一周词汇:周末

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你正在计划度过一个big weekend吗?或者你更希望过一个quiet的周末?又或者你盼望着能在周末get away?现在就来了解一下澳大利亚人如何讨论关于周末的话题。

What did you get up to on the weekend?

墨尔本人周末都做些啥?

周末过后,周一上班日,你很可能会听到别人问你:

What did you get up to on the weekend?

What did you get up to的意思是what did you do?

What did you get up to是开始讨论周末做了些啥的常用句子,这个表达方式不太正式但显得有礼貌。

除此之外还有很多方式询问别人周末过得如何:

How was your weekend?

Did you do anything exciting on the weekend?

How did you spend your weekend?

澳洲佳记者走上墨尔本街头问问人们 what they got up to on the weekend。看看以上这个视频短片,能否明白人们都回答了什么?

Busy weekends

从视频可以看到,有的人周末参加了一些活动,例如婚礼 weddings或派对parties。有的人上班worked,学习studied或者出去吃大餐dinner。还有的人去踢澳式足球footy

如果你度过了一个忙碌的周末,你可以说 out and about,意思是你忙个不停。

Sorry I didn't call you back, I've been out and about all day.

除了 out and about,还可以用a big weekend或者a big one来形容周末活动很多,一直在外面待到很晚。

Quiet weekends

周末在家待着
Flickr CC:Evil Erin

如果你周末只是待在家里哪儿都没去,可以说你度过了 a quiet weekenda quiet one,还可以说a lazy one,在这些短语中one指代weekend

另外你还可说 stay in,意思是待在家里,或者说spent your weekend hanging around the houseHang around the house是指在家里度过,在家里看电影、看书或做其他事情放松放松。

Just chilling

放松
Flickr CC:Juliana Dacoregio

有的人也许会说 chilled on the weekendchill是非正式方式表示放松。

度过一个悠闲放松的周末是 recharge的好方法。Rechargerecharge your batteries的简单说法,意思是人就像电子设备,需要在工作一段时间后休息一下或度个假,充一下电,这样才能恢复精力充沛。

- What did you get up to on the weekend?

- Nothing much, I just had a quiet one. I needed to recharge.

Time with friends

与朋友在一起
Flickr CC:Jesse Garrison

如果你周末与朋友度过你可以说 hung out with friends,或者catch up with friends

Catch up with someone是指会朋友,聊一聊大家的近况,特指在长时间没有见面后。

如果你出去度假了,可以说 got awaywent away

- What did you get up to on the weekend?

-We decided to get away, so we went camping.

在周末 get away或者go away是指进行短途旅游,通常是离开城市到郊区度过一两日假期。

如果你周末要去参加一个活动,你可以说 have made a weekend of it,意思是你周末参加各项活动,整个周末都被填满了。

We had a wedding to attend on the coast so we decided to make a weekend of it.

I had to go to a meeting in Sydney so I caught up with friends and made a weekend of it.

Next weekend

露营
Flickr CC:Al_HikesAZ

好,周末结束了,虽然有点早,不过也是时候计划下一个周末的内容了。在澳大利亚,每到周五,人们最常讨论的话题就是周末有何计划。

你的朋友或同事也许会问: What are you up to on the weekend? 或者 Are you up to much this weekend? 两个问句的意思都是What are you planning to do this weekend?