Выражения на букву W

Wait a minute.   See Just a minute.

Wait a sec(ond).   See Just a minute.

Wait up (a minute)! Подождите, пока я вас догоню!
Пример:  Тот, who was following Mary down the street, said, "Wait up a minute! I need to talk to you.
Пример:
 JOHN: Hey, Sally! Wait up! SALLY: What's happening?

Want to know something? See (Do you) want to know something?

Want to make something of it? See (Do you) want to make something of it?

Watch!   See (You) (just) watch!

Watch it! 1. Будьте осторожны.
Пример
:  RACHEL: Watch it! There's a broken stair there. JANE: Gee, thanks.
Пример:
 MARY: Watch it! There's a pothole in the street. BOB: Thanks.  

2.  He  делайте   или  не  говорите  так.
Пример:
SALLY: I really hate John! SUE: Watch it! He's my brother!
Пример:  BILL: You girls always seem to take so long to do a simple thing like getting dressed. MARY: Watch it!

Watch out!   See Look out!

Watch your mouth!   See the following entry.

Watch your tongue! AND Watch your mouth! He гово­рите так!; Не говорите таких вещей!; Не употребляй­те бранных слов!
Пример:  ANDREW: Don't talk to me like that! Watch your tongue! BILL: I'll talk to you any way I want.
Пример:  "Watch your mouth!" warned Sue. "I will not listen to any more of this slime!"

Way to go!   See (That's the) way to go!

We aim to please. Мы счастливы постараться доставить вам удовольствие. (Обычно это — девиз торговли, но в шутку так может сказать любой человек; часто в ответ на «Спасибо».)
Пример: MARY: This meal is absolutely delicious! WAITER: We aim to please.
Пример: TOM: Well, Sue, here's the laundry detergent you wanted from the store. SUE: Oh, thanks loads. You saved me a trip.
Том: We aim to please.

(We) don't see you much around here anymore. AND (We) don't see you around here much anymore. Мы давно не   видели   вас.   (Вместо   we  может  стоять  I.)  
Пример: BILL: Hello, Tom. Long time no see. TOM: Yes, Bill. We don't see you much around here anymore.
Пример:  "We don't see you around here much anymore," said the old pharmacist to John, who had just come home from col­lege.

We had a lovely time.   See I had a lovely time.

Welcome. Входите. Вы здесь желанный гость.
Пример:  MARY: Welcome. Please come in. TOM: Thank you so much.
Пример:  BILL: I'm glad you could make it. Come in. Welcome. MARY: Thanks. My, what a nice place you have here.

Welcome to our house, фраза, которую говорят хозяин или хозяйка, встречая гостей и приглашая их в дом.
Пример: ANDREW: Hello, Sally. Welcome to our house. Come on in. SALLY: It's good to be here.
Пример:
 TOM: Welcome to our house. Make yourself at home. HENRY: Thanks, I'm really tired.

well слово, стоящее в начале предложения, не имею­щее определённого значения; иногда выражает ого­ворку или нерешительность. (Слова, подобные это­му, часто используют интонацию для передачи допо­лнительного значения предложения, которое следует за ними. Вариант интонации может означать сар­казм, несогласие, предостережение, утешение, твёр­дость и т. п.)
Пример:  SALLY: Can you take this downtown for me? ANDREW: Well, I don't know. 

Well done! У вас это хорошо получилось!
Пример:  SALLY: Well done, Tom. Excellent speech. TOM: Thanks.
Пример:  In the lobby after the play, Tom was met with a chorus of well-wishers saying, "Well done, Tom!"

We('ll) have to do lunch sometime. AND Let's do lunch (sometime). Мы должны как-нибудь встретиться за ланчем. (Неопределённое замечание, за которым мо­жет последовать договорённость о ланче.)
Пример:  RACHEL: Nice to talk to you, Tom. We have to do lunch sometime. TOM: Yes, good to see you. I'll give you a ring.
Пример:  TOM: Can't talk to you now. Catch you later. MARY: We'll have to do lunch sometime.
Пример:  JOHN: Good to see you, Tom. TOM: Right. Let's do lunch sometime. JOHN: Good idea. I'll call you. Bye. TOM: Right. Bye.
Пример:  Mary: Catch you later. SUE: Let's do lunch. MARY: Okay. Call me. Bye.

(Well,) I never! 1. Меня ещё никогда так не оскорбля­ли!
Пример:  BILL: Just pack up your things and get out! JANE: Well, I never!
Пример:  TOM: Look, your manners with the customers are atrocious! JANE: Well, I never!

2. Я никогда не слышал ничего подобного.
Пример:  ТОМ: Now they have machines that will do all those things at the press of a button. SALLY: Well, I never! I had no idea!
Пример:
John: Would you believe I have a whole computer in this pocket? ALICE: I never!

Well said. Вы здорово об этом сказали, и я согласен.
Пример:  As Sally sat down, Mary complimented her, "Well said, Sally. You made your point very well. "
Пример:  JOHN: And I for one will never stand for this kind of encroachment on my rights again! MARY: Well said! BOB: Well said, John! FRED: Yes, well said.

We'll try again some other time. See Maybe some other time.

(Well,) what do you know! выражение удивления при встрече с чем-либо неожиданным.; выражение неко­торого удивления по поводу того, что кто-либо ска­зал. (Не нуждается в ответе.)
Пример:  ANDREW: Well, what do you know! Here's a brand new shirt in this old trunk. BOB: I wonder how it got there. Пример: TOM: These two things fit together like this. JOHN: Well, what do you know!

We must do this again (sometime). See Let's do this again (sometime).

We need to talk about something, выражение, которым кого-либо приглашают обсудить что-либо.
Пример: Bill: Can I come over tonight? We need to talk about something. Mary: I guess so. 
Пример:  "Mr. Franklin, " said Bill's boss sort of sternly, "I want to see you in my office for a minute. We need to talk about something. "

(We're) delighted to have you. See (I'm) delighted to have you.

(We're) glad you could come. See (I'm) glad you could come.

(We're) glad you could drop by. See (I'm) glad you could drop by.

(We're) glad you could stop by. See (I'm) glad you could drop by.

Were you born in a barn? слова упрёка тому, кто не за­крыл дверь, или тому, кто очень неряшлив.
Пример:  ANDREW: Close the door! Were you born in a barn? BOB: Sorry.
Пример: FRED: Can't you clean this place up a little? Were you born in a barn? BOB: / call it the messy look.

We've had a lovely time.   See I've had a lovely time.

We were just talking about you. фраза, которую говорят, когда вдруг появляется человек, о котором только что говорили. (Сравните с Speak of the devil.)
Пример:  Том: Speak of the devil, here comes Bill. Mary: We were just talking about you, Bill.
Пример:
SALLY (approaching Tom and Bill): Hi, Tom. Hi, Bill. What's new? BILL: Oh, Sally! We were just talking about you.

What about it? Ну и что?; Хочешь поспорить об этом? (Снисходительное.)
Пример:  BILL: I heard you were the one accused of breaking the window. TOM: Yeah? So, what about it?
Пример:  MARY: Your piece of cake is bigger than mine. SUE: What about it?

What about you? 1. А что выбрали вы? (Сравните с How about you?)
Пример:  TOM: I'm having the pot roast and a cup of coffee. What about you? MARY: I -want some­thing fattening and unhealthy.
Пример:  SALLY: I prefer reds and purple for this room. What about you? MARY: Well, purple's okay, but reds are a little warm for this room.

2. А что вы будете делать?
Пример: MARY: My par­ents are taking my brothers to the circus. SUE: What about you? MARY: I have a piano lesson.
Пример:  MARY: All my friends have been accepted to colleges. SUE: What about you? MARY: Oh, I'm accepted too.

What (a) nerve! AND Of all the nerve! Как грубо!
Пример: BOB: Lady, get the devil out of my way! MARY: What a nerve!
Пример:  JOHN: You can't have that one! I saw it first! SUE: Of all the nerve! I can too have it!

What a pity! AND What a shame! выражение утешения, означающее «это очень плохо». (Может быть исполь­зовано саркастически.)
Пример:  BILL: I'm sorry to tell you that the cat died today. MARY: What a pity!
Пример:  MARY: The cake is ruined! SALLY: What a shame!

What are you drinking? 1. вопрос относительно того, какой напиток уже пьёт кто-либо, с тем чтобы спра­шивающий мог предложить выпить ещё того же са­мого.
Пример:  BILL: Hi, Тот. Nice to see you. Can I get you something to drink? TOM: Sure. What are you drink­ing? BILL: Scotch and water. TOM: That works for me.
Пример:  WAITER: What are you drinking, madam? SUE: It's just soda. No more, thanks. WAITER: Very good.

2. воп­рос относительно того, что пьют на данной вечеринке, чтобы спрашивающий мог попросить себе того же самого. (Способ выяснить, какие напитки пода­ют.)
Пример:  MARY: Do you want a drink? SUE: Yes, thanks. Say, that looks good. What are you drinking? MARY: It's just ginger ale.
Пример:  BILL: Can I get you something to drink? Jane: What are you drinking? BILL: I'm having gin and tonic. JANE: I'll have that too, thanks.

What are you having? Какое блюдо или напиток вы со­бираетесь заказать? (Вопрос, который могут задать друг другу двое за столом или официант — посети­телю. В ресторане официанты напомнят посетителю о неообходимости сделать заказ, сказав эту фразу. Иногда посетитель задаёт этот вопрос владельцу за­ведения, чтобы определить, что ему больше подхо­дит по цене.)
Пример:  WAITER: Would you care to order now? TOM: What are you having? MARY: You order. I haven't made up my mind.
Пример:
 WAITER: May I help you? Том: What are you having. Pop? FATHER: I'll have the roast chicken, I think, with fries. TOM: I'll have the same.

What a shame!   See What a pity!

What brings you here? По какой причине вы здесь на­ходитесь? (Вежливый способ получить эту информа­цию. Эта форма более вежлива, чем "Why are you here?")
Пример:  TOM: Hello, Mary. What brings you here? MARY: I was invited, just like you.
Пример:  DOCTOR: Well, John, what brings you here? JOHN: I've had this cough for nearly a month, and I think it needs looking into.

What can I do for you?   See How may I help you?

What can I say? У меня нет ни объяснений, ни оправ­дания.; Что вы хотите, чтобы я сказал? (Смотрите также What do you want me to say?)
Пример:  BILL: Why on earth did you lose that big order? SALLY: What can I say? I'm sorry!
Пример: BOB: You're going to have to act more aggressive if you want to make sales. You're just too timid. TOM: What can I say? I am what I am.

What can I tell you? 1. Какую информацию вы хотите получить?
Пример:  BILL: I have a question. BOB: What can I tell you? BILL: When do we arrive at Chicago?
Пример: MARY: I would like to ask a question about the quiz tomorrow. BILL: What can I tell you? MARY: The answers, if you know them.

2. Я абсолютно не знаю, что сказать. (Сравните с What can I say?)
Пример: JOHN: Why 'on earth did you do a dumb thing like that? BILL: What can I tell you? I just did it, that's all. Пример:  Mary: I'm so disappointed with you, Fred. FRED: What can I tell you? I am too.

What does that prove? Ну и что?; Это ничего не значит. (Выражение, используемое в качестве защиты. Са­мое сильное ударение падает на слово that. Часто ис­пользуется со словом so, как в приведённых приме­рах.)
Пример:
ТОМ: It seems that you were in the apartment the same night that it was robbed. BOB: So, what does that prove? TOM: Nothing, really. It's just something we need to keep in mind.
Пример:
 RACHEL: You're late again on your car payment. JANE: What does that prove? RACHEL: Simply that you can't afford the car, and we are going to repossess it.

What do you know? типичный приветственный воп­рос. (Неофициальное. Никакого особого ответа не требуется. Часто произносится как "Wha-da-ya know?")
Пример:  BOB: Hey, Тот! What do you know? TOM: Look who's here! Hi, Bob! О JOHN: What do you know? MARY: Nothing. How are you? JOHN: Okay.

What do you know for sure? Как поживаете? (Фамиль­ярное. Развитие выражения What do you know? Пря­мого ответа не требуется.)
Пример:  ТОМ: Hey, man! What do you know for sure? BILL: Howdy, Tom. What's new?
Пример:
 JOHN: How are you doing, old buddy? BILL: Great, you ugly beast! JOHN: What do you know for sure? BILL: Nothing.

What do you say? 1. Привет, как поживаете? (Неофици­альное.)
Пример:  BOB: What do you say, Tom? TOM: Hey, man. How are you doing?
Пример:  BILL: What do you say, man? FRED: What's the good word, you old so-and-so?

2. Каков ваш ответ, каково ваше решение? D BILL: I need an answer from you now. What do you say? BOB: Don't rush me!
Пример:  SUE: I can offer you seven hundred dollars for your old car. What do you say? BOB: I'll take it!

3. слова, напоминающие ребёнку, что надо сказать спасибо или пожалуйста.
Пример:  When aunt Sally gave Billy some candy, his mother said to Billy, What do you say?" "Thank you," said Billy. Пример:  MOTHER: Here's a nice glass of milk. CHILD: Good. Mother: What do you say? CHILD: Very good. Mother: No. What do you say? Child: Thank you.

What do you think? Каково ваше мнение?
Пример:  MARY: This is our new company stationery. What do you think? BILL: Stunning. Simply stunning.
Пример:  Mary: We're considering moving out into the country. What do you think? SUE: Sounds good to me.

What do you think about that?   See the following entry.

What do you think of that? AND What do you think about that? Это удивительно, не правда ли?; Каково ваше мнение об этом?
Пример:  BOB: I'm leaving to­morrow and taking all these books with me. What do you think of that? MARY: Not much. Пример: SUE: I'm going to start taking cooking lessons. What do you think about that? BILL: I'm overjoyed! JOHN: Thank heavens! MARY: Fortune has smiled on us, indeed!

What do you think of this weather? выражение, которым пользуются, чтобы начать разговор с кем-либо, кого говорящий только что встретил.
Пример:
SUE: Glad to see you, Mary. MARY: What do you think about this weather? SUE: I've seen better.
Пример:
 BILL: What do you think about this weather? JANE: Lovely weather for ducks.

What do you think you are doing here? Почему вы на­ходитесь здесь? (Строго и угрожающе.)
Пример:  JOHN: Mary! MARY: John! JOHN: What do you think you're doing here?
Пример:  "What do you think you're doing here?" said Fred to a frightened rabbit trapped in the garage.

What do you want me to say? У меня нет ответа.; У ме­ня нет ответа, а вы не можете за меня ответить? (Почти то же самое, что What can I say?; What can I tell you?)
Пример:
TOM: You've really made a mess of all of this! BILL: Sorry. What do you want me to say?
Пример:
 BOB: All of these problems should have been settled some time ago. Why are they still plaguing us? TOM: What do you want me to say?

What else can I do?   See What more can I do?

What else can I do for you? Как ещё могу я помочь вам? (Говорится владельцами магазинов, чиновниками и вспомогательным персоналом.)
Пример:  BILL: What else can I do for you? BOB: Please check the oil.
Пример:
 "Here's your prescription. What else can I do for you? " said the pharmacist.

What else is new?   See (So) what else is new?

Whatever. Что угодно, это не важно.; Любое.
Пример:  ВОВ: Which do you want, red or green? TOM: Whatever.
Пример:  MARY: Do you want to go with me to the seashore or stay here? JANE: Whatever.

Whatever turns you on. 1. Подойдёт всё, что доставляет вам удовольствие и радость.
Пример:  MARY: Do you mind if I buy some of these flowers? BILL: Whatever turns you on.
Пример:  MARY: I just love to hear a raucous saxophone play some smooth jazz. BOB: Whatever turns you on, baby.

2. замечание, намекающее на то, что так возбу­ждаться от чего-либо — странно. (По существу, саркастическое.) Пример: BOB: I just go wild whenever I see pink gloves on a woman. I don't understand it. BILL: Whatever turns you on. Пример:  JANE: You see, I never told anybody this, but whenever I see dirty snow at the side of the road, I just go sort of wild inside. SUE: Weird, Jane, weird. But, whatever turns you on.

What gives? Что случилось?; Что пошло не так?; В чём проблема?
Пример:  BILL: Hi, you guys. What gives? BOB: Nothing, just a little misunderstanding. Tom's a little angry.
Пример:
BOB: Where's my wallet? What gives? TOM: I think one of those roughnecks who just walked by us has borrowed it for a little while.

What happened? Что тут стряслось?
Пример:  Вов (approaching a crowd): What happened? Том (with Bob): What's wrong? BYSTANDER: Just a little mix-up. A car wanted to drive on the sidewalk, that's all.
Пример:  There was a terrible noise, an explo­sion that shook the house. Bob looked at Jane and said,   "What happened?"

What (have) you been up to? приветственный вопрос. (Возможен детальный ответ.)
Пример:  MARY: Hello, Jane. What have you been up to? JANE: Been up to no good. What about you? MARY: Yeah. Me too.
Пример:  JOHN: Bill, baby! What you been up to? BILL: Nothing really. What about you? JOHN: The same, I guess.

What if I do? Имеет ли для тебя значение то, что я сде­лаю это?; Что изменится, если я сделаю это? (Дерз­кое; разговорное.)
Пример:  ТОМ: Are you really going to sell your leather coat? BOB: What if I do?
Пример:  JANE: You're not going to go out dressed like that, are you? SUE: So what if I do?

What if I don't? Имеет ли для тебя значение то, что я не сделаю этого?; Что изменится, если я не сделаю этого? (Дерзкое; разговорное.)
Пример:
Вов: You're certainly going to tidy up a bit before go­ing out, aren't you? TOM: What if I don't?
Пример:  FATHER: You are going to get in by midnight to­night or you're grounded. FRED: So what if I don't? FATHER: That's enough! You're grounded as of this minute!

What is it? Что вы от меня хотите?; Почему вы хо­тите привлечь моё внимание? (Есть также бук­вальное значение.) Пример:  Том: John, can I talk to you for a minute? JOHN: What is it?
Пример:  SUE: Jane? JANE: What is it? SUE: Close the door, please.

What'll it be? AND Name your poison.; What'll you have?; What's yours? Чего вы хотите выпить?; Что вы хо­тите?; Что я могу принести вам? (Обычно говорится барменом или официантом в баре.)
Пример: TOM: What'll it be, friend? BILL: I'll just have a Coke, if you don't mind.
Пример:  WAITRESS: What'll you have? BOB: Nothing, thanks. 

What'll you have?   See the previous entry 

What makes you think so? 1. Почему вы так думаете?; Из чего вы сделали такое заключение?
Пример:  Том: This bread may be a little old. ALICE: What makes you think so? TOM: The green spots on the edges. Пример:  BOB: Con­gress is in session again. TOM: What makes you think so? BOB: My wallet's empty.

2. Разве это не полностью очевидно? (Саркастическое.)
Пример:  JOHN: I think I'm put­ting on a little weight.  MARY: Oh, yeah? What makes you think so?
Пример:
 Mary (shivering): Gee, I think it's going to be winter soon. SUE (also shivering): Yeah? What makes you think so?

What more can I do? AND What esle can I do? Я в абсо­лютной растерянности, не знаю, что ещё сделать; Что я ещё могу сделать? (Выражение отчаяния, а не вопрос.)
Пример:  BOB: Did you hear about the death in the Wilson family? BILL: Yes, I feel so helpless. I sent flow­ers. What more can I do?
Пример:
 BILL: Is your child still sick? MARY: Yes. I'm giving her the right medicine. What more can I do?

What now?   See Now what?

What number are you calling? выражение, используе­мое, когда кто-либо подозревает, что звонящий по телефону попал не туда.
Пример:  BOB (on the tele­phone): Hello? MARY: Hello, is Sally there? BOB: Uh, what number are you calling? MARY: I guess I have the wrong number. Sorry. BOB: No prob­lem. Good-bye.
Пример:  When the receptionist asked, "What number are you calling?" I realized I had made a mistake.

What of it? Какое это имеет значение?; Почему надо рассматривать это как нечто важное?; Почему вы считаете, что это вас касается? (Разговорное и слег­ка снисходительное.)
Пример: JOHN: I hear you've been having a little trouble at the office. BOB: What of it?
Пример:
 SUE: You missed a spot shaving. FRED: What of it?

What say? Что вы сказали? (Используется очень широ­ко.)
Пример: ТОМ: My coat is there on the chair. Could you hand it to me? BOB: What say? TOM (pointing): Could you hand me my coat?
Пример:  SUE: Here's your paper. FRED: What say? SUE (louder): Here is your newspa­per!

What's coming off? AND What's going down? Что здесь происходит?; Что здесь произойдёт? (Сленг. Служит также приветствием.)
Пример: BILL: Hey, man! What's coming off? TOM: Oh, nothing, just a little car fire.
Пример:
 BOB: Hey, we just got here! What's going down? BILL: What does it look like? This is a party, dude!

What's cooking? Что происходит?; Как поживаете? (Разговорное или сленг.)
Пример: BOB: Hi, Fred! What's cooking? FRED: How are you doing, Bob?
Пример:  BOB: Hi, Fred! What's cooking? FRED: Nothing. Anything hap­pening with you?

What's eating someone? Что его (кого-либо) беспокоит? (Сленг.)
Пример:  ТОМ: Go away! BOB: Gee, Tom, what's eating you?
Пример:  BILL: Tom's so grouchy lately. What's eating him? BOB: Beats me!


What's going down?   See What's coming off?

What's going on (around here)? Что здесь происходит?; Чем объясняются странные вещи, которые происхо­дят здесь? Пример:  BILL: There was an accident in the fac­tory this morning. BOB: That's the second one this week. What's going on around here?
Пример:  MARY: What's all the noise? What's going on? SUE: We're just having a little party.

What's happening? общий и неопределённый привет­ственный вопрос.
Пример:
Вов: Hey, man! What's hap­pening? BILL: Nothing. How you be?
Пример:  BILL: Hi, Tom. TOM: Hi, Bill, what's happening? BILL: Nothing much.

What's in it for me? А что я получу от этого?
Пример:
ВОВ: Now that plan is just what is needed. BILL: What's in it for me? What do I get out of it?
Пример:
 SUE: We signed the Wilson contract yesterday. Mary: It's great! What's in it for me?

What's it to you? Почему вы этим интересуетесь?; Это вовсе не ваше дело. (Разговорное и немного снисхо­дительное.) Пример:  ТОМ: Where are you going? JANE: What's it to you?
Пример:  MARY: Bill's pants don't match his shirt. JANE: Does it matter? What's it to you?

What's keeping someone? Что его (кого-либо) задержи­вает? (Слово someone заменяется именем собствен­ным или местоимением.)
Пример:  BOB: Wasn't Mary sup­posed to be here? BILL: I thought so. BOB: Well, what's keeping her? BILL: How should I know?
Пример:  BILL: I've been waiting here for an hour for Sally. SUE: What's keeping her?

What's new? Что случилось с тех пор, как мы виделись последний раз?
Пример: MARY: Greetings, Jane. What's new? JANE: Nothing much.
Пример:
 BOB: What's new? TOM: Not a whole lot.

What's new with you?   типичный ответ на What's new?
Пример: MARY: What's new with you? SALLY: Oh, nothing. What's new with you? MARY: The same.
Пример:  FRED: Hi, John! How you doing? JOHN: Great! What's new with you?

What's on tap for today? Какие у нас на сегодня пла­ны?; Что произойдёт сегодня? (Сравнение с разлив­ным пивом, которое готово к немедленному употреб­лению.)
Пример:  Том: Good morning, Fred. Fred: Morning. What's on tap for today? TOM: Trouble in the morning and difficulty in the afternoon. Fred: So nothing's new.
Пример:
 SALLY: Can we have lunch today? SUE: I'll have to look at my schedule and see what's on tap for today.

What's the catch? А что мешает?; Каковы отрицатель­ные моменты? (Разговорное.)
Пример: BILL: How would you 'ike to have these seven books for your very own? SALLY: What's the catch? BILL: There's no catch. You have to pay for them, but there's no catch.

Пример:  BOB: Here, take this dollar bill. SUE: So, what's the catch? BOB: No catch. It's counterfeit.

What's the damage? Каковы расходы?; Большой ли счбт? (Сленг.)
Пример:  Bill: That was delicious. Waiter, what's the damage? WAITER: I'll get the check, sir.
Пример: WAITER: Your check, sir. TOM: Thanks. BILL: What's the damage, Tom? Let me pay my share. TOM: Non­sense, I'll get it. BILL: Okay this time, but I owe you one.

What's the deal? Что происходит?; Почему вы это дела­ете?
Пример: Mary: What's the deal? SUE: Oh, hi, Mary. We're just cleaning out the closet.

Пример:  Bill: Hi, you guys. What's the deal? BOB: Nothing, just a little mis­understanding between Fred and Jane.

What's the drill? 1. Что здесь происходит?
Пример:  Bill: I just came in. What's the drill? TOM: We have to carry all this stuff out to the truck.
Пример:  "What's the drill?" asked Mary. "Why are all these people sitting around like this? "

2. Какими правилами и методами руково­дствуются, чтобы сделать это?
Пример:  BILL: I need to ap­ply for new license plates.  What's the drill? Is there a lot of paper work? CLERK: Yes, there is. Пример:  BILL: I have to get my computer repaired. Who do I talk to? What's the drill? BOB: You have to get a purchase order from Fred.

What's the good word? неопределённый приветствен­ный вопрос. (Разговорное и фамильярное. Прямого ответа не ожидается.)
Пример:
Вов: Неу, Тот! What's the good word? TOM: Hi, Bob! How are you doing?
Пример:  SUE: What's happening? JANE: Hi, Sue. What's the good word?

What's the matter (with you)? 1. С вами что-то не так?; Вы больны?
Пример:  BILL: What's the matter with you? FRED: I have this funny feeling in my chest. Bill: Sounds serious.
Пример:  BOB: I have to stay home again to­day. BILL: What's the matter with you? Have you seen a doctor?
Пример: Mary: Oh, I'm so miserable! Sue: What's the matter? MARY: I lost my contact lenses and my glasses. Пример:
 JOHN: Ouch! ALICE: What's the matter? JOHN: I bit my tongue.

2. Как глупо с вашей стороны!; Как вы можете так глупо себя вести? (Обычно гово­рится в гневе.)
Пример:  As Fred stumbled over the step and dumped the birthday cake on the floor, Jane screamed, "What's the matter with you? The party is in fifteen minutes and we have no cake!"
Пример:  Mary: I think I just lost the Wilson account. SUE: What! What's the matter with you? That account pays your salary!

What's the problem? 1. Какую проблему вы ставите пе­редо мной?
Пример:  BILL (coming in): / need to talk to you about something. TOM: What's the problem, Bill?
Пример: "What's the problem? " said Mary, peering at her secre­tary over her glasses.

2. вопрос о том, в чём проблема, предполагающий, что проблемы быть не должно.
Пример:  CHILD (crying): He hit me! FATHER: What's the problem? Child: He hit me! FATHER: Are you hurt? CHILD: No. FATHER: Then stop crying.
Пример:  BOB: Hi, Fred. Fred: What's the problem? BOB: There's no problem. Why do you ask? Fred: I've had nothing but problems today.

What's (there) to know? Для этого не требуется никаких специальных знаний, так что о чём вы говорите?
Пример: BILL: Do you know how to wind a watch? BOB: Wind a
watch? What's there to know?
Пример:  SUE: We must find someone who knows how to repair a broken lawn mower. TOM: What's to know? Just a little tightening here and there. That's all it needs.

What's the scam? Что здесь происходит? (Сленг.)
Пример:  ТОМ: Hey, man! What's the scam? BILL: Greetings, oh ugly one! What's happening? TOM: Not much. Want to order a pizza? BILL: Always.
Пример:  John burst into the room and shouted, "Yo! What's the scam?" It took the prayer meeting a little time to get reorganized.

What's the scoop? Что нового?; Что у вас нового? (Сленг.)
Пример:
Вов: Did you hear about Tom? MARY: No. What's the scoop?
Пример:  "Hi, you guys!" beamed John's little brother. "What's the scoop?"

What's to know?   See What's (there) to know?

What's up? Что происходит?; Что вы в последнее вре­мя делали?
Пример:  BOB: Hi, Bill. What's up? BILL: Yo, Bob! Nothing going on around here.
Пример:  TOM (answering the telephone): Hello. BILL: Hi, this is Bill. Том: What's up? BILL: You want to go camping? TOM: Sure.

What's with someone or something? Почему кто-либо или что-либо оказались в таком положении?; Что происходит с кем-либо или чем-либо?
Пример: MARY: What's with Тот? Не looks depressed. BILL: He broke up with Sally.
Пример:  "What's with this stupid coffee pot? It won't get hot!" groused Alice.

What's wrong? Здесь что-то не так. Что случилось?
Пример:  MARY: Oh, good grief BILL: What's wrong? MARY: I forgot to feed a cat.
Пример:  SUE (crying): Hello, Sally? SALLY: Sue, what's wrong? SUE: Oh, nothing. Tom left me.

What's yours?   See What'll it be?

What was the name again? Пожалуйста, повторите своё имя. (Чаще говорится чиновником, а не тем, кого только что представили кому-либо.)
Пример: CLERK: What was the name again? BILL: Bill.

Пример:  "What was the name again? I didn't write it down, " confessed Fred.

What would you like to drink? предложение пригото­вить алкогольный напиток.
Пример:  BILL: Come in and sit down. What would you like to drink? ANDREW: Noth­ing, thanks. I just need to relax a moment.
Пример:  WAITER: What would you like to drink? ALICE: Do you have any grape soda? WAITER: I'll bring you some ginger ale, if that's all right. ALICE: Well, okay, I guess.

what would you say if? выражение, за которым следует просьба высказать мнение или суждение.
Пример:  BILL: What would you say if I ate the last piece of cake? Bob: Go ahead. I don't care.
Пример:  MARY: What would you say if we left a little early? SALLY: It's okay with me.

What you been up to?   See What (have) you been up to?

When.   See under Say when.

When do we eat? Когда следующий раз подадут еду? (Фамильярное. Говорящий голоден.)
Пример: BILL: This is a lovely view, and your apartment is great. When do we eat? MARY: We've already eaten. Weren't you just leaving? BILL: I guess I was.
Пример:
 ANDREW: Wow! Something really smells good! When do we eat? RACHEL: Oh, mind your manners.

Whenever. В любое время, неважно когда.
Пример:  Bill: When should I pick you up? SUE: Oh, whenever. I don't care. Just come on up, and we'll take it from there. Пример:  MARY: Well, Uncle Harry, how nice to have you for a visit. We need to book your return flight. When will you be leaving? Uncle: Oh,  whenever.

when I'm good and ready только когда я захочу, и не ранее. (Немного снисходительно.)
Пример: MARY: When are you going to rake the leaves? FATHER: When I'm good and ready.
Пример:  BOB: When are you going to help me move this piano? FRED: When I'm good and ready and not a minute before.

when you get a minute AND when you get a chance фра­за, за которой следует просьба.
Пример:  Bill: Тот? Том: Yes. BILL: When you get a minute, I'd like to have a word with you.
Пример: "Please drop over for a chat when you get a chance, " said Fred to Bill.

Where can I wash up? AND Is there some place I can wash up? способ спросить, где находится туалет или ван­ная комната, не упоминая о своей нужде. (Конечно, это уместный вопрос о том, где можно вымыть ру­ки.)
Пример: The minute he got to the house, he asked Fred, "Where can I wash up?"

Пример:  FRED: Welcome. Come in. BILL: Oh, is there some place I can wash up?

Where have you been all my life? слова, выражающие восхищение, говорятся обычно любимому человеку.
Пример: MARY: I feel very happy when I'm with you. JOHN: Oh, Mary, where have you been all my life?
Пример:  John, who always seemed to sound like a paperback novel, grasped her hand, stared directly at her left ear, and
stuttered, "Where have you been all my life? "

Where (have) you been keeping yourself? Я давно вас не видел. Где вы были?
Пример: Bill: Hi, Alice! Where you been keeping yourself? ALICE: Oh, I've been around. How are you doing? Bill: Okay. Пример: JOHN: Tsup? BILL: Hi, man. Where you been keeping yourself? JOHN: Oh, I've been busy.

Where is the rest room? подходящий вопрос, чтобы уз­нать, где в общественном здании находится туалет.
Пример:  BOB: 'Scuse me. WAITER: Yes, sir. BOB: Where is the rest room? WAITER: To your left, sir.
Пример:
MARY: Where is the rest room, please? CLERK: Behind the elevators, ma'am.

Where is your powder room? See Could I use your pow­der room?

Where's the fire? Куда это вы так торопитесь? (Гово­рится обычно полицейским водителю, превысивше­му скорость.) Пример: OFFICER: Okay, where's the fire? MARY: Was I going a little fast?
Пример:  "Where's the fire?" Bob called ahead to Sue, who had gotten well ahead of him in her excitement.

Where will I find you? Пожалуйста, скажите, как вас найти? (Говорится, когда люди договариваются встретиться где-либо.)
Пример:  SUE: Where will I find you? BOB: I'll be sitting in the third row somewhere.
Пример: TOM: We'll get to the farm about noon. Where will we find you? SALLY: Probably in the barn. If you can't find me, just go up to the house and make yourself comfortable on the porch.

which brings me to the (main) point фраза, после кото­рой переходят к главному пункту обсуждения.
Пример: BILL: Keeping safe at times like this is very important — which brings me to the main point. Does your house have an adequate burglar alarm? SALLY: I knew you were trying to sell me something! Out!
Пример:  LECTURER: ...which brings me to the point. JOHN (whispering): Thank heavens! I knew there was a point to all this.

Whoa! Стоп! (Команда остановиться, — обычно давае­мая лошади, — употребленная в разговоре с челове­ком.)
Пример:  BOB: First, slip the disk into this slot and then do a directory command to see what's on it. JOHN: Whoa! You lost me back at "slip the disk..."
Пример:
 "Whoa!" shouted Tom at Bill. "Don't move any more in that direction. The floor is rotten there ".

Who cares? Кому-нибудь есть до этого дело?; Это не­важно.
Пример: JOHN: I have some advice for you. It will make things easier for you. BOB: Who cares? JOHN: You might.
Пример:  SUE; You missed a spot shaving. FRED: Who cares?

who could have thought?   See who would have thought?

Who do you think you are? Почему вы думаете, что мо­жете помыкать людьми таким образом?; Почему вы так высокомерны? (Обычно произносится в гневе.)
Пример:  Том: Just a minute! Who do you think you are? You can't talk to me that way! BOB: Says who?
Пример:  "Who do you think you are, bursting in here like that?" sput­tered the doorman as Fred bolted into the club lobby.

Who do you think you're kidding? Вы никого не обмане­те.; Неужели вы думаете, что можете меня обмануть?
Пример: Bill: I must pull down about eighty thou a year. Вов: You? Who do you think you're kidding?
Пример:  MARY: This carpet was made in Persia by children. TOM: Who do you think you're kidding?

Who do you think you're talking to? Почему вы думаете, что можете обращаться ко мне таким образом?; Вы не можете так со мной разговаривать!
Пример: Том: Get out of the way! SUE: Who do you think you're talking to? Том: Then move please.
Пример:
CLERK: Look, take it or leave it. Isn't it good enough for you? SUE: Who do you think you're talking to? I want to see the manager!

Who do you want (to talk to)? AND Who do you want to speak to?; Who do you wish to speak to?; Who do you wish to talk to? С кем вы хотите говорить по телефо­ну? (Все эти вопросы могут также начинаться сло­вом whom. Сравните с With whom do you wish to speak?)
Пример:  Sue: Wilson residence. Who do you want to speak to? Bill: Hi, Sue. I want to talk to you.
Пример:  TOM (answering the phone): Hello? Sue: Hello, who is this? TOM: Who do you wish to speak to? SUE: Is Sally there? TOM: Just a minute.

Who do you wish to talk to? See Who do you want (to talk to)?

Who is it?   See Who's there?

Who is this? Кто звонит (по телефону)?; Кто говорит (на другом конце телефонной линии)?
Пример:  ТОМ (answering the phone): Hello? FRED: Hello. Do you have any fresh turkeys? TOM: Who is this? FRED: Isn't this the Harrison Poultry Shop? TOM: No. FRED: I guess I have the wrong number.
Пример:  MARY (answering the phone): Hello? SUE: Hello, who is this? MARY: Well, who did you want? SUE: I want Grandma. MARY: I'm sorry, I think you have the wrong number.

Who knows? Кто знает ответ на этот вопрос?
Пример:  ТОМ: When will this train get in? RACHEL: Who knows?
Пример: ANDREW: Why can't someone put this stuff away.
RACHEL: Who knows? Why don't you put it away?

Whoops! восклицание, указывающее на ошибку, которая была сделана предыдущим собеседни­ком или кем-либо ещё. Пример:  "Whoops! I think you meant flout, not flaunt," corrected Sally.
Пример:  "Whoops! I meant to say 'mature,' not 'old,'"   said Kate.

Who's calling(, please)? Кто это звонит (по телефо­ну)?
Пример:  RACHEL: Yes, Тот is here. Who's calling, please? Том: Who is it? RACHEL: It's Fred.
Пример:  FRED (answering the phone): Hello? TOM: Hello, is Bill there? FRED: Who's call­ing, please? TOM: This is Tom Wilson return­ing   his   call.

Who's on the phone? AND Who's on the line? Кто гово­рит (по телефону)?; Кто только что позвонил (по те­лефону)? (Позвонивший может всё ещё ждать отве­та.)
Пример:  Bill was on the telephone, and Mary walked by. "Who's on the phone?" asked Mary, hoping the call was for her. Пример:  Tom asked, "Who's on the line?" Mary covered the receiver and said, "None of your busi­ness! "

Who's there? AND Who is it? вопрос, который задают, желая узнать, кто находится за дверью или скры­вается в каком-либо другом месте.
Пример:  Hearing a noise, Тот called out in the darkness, "Who's there? "
Пример:  Hearing a knock on the door, Mary went to the door and said, "Who is it? "

Who's your friend? Кто это идёт вместе с вами/поза­ди вас?
Пример:  JOHN: Hi, Тот. Who's your friend? TOM: Oh, this is my little brother, Willie. JOHN: Hi, Willie.
Пример:  Looking at the little dog almost glued to Bob's pants cuff, Sally asked, "Who's your friend? "

Who was it? Кто звонил по телефону или кто при­ходил? (Предполагается, что звонивший не ждёт ответа, а заходивший не стоит у двери.)
Пример:  Sue (as Mary hangs up the telephone): Who was it? MARY: None of your business.
Пример:
 BILL (as he leaves the door): What a pest! SUE: Who was it? BILL: Some silly survey.

Who would have thought? AND Who could have thought? вопрос, выражающий удивление или изумление. (Ответа не ожидается.)
Пример:  Том: Fred just quit his job and went to Africa. BILL: Who would have thought he could do such a thing?
Пример: ANDREW: They say Bill jogs and runs in his spare time. 
RACHEL:   Who would have thought?

why слово, стоящее в начале предложения и выра­жающее удивление. (Слово why произносится, как название буквы Y.)
Пример:  "Why, it's just a little boy!" said the old sea captain.
Пример:  BOB: Why, what are you doing here? Mary: I was going to ask you the same thing.
Пример:  MARY: Why, your hair has turned white! ANDREW: No, I'm in the school play. This is just temporary.
Пример:  RACHEL: Why, this page is torn! ANDREW: I didn't do it!

why don't you? вопрос, добавляемый в конце высказы­ваемой команды.
Пример: ANDREW: Make a lap, why don't you? BOB: Okay. Sorry. I didn't know I was in the way.
Пример: "Just keep bugging me, why don't you?" threatened Wally.
Пример: ANDREW: Try it again, why don't you? SUE: I hope I get it right this time.

Why not? 1. Пожалуйста, объясните свой отрицатель­ный ответ.
Пример:  MARY: No, you can't. MOLLY: Why not?
Пример: SUE: Could I have another piece of cake?
MARY: No. SUE: Why not? MARY: I want it.

2. У меня нет никакой причины для отказа, поэтому — да, я согласен.
Пример: BOB: You want to go to see a movie next Friday? JANE: Why not?
Пример: FRED: Do you feel like wandering over to the bowling alley?
Том:  Why not?

Will I see you again? вопрос, который задаётся в конце свидания и подразумевает, что следующие встречи доставят удовольствие говорящему, если это будет приятно второй стороне. (Этот вопрос призван выяс­нить, есть ли заинтересованность в ещё одной встре­че; второй стороне предоставляется свобода под­твердить обоюдную заинтересованность тем, что она попросит о новой встрече. Сравните с Can I see you again?)
Пример:
 ТОМ: I had a wonderful time tonight, Mary. Good night. MARY: Will J see you again? TOM: That would be nice. Can J call you tomorrow? MARY: That would be nice.
Пример:  "Will I see you again? " asked Sally, cautiously and hopefully.

(Will there be) anything else? AND Is that everything?; Is there anything else?; Will that be all? Вы хотите чего-то ещё?; Вы хотите ещё что-то обсудить?; Есть ещё какие-либо просьбы? (Этими фразами пользуются владельцы магазинов, чиновники, официанты, чтобы узнать, не хочет ли клиент чего-либо ещё.)
Пример:  CLERK: Here's the roast you ordered. Will there be anything else? RACHEL: No, that's all.
Пример:  WAITER: Anything esle? BILL: Just coffee.
Пример:  The clerk rang up the last item and asked, "Anything else? "
Пример:  WAITER: Anything else? JANE: No, that's everything.

Will you excuse us, please? See Could you excuse us, please?

Will you hold?   See Could you hold?

Win a few, lose a few. Иногда человеку везёт, а ино­гда — нет.
Пример:  ТОМ: Well, I lost out on that Wilson contract, but I got the Jones job. SALLY: That's life. Win a few, lose a few. Пример:  "Win a few, lose a few, " said Fred, staring at yesterday's stock prices.

with my blessing фраза, означающая разрешение или согласие; да.
Пример:  BOB: Can I take this old coat down to the rummage sale? SUE: With my blessing.
Пример:  MARY: Shall I drive Uncle Tom to the airport a few hours early? SUE: Oh, yes! With my blessing!

without a doubt фраза, означающая уверенность или согласие; да.
Пример:  JOHN: This cheese is as hard as a rock. It must have been in the fridge for weeks. FRED: With­out a doubt. Пример:  MARY: Taxes will surely go up before I retire. JANE: Without a doubt!

With pleasure, фраза, выражающая горячее желание сделать что-либо.
Пример:  FRED: Would you please take this note over to the woman in the red dress? Waiter: With pleasure, sir.
Пример:  Sue: Would you kindly bring in the champagne now? JANE: With pleasure.

With whom do you wish to speak? вежливая фраза, кото­рой пользуются, отвечая на телефонный звонок, с целью выяснить, с кем хотят говорить. (Сравните с Who do you want to talk to?)
Пример:  John answered the telephone and then said, "With whom do you wish to speak? "
Пример:  Tom (answering the phone): Good morning, Acme Air Products. With whom do you wish to speak? Sue: Sorry, I have the wrong number. TOM: That's perfectly all right. Have a nice day.

With you in a minute. See under (Someone will) be with you in a minute.

wonder if   See (I) wonder if.

Won't bother me any.   See (It) won't bother me any.

Won't breathe a word (of it). See (I) won't breathe a word (of it).

Won't tell a soul.   See (I) won't breathe a word (of it).

Won't you come in? стандартная фраза, которую гово­рят, приглашая кого-либо в свой дом или в офис.
Пример:  BILL: Won't you come in? MARY: I hope I'm not early.
Пример:  Tom stood in the doorway of Mr. Franklin's office for a moment. "Won't you come in? " said Mr. Franklin without looking up.

Works for me.   See (It) works for me.

Would if I could(, but I can't). See (I) would if I could (, but I can't).

Wouldn't bet on it.   See (I) wouldn 't bet on it.

Wouldn't count on it.   See (I) wouldn't bet on it.

Wouldn't if I were you.   See (I) wouldn't if I were you.

Wouldn't know.   See (I) wouldn't know.

Would you believe!   Это невероятно!; Потрясающе!  
Пример: TOM:  Jane has run  off and married Fred!  SALLY: Would you believe!

Пример:  JANE: Then the manager came out and asked us to leave. Would you believe? MARY: It sounds just awful. I'd sue.

(Would you) care for another (one)? Хотите ещё (одну порцию выпивки)?
Пример:  Тот stood there with an almost empty glass. Bill said, "Would you care for another one?"
Пример:
WAITER: Care for another one, madam? SUE: No, thank you.


(would you) care to? вежливая фраза, за которой следу­ет вопрос, не хочет ли кто-либо что-то сделать.
Пример:  JOHN: Would you care to step out for some air? JANE: Oh, I'd love it.
Пример:  SUE: Care to go for a swim? MARY: Not now, thanks.

(Would you) care to dance? He хотите ли потанцевать со мной?; Могу я пригласить вас на танец?
Пример: JOHN: Would you care to dance? MARY: I don't dance, but thank you for asking.

Пример:  "Care to dance? " asked Bill, politely, hoping desperately that the answer would be no, preferably an emphatic and devastating no that would send him to the sidelines, crushed.

(Would you) care to join us? Хотите присоединиться к нам?
Пример:  Тот and Mary saw Fred and Sally sitting at another table in the restaurant. Tom went over to them and said, "Would you care to join us?"
Пример: MARY: Isn't that Bill and Sue over there? JOHN: Yes, it is. Shall I ask them to join us? MARY: Why not? JOHN (after reaching the other table): Hi, you guys! Care to join us? Bill: Love to, but Sue's mom is going to be along any minute.
Thanks anyway.

Would you excuse me? 1. вежливая фраза, которой, по существу, сообщается об уходе кого-либо. (Сравните с Could I be excused?; Excuse me.)
Пример:  JANE: Would you excuse me? I have to get home now. ANDREW: Oh, sure. I'll see you to the door.
Пример: Rising to leave, Jane said, "Would you excuse me?" and left by the rear door.

2. вежливый способ выразить просьбу дать го­ворящему возможность пройти сквозь группу людей;

Would you excuse us, please? просьба посторониться и дать возможность выйти из лифта.
Пример:  There were two people talking in the corridor blocking it. Tom said, "Would you excuse me?" They stepped aside.
Пример:  FRED: Would you excuse me? This is my floor. SALLY: Sure. It's mine too.

Would you excuse us, please? See Could you excuse us, please?

Would you please? фраза, выражающая согласие с предложением что-либо сделать.
Пример:  BILL: Do you want me to take this over to the bank? MARY: Would you please?
Пример:  Том: Can I take your coat? SALLY: Would you please?

Wow! восклицание, выражающее удивление и изумле­ние.
Пример:  "Wow! A real shark!" said Billy.
Пример:  SALLY: Wow! I won the contest! What do I get? RACHEL: A stuffed doll. SALLY: Oh, goodie.
Пример:  JANE: Wow! I just made it. I thought I would miss this flight for sure. SUE: Well, you almost did.