無論翻工、翻學定日常生活,有時忙住做某樣嘢,唔得閒應,就要叫其他人「等一等」,除咗用得比較多嘅「wait a minute」,你又識唔識其他地道又自然嘅英文表達呢?宜家唔洗等,一齊嚟學吓啦!

 

Hold on

Hold on! I need to finish this assignment before leaving.
等一等!我要完成這份功課,才可以離開。

 

Just wait until

Just wait until I’ve completed this presentation and then I will join you up in the party.
待我先完成這個匯報,然後再到派對找你。

 

Hang on a minute

Hang on a minute! Why didn’t I notice about this?
等一等!為甚麼我沒有發現這件事?

 

Not so fast

Not so fast. The funding proposal is still under consideration by the committee.
別這麼快下定論,撥款建議還在等待委員會的審核。

 

All in good time

Don’t rush! You will reach that level all in good time.
不要那麼著急!不用急也自然會到達那個程度。

 

以後就知道,原來 all in good time 唔喺講緊「好日子」,而喺叫人「唔好咁急」,睇完呢篇文之後,喺咪識得用其他「等等先」嘅選擇呢!

 

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