Thursday, February 21, 2013

ඇමරිකානු ඉංග්‍රීසි පාඩම - අංක.08

අටවෙනි පාඩම ආරම්භ කරමු.

(to) beat around the bush - කියන තියෙන දෙයක් කෙලින් කියන්නේ නැතිව වෙන වෙන දේවල් කියමින් වටේ යන එකට තමයි මෙහෙම කියන්නේ (to talk around the subject; to avoid getting to the point)
  • Kara beat around the bush for an hour, then finally told us she needed a ride to Kennedy Airport.
  • If you want something, tell me. Don't beat around the bush!
dime a dozen - සාමන්‍ය දේවල්/ විශේෂත්වයක් නැහැ‍/සුලභයි (so plentiful as to be nothing special; common)
  • Reality TV shows are a dime a dozen these days.
  • There are so many Starbucks coffee shops in Manhattan, they're a dime a dozen
  • If you're looking for a new suit, you shouldn't have a problem. Clothing shops in this town are a dime a dozen.

Good for you! - ප්‍රශංසාවට ලක් කිරීම (Good job! Well done!)
  • You won $100,000 on the TV game show Jeopardy? Good for you!
  • You passed your math test? Good for you!

hard times - කෙනෙක් යම් අසනීපයකට ලක්වීම, මුදල් අතින් හිඟපාඩුවට ලක්ව තිබීම, එහෙමත් නැත්නම් හිත‍වතෙකු අහිමිව දුකට පත්ව තිබීම හෝ වෙනයම් අසීරුවකට ලක්ව තිබෙන කාලයකට මෙලෙස හදුන්වයි.
(a time of difficulty)
  • Since his wife left him for her dentist, Dan has been going through hard times.
  • Nancy's family is going through hard times. Her father just lost his job.

(to be) in good spirits - සතුටින් පසුවනවා යන අරුත පෙන්වීමට යොදාගනී (happy; in a good mood)
  • After she won the tennis tournament, Elizabeth was in good spirits.
  • Sam was in good spirits after receiving his Christmas bonus.
  • I'm in good spirits today because I got a promotion at work.

made of money - ලොකු ධනවතෙක් යන්න දක්වයි  (very rich)
  • My neighbor is re-modeling his house to look like Versailles. He doesn't have good taste, but he certainly is made of money .
  • Max should be willing to loan you $10,000 to start your new business. He's made of money.
  • Renting an apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan is difficult, unless you're made of money.
(to) make a splash - යමක් සම්බන්ධයෙන ජනප්‍රියත්වය ඉක්මනින් ලබා ගැනීම පෙන්වීමට මෙය යොදා ගනු ලැබේ. (to win popularity quickly)
  • Nicole's beautiful cousin Cecilia from Santo Domingo really made a splash at the high school dance.
  • Those new jeans really made a splash. All the kids are wearing them. 
  • Ted performed at his high school dance. He knew he'd made a splash when all the girls started singing along.
(to) pay (someone) back - ලබා ගත් ණයක් නැවත ගෙවීම (to repay a loan or debt)
  • Nicole paid her friend back the $10 she borrowed.
  • You can borrow $50, but don't forget to pay me back!
pipe dream - ඉටු කර ගත නොහැකි බලාපොරොත්තුවලට මෙසේ හදුන්වයි (an unrealistic hope)
  • Susan would like to move to New Zealand and write romance novels, but she knows that's just a pipe dream.
  • You want to become a famous actor on Broadway? That sounds like a pipe dream.
  • Susan thinks that Ted's plan to become a famous rock star is a pipe dream.

(to) shell out - ගෙවීම පිළිබදව තමයි පවසන්නේ හැබැයි වටිනාකමට වැඩියෙන් යන්න දැක්වීමට යොදා ගන්න පුළුවන් (to pay (often more than one would like))
  • Bob shelled out $5,000 for Nicole's piano lessons before she decided she'd rather play the flute.
  • How much am I going to have to shell out to get two ticket to the Rolling Stones concert?
  • Nicole wants to attend Yale, but her parents don't want to shell out $100,000 for the tuition.

(to) take (something) by storm - මේකෙනුත් කියන්නේ ජනප්‍රියත්වය ඉක්මනින් දිනා ගැනීම ගැනම තමයි (to win popularity quickly)
  • The play "The Producers" really took New York by storm.
  • That new restaurant really took Chicago by storm!
  • My friend's daughter paints beautiful pictures. In a few years, she'll take the art world by storm.
(that's or those are) the breaks - සිදුවන යම් අසුභදායක දෙයක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් ඔබට කිසිවක් කළ නොහැකි බව කියා පෑමට යොදා ගත හැක. (when something bad happens and you can't do anything about it)
  • By the time we got to the theater, the new Harry Potter movie was already sold out. Oh well, that's the breaks!
  • Your glasses fell on a rock and broke while you were fishing? Those are the breaks!
wise guy [slang] - අපි සමහර වෙලාවට කියන්නේ "මිනිහා හරි පණ්ඩිතයෙක්", ඒ කියන්නේ ඔහු හරි නුවණක්කාරයෙක් කියන එක නෙමෙයි අර ඕනවට වඩා උදුම්මගෙන ඉන්න එක හරි ඊට සමාන දේවල් කරන කෙනාට කියන්නේ. අන්න ඒකම තමයි මෙයිනුත් කියන්නේ. ඒ වගේම අනුන් සම්බන්ධයෙන් නිරතුරුවම සමච්චලයට කථා කරන අයටත් මෙය යොදා ගන්න පුළුවන් (a smart aleck; one who makes a lot of
sarcastic comments
  • When Mrs. Lee asked Joey what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said, "An adult." She told him not to be such a wise guy.
  • That clerk in the video store is a real wise guy. He's always making nasty comments about the customers.
  • Being a wise guy can be fun, but it might not make you popular with your teachers.
man of the hour - මෙයින් පවසන්නේ ඒ අවස්ථාවේ, හෝ ආසන්නම මොහොතේ වඩාත් අවධානය දිනා ගත් තැනැත්තා පිළිබදවයි.
1. A man in whose honor a gathering is held.
2. A man who is currently an object of public attention.

අටවැනි පාඩමත් අවසන්....


  1. ස්තූතියි දිනෙශ්,

    "beat around the bush" කියන එක ඔබා මාමා ඒ දවස්වල නිතරම පාවිච්චි කරා.. බ්ලොග් ලිපි ගැන අදහස් පලකරනකොට.

  2. ඔබ ස(ර්) කෙනෙක් කියලා අදනෙ දැන ගත්තේ.

    1. නැහැ. මම මේ විදියේ ලිපි පෙලක් ලියන්නේ නිරතුරු භාවිතයේදී නිරායාසයෙන්ම මේවා හුරුකර ගැනීමේ හැකියාව ලැබෙන නිසයි...

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