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用中文说: "Class act"

1. Class act

【中文】优雅、绅士、有风度的人/事

     Yōuyā, shēnshì, yǒu fēngdù de rén/shì

【解释】 They have a lot of class in public situations. It can also be used as an insult because you can sarcastically use it to describe someone.

- He is a class act for being a good listener.

 他是个能够倾听他人的绅士。

 Tā shìgè nénggòu qīngtīng tārén de shēnshì.


- Those girls are a class act since they get involved in every school activity.

 那些女孩儿举止优雅,参与了学校里的每项活动。

 Nàxiē nǚhái ér jǔzhǐ yōuyā, cānyùle xuéxiào lǐ de měi xiàng huódòng.

用中文说: "Class act"

2.  Kickback 

【中文】回扣

      Huíkòu

【解释】 Is a negotiated bribe, where commission is paid to bribe taker.

【例句】


- The corrupt President needed a kickback of 25% before any contract with foreign companies could be signed. 

 这个腐败的总统在和任何外国公司签署合同时都要拿25%的回扣。

 Zhège fǔbài de zǒngtǒng zài hé rènhé wàiguó gōngsī qiānshǔ hétóng shí dōu yào ná 25%de huíkòu.


- The insurance company got a kickback for sending patients to doctors they were friends with.

 这个保险公司把病人介绍给他们认识的医生看病,从中拿回扣。

 Zhège bǎoxiǎn gōngsī bǎ bìngrén jièshào gěi tāmen rènshi de yīshēng kànbìng, cóngzhōng ná huíkòu.

用中文说: "Class act"

3.  Walk in the park

【中文】像公园散步一样轻松、小菜儿一碟、轻而易举的

      Xiàng gōngyuán sànbù yīyàng qīngsōng, xiǎocài er yī dié, qīng'éryìjǔ de

【解释】 Something easy.

【例句】


- Flying a plane is no walk in the park. 

 开飞机并不是轻而易举的。

 Kāi fēijī bìng bùshì qīng'éryìjǔ de.


- Singing in public is a walk in the park for her but not speaking in public.

 当众唱歌对她来说是小菜一碟,但当众演讲就是另外一回事儿了。

Dāngzhòng chànggē duì tā lái shuō shì xiǎocài yī dié, dàn dāngzhòng yǎnjiǎng jiùshì lìngwài yī huí shì erle.

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