2013年4月6日 星期六

「喘不過氣、氣喘吁吁、上氣不接下氣」的英文

out of breath 形容因為跑步等運動氣喘噓噓的樣子
I'm a little out of breath from walking up all those stairs. 

winded 用來形容人因為跑步等運動而喘氣的樣子
Mark is so unfit - he gets winded just from walking up a flight of stairs. 馬克的身體太差了——他只爬了一段樓梯就喘不上來氣。
I was winded when I got to the top of the hill. 

huff and puff可以指因為運動等而喘不過氣來,上氣不接下氣的樣子。
We were huffing and puffing by the time we'd climbed to the top of the hill. 我們爬上山頂後直喘大氣。
Huffing and puffing, we arrived at the classroom door with only seven seconds to spare.
We were huffing and puffing by the time we'd climbed to the top of the hill. 
huff and puff也可以形容人生氣時大罵、怒氣沖沖的樣子
After a lot of huffing and puffing, he eventually gave in to our request.
She'll huff and puff for a while, but she'll calm down later.



資料來源:
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/out%20of%20breath
http://dj.iciba.com/winded
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/huff-and-puff
http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/huff_1
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/huff