As flat as a pancake 平如煎饼

更新时间 2013年 2月 12日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间12:50
Children tossing pancakes

Trainee choristers from Salisbury Cathedral Choir tossing pancakes. Photo: Matt Cardy/ Getty Images.

今日小常识

A pancake is a thin, flat, round cake prepared from a batter and cooked on a hot griddle or frying pan. Traditionally they are tossed, or flipped over, in the frying pan so that both sides are cooked. They can be served at any time with a variety of toppings or fillings including jam, fruit or simply with sugar and lemon. In Britain, they are associated with Shrove Tuesday, commonly known as Pancake Day.

众所周知,圆而平的煎饼是由人们把面糊放在平底锅 griddle 或煎锅 frying pan 上摊至而成的。煎饼可以被 toss 抛起来,然后 flip over 翻面,这样煎饼两面都可以均匀受热。煎饼的口味多种多样,常见的有在饼面上加果酱、水果或糖和柠檬水。Shrove Tuesday “忏悔星期二”是基督徒思罪忏悔的节日,在英国俗称为 Pancake Day “煎饼节”。

今日短语

我们用 as flat as a pancake 这个短语来形容某物特别平坦。

例句

It's a perfect day for sailing because the sea is as flat as a pancake.

Cycling around here is easy, the countryside is as flat as a pancake.

请注意

短语 fall flat on your face 的字面意思是摔趴下脸贴在地上。我们可以用这个短语来形容做某事失败了或因做错事情而感到尴尬、不体面。

If we don't get any funding, this building project will fall flat on its face.

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