用英语怎么说: 食客,大吃大喝和眼大肚子小 (69)
Jessica: 好啊! 吃什么!
FF: 吃正宗的湖南菜，怎么样？Look, this is the restaurant I'm talking about.
Jessica: Hmm, I've never heard of this restaurant. Are you sure its food is authentic?
FF: Authentic? 什么意思？
Jessica: Authentic is spelled a-u-t-h-e-n-t-i-c, authentic的意思是“真实的”，“地道的”。 For example, authentic Chinese food 就是地道的中餐。
FF: 哦! 那authentic American English就是“地道美语”，对不对？
Jessica: 没错! 对了, You haven't answered my question yet--why are you so sure that restaurant serves authentic Hunan cuisines?
Jessica: We call those people foodies. F-o-o-d-i-e, foodie refers to someone who loves everything there is to know and learn about food. You can rely on their picks of restaurants.
FF: My friend is totally a foodie! He took me to a small eatery last week, and the food there was terrific!
Jessica: Wow, you must have pigged out!
FF: Pig out?
Jessica: To pig out means to eat a lot until you're really full.
FF: 哦，to pig out就是甩开腮帮子狂吃! Sometimes I like to go to KFC to pig out!
Jessica: Watch your waistline, Fangfang!
FF: 哈哈，I will. 不过话说那天我和这个朋友去吃饭，本来打算pig out, 可是我这个人啊，总是眼大肚子小，没吃多少就饱了，唉! 真不争气! 眼大肚子小你懂吧？
Jessica: You mean you have big eyes and a small belly? Are you saying you're good-looking?
FF: 哈哈! No. “眼大肚子小”就是 you want to eat a lot, but your belly can't take all the food.
Jessica: I see. There's a similar expression in English: your eyes are bigger than your stomach.
FF: 原来"眼大肚子小"是 eyes are bigger than stomach. Jessica, please make sure I don't eat anything before tonight's dinner. I want to pig out on great Hunan food.
FF: 好，今天我们学了：表示地道，用authentic; 会吃的食客，老饕，是foodie; 大吃大喝是to pig out; “眼大肚子小”则是eyes are bigger than stomach.