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Thursday, February 27, 2014

E-cubed 0393: I can't shake SOMETHING

Daily Easy English Expression 0393: I can’t shake SOMETHING



I can’t shake SOMETHING = tôi không thể rũ bỏ được cái gì đó

In this case, to shake something means to lose something, to get rid of something. So, I can’t shake this feeling of worry. It means that you’re constantly worried, and you wanna stop worrying. But the worry feeling keeps coming back. You cannot shake this feeling of worry.

Example:
Are you still not feeling well?
I can't shake this cold.
How long have you had it?
Over a week now.

Anh vẫn còn cảm thấy không được khỏe à?
Tôi không tài nào rũ bỏ được cơn cảm lạnh này.
Anh bị lâu chưa?
Đến bây giờ là hơn 1 tuần rồi.