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– Hello everyone and welcome back to English with Lucy.
You might remember that a couple of weeks ago
I uploaded a video about happy related expressions.
Expressions and idioms related to happiness.
Well, I was thinking the other day it’s great to be happy
and positive, but it’s also really, really important to know
how to express yourself when you’re angry or annoyed.
Getting angry or annoyed is human nature
and we need to know how to express ourselves,
so I’m taking care of that today.
Let’s get started.
Now I’m sure many of you will know the typical,
比较基础的表达 比如angry cross mad
more basic ones like angry, cross, mad.
But, today I want to share with you
more alternative vocabulary, more advanced vocabulary,
and some idioms and some expressions that you can use.
So this video is going to help you express yourself,
it’s going to help you with your speaking.
It’s also going to help you with your listening
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Right, let’s get started with the lesson.
Just a quick warning, a couple of the words that I’m going
to talk about could offend some people,
or maybe you don’t want your children knowing them.
没有咒骂的词语 但是如果孩子在旁 请给他们带上耳机
No swear words but if you’re around children, headphones in.
And if you are easily offended
then you can find another video.
You’ve been warned.
The first bit of new vocabulary that I’m going to share with you
实际上是个短语动词 这就是piss off
is actually a phrasal verb and this is to piss off.
And you can also be pissed off.
And it means to make angry or to annoy.
So I could say, I felt really pissed off
when I saw that somebody had scratched my car.
Or I think I really pissed my teacher off
when I didn’t hand in my homework on time.
你要知道 to piss off里面的那个词 piss
Just so you know, that word, to piss off,
piss on its own is actually a vulgar word for
to urinate, so it’s not respectful.
So around friends, very informal situations.
But, it’s important you understand it.
The next one is another phrasal verb and this is
就是to rile somebody upto rile one up
to rile somebody up, to rile one up.
And again it means to make somebody angry,
to push them until they maybe explode or lose their temper.
所以to rile up 或是to rile somebody up就是让他们生气
So to rile up or to rile somebody up is to make them angry.
所以 有人一直找我麻烦 我可以说
So I could say, somebody’s been picking on me for a while
and they’re really riling me up,
I feel like I’m going to lose my temper.
好 接下来的词组都是to be的动词结构
OK, the next words all go with the verb to be.
所以有许多方式可以表达 to be angry 或者to be annoyed
So these are all ways to say to be angry, or to be annoyed.
那么第一个就是 to be livid
So the first one, to be livid.
livid意思是非常 非常 非常生气
Livid just means really, really, really angry.
接下来的词组是 to be fuming
Then we have to be fuming.
与livid相似 fuming意思是超级 超级生气
Again, similar to livid, really, really angry.
还有个to be seething
Then we have to be seething.
If you seethe you are just so angry.
Then we have a couple that aren’t as strong.
有to be irked
We have to be irked.
意思是annoyed 轻微pissed off
That’s annoyed and just ever so slightly pissed off.
And we also have miffed.
如果有人做的事让你有 哦 这个反应时
If somebody does something that makes you go oh,
then you could say you feel a bit miffed.
And now I have some idioms for you, some expressions
that we like to use to express annoyance or anger.
第一个是 to rub somebody up the wrong way
The first one is to rub somebody up the wrong way,
或者也可以是to rub somebody the wrong way 其中的up可有可无
or also to rub somebody the wrong way, the up is optional.
to rub somebody the wrong way 你这样联想下
And to rub somebody the wrong way, think about it this way,
you can stroke a cat the right way
or you can stroke them the wrong way and it annoys them.
Well, this is exactly the same for people.
如果你 rub somebody up the wrong way
If you rub somebody up the wrong way, you are treating them
in a way that might make them angry or annoyed.
That really rubbed me up the wrong way,
that really annoyed me.
下一个 to be at the end of one’s tether
The next one, to be at the end of one’s tether.
所以如果我说 I’m at the end of my tether
So if I say I’m at the end of my tether,
it means I am this close to losing to losing my temper.
To getting really, really angry.
You’ve really offended me, you’ve really annoyed me,
I’m this close to really exploding.
另一个极为相似的词组是the last straw
Another very similar one is the last straw.
So the last straw is that final thing in a collection
of many little things that have annoyed you,
but that one thing it’s the last straw,
it’s the thing that makes you lose your temper.
So I could say I had a terrible day
but my running training being cancelled was the last straw.
我只能 呼 去它的吧 真的火了
I just, pff, screw it, was really angry.
The next two are about losing your temper.
很显然 如果你发脾气 那表示（啪）
And obviously if you lose your temper it means (snaps)
就是这样 你生气了 你喊叫
that’s it, you are angry, you are shouting,
you get maybe a bit aggressive.
So one way of saying to lose one’s
to lose one’s rag
temper is to lose one’s rag.
So rag replaces temper in this case.
所以如果有人lost their rag 那表示他们
So if somebody lost their rag it means they
exploded in a fit of anger.
另一个表示方法是 to fly off the handle
And another option is to fly off the handle.
再说一遍to lose one’s ragto fly off the handle
Again to lose one’s rag, to fly off the handle,
to lose one’s temper
to lose one’s temper.
So I’ve got some homework for you.
I would like you to write in the comments section
something that made you angry or annoyed recently,
if you want to share it of course.
I think it will be really interesting.
Normally I’m all about spreading positivity
but I don’t know, today I want to spread
the annoyance and the anger. (laughs)
So that’s it for today’s lesson.
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