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    • green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?

      有时候回家洗漱完坐着休息时,我会突然发现自己身上莫名多出来“青一块,紫一块”,它用英语来说就是「Black and blue」。

      嗯?“紫一块”不应该是 Purple 吗?

      其实很多表达色彩的单词不只是用来描述颜色,还有很多别的意思。

      01.
      非常嫉妒的
      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?
      Green with envy

      • Katie was green with envy when she saw you got a new car for your birthday.

        当卡蒂看到你收到了一辆车作为生日礼物,她非常的羡慕和嫉妒。

      • You're going to Sanya for the weekend? OMG, I'm green with envy.

        你周末要去三亚吗?天哪,我羡慕死了。

      02.
      园艺高手
      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?
      Green thumb

      • My mother has a green thumb- she can make anything grow!

        我妈妈是园艺高手,她能让所有植物都长得很好。

      03.
      园艺小白(园艺才能不好的人)
      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?

      Black thumb

      • I have a black thumb- everything I try to grow dies.
        我是一个园艺才能不好的人,我养的所有植物都会枯萎了。

      04.
      害群之马;独树一帜(群体中与众不同的个体)
      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?
      Black sheep

      • Rachel is the black sheep in the family because she is an artist whereas everyone else is an economist.

        Rachel在家族里独树一帜,因为除了她是艺术家,而家里其他人都是经济学家。

      05.
      善意的谎言
      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?
      White lie

      • I didn’t like her dress, but I told a white lie because I didn’t want to offend her.

        我不喜欢她的裙子,但为了不冒犯她,我对她说了个善意的谎言。

      • I told him I was busy. I figured a white lie is better than hurting his feelings.

        我告诉她我很忙, 因为我觉得善意的谎言总比伤害她的感情要好得多。

      06.
      受伤, 青一块紫一块
      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?
      Black and blue

      • John’s face was black and blue after the boxing match.
        在拳击比赛之后,John的脸上青一块紫一块的。
      • I felt like I was black and blue all over.
        我感觉浑身都受伤了。

      07.
      昏厥;停电
      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?Black out

      • We had a huge black out here last night. The whole town was out of power for about 7 hours!

        昨晚这里全黑了,整个镇停电了将近7个小时。

      • I don’t know what happened to him. He just blacked out! Maybe he banged his head.

        我不知道发生了什么,他突然昏过去了。可能是撞到了头。

      08.
      黑市
      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?
      Black market

      • Jerry used to sell cigarettes from South America on the black market!

        Jerry过去在黑市上卖南美的香烟。

      • Don't buy your phone on the street, it could be black market and besides it could be fake.

        不要在这条街上买手机,这应该是黑市,所以可能会买到假货。

      09.
      (在群体中)孤立某人
      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?Blackball someone

      • Their company has been blackballed ever since that scandal was all over the newspapers. No one wants to do business with them anymore.
        自从报纸上遍布丑闻之后,他们的公司就一直被孤立。没有人想跟他们做生意。

      10.
      在某人的黑名单里
      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?In someone’s black books

      • After that argument yesterday, I assure you he will be in a lot of people’s black books for quite some time!

        经过昨天的争论,我保证他将在相当长的一段时间之内被列为许多人的黑名单。

      • Well, it took years but I'm finally out of my wife's family's black books.
        虽然花了几年的时间,但是我终于从我妻子娘家的黑名单里除名了。

      green&black thumb到底是啥意思?绿手指、黑手指?这是中毒了吗?

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