关于火的幽默故事和习语(2018-11-09)

发表时间:2018-11-09内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Mr.Brown was busy writing(1) letters in his room when his servant,a very stupid boy,rushed hastily into(2) his master's room and shouted loudly in an excited voice,“Fire,Fire!The kitchen is on fire(3)!”

Mr.Brown got up(4) quickly, and he and the boy ran as fast as they could (5)to the kitchen.

“Look there,” shouted the boy, pointing to the leaping flames(6). He had carelessly left some dry wood near the fire and this was alight and blazing hard. Mr.Brown saw a big pot of boiling water(7) on the top of the stove.“You silly fellow,”he said.“Why didn't you throw that on the burning wood?That would have put it out(8) quickly.”

“Oh,no,” said the boy slowly,“That water would be useless;it's hot water(9).”

【锁定译文】

火!火!

当布朗先生正在自己的房间里忙着写信时,他的仆人,一个傻小子急匆匆地闯进屋来,异常紧张地大声喊道:“火!火!厨房着火了!”

布朗先生迅疾起身,和仆人一起尽快地跑到厨房。

“看那儿!”傻小子指着蹿跳的火焰喊着。原来是他不小心把几块干木头落在火旁烧着了,并且火势很猛。当布朗先生看到炉子上的一大锅开水时,他说:“你为什么不把这锅水泼到着火的木头上呢?那样的话,火不就会被迅速地熄灭了吗!”

“哦,那可不行,”傻小子慢吞吞地说,“这水泼上也没有用,它是热水呀!”

【注释】

1.be busy doing sth.:表示忙于做某事。

2.rush into sp.:表示“冲入某处”的意思,以此类推,rush out of sp.表示“冲出某处”的意思。

3.be on fire:表示“着火”之意。

4.get up:可以理解为起身、起床的意思。

5.run as fast as someone could表示尽可能快地跑。

6.leaping flames: 熊熊燃烧的火花。Leap表示跳跃的意思。

7.boiling water: 煮沸的水,开水。

8.put out:固定搭配,表示熄灭的意思。

9.hot water:热水。

关于火的英语习语

a running fire:连发, 连射; 一连串的批评指责。

as hot as fire:像火一样热。

as red as fire:火红, 通红。

as salt as fire:极咸。

be fired:被解雇。

between two fires:在两面夹攻中; 进退维谷,左右为难。

blow the fire:(用风箱, 鼓风机等)吹火;挑唆,煽动。

build a fire under sb.:迫使某人行动起来。

carry fire in one hand and water in the other:两面三刀,口不应心。

catch fire/take fire/ be on fire:着火。

cease fire:停火。

fight fire with fire:以火攻火, 以毒攻毒。

shoot fire:眼中冒火,怒目相对。

go through fire and water:赴汤蹈火, 历尽艰险。

be like fire:飞快地。

make a fire:生火。

make up a fire:添燃料使火烧旺。

nurse a fire:照看着不让火熄灭。

play with fire:玩火, 干危险的事。

save sth. out of the fire:把东西从火中抢救出。

set fire to:放火烧, 使燃烧; 使兴奋, 使激动。

fire at sth./sb.:对…… 开枪, 向…… 射击。

low fire:微火。

mild fire:文火。

naked fire:明火。

running fire:烈火。

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