Spice up 增添趣味

更新时间 2013年 4月 11日, 星期四 - 格林尼治标准时间13:50
Paprika peppers being dried in Peru

Paprikas being air-dried after harvest by a plantation in Ica in Peru. Photo by REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil.

今日小常识

Paprika is a spice made out of dried and ground chilli peppers. It is popular in the cuisines of Hungary, Spain and Mexico, and is higher in vitamin C than some citrus fruits.

匈牙利辣椒粉是匈牙利红辣椒晒干磨制而成。匈牙利辣椒粉是匈牙利、西班牙和墨西哥许多当地菜肴的必备调味料。这种辣椒所含的维他命C甚至比许多柠檬科水果还要高。

今日短语

去 spice something up 的意思就是放更多香料在食物或饮料里使其更有滋味。你也可以 spice up 一段讲话、一个表演或活动:在这里就不是放调料了,而是在其中加入引人趣味的内容。

例句

This salad was a bit boring so I spiced it up with some chilli sauce.

Martin's speech was really dull. He should have spiced it up with some jokes!

请注意

如果某人被形容为 as salt and pepper, 就是说他原来深色的头发已经开始掺杂白发了。

Mark used to have lovely black hair but now he's salt and pepper. But you know what, I like it!

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