2017年2月24日 星期五

「大咖」、「大人物」的英文

以下列出可以用來表示「大咖、大人物、A咖、重量級人物」等意思的英文單字片語:




mogul /ˈmoʊgəl/ 大人物;大亨;富豪;權貴;巨頭

  • movie/media/industry moguls 電影/傳媒/工業巨頭
  • He is a real estate mogul. His net assets is said to exceed 10 billion U.S. dollars . 他是一個地產大亨。他的資產淨值據說超過百億。


magnate /ˈmægˌneɪt/ 巨擘,富豪,大亨;工商界巨頭

  • a well-known shipping magnate 赫赫有名的船王
  • a press magnate 報業巨子
  • a steel magnate 鋼鐵大王
  • an oil magnate 石油大亨


tycoon (企業界的)大亨;巨擘

  • a business/property/shipping tycoon 商業/地產業/船業巨頭


movers and shakers 有權勢的人;有影響力的人物 
= people with a lot of power and influence.

  • It's a play that's attracted the attention of the Broadway movers and shakers. 這部戲劇引起了百老匯大人物的關注。
  • Who are the movers and shakers around here? 這裡是誰在作主?


honcho /ˈhɑːntʃoʊ/ 負責人,主事者; the person in charge

  • Who's the head honcho around here? 這兒誰是負責人?
  • I want to talk to the head honcho. 我想跟這裡的負責人說話。


who's who 某個領域中的重要人物或知名人士

  • The convention was attended by a who's who of the publishing industry. 一位出版業的要角出席了這場會議。


hot shot 高手;達人;大亨
= a talented and successful person.

  • She's quite a hotshot at chess. 她是個國際象棋高手。
  • Now he's a lecturer, he thinks he's a real hotshot! 現在他當了講師,就認為自己是高手了。
  • The company has hired a couple of young hotshots to revamp its advertising campaign.
  • They've hired a hotshot lawyer.


big shot 大人物

  • He is a big shot though he looks so common. 雖然他看上去很普通, 但他是個大人物。
  • His father is a big shot in the steel industry. 他父親是鋼鐵業的大人物。


big wheel 重要人物;具有影響力的人

  • That man is a big wheel in the electronics industry. 那個人是電子工業鉅子。


bigwig 權貴之人;大亨

  • We were invited to a lunch with local bigwigs. 我們受邀與當地要人共進午餐。
  • All the bigwigs of the city gathered together to discuss the formation of a new development bank. 這個城市的所有的大亨聚集在一起討論如何成立一家新建設銀行。
  • She had to entertain some boring local bigwigs.


big gun 有影響力的重要人物 

  • She's a big gun in city politics. 她是市政要人。
  • They called in the big guns to deal with the problem.


big noise 有影響力的人, 要人, 名人

  • In our school, Professor Johnson was a big noise. 在我們學校, 約翰遜教授是個鼎鼎大名的人物。


kingpin (組織中的)主要人物,領袖

  • Police have arrested the suspected kingpin of a car-stealing operation. 警察逮捕了疑似偷車集團首腦的嫌犯。


top dog / top banana 權威;優勝者 
團體或組織當中最重要的人物,具有權威與地位

  • He's the mob's top banana.
  • Now that she's top dog you can't get hold of her at all.


high-profile figure 知名人物
high-profile (adj.) 備受關注的;眾所矚目的

  • He is the latest high-profile figure to become embroiled in scandal. 他是最近捲入醜聞當中的知名人士。
  • He remains a high-profile figure in his home country – not least because of his tireless charity work and battles with cancer and a brain tumor. 在他的故鄉,他仍然享有高知名度,尤其是因為他致力於慈善工作,以及對抗癌症和腦瘤的事跡。


*second banana B咖、配角;助手

  • I generally don't mind playing second banana when I'm with such a legendary comedian, but it would be nice to be the one getting all the laughs once in a while.
  • The plumber left his second banana behind, to finish installing my new sink.
















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