【多益高分達人】如何用英文讚美他人?這幾句快學起來!

看到同事、朋友做了很威的事,想跟他們進一步討教,或讚美他們,該怎麼用英文表達呢?
一起來看看今天的小對話吧!

A: How did you ________ close that deal within such a short time? I heard that client is really hard to please. What you did was really incredible!

B: Thanks. It was tough at the beginning, but I spent some time researching what they might need for their current projects and offered them an ingenious solution with a competitive price.

A: I see. Thanks for the tip! I will give it a shot next time.

(A) manage to
(B) attempt to
(C) go back to
(D) get to

用英文讚美

 

解答翻譯

正解:(A)

A: How did you manage to close that deal within such a short time?
(你是如何在這麼短的時間內設法談成該筆生意?)

I heard that client is really hard to please.
(我聽說那個客人很難取悅。)

What you did was really incredible!
(你做的真是太棒了!)

B: Thanks. It was tough at the beginning, but I spent some time researching what they might need for their current projects and offered them an ingenious solution with a competitive price.
(謝謝。在開始的時候很困難,但之後我花了一些時間研究他們目前案子可能需要的東西,並提供他們一個別出心裁、價格很有競爭力的解決方案。)

A: I see. Thanks for the tip! I will give it a shot next time.
(我明白了。謝謝你的小撇步!我下次會試試看。)

 

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答案詳解

(A) manage to

Manage to + 原形動詞」在這裡有某事較困難,但「努力設法做到、最後成功做到」的意思。再舉些例子:

How did you manage to get such a great job at Google?
(你是怎麼得到這麼好的在 Google 的工作?)

How do you manage to stay so slim?
(你是怎麼保持得這麼苗條?)

 

(B) attempt to

Attempt to + 原形動詞」有某事較困難,但「企圖嘗試做某事」的意思。

和 manage 不一樣的地方是,manage 是「已經成功做到」,而 attempt「還在嘗試階段」。例如:

Our company is attempting to bid for the contract despite the strong competition and is in need of support from our department.
(儘管競爭激烈,我們公司依然正在試著去爭取這個標案,並且需要我們部門的協助。)

 

(C) go back to

「Go back to + 名詞」是「回到…」的意思。例如:

I don’t want to go back to that restaurant again. Both food and service are terrible.
(我不想要再回到那間餐廳了。食物和服務都好糟糕。)

We can always go back to the original plan if necessary.
(如果有需要,我們可以隨時回到原先的計畫。)

 

(D) get to

「get to + 地方」有「到達某地方」的意思,是非常常見的片語喔。例如:

Excuse me. Could you tell me how to get to the train station from here?
(不好意思。你能不能告訴我怎麼從這裡到火車站?)

還可以參考這篇專欄教學:旅遊英文!『我抵達機場了』動詞要用哪個:arrive、reach、get?

另外,「get to + 原形動詞」還有「有機會做某事」的意思。例如:

My mom didn’t get to learn English when she was little.
(我媽媽小時候沒有機會學英文。)

 

重點單字

 

close the deal(動詞)結束交易、談成該筆生意

within(介係詞)在…範圍內

client(名詞)客戶

hard to please(形容詞)難以取悅的

incredible(形容詞)難以置信的、驚人的、非常棒的

tough(形容詞)棘手的、困難的

current(形容詞)目前的

ingenious(形容詞)足智多謀的、別出心裁的

solution(名詞)解決辦法、解決方案

competitive price(名詞)有競爭力的價格

give it a shot(動詞)試試看

 

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