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。)
= 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。)
◎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。)
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!
◎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.
◎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?
◎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。)
= 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?
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。)
good night. (晚安。)
= have pleasant dreams.
don't let the bedbugs bite. (晚安。)