轻松日记商务职场篇 第112期:人靠衣装

时间:2017-03-28   栏目:商务英语对话  点击:
核心句型:
Clothes make the man.
人靠衣装。
clothes make the man直译过来就是:“衣服造就了一个人”,这个短语的正确意思是:“人是要靠衣服来打扮的,人靠衣装”。因此,当美国人说"Clothes make the man."时,他/她要表达的意思就是:"The tailor makes the man."、"Clothes make a man just as a saddle makes a horse."、"Fine feathers make fine birds."。
情景对白:
Benjamin: Iseldom wear formal clothes at work. So my colleagues say that I don't look like a manager.
本杰明:上班时间很少穿正装,所以同事们都说我不像个经理。
Shirley: Honey, formal clothes are necessary. After all, clothes make the man.
雪莉:穿正装是必要的。毕竟,人靠衣装嘛。
搭配句积累:
①A well-made suit makes you outstanding in the crowd.
一套制作精良的西服会让你在人群中脱颖而出。
②Good clothes can make a man look more energetic.
好的着装让人看起来更有活力。
③I am sure the clothes you wear today will luster you in your presentation.
我敢肯定,你今天这身一定会为你的发言添彩的。
④You should wear formal clothes for the negotiation tomorrow.
明天的谈判你应该穿正式点的衣服。
单词:
1. tailor n. 裁缝
The tailor measured me for suit.
裁缝给我量尺寸做衣服。
He had his dress made by a paris tailor.
他请巴黎的裁缝师做衣服。
2. a saddle makes a horse
[俚语]人靠衣装马靠鞍
3. luster vt. 使有光泽
The deeds or heroes add luster to a nation's history.
英雄的事迹能增加一个国家历史的光辉。
Self-command is not only itself a great virtue, but from it all the other virtues seem to derive their principle luster.
自我控制并不单是一种非凡的美德,它更是使其他美德焕发光彩的源泉。
When out of love, the most pleasant spring will lose its luster.
倘若失去了爱,多好的春天,也会黯淡无光。