英语口语 | “七嘴八舌”英语怎么说?

“一家十五口”,打一汉语成语,你知道是什么?答案就是——“七嘴八舌”。

“七嘴八舌”,字面意思是“seven mouths and eight tongues”,比喻人多嘴杂,你一言我一语,议论纷纷,可以翻译为“lively discussion with everybody trying to get a word in”或“all talking in confusion”。

其反义词为“鸦雀无声”,表示“utterly quiet; not a sound could be heard”。

  • 公告一宣布,大家就七嘴八舌地议论开了。
    The moment the announcement was made, a lively discussion started; everyone was anxious to put in a word.
  • 再次断电,大家七嘴八舌议论纷纷。
    People kicked up a dust when another power failure occurred.
  • 等他一讲话, 会场鸦雀无声。
    When he spoke at the meeting, you would hear a pin drop.

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