..by Hsin-Yee Lin
中英物語 / 中翻英 / Chinese to English Classroom 2012-02-05 20:39:29
A: My life sucks. I lost my house and my wife dumped me. B: Stop feeling sorry for yourself and get back on your feet!
中英物語 / 中翻英 / Chinese to English Classroom 2012-02-05 20:39:41
自怨自艾 = feel sorry for oneself
Hsin-Yee Lin 2012-02-06 17:06:01
Could another way of saying it to be: stop wallowing...(別再自怨自艾了)?
中英物語 / 中翻英 / Chinese to English Classroom 2012-02-07 20:33:29
"Stop wallowing" can be said when someone is depressed or deeply hurt by something. 譬如女孩子失戀後一整天吃冰淇淋看電視就可以說 "Stop wallowing!" Thanks Hsin Hsin-Yee Lin!
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