我希望可以，但是…… I wish I could, but...
Could you work overtime tonight? (今天晚上能加个班吗?)
I wish I could, but... (我希望可以，但是……)
= I'd love to, but...
◎我不愿意。 I won't.
I want you to do it now. (我想让你现在就做。)
I won't. (我不愿意。)
◎不，谢谢。 No, thank you.
Do you need help? (要我来帮你吗?)
No, thank you. (不，谢谢。)
No, thanks. *随便的说法。
Yes, thank you. (好吧，麻烦你。)
◎我想不行。 I don't think so.
Can we go? (我们也能去吗?)
No, I don't think so. (不，我想不行。)
= I don't believe so.
◎我不要。 I don't want it.
Here you are. (给你。)
I don't want it. (我不要。)
◎真的不要。 I really don't want it.
Take one. (拿一个吧。)
I really don't want it. (我真的不要。)
◎真抱歉，我不能帮助你。 I'm sorry I can't help you.
Where is the ABC Hotel? (请问ABC饭店在哪儿?)
I'm sorry I can't help you. (对不起，我帮不了你。)
Can you work overtime tonight? (今天晚上你能加班吗?)
I'm sorry, I can't help you. (对不起，我加不了班。)
= I'm sorry I can't assist you.
= I'm sorry I can't be any help.
◎我反对他的建议。 I'm against his proposal.
◎我很乐意，可我帮不了你。 I wish I could help you, but I can't.
Could you help me get a job? (您能帮我找一份工作吗?)
I wish I could help you, but I can't. (可惜我帮不了你。)
◎那事我使不上劲。 I can't do anything about it.
You have to help me. (你得帮帮我。)
I can't do anything about it. (那事我使不上劲。)
= There is nothing I can do about it.
= I can do nothing about it.
◎我无法满足你的愿望。 I can't make that happen.
I want to work for this company. (我想在这家公司工作。)
Sorry, I can't make that happen. (对不起，我无法满足你的愿望。)
◎我没那份心情。 I'm not in the mood.
Do you want to dance? (想跳舞吗?)
I'm not in the mood. (我没那份心情。)
= I don't feel like it.
◎很遗憾，我现在有件急事。 I'm afraid I've got urgent business now.
I'm afraid I've got urgent business now. (很遗憾，我现在有件急事。)
That's a shame. (真是太遗憾了。)
◎我有别的事。 I have other business to take care of.
Are you free today? (你今天有时间吗?)
No, I have other business to take care of. (没有，我有别的事。)
◎对不起，我现在正忙着呢。 I'm sorry, but I'm busy just now.
I'm sorry, but I'm busy right now.
◎对不起，我有急事。 I'm sorry, but I'm in a hurry.
Sorry, I don't have time. (对不起，我没时间了。)
◎现在不行。 Not right now.
◎我就算了吧。 Count me out.
Are you coming? (你来吗?)
Count me out. (我就算了吧。)
Count me in. (算上我一个。)
◎如果可以的话，最好不…… I'd rather not.
Let's go drinking. (我们去喝酒吧。)
I'd rather not. (我还是不去了吧。)
You have to... (你必须……)
= Enough already.
= That's enough.
◎已经足够了。 I've had enough.
How about more salad? (再来点儿沙拉，怎么样?)
No, thank you. I've had enough. (不，谢谢，已经足够了。)
◎很遗憾，今天我不太方便。 Unfortunately, it's not convenient for me today.
Why don't we have dinner together? (一起去吃顿饭，怎么样?)
Unfortunately, it's not convenient for me today. (很遗憾，今天我不太方便。)
◎没说到点儿上。/离题万里。 That's beside the point.
*beside the point 表示“估计错的”、“没抓住中心的”。
If it hadn't rained, I would have done it. (要是没下雨的话，我就可以做，可是……)
That's beside the point. (根本没说到点儿上。)