Barking mad 瘋了

更新時間 2012年 2月 14日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間19:18
「Nico」 the poodle yawns during a dog show.

A photograph of 「Nico」 the poodle in a dog show in England.

今日短語

今日小常識

In ancient Egypt, people thought dogs were like gods. Dogs were treated very well and even had their own servants. They wore expensive collars and were served the best food available. When a ruler died his favourite dog was often buried with him to protect him in the afterlife.

在古埃及時代,人們把狗奉為神。狗的待遇非常好,以至配有專門的僕人。它們脖子上戴著名貴的頸圈,吃的也是最好的。當一位帝王去世時,他最喜歡的狗也會和他一起埋葬,在另一個世界裏保護他。

在英語裏,bark 做為動詞是狗叫的意思。短語 barking mad 是形容某人完全瘋了的狀態,同時也能形容某個不理智或瘋狂的決定。

例句

I went out wearing sandals even though it was raining. Everyone was looking at me as if I were barking mad.

My neighbour is barking mad. I always hear him talking to himself!

The company's decision to open a new branch is barking mad. They don't have enough money.

請注意

在英語裏有不少詞匯和短語可以用來形容某人瘋了或者作出的行為是不可思議的,比如:crazy, mad, insane, bananas, batty, out of one」s mind.

Why didn't you call me to tell me you were OK? Are you out of your mind?

I can」t remember whether I locked the door this morning. I think I'm going bananas!

My brother is crazy. He gets up every morning at 5 a.m. to go to the gym.

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