難過/悲傷/垂頭喪氣..英文是?!表達「難過」的6個英文片語

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編輯/霍楚昀

down in the mouth不是指下巴掉下來,down in the dumps 不是指在垃圾堆中跌倒,你知道它們可都是表達傷心、難過的片語嗎?

Let’s talk的英文老師整理了6種關於「悲傷」的片語,讓你能針對不同層次的情感與狀況,細膩地表達傷心的情緒。

1. Down in the mouth

垂頭喪氣、嘴角下垂的樣子。

ex. You’re looking down in the mouth. What’s the problem?

2. Down in the dumps (or in the dumps)

因沮喪、痛苦而情緒低落。

ex:He’s been down in the dumps ever since he lost his job.

ex. Sharon is down in the dumps because her boyfriend has gone on holiday without her.

3. Reduced to tears

指的是某個人或某件事「讓」你難過落淚。

ex. My boss reduced me to tears when he shouted at me.

ex. Her mother reduces her to tears with her constant criticism.

4. Feeling blue or to have the blues

這裡的”blue”指的是憂鬱、情緒低落。

ex. I’m feeling blue today.

ex. She has the blues because she hasn’t seen her boyfriend for a week.

5. Lump in your throat

如鯁在喉,因為強烈的悲傷等情感而讓你感到喉嚨緊繃。

ex. The movie was so touching that i had a lump in my throat.

6. Face like a wet weekend

英國俚語「臉像愁雲慘霧的周末」,指一個人很難過,且情緒全寫在臉上。

ex. Mom’s face is like a wet weekend because the food didn’t taste good.

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