Help for English

Food idioms (2)

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE Vydáno dne 15.10.2017

Víte, že citron může být šunka? A umíte v angličtině mazat med kolem pusy? To a mnohem více se dočtete v dnešním článku o idiomech.



Food idioms (2)

Idiomy jsou zažitá spojení, která v doslovném překladu nedávají často příliš smysl, proto je jejich pochopení poměrně komplikované. Více si o problematice idiomů přečtěte v článku zde.

Podrobně jsme se již věnovali idiomům obsahující čísla, zvířata 1 a zvířata 2, ale také už máme za sebou první části idiomů o jídle. Dnes tedy jídlo podruhé.

to be a butterfingers / to have butterfingers

být nešika, být nemehlo TTT

Don't throw him the ball, he has butterfingers. TTT
God, you dropped it again! – Sorry, I am such a butterfingers. TTT 

to cherrypick / cherry-pick

vybírat si jen to nejleší TTT

The company cherrypicked profitable areas, ignoring the others. TTT
You can't cherry-pick only the best nuts that are easy to crack and leave the rest to me. We will have to open all the nuts that are in the bowl anyway. TTT 

to spice sth up

dodat šmrnc, oživit (taky okořenit)

If you two aren't happy with your sex life anymore, why don't you spice it up a little? TTT
The party was quite boring when I got there and no one was having much fun. Then Jason and Sarah arrived and spiced the party up with some games. It was really cool. TTT 

to butter sb up

podlézat, přehnaně lichotit, mazat med kolem huby TTT

My colleague Mark is always buttering up our boss. He naively thinks he'll get a pay rise. TTT
At least butter me up a little if you want to borrow some money. TTT 

peanuts

pakatel, pár šupů TTT

A thousand pounds for that fancy watch? I'm sure it's just peanuts for him. TTT
Do you know how much they are offering to pay? I'm not going to work for peanuts! TTT 

a lemon

šunt, šunka, béčko, slabota (často ve spojení s auty)

He seems happy with the pre-owned car, but I'm afraid he'll find out very soon it's a lemon. TTT
My new phone is a real lemon. I regret ever buying it. TTT 

mutton dressed (up) as lamb

stará, co si hraje na mladou TTT

Do you really want to buy this dress? You aren't twenty anymore and I'm sure you don't want to look like mutton dressed as lamb, do you? TTT
She usually dresses the same way as her daughter. She believes mutton dressed as lamb is sexy or something. TTT 

to sugarcoat

zaobalit – učinit přijatelným, stravitelným TTT

I wouldn't tell him about the commotion. Well, ok, tell him, but sugarcoat it a little. TTT
No matter how much I sugercoated the news, it left her devastated. TTT 

to compare apples and oranges

míchat/porovnávat jablka s hruškami TTT

My job and your job? Give me a break. It's like comparing apples and oranges. I work much harder. TTT
I know you painted the hall last year and yes, it looks much better now. But painting all the house is not the same. Don't compare apples and oranges. TTT 

like taking candy from a baby

hračka, snadná věc TTT

I hope you aren't surprised we won. Come on, it was like taking candy from a baby. TTT
Whenever my grandma sees a door-to-door salesperson, she always buys something. It's so easy for them. It's like taking candy from a baby. TTT 

packed (in) like sardines

namačkaní jako sardinky

There were only two cabins on that boat so we were packed like sardines when we wanted to sleep. Otherwise the voyage was amazing. TTT
When the bus came, it was already terribly crowded. Steve managed to squeeze in, but all the passengers were packed like sardines. TTT 

to rub salt in/into sb's wound

dělat to ještě horší TTT

Not only did his boss reduce his salary, he rubbed salt in his wound buy telling him he could easily fire him. TTT
She failed the final exam and to rub salt into the wound her boyfriend dumped her the very same day. TTT 

the cream of the crop

výkvět, to nejlepší TTT

Some of the new employees think they are the cream of the crop. They think they're much better than the rest of us. TTT
This new car really is the cream of the crop. TTT 

Pozn.: Setkat se v angličtině můžete také s francouzským crème de la crème/ˌkrem d­ə lɑ: 'krem/ (nejlepší z nejlepších). TTT

tak to (na světě) chodí, tak už to bývá TTT

Not everything always turns out the way you want. That's the way the cookie crumbles. TTT
You can't always win. That's the way the cookie crumbles. TTT 

life is not a bowl of cherries

život není peříčko/procházka růžovou zahradou TTT

It's so unfair! – Well, life is not a bowl of cherries. TTT
I know. Life isn't always a bowl of cherries, but I will not give up. TTT 

you can't make an omelette without breaking (a few) eggs

když se kácí les, lítají třísky TTT

Some employees will have to be dismissed in order for the company to become more successful. You know what they say, you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. TTT 

too many cooks spoil the broth/stew

když moc lidí mluví do stejné věci, dopadne to špatně TTT

I think only James and Steve should take care of the contract. You know what they say, too many cooks spoil the broth. TTT
I know that too many cooks spoil the stew, but two heads are better than one. TTT 

Některé idiomy (zde hlavě ty na konci seznamu) hraničí až s klišé, proto doporučujeme i samostatný článek o anglických klišé.




Aplikace pro výuku angličtiny od autorů Help for English!

Učte se s námi anglicky po celý rok již za 990 Kč. Získejte týden zdarma zde.

Pokračovat můžete zde:

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

Food idioms (1)

Několik užitečných idiomů spojených s jídlem. Asi víte, co je “piece of cake”, ale co třeba “bun in the oven” nebo “chalk and cheese”?

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

Body idioms (1)

Dnes nabízíme prvních dvacet idiomů, které obsahují části těla.

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

Food idioms (test 2)

Otestujte si své znalosti idiomů obsahujících jídlo na dalších deseti větách.

Komentáře k článku
Téma Přísp. Přečteno Poslední příspěvek
Nepřečteno Food idioms (2) 2 1525 Od dalid poslední příspěvek
před 3 lety