「bells and whistles」是什麼意思?

2021/03/05 11:03
Sammy 老師
分類: 英文字彙片語

whistle 當名詞是「哨子」,當動詞是「口哨」

bells and whistles 字面上是「鈴鐺和哨子」

其實它是指「花俏的功能」

比如一台計算機還附有打電玩的功能

這就是 bells and whistles

它的由來是以前默片時期,放影片的現場會有一台管風琴

上面會有「鈴鐺和哨子」負責多種影片所需的音效

延伸到現代就成了這個意思


我們來造些句:

The bells and whistles are nice, but unnecessary to what I bought this machine for.
(這些額外的花俏功能是很不錯,但以我買這台機器的目的來說太多餘了。)

You will end up paying a lot of money for the bells and whistles of this car.
(結果是你將會為這部車額外的花俏功能花很多錢。)

I wonder how much extra the bells and whistles cost.
(不知道這些額外的花俏功能要花多少錢。)



 
 

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