John, apologize to her.
John, apologize to her. (约翰，向她道歉。)
I'm really sorry. (真对不起。)
John, you listen to me!
John, you listen to me! (约翰，你听我说!)
I don't want to. (我不想听。)
Watch out! Don't play with that thing.
Mom, watch! (妈妈，你看!)
Watch out! Don't play with that thing. (危险，别淘气。)
Do it yourself.
Can you fix my bicycle? (能帮我修一下自行车吗?)
Do it yourself. (自己修。)
Do it by yourself.
Do it for yourself.
You should finish what you start.
I'm going to give up. (我想放弃了。)
You should finish what you start. (你别半途而废。)
Don't leave things half done. *也可用half done来表示“半途而废” 。
I'm ready to throw in the towel. *这是一句拳击用语，用来比喻“认输 ”。
You failed the exam again. (你又没考上。)
I'm ready to throw in the towel. (我认输了。)
It's your duty (to do that). *duty “(法律、道德上的)义务，应尽的责任 ”。
It's up to you to do that. (这是你应该做的。)
It's your responsibility. (这是你分内的工作。)
Be good to others.
Do unto others as you would have done to you.*正式的说法。
You should treat others kindly.
Do unto others.
You can't be too careful. *直译“再小心也不为过”。
You can't be too careful. (你要再三小心。)
That's true. (那是当然。)
It's best to be as safe as possible.
(It's) better safe than sorry. (保得安全总比后悔好。)
Make up your mind after thinking it over carefully. *make up one's mind 常 用词组，表示decide(下决心)。带有“仔细考虑之后再下决定”的语感。
Make your decision after you give it a lot of thought.
Think it over carefully before you decide.
I'm counting on you. *这句表示“我全仗你了，你好好干”。
I'm relying on you.
I don't think she's mean. (我没觉得她有什么恶意。)
You'll see. (你终究会明白的。)
You'll find out soon enough.
Time will tell. (时间会证明一切。)
Calm down and think carefully. *calm down “冷静”、“镇静 ”。
Calm down and think carefully. (冷静下来好好想想。)
I can't! (我做不到。)
Calm down and think about it clearly.
That's the most important thing.
We need to know who's buying our products. (我们需要弄清楚谁买了我们的商品 。)
That's the most important thing. (这是最重要的事情。)
That's the name of the game.
Don't bite off more than you can chew. *bite off more than one can chew 直 译是“咬下了自己嚼不了的东西”，常用来表示“接受自己力所不及的工作”、 “接受超过自己能力的事情”。
Don't attempt more than you are capable of.
There isn't much merit in doing so.
There is no reason to do so.
I don't see the point (of doing that).
What you need is a little more effort. *effort “努力”、“尽力 ”。
You should put a little more effort into it. (你应该再加一把劲儿。)
You should try a little harder. (你应该再努力一点儿。)
I hope you'll be more positive overall. *positive “积极的”。
I don't think I can do it. (我觉得我做不了。)
I hope you'll be more positive overall. (我希望你事事要积极。)
I hope you'll be more positive in every way.
I wish you'd be more positive.
You should be more optimistic. (希望你能乐观点儿。) *optimistic “积极的 ”、“乐天派的”。
That's easy for you to say.
If you practice hard, you'll get a gold medal. (如果你刻苦练习，一定能够得 金牌。)
That's easy for you to say. (你说得容易。)
There's no reason for complaints. *complaint “不满”、“抱 怨”、“诉苦”。
There is no reason to complain.
There is nothing to complain about.
It's written all over your face.
Did you pass the exam? (考试都通过了?)
How did you know? (你怎么知道的?)
It's written all over your face. (你脸上都写着呢呀!)
It's obvious. (明显地能看出来。) *obvious “一眼就能看出来的，明显的 ”。
I can see it in your eyes. *你的眼睛告诉了我。
It's natural for me to get angry. *It's natural for...to “当然( 自然)会”。
Why shouldn't I be angry?
I have a right to be upset!
My reaction is completely appropriate. (我这样的反应是自然的。) *appropriate “与目的、条件等相称的，适合的，恰当的”。
I'm telling you this from my experience.
Are you sure about it? (确实是这样吗?)
I'm telling you this from my experience. (我是根据我的经验才这样说的。)
Let me offer you some advice. From my experience... (我给你一个建议，据我的经 验来看……)
Can't you think of it differently?
Can't you look at it another way?
Can't you think of it in a different way?
Just think of it!
Just fancy. *有点过时的表达方式。
Just imagine. (想像一下。)
Don't trust it. *“不要轻率地相信对方的话，别轻信”。
The newspapers say that the yen will go up soon. (报纸上说，日元马上就会升值。 )
Don't trust it. (别轻信!)
Be cautious. (请慎重。)
Be careful. (要多加小心。)
Trust it. (请相信。)
I'm so gullible. *gullible “易受骗的，轻信的，太老实的”。
Don't underestimate him. *underestimate “过于轻视”、“小 看”。
We don't need to worry about him. (我们不必担心他。)
Don't underestimate him. (别小看他的能力。)
You shouldn't underestimate his abilities. (你不该小看他的能力。)
He is better than you think. (他比你想像的要好。)
That's the name of the game.
I can't make any exceptions for you. *exception “除去 ……”、“……除外”。
We can't give you any special treatment.
I can't make an exception for you.
Use your head!
I don't know how to do it. (我不知道怎么做。)
Use your head! You can do it. (动动脑子，你能做到的。)
You asked for it! *直译是“那是你追求的”。常用短语“自作自受， 活该”。
My boss scolded me today. (今天被老板训斥了一顿。)
You asked for it! You didn't finish your report on time again. (自作自受， 你又没有按时交报告。)
If the shoe fits, wear it. *直译是“如果鞋合适，你就穿上它”，表示 “如果认为别人批评得有道理，就该接受”。
My boss criticized my sloppy personal appearance. (我的老板批评我穿得邋遢。)
Well, if the shoe fits, wear it. (如果批评得对，你就接受吧。)