感情出現裂痕!『分手、和好』,英文怎麼說?

作者:希平方

瀏覽人次:1872018/12/10



感情出現裂縫,有些人會試圖修補關係,讓雙方和好;有些人則選擇終止關係,雙方各走各路。一段關係的結局是「重歸於好」還是「分手收場」,你知道怎麼用英文表達嗎?今天就來認識一下吧!
 
● 重歸於好
 
◎ get someone back 挽回某人、讓某人回心轉意
Dorothy is still trying to get her ex-boyfriend back; she just can't forget him.
(Dorothy 仍在試圖挽回她前男友;她就是忘不了他。)
 
◎ take someone back 與某人重歸於好、允許有婚外情的配偶回家
Steven begged his wife to take him back, promising he would never cheat on her again.
(Steven 求他太太與他重歸於好,承諾再也不會背叛她了。)
 
◎ make up 和好
要表示「跟某人和好」,可以用 make up with someone 這個表達法。例如:
My girlfriend is giving me the cold shoulder. What can I do to make up with her?
(我的女友在跟我冷戰。我能怎麼做才能跟她和好呢?)
 
另外也可以說 kiss and make up,字面意思是「親吻並和好」,但其實就是「和好」的意思,類似中文說的「握手言和」。
例如:
They quarrel a lot, but they always end up kissing and making up soon after.
(他們經常吵架,但總是很快握手言和。)
 
● 分手收場
 
◎ break up 分手
如果要表示「跟誰分手」,可以寫成 break up with someone。
I can't believe they broke up over such a trivial matter! After all, they had been seeing each other for seven years.
(我無法相信他們居然為了這種小事分手!畢竟,他們已經交往七年了。)
 
◎ break off 終止一段關係
After learning that her fiance was two-timing her, Peggy broke off the engagement right away.
(發現她未婚夫外遇之後,Peggy 馬上跟他終止了婚約。)
 
◎ split up 分手、離婚
如果要說「跟誰分手」,則可以寫成 split up with someone。
The couple split up because of irreconcilable differences in values.
(這對戀人因為一些無法妥協的價值觀分歧而分手了。)
 
◎ be done with 與...結束關係
Done 有「與...再無關係」的意思。要表示「與某人之間已經結束、再無瓜葛」,就可以說 be done with someone。
例如:
Henry has no intention of marrying me. He said he would five years ago, but all he did was keep me waiting. I'm done with him.
(Henry 沒有娶我的意思。他五年前說他會,卻只是讓我一直空等。我跟他到此為止了。)
 
◎ go separate ways 分手、分開
字面意思是「走分開的路、各走各路」。用在感情世界中,就是「分手、分開」的意思。
例如:
I'm afraid we'll have to go our separate ways, but I hope we could part on good terms.
(我們恐怕必須分開了,但我希望我們能好聚好散。)
 
學會這些表達法後,相信下回再看到一段關係和好或是終止時,就知道該怎麼用英文形容囉!

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希平方

希平方

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