如何让你的英语口语“不明觉厉”?

 1、Dunno

This word is used informally and in spoken language, especially by teenagers who don’t want to answer their parents!

这个词为非正式用语,一般在口语中使用,孩子们不想回答父母的问题时会经常用到这个词。

e.g. ‘When do you have to submit this essay?’ ‘Dunno. I can’t remember.'

例句:“你什么时候要交论文?”“不知道,不记得了。”

 

2. I have no idea/I haven’t a clue/I haven’t the faintest idea

These expressions are used when you have no information and you cannot guess the answer to a question.

这些表达通常用在你没有任何关于这个问题的信息,无法猜到答案的时候。

e.g. ‘What time does the film start?’ ‘I have no idea. Why don’t you call the cinema?’

例句:“电影什么时候开始?” “不清楚,你为什么不打电话问电影院呢?”

e.g. ‘Would you by any chance know where St James’s Street is?’ ‘I haven’t a clue. Sorry.’

例句:“你知道圣詹姆斯大街在哪儿吗?” “不好意思,不太清楚。”

e.g. ‘Could somebody please explain how this happened?’ ‘I haven’t the faintest idea.’

例句:“有没有人能解释一下这是怎么回事?” “我也不知道。”

 

3. How should I know?/Don’t ask me/Search me

These expressions are used when you do not know something and you feel annoyed that someone is asking you about it.

当你不知道问题的答案,又很反感别人问你时,可以这么说。

e.g. ‘Who left this mess on the table?’ ‘How should I know? I’ve only just come home.’

例句:“谁把桌子弄得一团乱?” “我怎么知道,我才刚到家。”

e.g. ‘What time did she say she was catching her train? ’ ‘Don’t ask me. I’m always the last to know.’

例句:“她什么时候说她在赶火车来着?” “别问我,我总是最后一个知道的。”

e.g. ‘Why didn’t he ask you for the keys?’ ‘Search me. I’m not a mind reader.’

例句:“为什么他不问你要钥匙呢?” “不知道,我又不会读心术。”