On top of the world 幸福至极

更新时间 2012年 8月 20日, 星期一 - 格林尼治标准时间16:08
Miss World Yu Wenxia of China

Yu Wenxia of China waves after she was crowned Miss World 2012. Photo by Andy Wong.


当我们说某人 on top of the world 字面意思是这个人在世界顶端,但实际是说此人处于最快乐或最成功的境界。类似汉语里的幸福至极,心满意足。


The Miss World beauty contest is a well-known international beauty pageant that takes place every year. After the first contest in 1951, the bikini was banned and replaced by more modest swimwear. This year, Yu Wenxia became China's second Miss World winner. The second-place contestant is Sophie Moulds of Wales, while Jessica Kahawaty of Australia came third.

世界小姐选美比赛是全球闻名的一年一度的选美盛会。1951 年第一次比赛后,三点式泳装被禁止,参赛者须穿较含蓄的泳装参赛。今年评出的世界小姐是来自中国的选手于文霞,这也是中国选手第二次赢得世界小姐的桂冠。获得本次比赛第二名和第三名的选手分别是来自威尔士的 Sophie Moulds 和来自澳大利亚的 Jessica Kahawaty.


Winning a gold medal was the happiest moment of my life. I was on top of the world.

He's so happy now that he's recovered from his illness - he feels on top of the world.

Lucy has really bad mood swings. One minute she's on top of the world, and the next she's irritable and bad-tempered.


英语中有许多形容快乐的词语表达, 例如 on top, ecstatic, thrilled, delighted, happy as can be.

My daughter was thrilled when she got her exam results.

Amy was delighted when they offered her the job.

Ed's girlfriend is moving in with him. He's happy as can be.


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