2018年3月26日 星期一

東西「故障」、「出毛病」的英文

東西「故障」、「出毛病」的英文
play up跟act up原來都是指小朋友調皮搗蛋的意思,也可用來表示機器或身體出了一些毛病:



 play up 添麻煩;給人產生困難/痛苦
The printer’s playing up again. 印表機又出問題了
My phone keeps playing up. Every now and then the touchscreen goes odd. 我的手機一直出狀況,觸控螢幕時不時會怪怪的。
My back is playing up again 我的背痛又發作了

act up  (機器)運轉不正常;(身體部位)出毛病, 犯病 
The car's engine began to act up. 汽車的發動機開始出毛病了。
My car always acts up in cold weather. 天冷時,我的車老出故障。 
Her shoulder was acting up (= hurting because of injury). 她的肩傷發作。

on the blink(機器等)沒有正常運作
The washing machine's on the blink again. 洗衣機又出毛病了。
The TV is on the blink.

hitch 臨時故障,小問題 
Due to a slight technical hitch, the concert will be starting half an hour late. 由於出了一點小小的技術故障,音樂會將順延半個小時開始。

glitch 小毛病;小差錯;小故障 
The system has been plagued with glitches ever since its launch. 系統自啟動以來不斷有小故障。

malfunction 故障:運轉不正常
Shortly before the crash the pilot had reported a malfunction of the aircraft's navigation system.
就在飛機墜毀前不久,飛行員曾報告說導航系統失靈。
The company recently had a computer malfunction and lost a portion of its accounting records. 這間公司最近發生電腦故障,一部分的會計紀錄消失了。

out of whack 出毛病的,不正常;不一致
You can use Carol's old bike - the gears are out of whack, but it still goes. 你可以騎卡羅爾的舊腳踏車——齒輪可能有點問題,但還能騎。  
My stomach seems out of whack. 我的胃似乎出了毛病。
His earnings and spending were out of whack. 他入不敷出。 
The television report on the weather is always out of whack with the weather we actually get. 電視台的天氣預報常與實際的天氣情形不一致。

out of action 出故障;失靈;停止運轉 
I'm afraid the TV's out of action. 恐怕電視機壞了。
out of order 發生故障
The women's toilet is temporarily out of order. 女性化妝室臨時故障。

break down [動詞](機器或車輛)出故障
Our car broke down and we had to push it off the road. 我們的汽車拋錨了,我們只好把它推到路旁。

breakdown [名詞](機器等的)故障,損壞  
Our car had a breakdown on the road . 我們的汽車在路上拋錨了。

fail 失靈;失去作用 
The engine failed. 引擎出故障了。
The brakes failed and the car crashed into a tree. 煞車失靈,汽車撞到樹上。

「故障」的其他口語說法:
The computer's down again. 電腦又再度當機。
The phone is dead. 手機掛了。
The telephone isn't working. 電話壞了。
The phone is not in service. 這台電話不能用。
This watch is broken. This watch doesn't run. 這支手表壞了。


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