2016年4月12日 星期二

小氣、吝嗇、摳門的英文說法

小氣、吝嗇、摳門的英文說法


[名詞] 小氣鬼 守財奴 吝嗇鬼 鐵公雞


miser: a person who loves money and hates spending it


scrooge: someone who spends as little money as possible and is not generous
He's a mean old scrooge! 他是個老吝嗇鬼!
Scrooge is a character who learns how to be generous, in the book 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens.吝嗇鬼;守財奴(史古基是查爾斯‧狄更斯《聖誕頌歌》一書中的角色,他學習到慷慨大方之道)


cheapskate: a person who is unwilling to spend money
My dad's such a cheapskate that he's put a lock on the telephone. 我爸爸真是個吝嗇鬼,連電話都上了鎖。


[形容詞]


stingy
He's really stingy and never buys the drinks when we go out. 他非常小氣,我們一起出去時他從來不請喝酒。


mean: not willing to give or share things, especially money
He's too mean to buy her a ring. 他太吝嗇了,捨不得買一枚戒指給她。
My landlord's very mean with the heating - it's only on for two hourseach day. 我的房東對使用暖氣很吝嗇——每天只開兩個小時。

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