say [ sei] vt.说；说明；比如说
to say nothing of 更不必说
that is to say 那就是说，换句话说
say yes 同意，允诺
needless to say 不用说
say [sei] vt.& n. 说,讲
saying ['seiiŋ] n. 说,俗话,谚语
say [sei] v.说，显示，假定
群言堂 allow everybody to air his view; let everyone have his say; speak one's mind freely
Get on a person's nerves ! 把某人惹火
You're really getting on my nerves.
- nerve 除了「神经」, 还有「胆量」的意思。
如 "He had the nerve to say that." 他竟然有胆说那种话。
A: I can't believe Dan, the person I trusted so much turned out to be a complete sell-out.
A: 我无法相信 Dan, 这个我曾经这么信任的人竟然是个出卖我的人。
B: Man, I don't even know what to say. He really blew me away, too.
B: 唉, 我都不知道该说什么才好。 他也真是让我始料未及。
- 这里的"sell-out"是"selling a person out"的名词, 可以指「出卖人家的人」或是「出卖人的行为」。
上面的对话里, 还有另外一个我们之前也有看过的词语是"blow one away" (blew one away 的原在式)。
这里的"blow one away"应该可以翻作我们口语里面讲的「被打败的感觉」。
其实"blow one away"也可以说是形容某人的表现太过优异, 令人在佩服之外感到十分的震撼。
you look great today.（你今天看上去很棒。）【每天都可以用！】
you did a good job. （你干得非常好。）【国际最通用的表扬！】
we're so proud of you.（我们十分为你骄傲。）【最高级的表扬！】
i'm very pleased with your work.（我对你的工作非常满意。）【正式、真诚的赞扬！】
this is really a nice place.（这真是个好地方！）【随口就说、但效果很好的表扬！】
you're looking sharp!（你看上去真精神/真棒/真漂亮。）【与众不同的表扬！】
you always know the right thing to say. = you're very eloquent.（你总是说话得体。）【高层次的表扬！】
nice going! = you did a good job.（干得好！）【极其地道的表扬！】
the food is delicious.（好吃！）【最普通、但非常重要的表扬！】
everything tastes great.（每样东西都很美味！）
your son/daughter is so cute.（你的孩子很可爱。）【外国人绝对喜欢听的表扬！】
what an adorable baby!（多么可爱的孩子。）【只管大胆用！】
i admire your work. = i respect your work.（我对你的工作表示敬意。）【世界通用！】
you've got a great personality.（你的个性很好。）【一个非常安全的表扬！】
you have a good sense of humor.（你真幽默。）【美国人极其喜欢的表扬！】
your chinese is really surprising.（你的中文令人惊讶。）【绝对和其他人不一样的表扬！】
your english is incredible.（我真不敢相信你的英语。）【用了六星级形容词！】
you have a very successful business.（你的事业很成功。）【现代人非常喜欢听！】
you're very professional.（你非常专业。）【专业化的表扬！】
your company is very impressive.（你的公司给我留下深刻印象。）
you're so smart.（你非常聪明。）
i envy you very much.（我非常羡慕你。）
your wife is very charming.（你的妻子很有魅力！）
you two make a lovely couple.（你们真是天生的一对！）
you're really talented.（你很有天赋。）
you look nice in that color.（你穿那种颜色很好看。）
you have a good taste.（你很有品位。）
you look like a million dollars. = you look outstanding.=you look like a movie star.（你看上去帅呆了。）
as the saying goes 常言道
Before you could say Jack Robinson 很快
easier said than done 说来容易做时难
hard to say 很难说
say it with flowers 笑容可掬,细生细气
Say no more. 别再说了.
Says you! 你是胡扯!
that I can't say 这个我不敢肯定
That what you say. 这是你说的.(表怀疑)
That's more than I can say. 一言难尽
What a thing to say! 这是什么话!
What do you say? 你的意思如何?
whatever you say. 随你的便.
who said so 谁说的?
You can say it again. 我同意你的说法.
You don't say so. 是真的吗?
You get no say. 你无权说话.
You mean to say... 你的意思是说...
You said a mouthful. 你说得够多的了.
You said it. 我同意你的说法.
Immature love says：“I love you because I need you。”Mature love says：“I need you because I love you"
that is (to say) 就是说,即
An investigation shows that female workers tend to have a favorable attitude toward retirement.
12a. A proper part-time job does not occupy students' too much time. In fact, it is unhealthy for them to spend all of time on their study. As an old saying goes: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
For people who want to adopt a healthy and meaningful life style, it is important to find time to learn certain new knowledge. Just as an old saying goes: it is never too late to learn.
Any parents should place considerable emphasis on their children to keep the balance between play and study. As an old saying goes: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
When asked what kind of school they are willing to send their children to attend, many parents say they would choose a boarding school rather than day schools for their children.
As a popular saying goes, "everything has two sides." Now the public are benefiting more and more from scientific and technological inventions. On the other hand, the progress of science and technology is bringing us a lot of trouble. People in many countries are suffering from public hazards.
I am always amazed when I heard people saying that sport creates goodwill between the nations, and that if only the common peoples of the world could meet one another at football or cricket, they would have no inclination to meet on the battlefield.
No matter what happened, he would not say a word.
What ever I said，he'd disagree.
Never say die! Up man, and try.
It's hard to say.
It is said he has secret love affairs with two women!
There's no other way of saying it.
That boy never says uncle.
No wonder people say that computers are taking over the world.
It's hard to say.
When the man you like switches from what he said a year ago, or four years ago, he is a broadminded person who has courage enough to change his mind with changing conditions. When a man you don't like does it, he is a liar who has broken his promises.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never either so wretched or so happy as we say we are.
Well, one can always consult a man and ask him: "Would you like your head cut off tomorrow?" and after he has said: "I would rather not", cut it off. Consultation is a vagues and elastic term.
When a fellow says,"It isn't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.
It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
Preach not because you have to say something, but because you have something to say.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Ant says, nothing can beat the crowd.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, not less wise, to balance it.
He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.
When you "spoil" a child you are practically saying, "I know you aren't capable of being civilized and considerate and contributing and I won't expect it of you."
The thieves intimidated the general manager by saying that they would kill him.
They clung to each other as they said goodbye.
She said that she was not worthy to accept the honor they had offered her.
In a way, he is right in saying so.
I can' relate what he does to what he says.
Drug researcher says the new medicine would help put an end to the epidemic.
The doctor said that everyone was at risk for AIDS.
He said he wasn't going to plague the teacher with a lot of questions.
The letter says they haven't got the quotation yet.
He said he would bring up the question of the loan at the meeting.
What would you do or say if you are face to face with guns?
I can't say with any certainty where I shall be next week.
People say that all the years after 70 are gifts from the gods.
The old woman said she had been cured by a miracle.
Aid workers say it's worse than ever as disease and severe hunger combine to kill thousands of people.
The doctor said I was suffering from nervous tension.
When I said that, I was not thinking of her feelings.
They challenged the authority of what he said.
I have been reflecting on what you said these days.
He says that the death of his father 18 months ago has given him a new perspective on life.
The agreement is explicit in saying the rent must be paid by the tenth of every month.
They hope to reinforce their idea that online learning is not easier than learning in regular classrooms. In fact, many students say it requires much more time and effort.
Some people say that religion can be a big influence on history and the future of a country.
They should be judged by their actions, not by what they say.
He said her actions speak louder than her words; she's never kept a promise.
Police said the thieves were obviously well acquainted with the school grounds.
He said that he had no prior knowledge of the meeting.
"I beg your pardon," said he, with some embarrassment.
William said that the work must be finished with all possible haste.
Who are you to say I shall not enter the church?
The weather report says we are in for a storm.
He looked her in the eye but said nothing.
Who are you to say what I shall do?
The weather report says we are in for a storm.
It's a bit odd that she didn't phone to say she couldn't come.
Do you believe in everything he says?
He said that during the previous year the company suffered heavy losses.
The president said that his government's stand would not be affected by outside pressures.
I have something to say to you right away.
Moved by their speech, we did not know what to say.
Sandy's indifference to what her father had said annoyed her mother.
Sandy's indifference to what her father had said annoyed her mother.
He had the nerve to say that I was a fool.
Some shop owners say they will treat consumers as God but it's not true.
When you say a painting is a fake, you mean it is not authentic.
"I've got his card," John said, handing it over.
Anyone who says he can fly like a bird is a fake.
Everything you have just said confirms for us the view that nobody can be trusted.
I doubt what he said.
You certainly hit the target when you said that he was lazy.
Would you take an offer of, say (= for example), 5,000 dollars for your car?
要是给你开个价, 比方说5,000元, 你卖不卖这辆车?
Can you come to dinner? Say, 7:30?
The study says that British advertisements stereotype women.
I agree with what you say to a large extent.
Like I said, I can’t get there on Saturday.
The lawyer said that he was unable to help us because our case fell outside his specialization.
Everyone says that Thomas is a very skilled corporation leader.
My former boss said that I could use him as a reference.
What he said has nothing to do with the question at hand.
When I said that, I was not thinking of her feeling.
The British are said to enjoy tradition.
She’s not coming -- at least that’s what she said.
她不会来啦 —— 反正她是这么说的。
When he said he never wanted to see you again, I’m sure he didn’t mean it literally.
He said he had got this television innocently, not knowing it had been stolen.
“I’d never have won the prize without the help of my two assistants,” she said modestly.
“如果没有我的两名助手的帮助, 我决不可能获得这个奖。” 她谦逊地说道。
All right, you've made your point — now keep quiet and let the others say what they think.
Don't let her say things like that about your work — you should stand up to her a bit more.
It is a contradiction to say you know him but he’s a stranger.
你说认识他, 又说他是个陌生人, 这是自相矛盾。
That’s a flat contradiction of what you said before.
He said that he would be back right away.
Mr. Bush and John said that they wanted a deal by mid-January.
Typically, he would come in late and then say he was sorry.
She said she had thrown up after reading reports of the trial.
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.
The sign on the house says "For Sale".
He said that the situation in his country was very grave.
After a few minutes she said, " I nearly forgot the valentine I bought yesterday!"
There is said to be a lack of harmony within the government.
Do you think she was being sincere when she said she admired me?
I have said my word of loyalty to the king.
Not many people are bold enough to say exactly what they think.
Overall, I can say that we are pleased with the year's work.
Could you say it again?
My watch says two o'clock.
What did he say in the letter?
No, what does it say?
It is said it will clear up tonight.
It says a storm may come next month.
You have the final say.
I should say you've caught a cold.
What did the doctor say?
The doctor says that I should take quinine.
The doctor says that I should not eat anything oily.
What you have said about this is very interesting.
Please sum up what you said just now.
Has anybody else anything to say on this?
Is there any evidence to support what you have said?
What do you say we have a party this weekend?
What you said was quite true. 你所说的完全符合事实。
What ever I said, he'd disagree． 不论我说什么他都不同意。
I don't like what you are saying.我不喜欢你说的话。
I could say nothing but that I was sorry.我除了说“对不起”之外，什么也说不出来。
He said he was educated in the United States.他说他是在美国受的教育。
Learn to say the fight thing at the fight time.学会在适当的时候说适当的话。
No matter what happened, he would not say a word.不管发生什么事，他也不会说一句话。
“I wish I'd known about that rule earlier", she said.“我要是早点知道这个规矩就好了!”她说。
It is said he has secret love affairs with two women!据说他背地里和两个女人有关系！
As far as policy is concerned, I have to say something.谈到政策，我得说几句。
No wonder people say that computers are taking over the world.难怪有人说电子计算机正渐渐接管世界。
What be said did not annoy me much, for I knew he did not mean it.我并不在乎他所说的，我知道他不是那个意思。
A spirited discussion springs up between a young girl who says that women have out grown the?jumping-on-a-chair-at-the-sight-of-a mouse era and a major who says that they haven’t.
Quite apart from the logistic problems, there existed a well-established tradition in Britain which refused to repatriate against their will people who found themselves in British hands and the nature of whose reception by their own government was, to say the least, dubious.
Each highbrow did and does congratulate himself on being unique in his unlikeness to other men; and conversely each lowbrow now congratulate himself on being in some mystical way unique in his likeness—on being, so to say, outstandingly average and extraordinarily ordinary.
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.
Thus I desire a great deal less pleasure from jazz and thrillers than from the music, let us say, of Beethoven or the novels, for example, of Dostoievsky; and the sex appeal of the girls on the covers of magazines seems to me less thrilling than the more complicated appeal to a great variety of feelings made by a Rubens, an EI Greco, a Constable, a Seurat.
“In Japan, a most competitive society with stronger discipline than ours.” Says Isaac Stern. “children are ready to test their limits every day in many fields, including music.”
Please say that again.
She said almost nothing.
I can't say for certain when he will arrive.
How dare you say such a thing?
I dare say you are right.
The union said that they would take action to defend their member's jobs.
Columbus is said to have discovered America in 1492.
We talk about reducing our costs, but it's easier said than done.
What else could I say?
Excuse me, but I must say you are completely wrong.
It's time to say our farewells.
He said it himself.
They are said to have ordered more grain from Canada.
Did she really say so?
She said nothing to me about it.
It's hard to say who it was.
The priest says that the human spirit never dies.
He said he would come, he didn't, though.
There is no truth in what he says.
I don't understand what you are saying.
She said it in a whisper, so I didn't hear.
It is said that there are wolves in this forest.
Would you like to go to a movie? *Would you like to...? 表示“你想……吗?”、“要不要……?”的意思，是比较有礼貌地表示邀请和提议的句型。
Would you like to go to a movie? (你想去看电影吗?)
Sure, I'd love to. (当然，我很想去。)
What do you say to going to a movie? *这句和上句的意思一样，但是这种说法比较随便。
Janet is a knockout. *如同拳击中的“knock out”一样，表示极具魅力、使对方晕头转向的人，多指女性。
Janet is a knockout. (珍妮特真迷人呀。)
You can say that again! (颇有同感。)
Janet is sexy.
Janet is beautiful.
I always speak my mind.
I always say what's on my mind.
I'm always honest. (我一直很诚实。)
Would you get to the point? *get to the
Would you get to the point? (你能把要点说得再清楚点儿吗?)
All right, all right. (好的，好的。)
What's the point? (什么是重点?)
Stop beating around the bush.
What are you trying to say? (你想说什么?) *比较温和的说法。
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.
You have a lot of nerve.
Sir, I don't think you should fire John. (先生，我觉得你不该解雇约翰。)
You have a lot of nerve to say that. (你胆子不小，竟敢这么说。)
You have a lot of balls. *balls 在这里表示“厚脸皮”、“傲慢”，同时有“睾丸”的意思。所以是一种不礼貌的说法，会给人不愉快的感觉。
You have a lot of guts.
You're bold. *bold“大胆的”、“不客气的”、“力量强的”。
You're very brave. (你很勇敢。)
He's a very modest man. *modest“(要求、意见、态度、行为等)比较慎重。”
He didn't say anything. (他可什么都没说。)
He's a very modest man. (嗯，他是个很谨慎的人。)
He's very polite. (他很有教养。)
He doesn't like to brag. (他不喜欢吹牛。)
He isn't boastful. (他一点都不自负。)
He's talkative. *talkative“喜欢说话”、“多嘴多舌”。
He's talkative. (他真多嘴多舌。)
Yeah, you can say that again. (啊，你也这么说呀。)
He's a motor-mouth.
He never shuts up. (他从来都闭不上嘴。)
He often says absurd things. *absurd“荒谬的，毫无道理的”。
He often says ridiculous things.
He says strange things a lot.
He says a lot of weird things.
He's a stubborn old man. *stubborn“顽固的”、“倔强的”。
Didn't your father say okay? (你爸爸同意了吗?)
No, he's a stubborn old man. (没有，他是个倔老头。)
He's a hardheaded old man.
Who's calling, please?
Who's speaking, please?
Who is this, please?
May I ask who's calling?
Who should I say is calling?
The clock says 3∶15 (three fifteen).
My watch says 3∶15. *watch“手表”。
Please say hello to John (for me).
I said that, didn't I? *用that代替自己所说的话，反复征求对方的确认。
I said that, didn't I?
Did I repeat myself?
I can't understand what you mean.
I can't see what you mean.
I don't understand what you're trying to say.
I don't get your drift.
I'm not sure what you mean.
That's how you do it. (所以应该这样做呀。)
I'm not sure what you mean. (我弄不清楚你想说什么。)
I'm not sure I understand.
I'm not sure I see what you mean.
I don't know if I understand what you're trying to say.
What did you say?
Did you say anything? *用于没听见对方说什么、或别人说话时，自己走神或不知对方是否说了什么的场合。
I'm sorry, what did you say? *确实听到对方说了什么，希望对方能够重复一遍。
What does it mean? *没弄明白对方所说事情时，可以这样积极主动地问。
What do you mean?
Please explain what you mean. (请您解释一下您的意思。)
What are you trying to say? (您想说什么?)
What do you mean by that? (您这是什么意思?)
Are you saying that...? *确认对方讲话内容时。
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