老外說「You're cheap」,不是「你真便宜」

「You‘re cheap」?

你真便宜?

這是什麼話?

難道這是面試時薪水說低了,面試官說的?

才沒這麼簡單!

1

You‘re cheap是在「罵人」

除了「便宜」

cheap的常見意思還有「小氣的、摳門的」

所以

You‘re cheap

你真摳門/小氣

例句:

I never been with a man that cheap in my life.

我這輩子都沒跟那麼小氣的人約會過。

Trust me, just don‘t lend money to Jack. He’s cheap and he‘ll never pay you back.

相信我別把錢借給杰克,他太摳了肯定不還你。

2

「小氣鬼」的常見表達

cheapskate

I‘m not surprised. He’s known as a  cheapskate.

我一點也不驚訝,他是有名的小氣鬼。

cheap Charlie

Buy us a round of drinks, don‘t be a  cheap Charlie

請我們喝酒啊!別當小氣鬼咯!

miser

It is said that he‘s a  miser.

據說他是一個小氣鬼。

stingy person

He is a very  stingy person.

他是個很小氣的人。

penny pincher

Tom is such  penny pincher, and none likes to be with him.

湯姆是一個小氣鬼,所以沒有人喜歡和他在一塊。

3

「物美價廉」與「價廉物劣」

cheap and cheerful

物美價廉的

例句:

She enjoys shopping for cheap and cheerful presents.

她喜歡買一些物美價廉的禮物。

There‘s a restaurant round the corner that serves cheap and cheerful food.

街角處有家飯店,那里的飯菜物美價廉。

cheap and nasty

價廉物劣的

例句:

Everything in this shop is cheap and nasty. Don‘t buy anything.

這家店的所有東西都價廉物劣,不要買。

The hotel where we stayed was cheap and nasty. I wouldn‘t recommend it.

我們住的酒店價廉物劣,我不推薦。

4

Talk is cheap

Talk is cheap 不是「聊天很便宜」

而是 「光說沒有用」

例句:

Talk is cheap. Action speaks louder than words。

光說沒有用,行勝于言。

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