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「一球」冰淇淋的英文不是ball!一片pizza、一份炸雞又該怎麼說?量詞英文大集合

2019-11-23 00:28:19
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出國點餐,想吃個 pizza,但要跟店員說要「一整塊」還是「一片」,只能比手畫腳?在冰淇淋攤說想吃「一球冰淇淋」,講完店員卻在憋笑?這篇文章將終結你的困擾…

出國點餐,想吃個 pizza,但要跟店員說要「一整塊」還是「一片」,只能比手畫腳?在冰淇淋攤說想吃「一球冰淇淋」,講完店員卻在憋笑?這篇文章將終結你的困擾…

食物

a bowl of rice 一碗飯
a scoop of ice cream 一球冰淇淋
a head of lettuce 一顆生菜
a piece of cake 一塊蛋糕
a loaf of bread 一條麵包
a slice of pizza 一小片披薩
a serving of fried chicken 一份炸雞
a clove of garlic 一瓣大蒜

Add two cloves of garlic before you fry the cabbage.(炒高麗菜前先加兩瓣大蒜。)

a pack of gum 一包口香糖
a jar of honey 一罐蜂蜜
a stick of butter 一條奶油

Top the grilled chicken with a stick of butter.(在烤好的雞上放一小條奶油。)

a tin of tomatoes 一罐番茄

A tin of tomatoes will add a lot of flavor to the soup.(一罐番茄罐頭會讓這碗湯增添不少風味。)

a bag/packet of chips 一包洋芋片
a cube of butter 一小塊奶油
a bar of chocolate 一塊巧克力
a square of chocolate 一塊巧克力
a box of chocolates 一盒巧克力

依照形狀和包裝來分,光是巧克力的量詞就有好多種了!而說到 a box of chocolate,怎麼能不提到影史最經典的《阿甘正傳》呢?「人生就像一盒巧克力,你永遠不知道你會拿到什麼」,簡單的一句話,富含哲理,來看影片原音重現:

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飲品

a bottle of water 一瓶水
a glass of wine 一杯酒
a can of coke 一罐可樂
a pack of beer 一手啤酒

Albert bought a pack of beer, knowing it would be a tough night.(艾伯特買了一手啤酒,因為知道晚上會不太好過。)

a pint of beer 一品脫的啤酒
a carton of juice 一盒果汁
a liter of milk 一公升的牛奶

別人點飲料的一定看起來比較好喝?跟好兄弟或是好閨蜜出遊一定要交換喝一口啊!這時候你就可以用到 have a sip 這個片語囉~除了互相分享食物,還有什麼英文是吃東西會用到的呢?身為吃貨的你,一起用填飽肚子來學英文吧!

吃吃喝喝學英文,「吃貨」一定要會的單字!(中英字幕)(Learn EATING Vocabulary in English)

生活用品

a pack of cigarettes 一盒香菸
a box set of books 一套書
a piece of furniture 一件家具

The small apartment was crowded with pieces of furniture.(一件件的家具堆滿小小的公寓。)

a barrel of oil 一桶油
a blade of grass 一根草
a nugget of gold 一塊黃金
a round of applause 一片掌聲

常常在聽 TED 演講或是名人畢業演講的人一定知道,a round of applause 這個片語超常用,可以直接當作固定的用法背起來了。如果覺得場面有點冷、想和台下觀眾互動一下的話,隨時把片語拿出來好好運用一下哦!讓我們一起看擁有最佳群眾魅力的講者 – 歐巴馬的完美示範:

歐巴馬於摩爾豪斯學院畢業致詞(中英字幕)(President Obama Delivers Morehouse College Commencement Address)

a gust of wind 一陣風
a fit of laughter 一陣笑聲

His extraordinary story had those children in fits of laughter.(他非凡的故事逗得那些小朋友哈哈大笑。)

a sip of water 一口水
He took a long sip of his drink and finally signed the contract.(他啜飲了長長的一口飲料,然後終於簽下了合約。)

a tank of petrol 一箱汽油
a tube of toothpaste 一條牙膏
a bar of soap 一塊肥皂
a dash/pinch of salt 一點鹽巴
a ball of clay 一團黏土

a darker shade of red 更深的紅色

After being humiliated in front of tons of people, his face turned a darker shade of red upon seeing that his crush was also in the crowd.(在被當眾羞辱後,他看到他的暗戀對象也在人群中,臉因羞愧而變得更紅了。)

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(本文出自「VoiceTube 看影片學英語」,原文請點此

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