English conversational phrases

1. Вводные и завершающие слова и предложения

● first of all — прежде всего
First of all, Dr Zoidberg, do you even have a medical degree?

● deep down — в глубине души (на самом деле)
I have misgivings about this mission, but deep down, I know we're doing the right thing

● by the way — кстати
And by the way, Sherman didn't even get laid.

● in short / in brief / in a word — короче
In short: I think it's time to start talking about a divorce.

● as to / as for — что касается
As for why they didn't film in Scotland, no idea, probably a budget issue.

● for one's part / on one's part — что касается конкретного человека
I know for my part that I'd surrender everything, honor included, in order to get out of the mess.

● in my opinion — по моему мнению
That's awful, in my opinion.

● believe it or not — веришь или нет, но
Believe it or not, I have more important things to do today than laugh and clap my hands.

● look here — послушай
Look here, Fillmore, what is it you'd really like to do? Tell me!

● above all — прежде всего
But above all it made me think about things.

● in all probability / in all likelihood — по всей вероятности
February 13th, 2001, was in all probability a day neither more nor less amazing than any other day

● needless to say — нет нужды говорить
My father and I don't get along; he doesn't approve of my lifestyle and, needless to say, I don't approve of his.

● something tells me — что-то мне подсказывает,…
Something tells me I could easily beat those trained professionals.

● after all — конце концов
I didn't think you'd show your face around me again. I figured you were humiliated. You did run away, after all.

● what's more — кроме того
I would say: "Sure! Sure, I'm in love with her! And what's more, I'm going to be faithful to her!"

● the thing is — дело в том
Well, the thing is, I don't want to stay at any hotels on the East Side where I might run into some acquaintances of mine.

● for the most part — вообще
For the most part the members of this genealogical tree look like withered leaves: the women are frail and they have a startled, frightened look in their eyes: the men have a keen, intelligent look, like educated chimpanzees.

● for example / for instance / for one thing — например,…
For one thing, it was Nin's husband's money that financed her freewheeling lifestyle.

● I dare say — осмелюсь сказать,…
He was the most brilliant man I have ever known — and I dare say people have envied me for sharing that flat with him in Baker Street

● In other words — другими словами,
In other words, he's a gangster.

● if I'm not mistaken — если я не ошибаюсь
If I'm not mistaken, there are two attack helicopters headed this way.

● if I remember rightly — если я правильно помню
He showed us a bottle he had in his pocket — "Venetienne" it was called, if I remember rightly.

● at least — по крайней мере
At least now I know what the hell has happened.

● at any rate — во всяком случае
At any rate, I certainly wouldn't harm the child.

● on the contrary — наоборот