英语口语 | 用get wise to表达“知道,了解到,察觉到,发现”

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本文和大家分享的口语表达是get wise to。wise是形容词,意思是“明智的”。get wise to somebody or something表达就是是“知道,了解到,察觉到,发现”某人或某事的意思。

  • The investigators began to get wise to the reckless spending of taxpayer money.
    调查人员开始察觉到挥霍纳税人钱财的行为。
英语口语 | 用get wise to表达“知道,了解到,察觉到,发现”
Get wise to yourself.
  • Our department is so big. That’s why no one noticed that Fred was often out of the office on Mondays. But then the boss started holding staff meetings at the beginning of the week. Soon, she got wise to Fred and his frequent absences. Since she became aware of the situation, Fred hasn’t missed a day of work!!
    我们部门太大了,所以没人注意到弗莱德经常星期一时不在办公室。不过后来,老板开始星期一召开员工会议。很快,她就发现了弗莱德经常不在的情况。从那以后,弗莱德再也没逃过一天工!

不来上班?旷工?他胆子还真大。不过说起来,办公室里经常有些人偷偷上网买东西,或者网上聊天,当他们的领导发现他们的这些小动作时(then they act shocked when their supervisors have gotten wise to them),他们往往会吓一跳。

我一个好朋友交了个新男友,这人看上去随和幽默,绝对是个好男人。可有一次,我朋友无意间发现这男人手机中有不少暧昧短信,这个男人知道我朋友已经察觉到他不忠的行为后,就不在联络她了(when he knew that she was getting wise to his deception, he stopped calling her)。所以说,看人不能光看外表。

当然,买东西的时候,也不能光听商家的花言巧语。

  • My wife is a smart consumer. She’s often alert to products that advertise being healthy when they actually contain too much sugar, fat or chemicals. She also notices when products claim to offer more, but actually contain less. When she gets wise those manufacturers, she blogs about them. She simply doesn’t want anyone else to be fooled.
    我太太是个聪明的消费者。她经常会留意那些把自己标榜得很健康,但其实含有大量糖、脂肪或化学成分的商品,以及那些声称很实惠其实很不划算的东西。一旦识破这些商家的把戏,她就会去网上写博客揭露它们。她不想让其他消费者上当。

我们要感谢这种热心人!我们小区里也有这样的人,他们会定期给所有居民写信,告诉大家社区的最新动态,以及地方政府都做了些什么事情。

  • Thanks to these people, I’ve gotten wise to all kinds of recent decisions by my town council.
    托他们的福,我对镇政府近期做出的决定都有所了解

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