写下你做便餐的烹饪食谱和配料，这样你就不必自找麻烦，只要大概指出这本书的大概方向，然后只需咕哝几句，告诉他们所有的步骤都在书上了。 Instead of asking for help, point in the general direction of the book and mumble how it’s all written down for them.
“抱歉，”我咕哝了一声。 “Sorry, ” I mumbled.
我咕哝道，因为他们座位离我们很近。 I mutter, as they find their seats near us.
什么！ 你咕哝了一声“该死的税赋！” What! "Frickin' Tax Man", you mumble to yourself.
“蠢东西，”我自言自语地咕哝道，关掉了电视。 "Stupid guy," I muttered to myself, switching off the television.
每个人都咕哝着附和，因为谁都不想让自己的声音突显出来。 而那个过生日的人则在歌声飘荡的时候，强挤出一丝微笑，低头看着地面。 Everyone mumbles along because no one wants his or her voice to stand out, and the person with the birthday forces a smile and looks at the ground until the song’s over.
“一个人的生命比忽略那些马一个晚上要重要得多，总得有人去吧。”希斯克利夫太太咕哝道，比我想象的要友善很多。 'A man's life is of more consequence than one evening's neglect of the horses: somebody must go,' murmured Mrs. Heathcliff, more kindly than I expected.
经过几个月的调查研究之后，我的结论是一声怪怪的咕哝：“大概没有”。 After months of investigation, my conclusion is a sour and muttered “probably not”.
“没有礼物圣诞节怎么过？” 乔躺在小地毯上咕哝。 "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents, " grumbled Jo, lying on the rug .
预期被拒绝导致对他人更加冷淡、防御性的行为表现，而这一点又反过来导致他们真的被拒绝。 “啊哈，”社交悲观主义者咕哝着，“我就知道他们不会喜欢我。” Expectation of leads to the projection of colder, more defensive behaviour towards others, and this leads to actual "Uh-huh, " mutters the social pessimist, "I knew they wouldn't like me".
“啊哈，”社交悲观主义者咕哝着，“我就知道他们不会喜欢我。” "Uh-huh, " mutters the social pessimist, "I knew they wouldn't like me".
再说回到语言，想想人们说话时你的感觉：他们咕哝、打破所有语法规则、吞音等等。 Going back to language, think about what you make sense of when people speak: they mumble, break all the rules of grammar, slur words and so on.
我从外面看到他正在向我们的上帝祈祷，听到他在咕哝的说着让他恢复最后的力量之类的话。 I was outside I saw him praying to our God, the only living God. I heard him mutter something about giving him the last strength.
“对不起，”我咕哝着说，“我得把假装的这一套做完了事。” "Excuse me," I mutter. "I have to get this sham over with.
只要她感到有一丝不自在，她可以大声咕哝一句话来示警——“我希望我不会得感冒。” 。 If she feels uncomfortable in any way, she is to mutter out loud the phrase, “I hope I'm not getting a cold.