“​The answer is zero”真的不是“答案是零”!90%的人都不知道!

“​The answer is zero”真的不是“答案是零”!90%的人都不知道!

The answer is zero

老外对你说:The answer is zero.

想表达的意思是事情“白忙一场、毫无结果”

例:

No matter what you have done, the answer is zero.

无论你做了什么,都是白忙一场。

A: How is the programme?

计划怎么样了?

B: The answer is zero.

白忙活了。

answer back

顶嘴,回嘴

不是很礼貌的方式应对长辈,领导的批评

例:

Stop answering your mother back!

不准和你妈妈顶嘴!

I'd generally talk my father round, but never answer back.

我会委婉地和父亲解释,从来不顶嘴。

talk sb. round

委婉的表达;说服

answer the door

意思是应声开门、听到铃声去开门

例:

I'm on the phone. Could you answer the door for me?

我正在打电话,你能帮我开一下门吗?

answer the call of nature

上厕所

例:

Just a moment. I have to go to answer the call of nature.

稍等一会,我想上厕所。

answer for / to

对…负责

例:

Do you really think the company will be made to answer for the problems
that their pollution causes among the local people?

你真的认为公司会负责他们在当地造成的污染问题?

answer to

答复

例:

That is an indirect answer to the question.

那只是对这一问题的间接答复。