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tell [ tel] vt.讲述;吩咐;辨别

tell...from 辨别,分辨;认出

tell about 讲述

tell...apart 把…区分开

tell on 告发;产生效果

tell [tel] vt. 告诉,讲述,断定,知道

tell [tel] n.讲,说,教,计算

实话实说 speak the plain truth; call a spade a spade; tell it as it is

down-to-earth 实在的
A: I had a chance to chat with Dr. Lee last time. I was totally surprised to find out that a famous person like him can be so down-to-earth.
A: 我上次有機會跟 Dr. Lee 閒聊。 我很驚訝地發現一個像他這樣有名氣的人竟然可以這樣的真實純樸。
B: Really? Tell me more about it.
B: 真的啊? 再跟我多講一點!

Please tell me how you would like to deposit your money.
请告诉我你想存何种户头?

Could you tell me the difference between a savings account and a checking account?
请告诉我储蓄存款与支票存款的区别好吗?

Please tell me the procedure for opening a savings account.
请告诉我开个储蓄帐户需要什么手续。

Could you tell me how to operate this account?
请告诉我如何经管这个帐户好吗?

Will you please tell me whether you charge for cheques?
请告诉我兑换支票收手续费吗?

Could you tell me how much the checks cost?
请告诉我这些支票要花多少钱?

Could you tell me my balance?
能否把存款结余金额告诉我?

Please tell me how you wish to draw your money.
请告诉我你希望怎样支款。

Please tell me how much you want to change.
请告诉我你要换多少。

Please tell me what note you want.
请告诉我要什么钞票。

Please tell me what the annual interest rate is.
请告诉我年利率是多少。

Tell me the current rate for RMB, please.
请告诉我人民币的现价。

Please tell me what you would give me for my U.S. dollars.
请告诉我这些美圆可以兑换多少钱。

Please tell me the current rate for sterling.
请告诉我英国货币的现行兑换率。

Are you telling me? 用你来告诉我吗?

Hard to tell. 很难说.

sth tells me 我好象感觉

Why not tell it to the Horse Marines? 你以为有人会相信你这一套吗?

实话实说
speak the plain truth;
call a spade a spade;
tell it as it is

Tell me your story, I'm all ears.
告诉我你的故事,我洗耳恭听。

Hard to tell!
难以决定。

You never tell the truth!.
你从来就不说实话!

Why on earth didn't you tell me the truth?
你到底为什么不跟我说实话?

You can tell the size of a man by the size of the things that make him mad.
根据使一个人发怒的事情的大小,可以判断这个人的气量。

He who tells a lie is not sensible how great a task he undertakes; for he must invent twenty more to maintain that one.
说谎者没有意识到自己要承担多么艰巨的任务,因为他必须再说二十个谎言来维持这个谎言。

consultant — someone who will take your watch off your wrist and tell you what time it is
顾问——把你的手表从你手腕上摘下来,然后告诉你时间的人。

Be sure not to tell a first falsehood, and you needn't fear being detected in any subsequent ones.
千万别说第一个谎话,这样就不用害怕在随后的谎话中被人发现。

Grief, like pleasure, infects the atmosphere.
A first glance into any home is enough to tell you whether love or despair reigns there.
忧伤与快乐一样,感染着气氛。
无论哪一家,只要看上一眼,就足以得知主宰那里的是爱还是绝望。

John intimidated his brother into not telling their parents the truth.
约翰威胁他弟弟,不准他把真相告诉父母。

I have no time to engage in telling stories.
我没有时间闲聊。

I had a sudden urge to tell the boss the whole truth.
我突然产生一种强烈愿望, 想把全部真相告诉老板。

He had been subjected to punishment, but he didn't tell the secret.
他受到严刑拷打, 但没泄露秘密。

He did tell me about it.
他的确告诉了我这事儿。

The mother scanned the son's face to see if he was telling the truth.
母亲扫视儿子的脸,想看看他是否说了真话。

She insisted on telling me every single detail of what theydid to her in hospital.
她执意要告诉我他们在医院里对她所做的每个细节。

He will sleep on the matter and tell us the decision later.
他对此事要考虑一下,再把他的决定告诉我们。

Mrs. Smith was upset when she found out about her husband's telling a lie.
史密斯太太发现丈夫在撒谎,感到很伤心。

It is the body language that tells others about who you are.
是形体语言告诉了人家你是干什么的。

Can you tell the meaning of this word from its context?
你能根据上下文判断出这个词的意思吗?

The manager tells us that he has only one apartment available now and the other one will be available next month.
经理说现在他手中只有一套住房可供使用,另一套要到下月才可使用。

I'll tell you one thing for free: I can't stand him.
我免费告诉你一件事:我无法忍受他了。

The doctor's dilemma was whether he should tell the patient the truth.
医生的难处是该不该告诉病人实情。

Many people cannot tell the difference between an authentic, Chinese carpet made by hand and one made in a factory.
许多人难以区分真正的手工编织的中国地毯和工厂生产的地毯。

Stand firm -- don't let them tell you what to do.
要坚定, 不要让他们对你指手画脚。

How the situation will eventually work out only time can tell.
情况最后将会是怎样,只有以后才能知道。

There is every reason to believe that he is telling the truth.
有充分理由相信他说的是真话。

As soon as he came in, he proceeded to tell us all his troubles.
他一进来就把所有的烦恼全告诉了我们。

Please tell me your name, age and occupation.
请告诉我你的姓名、年龄和职业。

Can you tell us your argument for making the price lower?
你能告诉我们降价的理由吗?

I think it would be a kindness to tell him the bad news straight away.
我认为直截了当告诉他这个坏消息反而好。

He approached the old lady slowly, having no idea how to tell her the bad news.
他慢慢地走近老太太, 不知道该怎么把坏消息告诉她。

“I’ve got something to tell you!” “Won’t it keep until later?”
“我有点事要告诉你!” “过些时候再说, 好吗?”

I haven’t seen the film, so don’t spoil it for me by telling me what happens.
我还没有看过这部电影,所以不要把内容告诉我,以免破坏我的兴致。

Tell him to go away; I’m far, far too busy to see him.
叫他走吧;我实在太忙,抽不出时间见他。

I am not at liberty to tell you how I got this information.
我无权告诉你我是如何得到这消息的。

I'll go ahead and tell them you'll be there shortly.
我先走一步,告诉他们你马上就到。

Could you tell me where I can find these books?
您能告诉我在哪儿能找到这些书吗?

Excuse me, madam.
Could you tell me where the post office is?
对不起,女士,请问邮局在哪里?

Excuse me. Can you tell me how to get to Mr. Hu's restaurant?
对不起,你能告诉我怎么去胡先生的餐馆吗?

Excuse me, would you tell me where I can get some butter?
打扰一下,您能告诉我黄油在哪儿卖吗?

Would you tell Mr. Green that I called?
你能告诉格林先生我给他打了个电话吗?

My mother has sent me a registered letter, I guess she has something important to tell me.
我妈给我发了一封挂号信,我想她有什么重要的事情要说。

Can you tell me the phone number of the inquiry office?
您能告诉我问讯处的电话号码吗?

I have something to tell you. 我有事要告诉你。

It's time to tell her the truth. 是该告诉她真相的时候了。

You may as well tell me the truth. 你还是把事实告诉我为好。

He dare not tell us his evil conduct.他不敢告诉我们他的恶行。

To tell the truth, I don't like disco. 说实话,我不喜欢迪斯科。

Could you tell me where I can wash my hands?请问洗手间怎么走?

Let me tell you some details about clearance.让我告诉你一些通关的细节。

Could you tell me your secret for a long, happy life?你能告诉我长时间地过着快乐的生活的秘诀吗?

Could you tell me what the maximum weight allowance is?您能告诉我行李的最大重量限额是多少吗?

The Bible does not tell us how the Roman census takers made out, and as regards our more immediate concern, the reliability of present day economic forecasting, there are considerable difference of opinion.
圣经没有告诉我们罗马的数据统计者们怎样达到我们今天的经济预测的可靠性的,我们进一步思考的话,其中的意见上有很大的不同。

One encyclopaedia tells us that intelligence is related to the ability to learn, to the speed with which things are learned, to how well and how long ideas are remembered, to the ability to understand those ideas and use them in problem-solving, and to creativity.
词源里告诉我们说智力是和学习能力有关,和所要学习的内容速度有关,和内容记得的好坏和时间的长短有关,而且和有能力那些内容,使用它们来解决问题的能力,以及创造力相关。

Tell me all about it.
告诉我关于这件事的一切。

If you take my advice, you won't tell anyone about this.
你要是听我劝告的话,最好别向任何人透露此事。

I can't tell the twins apart.
我辨认不出这对双胞胎。

The boy begged me not to tell his parents.
这个男孩请求我不要告诉他的父母。

She is burning to tell you the news.
她急于要告诉你这消息。

Do as I tell you, no but about it.
照我说的去做,不得反对。

When there are black clouds you can tell it's going to rain.
有乌云的时候,就知道快下雨了。

I don't think I have the courage to tell him the bad news.
我觉得我没有勇气告诉他这个坏消息。

Tell me exactly where he is.
确切地告诉我他在什么地方。

I forbid you to tell anyone.
我不许你告诉任何人。

I think it would be a kindness to tell him the bad news straight away.
我认为直截了当地告诉他这个坏消息倒是友好的行为。

It was a mistake to tell him.
告诉他是个错误。

Can you tell me the nearest way to the railway station?
你能告诉我去火车站最近的路吗?

When he quieted down, I began to tell him the truth.
当他平静下来时,我开始告诉他实情。

It's very rude of her to leave without telling us.
她不向我们打声招呼就走了,这是非常不礼貌的。

Can you tell me the way to the railway station?
你能告诉我往火车站的路怎么走吗?

I wouldn't tell lies to you; that's not my style.
我不会跟你撒谎,那不是我的风格。

I always tell my daughter a story before she goes to sleep.
女儿睡觉之前,我总讲故事给她听。

It's impossible to tell who will win the next election.
下届选举谁能获胜无法预知。

It's difficult to tell Jean from Joan; they look so alike.
琴和琼很难分得出来,她们长得太像了。

Only time will tell if you are right.
只有时间才能证明你是否正确。

Tell me what happened in your own words.
用你自己的话把发生的事情告诉我。

It's wrong to tell lies.
说谎是不道德的。

我想知道你的一切。
I want to know all about you.
I want to know everything about you.
Tell me all about yourself. (请告诉我有关你的一切。)

请告诉他林恩·凯恩给他打过电话。
Would you tell him that Lynn Kane called?
Please tell him to call Lynn Kane. (请让他给林恩·凯恩打电话。)

请转告他让他给我回个电话。
Please tell him to call me.
Please ask him to call me.
Please have him call me back. (请让他给我打电话。)

好的,我转告他您来电话了。
OK. I'll tell him that you called.
I'll give him your message. (我将转告您的口信。)

我让他给您回电话好了。
I'll have him call you back.
I'll tell him to call you back.
I'll ask him to call you back.

现在几点?
Do you have the time? *问时间时记住在time前加the。
What time is it now?
Have you got the time?
What time have you got?
May I ask the time? (我可以问您现在几点吗?)
Could you tell me what time is it now? (您能告诉我现在几点吗?)

那只表慢5分钟。
The clock is five minutes slow.
The clock is five minutes slow. (那只表慢5分钟。)
Thanks for telling me. (谢谢你告诉我。)
The clock is five minutes behind.
The clock is five minutes fast. (那表快5分钟。)

洗手间在哪儿?
Where's the bathroom?
Which way is the bathroom?
How can I get to the bathroom?
Could you tell me how to get to the bathroom? (能告诉我洗手间怎么走吗?)

我辨别不出来。
I can't tell the difference.
I can't tell.

我不明白。
I don't understand.
I can't tell you. (我不能告诉你。)
I don't understand. (我不知道是什么事。)
I'm not following.
I don't get it. *比较随便的说法。
I'm confused.
I get it. /I understand. (明白了。)

你就简明扼要地说吧。
Just tell me the story in a nutshell. *nutshell “坚果的壳”,in a nutshell是惯用语,“简明扼要地说,总结性地说”。
Give it to me in a nutshell.

我想知道得详细一些。
Tell me more (about it).
I want to know more about it in detail.
I'd like to know more details. *比较有礼貌的说法。

说吧,说吧。
Shoot! *动词shoot有“发射,射击”的意思,但在口语中也可以用来催促对方,“请说吧”、“说吧,说吧”。
I need to tell you something. (我有事要告诉你。)
Shoot! (说吧,说吧。)Go ahead.
What's on your mind.

你终究会明白的。
You'll see.
I don't think she's mean. (我没觉得她有什么恶意。)
You'll see. (你终究会明白的。)
You'll find out soon enough.
Time will tell. (时间会证明一切。)

我是根据我的经验才这样说的。
I'm telling you this from my experience.
Are you sure about it? (确实是这样吗?)
I'm telling you this from my experience. (我是根据我的经验才这样说的。)
Let me offer you some advice. From my experience... (我给你一个建议,据我的经验来看……)

我得提醒一句。
Let me give you a piece of advice.
I want to buy this car. (我真想买这辆汽车。)
Let me give you a piece of advice. (我得提醒你一句。)
Let me tell you something.
I think you should know...

照我说的做!
Do as I said!
Do what I said.
Do what I tell you to do!

别抱怨,叫你怎么做,就怎么做。
Don't complain and do as you are told.
Do what I tell you to do without complaining.

我早说过了吧。
I told you so.
I got in trouble for lying. (因为撒谎,我闯祸了。)
I told you so. You shouldn't lie. (我早说过吧,你不该撒谎。)
See, I told you so.
There now, didn't I tell you?
You should have listened to me. (你要听我的就好了。)

别多嘴多舌的。
Don't be a blabber mouth! *“没必要说的话别喋喋不休地说”。
Don't blab this to anyone! (别对什么人都唠叨这事。)
Mum's the word! (别声张!) *要求别说出去。
Don't be so talkative! (别多嘴。) *talkative “多嘴多舌的”、“好说话的”。
Don't tell anyone my secret! (别告诉别人我的秘密。)
Keep your lips sealed. (闭上你的嘴巴。)

谢谢你告诉我。
Thanks for telling me.
You have a run in your stocking. (你的丝袜跳线了。)
Thanks for telling me. (谢谢你告诉我。)
Thanks for letting me know.

谢谢你对我的忠告。
Thanks for warning me.
Thanks for the warning.
Thanks for telling me. (谢谢你告诉我。)

我无法相信。
I can't buy that! *buy 除了“买”以外,还有“相信”、“承认”的意思。
I'm telling the truth. (我说的都是真的。)
I can't buy that! (我无法相信。)
That doesn't make sense. (那不合乎道理。)
That's ridiculous! (那太荒谬了。)
I refuse to believe that. (我不敢相信。)

如果你说是的话,那就是吧。
If you say so.
I'm telling the truth. (我在说事实。)
If you say so. (如果你说是的话,那就是吧。)

据我所知,是的。
Yeah, as far as I know.
Is he coming? (他来吗?)
Yeah, as far as I know. (来,据我所知。)
Yeah, as far as I can tell.
Yes, to the best of my knowledge. *恭敬的说法。
Yes, I think so. (对,我想是的。)

让我听听您的直言。
Let me hear your candid opinion. *candid “直率的,不客气的”。
Please tell me what you honestly think.

告诉我为什么。
Tell me why.
What's the reason? (理由是什么?)

我告诉你为什么……
I'll tell you why...
This is the reason why...

告诉我为什么?
Tell me why.
What's the reason? (理由是什么呢?)
Why do you think that? (你为什么那么想?)

我想打听点儿事。
May I ask you something?
May I ask you something? (我想打听点儿事。)
Sure. Go ahead. (当然,请说吧。)
May I ask (you) a question?
I'd like to ask you something.
I have a question.
Could you tell me something?
Do you have time to answer a question?
Could you answer a question?
I hate to bother you, but can I ask you a question? (真不好意思,打扰您了,我可以问个问题吗?)

这样怎么样?
Tell you what. *用于向对方提建议时。它是I'll tell you what.的缩写。
Tell you what. Why don't you come to my house now? (这样怎么样?你现在就来我家一趟,怎么样?)
Okay. (好吧!)

别告诉任何人。
Don't tell anyone.
Don't tell anyone. (别告诉任何人。)
I won't. (我不会的。)
Keep it under your hat. *一种惯用说法。

我有件事要坦白。
I have a confession. *confession “坦白”、“告白”、“供认”。
I have something to confess.
I need to tell you something. (我有事必须告诉你。)
I have a confession to make.

我把一切告诉你。
I'll fill you in. *fill...in“填满……”、“把……装满”。
So, what happened to my father? (那,我父亲出了什么事情?)
I'll fill you in. (我把一切告诉你。)
I'll tell you all about it.
I'll explain everything.
I'll tell you all the details.

我就直说吧。
I'll level with you. *level 表示“把……弄平”,但在这儿表示“说话不拐弯,直说”。
Quit lying to me! (不要对我说谎话。)
All right. I'll level with you. (好吧,我就直说吧。)
I'll tell you frankly.
I'll be frank with you.
I'll be open and sincere with you.
I'll tell you the truth. (我告诉你真相。)

我告诉你一个秘密。
Let me tell you a secret.

我保证。
I promise.
You can't tell anyone. (你不能告诉任何人。)
I promise I won't. (知道,我保证。)

打什么鬼主意呢?(你忙什么呢?)
What are you up to? *up to “就某事有……企图”、“打……的坏主意”、“从事……”。
What are you up to tonight? (你今天晚上忙什么?)
Why should I tell you? (我干吗非得告诉你不可?)
What's going on? (是什么呀?)

你少命令我!
Don't tell me what to do! *这是句常用语,直译“用不着你对我说该做什么。”
You don't need to buy that. (你没必要买那个。)
Hey, don't tell me what to do! It's my money. (喂!你少命令我,这是我自己的钱。)

拜托!
Give me a break.
I don't know her, I promise. (我发誓我不认识她。)
Give me a break! (算了吧,别玩花样了。)
Get real. (你认真点儿。)
Tell me the truth. (告诉我实话。)
Stop joking. (别开玩笑。)
Get serious. (说正经的。)
Stop kidding! (别耍弄我。)
Stop pulling my leg! (别跟我逗!)

别再啰嗦了!
Get off my back! *直译“从我背上下来”。这是句惯用短语,表示“少说废话!别多嘴!”。
But you promised! (可是,你答应我了呀!)
Get off my back. (别再啰嗦了!)
Stop pestering me! *pester 含有“使人为难,烦恼”的意思,特别是带有“缠磨得人难受,使人苦恼”的语感。
Quit bothering me! (别再死气白赖地缠着我了!)
Don't tell me what to do! (用不着你告诉我该怎么做!)
Quit telling me what to do! (用不着你告诉我该怎么做。)

别骗我。
Don't lie to me.
Don't tell me lies.

你在编故事吗?
Did you make up a story? *make up “随口编出、捏造的谎话”。
Did you make up a story? (你在编故事吗?)
I'm telling the truth. (我说的都是真的。)
Are you telling lies? (你在说谎吧?)
Is that the truth? (那是真的吗?)

瞧,我早跟你说过吧!
See, didn't I tell you so?
I shouldn't have done that. (我真不该做那事。)
See, didn't I tell you so? (瞧,我不早告诉你了吗?)
See, I told you!
I told you, didn't I?
See, I'm right. (瞧,我是对的吧。)
You should have listened to me. (你早该听我的。)

不留神给忘了。
It slipped my mind.
Did you remember to tell her? (你没忘了告诉她吧?)
Sorry, it slipped my mind. (对不起,我不小心给忘了。)
I just forgot.
I forgot all about it. (我忘得一干二净。)

应当面对他说。
Tell him to his face.
Tell him to his face that he's a liar! (你应当面对他说他是个骗子!)
Well, I can't. (可我不行。)

听起来也许奇怪,但那是真的。
It may sound strange, but it's true.
No way! (不可能有!)
It may sound strange, but it's true. (听起来也许奇怪,但它是真的。)
You may not believe it, but I'm telling the truth.
It may be unbelievable, but it's the truth. (你也许不能相信,但那是事实。)

Could you tell me my reservation number, please?
请你告诉我我的预订号码好吗?

Can you tell me what time Mr. chen will be back ?
你能否告诉我陈先生何时会回来?

Would you please tell me your phone number so that we'll ring you up as soon as the remittance arrives?
您能否把电话号码告诉我,以便汇款一到就给您打电话?

Would you please tell me the exchange rate for pound sterling into RMB?
请你告诉我英镑兑换人民币的汇率是多少,好吗?

Let me tell you about our product.
关于产品一事让我向你说明。

Could you tell me some more about your market analysis?
请你多告诉我一些你们的市场分析好吗?

Yes, our market analysis tells us our prime user will be between 40 and 60.
好的,我们的市场分析告诉我们,我们产品主要的使用者年龄将在40至60岁。

Tell us about your post-purchase servicing.
告诉我们有关你们售后服务的情况。

I'm Barnard and it's my great honor to tell you about our new product.
我叫巴纳德,能够向你们说明我们的新产品,我感到非常荣幸。

Could you tell me the cost of production per unit?
请你告诉我每件成品的生产成本好吗?

Please tell us the Article Number of the Product.
请您把商品货号告诉我们。

Thank you for your inquiry. Please tell us the quantity you require so that we can work out the offers.
感谢贵方询价。请告诉我们贵方所需数量以便我方报价。

Would you please tell us the price of these electric heaters so as to help us make the decision.
能否告知这些电热器的价格,以便我们作出决定。

Tell me your story, I'm all ears.
告诉我你的故事,我洗耳恭听。

Please fill me in.
请你把情形告诉我。
= Please tell me all about it.

Let's have a show down with John.
我们跟约翰摊牌。
= Let's tell Tom the truth.

Tell it to the marines.
我不会相信的。
= I don't believe.

Dead men tell no tales.
死人不会搬弄是非。

Do not all you can, spend not all you have; believe not all you hear; and tell not all you know.
不要为所能为,不要花尽所有,不要全信所闻,不要言尽所知。

Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
经过灾难方知福。

Our best friends are they who tell us our faults and help us to mend them.
最好的朋友是指出我们的缺点并帮助改正的人。

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
最甜美的的歌是诉说最悲伤的哀思。

Telling your troubles is swelling your troubles.
诉说烦恼等于增加烦恼。

Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.
把你的交友讲给我听,我会讲出你是何许人。

Tell not all you know nor judge of all you see if you would live in peace.
知道的不要全部倾吐,看到的不要都加评语,这样生活可以安宁。

Would you kindly reply by return of the post to tell us whether...
请速复告我方是否..

We are sorry to tell you that...
歉告你方...


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