Deyimler (Pekiştime) - As adj as Idioms

06/02/2011 00:00:00

İngilizce'de sıfatlar için bizim kullandığımız tarzda bir pekiştirme yoktur. "Bembeyaz, apaçık ..." gibi yaptığımız pekiştirmeleri İngilizce'de "kadar" anlamı veren "as ... as" yapısıyla "as white as snow", "kar gbi beyaz" örneğinde olduğu gibi benzetme yoluyla yapılır. Bu deyimler konuşma dilinde sıklıkla kullanılır. En çok kullanılanlardan bazıları aşağıda örnek cümlelerle birlikte açıklanmıştır.

1. as gentle as a lamb

karıncayı bile incitemez, çok nazik

 
I thought he was as gentle as a lamb then I saw him slapping the little child.
lamb

2. as happy as a clam

çok mutlu

 
After she started teaching at that school, she was as happy as a clam.
clam

3. as old as the hills

çok eski, fi tarihinden kalma

 
That building must be as old as the hills; it’s in even the oldest photos of the city.
old

4. as sick as a dog

yatak döşek hasta, çok hasta

 
He is an eager beaver; he comes to work unless he is as sick as a dog.
as sick as dog

5. as tough as old boots

sapasağlam olmak, çok güçlü olmak (kişi)

 
Don’t worry mum! I’m as tough as old boots; nothing will happen to me.
tough

6. as ugly as sin

çipçirkin, çok çirkin

ugly dog

7. as light as a feather

tüy gibi, çok hafif

 
I can easily carry you; you are as light as a feather.
thin

8. as clean as a whistle

tertemiz, bal dök yala

 
Her clothes are always as clean a whistle and ironed.
clean

9. as clear as crystal

apaçık, anlaşılır

 
I’m sure she got what you mean, you made it as clear as crystal.
clear

11. as common as muck

bağayı

 
I don’t really like the way he talks about girls; he is as common as muck.
common

12. as cute as a button

çok tatlı, aşırı alımlı

 
Have you seen my little gentlemen; he is as cute as a button.
cute

13. as cold as ice

buz gibi

 
I was shocked when he saw his mother fainted; he didn’t say anything, standing cold as ice.
cold

14. as daft as a brush

kaçık, çılgın

 
We were as daft as a brush when we were young.
darf

15. be as dead as a doornail

ölü

dead

16. as fit as a fiddle

turp gibi, çok sağlıklı

 
After being soaked wet in the rain yesterday; you are lucky to be still as fit as a fiddle.
fiddle

17. as flat as a pancake

dümdüz

 
Some parts of Europe are as flat as a pancake.
pancake

18. as busy as a beaver / as busy as a bee

aşırı yoğun

 
I’m too tired; I was as busy as a bee all day.
bee

19. as blind as a bat

kör gibi

 
You are as blind as a bat, look what you’ve done to my skirt!
coffee

20. as black as pitch

zifiri karanlık (çok karanlık)

 
That night it was as black as pitch and I was scared to death at home alone.
dark

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