你今天会回来得晚吗? are you gonna be late today?

  no, i'll be home at the usual time. (不,和平常一样。)

  ◎几点回来? what time are you coming home?

  around seven o'clock. (大概7点左右吧。)

  ◎饭盒带了吗? have you got your lunch box?

  yes, right here. (嗯,带了。)

  ◎今天好像要下雨。 it might rain today.

  take your umbrella with you. (带上伞吧!)

  ◎出门的时候,可别忘了锁门。 don't forget to lock the door when you leave.


  ◎ 我回来了。i'm home.

  welcome back. (你回来了。)

  ◎你回来了。welcome home!

  = welcome back!

  ◎今天过得愉快吗? did you have a good time?

  ◎今天怎么样? how did it go today?

  = how was your day?

  ◎我可以出去玩儿会儿吗? can i go out to play?

  after you finish your homework. (写完作业再去吧。)

  ◎我饿了。 i'm hungry.

  we have some snacks. (吃点儿点心吧。)

  ◎点心在哪儿? where are the snacks?

  they're in the cupboard. (在碗橱里。)

  ◎我去补习学校了啊。 i'm going to cram school now.

  call when you finish. (下课后来个电话。)


  ◎能给我点儿零花钱吗? may i have my allowance?

  what do you want to buy? (你要买什么呀?)

  ◎真累啊! i'm tired.

  = i'm exhausted. (我精疲力尽了)

  = i'm pooped. (*俚语)

  ◎晚饭你想吃什么? what would you like for dinner?

  = what do you want for dinner? (晚饭吃什么?)

  how about steak? (吃牛排怎么样?)

  ◎你能帮我准备餐具吗? would you help me set the table?

  i'd be happy to. (乐意之至。)

  *set the table 是将刀、叉和杯子在桌子上摆好,准备吃饭的意思。

  ◎晚饭做什么好呢? what should i make for dinner?

  = what should i cook for dinner?

  = what should i fix for dinner?

  ◎还是家好哇。 it's good to be home.

  = there's no place like home.

  = it feels so good to be home.


  你能不能赶紧去趟商店? would you run to the store?

  in just a minute. (稍等一下。)


  ◎洗澡水烧好了。 the bath is ready.

  it's been a long day. (今天真累呀!)

  ◎我要冲个澡。i'm taking a shower.

  ◎晚饭做好了吗? is dinner ready?

  not yet. (还没呢。)

  is it time for dinner yet? (该吃晚饭了吧?)

  ◎妈妈,今天晚饭吃什么? mom, what's for dinner tonight?

  = mom, what did you fix for dinner?

  ◎晚饭吃什么? what's for dinner?

  salisbury steak. (吃汉堡肉饼。)

  great! (太棒了。)

  ◎今天吃咖哩饭。today, we're having curry.

  = we're having curry today.

  ◎还要多久才能做好呀? how soon can you get it ready?

  = when will it be ready?

  = how soon will it be done?

  in about five more minutes. (再有5分钟吧。)


  我吃了啊。let's eat.

  shall we begin? (可以吃了吗?)

  ◎请先吃吧。please go ahead.

  = please help yourself.

  ◎这把刀真快呀! this knife cuts well, doesn't it?

  it sure does. (真挺快的。)

  ◎水开啦! the water is boiling!

  o.k. (知道啦!)

  ◎开饭啦! come and get it!

  it's time for dinner! (该吃晚饭啦!)

  breakfast/lunch/dinner is ready! (早饭/午饭/晚饭好了啊!)


  ◎该吃饭啦! it's time to eat.

  finally. (终于吃上饭喽!)

  ◎这就来啦! i'm coming.

  i'll be right there. (我马上就去。)

  i'm on my way. 我马上就去

  ◎手洗干净了吗? did you wash your hands well?

  yes. (洗干净了。)

  ◎别弄洒了。 don't spill it!

  don't tip it over.

  ◎把碗里的菜吃光。eat all of your vegetables.

  = finish your vegetables.

  = finish up your vegetables.

  ◎把饭吃光。finish up your plate.

  i'm trying to. (这不吃着呢嘛。)

  ◎我不喜欢吃芦笋。 i don't like asparagus.

  don't be picky. (不许挑食。)

  ◎谢谢您的款待。it was very delicious. thank you.

  it was a wonderful dinner. (谢谢您丰盛的晚餐。)

  ◎能帮我收拾盘子吗? would you clear the table?

  would you put the dishes away?

  ◎把盘子洗了。 do the dishes!

  = wash the dishes!

  i will. (就去洗。)

  it's not my turn. (今天不该我洗。)


  ◎我擦盘子。 i'll dry the dishes.


  ◎你干什么呢? what are you doing?

  *口语中一般发成“what're you doing?”

  ◎我看电视呢。i'm watching tv.


  ◎有什么好看的节目吗? are there any good programs on tv?

  no, not today. (没有,今天没什么好看的。)

  ◎野茂上电视了。 nomo is on tv.


  what's on channel 8?

  ◎能不能帮我换个台? would you change the channel?

  = would you switch the channel?

  = would you change the station?

  ◎我还想看电视。 i want to watch more tv.

  you've watched enough for tonight. (今晚你看得够多的了。)

  ◎铺床吧。 let's spread out the futon.

  let's get the futon out. (把被子拿出来吧。)


  ◎我困了。i'm sleepy.

  = why don't you take a nap? (你干嘛不睡午觉?)

  = i'm drowsy.


  ◎作业做了吗? did you do your homework?

  ◎好好学习。study hard.

  i am. (好好学着呢。)

  ◎快点睡觉。 hurry up and go to sleep.

  ◎游戏玩够了吧。enough with your video games.

  i can't quit now. (正好玩着呢。)

  ◎一定要刷牙噢。make sure you brush your teeth.

  i will. (一定刷。)

  ◎明天的东西都准备好了吗? are you ready for tomorrow?

  no, not yet. (没有,还没准备好呢。)

  ◎我去洗个澡。i'm going to take a bath.

  make sure you wash up well. (好好洗洗啊。)

  ◎该睡觉了。time to go to sleep.

  just a minute. (再等一下。)


  ◎电视还开着呢。you left the tv on.

  sorry about that. (对不起,我忘了关。)

  you forgot to turn the tv off. (你忘了关电视啦。)

  ◎别把你的东西都摊在这儿。don't leave your stuff here.

  i won't. (知道了。)

  把闹钟定在8点了。i set the alarm clock for 8:00.

  i set it for 8:00.

  ◎明天7点叫醒我。wake me up at seven tomorrow.

  sure thing. (知道了。)

  ◎晚安。good night.

  good night. (晚安。)

  ◎做个好梦。sweet dreams!

  = have pleasant dreams.

  don't let the bedbugs bite. (晚安。)

  *该句和good night!一起用于就寝前。一般人均可使用,特别多用于父母对子女。

  *bedbugs “臭虫”,直译是“别让臭虫咬了。”但现在没有这种意思,只是睡觉前常用的表达方式之一。