Day 58 Hit the sack

Day 58-英语学习打卡
Date:23rd Nov
Topic:English Central沟通成语 Hit the sack

hit the sack 去睡觉

Welcome to English in a Minute,...
...where we teach you all about idioms in American English.
If you have ever heard American English, you might have heard this.
Hit the sack.
What does this mean?
Let's find out by listening to this conversation.

I'm exhausted and can't stay up another minute. I'm gonna go hit the sack.
I probably should do the same, it's been a long day.

It sounds like they are tired and ready to sleep.
That's what "hit the sack" means; you are going to bed.
During World War II, American soldiers called their sleeping bags "sacks".
So, "hit the sack" meant "to go to bed". Today, people use this phrase all the time.

Hit the sack.
And that's English in a Minute.

如同中文的成语背后都有一个故事那样,英语里的俗语其实也都有来历,一旦我们知道了背后的渊源,就能毫不费力地记住这个词,还会觉得这样的学习很有意思。

就比如我以前学过的a piece of cake,和大家分享它的故事:

In the 19th and early 20th century, African-Americans started "cakewalks."
They walked or danced around a cake in pairs and the best couple won the cake.
This is how the idioms "cakewalk" and "piece of cake" came about,...
...both meaning that something is very easy to do.

所以,背单词一定不是仅仅背这个单词本身,只是知道它的意思而已,而是要有句子和段落的语境,将来也能运用到自己类似的场景表达中,那么这个单词才是我们真正的财富。


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