与“记性”有关的表达(第二部分)

(上接 第一部分 )

(二)隐约记得

1. vaguely remember : if you vaguely remember something, you can remember it slightly but not all the details are clear

例:

She still vaguely remembered her father, a distant figure who was barely ever there. (她还依稀记得爸爸的模样。)

vaguely remember that

I do vaguely remember, now that Kerry mentions it, that Pete was at the party. (经凯利这么一提,我确实隐约记起皮特参加了派对。)

vaguely remember what/how/who etc

Bob, who'd been a vet in the army, vaguely remembered how to use a tourniquet. (鲍勃曾经当过兵,隐约还记得怎么用止血带。)

vaguely remember doing something

He vaguely remembered meeting her in a club at night. (他隐约记得晚上约了她在俱乐部见面。)

2. have a hazy/vague recollection : to be able to remember that something happened but not be able to remember the details clearly, especially because you did not notice the details at the time

例:

I do sort of remember meeting him, but I have only a hazy recollection. (我确实见过他,我记得,但是当时的情况记不太清了。)

have a hazy/vague recollection of

Davis claims he has only a vague recollection of the rape. (戴维斯说强奸案发生时自己的意识有点模糊。)

have a hazy/vague recollection of doing something

The next day she had a hazy recollection of getting drunk and dancing in a fountain. (第二天,她只隐约记得自己昨晚喝醉了,在喷泉里跳舞。)

补充:类似的说法还有 ''a few hazy memories'' (只有一些零碎的记忆片段)。

如《老爸老妈浪漫史》 S01E10

情境: Ted 喝醉了,第二天早上醒来回忆起几个片段。

Ted: And that's all I remember, except for a few hazy memories. (除了几个模糊的片段,我就只记得这些了。)

3. ring a bell : if something, especially a name, rings a bell, you remember that you have seen or heard it before but you are now not sure of the details

例:

The name rings a bell, but I can't place it at the moment. (这个名字我好像在哪听过,但是现在想不起来是谁。)

ring a bell with

Gentle Ben's Brewing Company will ring a bell with anyone who has lived in Arizona. (亚利桑那居民肯定都听过本酿酒公司这个名号。

(三)健忘的人

1. have a bad/terrible/awful etc memory : to not be good at remembering facts or information

例:

I'm sorry for forgetting to phone her - I have a terrible memory. (抱歉我忘了给她打电话,我记性很不好。)

have a bad/terrible/awful etc memory for

I have a bad memory for names. (我记名字的能力很差。)

2. forgetful : someone who is forgetful often forgets things, especially things they have to do

例:

My grandfather's getting so forgetful - I have to remind him to take his medication. (我爷爷记性变得很差,得靠我提醒他才会带上药,。)

She was easily distracted and forgetful at school. (她上学时很容易开小差,总是忘东忘西。)

3. absent-minded : someone who is absent-minded often forgets things because they are thinking about other things

例:

He's a brilliant scientist but hopelessly absent-minded. (他是个天才科学家,但是永远心不在焉。)

4. have a memory like a sieve : to not be able to remember facts or information, even for a short time

备注: ''have a memory like a sieve'' 常用于英式英语中非正式的场合。 Sieve 是筛子的意思,记忆如同被筛子筛过般都掉了,即是比喻某人记性差,老忘东西。

例:

You'd better remind him about the party - he's got a memory like a sieve! (你最好跟他说说派对的事,提醒他一下,他记性非常差。)

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