吗?我在找药店。
B There’s one up there, on the left.
B 在那里有一家,在左边。
A How far? Is it a long way?
A 离这里多远?很远吗?
B No, it’s quite near. See that big building on the right – that’s the Xinhua Bookstore. It’s directly opposite the Xinhua Bookstore, on the other side.
B 不,相当近。看右边的那座大楼——那是新华书店。药店就在新华书店的正对面,在马路的另一侧。
A Oh, good. That’s very near. Thanks for your help.
A 哦,好。很近。谢谢你的帮助。
B No problem. You’re welcome.
B 没什么。别客气。

A Where did you live before you came to Beijing?
A 你在来北京之前住在哪里?
B In Harbin. I was born and grew up in Harbin.
B 住在哈尔滨。我在哈尔滨出生、长大。
A Ah, I know Harbin. It’s cold there!
A 啊,我知道哈尔滨。那里很冷!
B Yes, it can be very cold, especially in winter. Anyway, then I left Harbin and moved to Beijing.
B 是的,那里很冷,尤其是在冬天。无论如何,后来我离开了哈尔滨,搬到了北京。
A Was it a big change for you when you came to Beijing?
A 来到北京对你是个大变化吗?
B Yes – apart from the weather, Harbin was a smaller city. I still miss Harbin, ?but Beijing is more exciting.
B 是的——除了天气以外,哈尔滨比北京小。我仍然想念哈尔滨,但是北京更让人激动。

A Your weekend does sound busy! Mine was the exact opposite.
A 你的周末听起来确实很忙!我的刚好相反。
B Why? What was yours like?
B 为什么?你的周末怎么过的?
A My weekend was quiet. Very quiet. I did almost nothing.
A 我的周末很安静。非常安静。我几乎什么也没做。
B Why? I thought you were going out. I thought you had big plans for the weekend.
B 为什么?我以为你要出去呢。我以为你的周末有重大的计划。
A I think I had a little bit of the flu. I didn’t feel too well so I spent most of the weekend in bed. I didn’t go out or do anything.
A 我想我有点感冒。我感觉不太舒服,所以周末大部分的时间我都呆在床上。我既没出去,也没做任何事情。
B Oh, that’s a pity. At least you had a good rest!
B 噢,太遗憾了。但至少你好好休息了一下!

A Are you going to the big concert next weekend?
A 你下周末要去看那场大型音乐会吗?
B I’d love to! Where is it?
B 我想去!在哪里举行?
A It’s in the Worker’s Stadium. The tickets are on sale now. You should make your mind up quickly before they are sold out.
A 在工人体育馆。现在正在售票。你应该快点决定下来,不然票就卖光了。
B I know. Are they expensive? I can’t afford too much.
B 我知道。票贵吗?我买不起太贵的。
A Yes, some are very expensive. But they also have cheaper tickets. It depends on where you sit.
A 是的,有些票很贵。但是也有一些便宜的票。这取决于你坐在哪里。
B You’re right – I must decide today.
B 你说得对——我今天必须做出决定。

A Shall we go and see the new movie?
A 咱们一起去看那部新电影好吗?
B Yes. I prefer seeing a movie at the cinema rather than on DVD.
B 好的。跟看DVD比起来我更喜欢在电影院看电影。
A So do I. It’s much better on the big screen.
A 我也是。电影在大银幕上看要好得多。
B Where shall we go? Is there a good cinema near here?
B 咱们去哪里看? 这附近有好电影院吗?
A Yes, there’s one not far from here. It’s about 5 minutes by taxi.
A 是的,离这里不远有一家。乘出租车大约需要5分钟。
B Great. Let’s go. I like going out to the cinema.
B 好极了!咱们去吧。我喜欢出去看电影。

A Is it difficult to pass the test and get a licence?
A 通过考试获得驾驶执照难吗?
B Yes, it can be quite tough. You don’t always pass the test first time.
B 是的,会相当不容易。不是每个人都能一次通过考试 。
A Do you go to a special driving school for lessons?
A 你去专门的驾驶学校上课吗?
B Yes, and it’s not cheap. But I really want to learn.
B 是的,而且学费不便宜。但是我确实想去学。
A I can understand that. Everybody wants to drive.
A 我能理解。每个人都想开车。
B It would make such a big difference to my life, especially going to work everyday.
B 学会开车对我的生活将带来很大的变化,尤其是对每天上班来说。

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 Is there a big difference between driving in Beijing and driving in London?
A 在北京开车和在伦敦开车有很大区别吗?
B Well, the biggest difference is that in Britain we drive on the left. Here, you drive on the right side of the road.
B 哦,最大的区别是在英国我们是左侧通行。在这里,你们是右侧通行。
A Of course. I forgot! This must be very strange for you then?
A 当然, 我忘了!你对这个一定感到很奇怪吧?
B Not really. I’m used to it. In Europe and America, they drive on the same side as China.
B 不太奇怪。我习惯了。在欧洲和美国,也跟中国一样是右侧通行。
A So, is it only Britain that drives on the left?
A 那么说,只有英国是左侧通行了?
B No, not at all. Hong Kong, Japan, India – they’re all the same as Britain. They drive on the left too.
B 不,不是。在香港、日本和印度——都跟英国一样,都是左侧通行。

A Hi, Yanjing. Can we have a word?
A 你好,燕静。我们能谈一下吗?
B Yes, but this week is difficult. I have meetings all day today and Thursday and Friday.
B 是的,但是这周很难。今天和周四、周五我整天都开会。
B And a big meeting early next week.
B 下周初还有一个大型的会。
A When's your meeting next week?
A 你下周什么时间开会?
B It's on Tuesday. Tuesday morning.
B 周二,周二上午。
A Right. Can we get together on Monday?
A 对。我们周一能聚一下吗?
B Fine. Monday afternoon is good for me. What time?
B 可以,我周一下午合适。什么时间聚?

A My youngest daughter arrives tomorrow.
A 我最小的女儿明天到。
B Ah. Is it her first visit?
B 啊。这是她第一次来吗?
A Yes. She can't wait to see everything, especially the shops and clothes markets. She loves shopping for clothes.
A 是的。她迫不及待地想看看所有的东西,尤其是商店和服装市场。她爱逛街买衣服。
B I understand. She's a teenager!
B 我理解。她是一个十几岁的少年嘛!
A Where should I take her?
A 我应该带她到哪里去?
B Well, there's a really big shopping mall in Haidan. And you could take her to the Silk Market – that’s very central.
B 哦,在海淀有一个相当大的购物中心。你可以带她到丝绸市场去——就在市中心。

A Canada is a big country, I believe.
A 加拿大是个大国,我认为。
B Yes, it is really huge, but China has a much bigger population.
B 是的,它确实非常大,但是中国的人口比它多很多。
A And you come from Toronto. Is Toronto a big city?
A 你从多伦多来。多伦多是个大城市吗?
B Yes, but Beijing is much bigger than Toronto.
B 是的,但是北京比多伦多大得多。
A Maybe Toronto is nicer than Beijing?
A 也许多伦多比北京好?
B They're both good cities. They're just different.
B 它们都是好城市。只是它们不一样。

A You must hate our traffic in Beijing.
A 你一定痛恨我们北京的交通。
B No, not at all. I come from New York, remember. Believe me, we get some very bad traffic jams.
B 不,一点也不。别忘了,我是从纽约来。相信我,我们的交通堵塞非常严重。
A But our traffic is worse, surely.
A 但是我们的交通无疑更糟。
B I'm not so sure. It's pretty bad in most big cities. I think the traffic in New York is worse.
B 我不确定。在大多数大城市里交通都很糟糕。我想纽约的交通更糟。
A Really? You surprise me.
A 真的吗?你让我很吃惊。
B You must come and see for yourself one day.
B 有一天你一定要亲自去看一看。

A What kind of work would you like to do?
A 你喜欢做什么样的工作?
B Ideally, I’d like to work in a big company. I’d love a career in business.
B 从我的理想来说,我想在大公司里上班。我想从事商务工作。
A There’s lots of interesting jobs in the business world.
A 在商务领域有很多有趣的工作。
B Yes, I think I need to study for a business degree.
B 是的,我想我需要获得商务方面的学位。
A Yes, that would certainly help. It would be good to do an MBA.

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