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謹防一字之差,鑄成大錯--深圳譯協名譽會長、外交部資深外語專家過家鼎

引用來源http://www.tas.org.cn/n280c19.aspx

[日期: 2006-07-11]

 

[字體:大 中 小]


1.     “Sanction” “Sanctions”

2.     “Out of question” “Out of the question”

3.     “A blank check” “An empty check”

4.     “Terrible” “Terrific”

5.     Interview”的錯誤用法

6.     Satisfied”與“Be satisfied that”

7.     “Overestimate”的用法

8.     Doubt” “Suspect”

9.     “The last day” or “the last thing”的真實含義

10.  Substitute” “Replace”的不同用法

11.  White hands”不是 白手”

12.   White wine”不是白酒

13.  Drugstore”不是單純的 “藥房”

14.  “Invaluable”不是“Valueless”

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Jason老師2011暑假新增口訣及舊口訣修訂(第一次修訂):

 

各位親愛的同學們,暑假又要接近尾聲了。Jason老師一如往常整理了自己這個暑期上課期間所自創的口訣,希望大家能夠再次好好溫習。口訣如下:

 

一:淺談passpast的不同 (金桔檸檬口訣)

當然不同! Pass 作動詞,其三態為 pass / passed / passed past 有很多詞性,但基本上比要好記的方式是:只要排除動詞,past幾乎可以作任何詞性。Passpast的用法口訣為:

 

Pass : 作動詞並有五大定義。口訣: 金桔通被傳(喝金桔檸檬的人通要被傳喚):金(經過),桔(及格),通(通過),被(被允許),傳(傳遞)

 

Past: 口訣:在過去,看經過,過幾分。分析如下:
在過去: in the past : 作名詞

看經過: watch sb past : 作副詞

過幾分:ten past nine : 作介係詞

 

二:what how 的差異 (很持久口訣)

口訣:

樣子持久性

反感映健進

天氣怎麼樣

 

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The 50 Best Websites of 2011

Illustrations by Alexander Ho for TIME

We honor the scrappy newcomers and established players that make the Web so useful, entertaining and just plain indispensable More »

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The Everywhereist

By Harry McCracken Monday, June 06, 2011
 

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Geraldine DeRuiter's husband Rand has a job that takes him around the world. After she was laid off from her job, she started tagging along with him and blogging their experiences at the Everywhereist. It's hardly your average travel blog: DeRuiter is as likely to write about confusing bathroom fixtures, inexplicable foreign TV shows and obnoxious airplane passengers as she is about picturesque towns and exquisite restaurants. She says she blogs to help Rand remember where they've been and what they've seen. But this consistently clever site lets the rest of us go along for the ride too — even when the couple is just hanging out at home in Seattle.

View the full list for "The Best Blogs of 2011"

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The Everywhereist

By Harry McCracken Monday, June 06, 2011
 

Thanks for liking The Everywhereist. Like TIME on Facebook for more trusted news analysis, award-winning multimedia & behind-the-scenes looks with TIME editors.

 

 

Geraldine DeRuiter's husband Rand has a job that takes him around the world. After she was laid off from her job, she started tagging along with him and blogging their experiences at the Everywhereist. It's hardly your average travel blog: DeRuiter is as likely to write about confusing bathroom fixtures, inexplicable foreign TV shows and obnoxious airplane passengers as she is about picturesque towns and exquisite restaurants. She says she blogs to help Rand remember where they've been and what they've seen. But this consistently clever site lets the rest of us go along for the ride too — even when the couple is just hanging out at home in Seattle.

View the full list for "The Best Blogs of 2011"

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這本詞典 查得到臭豆腐
2007/12/13
【聯合報╱記者林嘉琪/台北報導】

 

 

外國朋友來台灣,要怎麼介紹道地美味、特殊命名的台灣小吃?翻閱《麥克米倫高級英漢雙解詞典》,你就能有趣地為外國朋友介紹,原來怪異的臭豆腐叫stinky tofu,酥香的蔥油餅叫 scallion crepe,奇特的蚵仔煎叫oyster omelet,綿香的豬血糕叫pig blood cake。

 

昨天書林出版社發表《麥克米倫高級英漢雙解詞典》新書,由台灣翻譯學會理事長蘇正隆主持,余光中、李振清、林茂松、曾泰元、奚永慧等學者出席,分享詞典使用與英文學習的樂趣。

 

台科大人文社會學院院長林茂松分析,英文單字約有一百萬個,一般人常使用的7000字,讀者若能熟悉這7000字,就能充份掌握英文字彙,而這部字典就為讀者以一到三顆星號,標識出常用單字。

 

台大語文中心外文組長奚永慧認為,台灣英文教育失敗,原因之一是民眾不查字典。奚永慧分析,現在電子辭典、網路辭典使用率很高,還有學生甚至不再使用紙本字典,但其實沒選對專業的網路辭典,查閱時不便,還可能形成錯誤概念。

 

中山大學講座教授余光中為《麥克米倫高級英漢雙解詞典》操刀寫序,他表示:「今日的詞典學家早已站在『英文非母語』讀者的立場,設身處地,預期他們學習英 語常會遭遇的問題,並為他們編出易查、易解、易學的詞典,方便成億的各國學生。所謂user-friendly(體貼用者),正是此意。」

 

出版團隊之一,東吳大學英文系前系主任曾泰元首創,在附錄裡收錄台灣文化特色詞英譯。例如,宅男叫home geek,劈腿叫to two-time,車震則是dogging。

 

余光中認為《麥克米倫高級英漢雙解詞典》中譯工作極有意義,影響也很廣泛。

 

【2007/12/13 聯合報】

 

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vanity bathroom

Posted on July 2, 2011 by all

 

vanity bathroom

vanity bathroom

Replacing your bathroom vanity is a great way to revive your bathroom without undertaking a major remodeling project. Now that you bought your bathroom vanity, or if you went high end, your decorative bathroom furniture vanity, how do you install it? Below I have outlined the step-by-step process for successfully removing your old bathroom vanity and replacing it with your new bathroom vanity.

It is important to make that the water lines ar shut off and supply lines ar disconnected before starting. Use a bucketful to catch water from supply line and p-trap when you separate them from the sink. Loosen and remove the p-trap (the center part of the curving pipe).
Use a utility tongue to loosen any caulking that power be betwixt the bathroom vanity and wall. Rock the bathroom vanity cautiously to loosen and remove without risking damage to the surrounding wall.
Use a screwdriver to carefully remove any screws that ar attaching the bathroom vanity to the wall. Once detached, remove the old bathroom vanity and move it out of the way.
Depending on the condition of the sink and counter top, when you replace the bathroom vanity, you can either recycle the existent countertop or replace the sink and countertop to match the new.
Use a stud finder to locate the wall studs that will be used to anchor your new bathroom vanity and mark them with a pencil. Make the marks slightly higher than the vanity top so that they are well visible .
Position the bathroom vanity and make sure it is flush against the wall(s). Use shims (if needed) and a carpenter’s level to assist with placement and make sure the bathroom vanity is even.
Locate wall studs and drive 2-1/2″ wall board screws to anchor the bathroom vanity to wall. If you are having trouble locating the wall studs, make sure that you use wall anchors or for plaster walls, use special anchors.

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Jason圖片字典:叭噗 bicycle horn

 


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A 101

In January l981, in the ------- of the Iran-Iraq War, oil giant Exxon announced that it would pour $11 billion into investment and exploration in overseas markets.

(A) wake              (B) make          (C) sake           (D) take

1981 年一月,兩伊戰爭過後,石油巨擘埃克森公司宣稱將投入高達110 億美元於海外市場的投資及勘查。   

理由

a. 本句測試下列固定片語:

in the wake of…   尾隨……而至,繼……之後

: In the wake of the hurricane, buildings lay in ruins.

(颶風過後,大樓倒塌成斷垣殘壁。)

b. 根據上述,(A) 應為正選。

c. (B) 項的 make 作名詞時,表『品牌』。

: Foreign makes of cars are usually expensive than local ones.

(外國品牌的車通常要比本地品牌貴。)

(C) 項的 sake 作名詞時,表『理由』,常用於下列片語中:

for the sake of  為了……起見∕緣故

: Frank moved his family to America for the sake of his son’s education.

(為了兒子的教育問題,法蘭克全家搬到美國。)

(D) 項的 take 作名詞時,表『拍攝』電視或電影的某一個鏡頭。

: The actor got the scene right on the second take.

(這名演員在第二次拍攝這個場景時才演好。)

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Dear Editor:

 

After reading the Connecticut Post's account (report) of Wednesday night's public hearing,

["Miron says Long Beach sale in danger," June 25] we______________ if we were even 

 at the same meeting, never mind that some of us were on the same panel and even sitting next to Mayor Miron. 

post

n.mail; column; opinion; role; doorpost; message sent to a newsgroup or mailing list (Computers); position, job placement

 

hearing

n.perception of sound; act of listening; presentation of evidence before a judge, court hearing

 

panel

n.group of judges; board, flat piece of wood; band, strip; crew, team, staff


 

x

v.decorate with panels; cover with panels

 

 

 

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(    ) 146. (A) preceding

(B)   followed by

(C)   subsequently

(D)   following

 

Again, thank you for supporting the American Cancer Society, and remember, it's not too early to become involved in next year's Relay For Life.

 

Joe Laucella & Jason Perillo 2008 Relay For Life of Shelton Co-Chairs

 

Questions 147-149 refer to the following e-mail.

To: Editorials@CTPOST.Net From: RBrothers@Cireus.Net

RE: Response to Long Beach Sale


Send

 

Save


Dear Editor:

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(   ) 131. Iris and Eileen_____________ taken the wrong bus; that's the only reason they could be late

since they called me from the-bus telling  me they were on the way and the bus is now here.

(A)  can have

(B)   could have

(C)   might have

(D)  must have

 

(   ) 132. He hasn't mentioned or________________ his girlfriend in conversation for weeks, I hope

everything is okay between them.

(A)  spoken up talk loudly, raise one's voice 

(B)   brings up

(C)   brought up  

 

raised up, brought before, discussed (of an issue, etc.); grown up, raised, educated (of a person)

 

(D)  bring up

 

(   ) 133. With her       ____ talents, I'm sure she's going to find an excellent job in the marketing

field at some famous company.

(A)  created

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(   ) 121


The two sisters were


all day and their parents eventually sent them to bed without


dinner for being so naughty.

(A)   fight

(B)    fought

(C)    fighting

(D)   had fought

 

(   ) 122. If Ariel could, she would____________ all day and only wake up to have breakfast in bed.

(A)   sleeping

(B)    sleeps

(C)    sleep

(D)   have slept

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as

 / Ez; Ez; strong form 强读式 z; Az/ prep
so as to appear to be (sb)
好像(某人: dressed as a policeman 打扮得像个警察 * They entered the building disguised as cleaners. 他们化装成清洁工人的模样进入大楼.
having the function or character of (sb)
有(某人)的身分特性; 作为; 当作: a job as a packer 包装者的工作 * work as a courier 当导游 * I'm speaking as your employer. 我以雇主的身分和你说话. * Treat me as a friend. 把我当作朋友. * accept sb as an equal 把某人视为同等的人 * I respect him as a writer and as a man. 我尊重他这位作家, 也尊重他这个人. =>Usage 见所附用法.
(a) since sb is (sth)
因某人是某身分: As her private secretary he has access to all her correspondence. 他是她的私人秘书, 能接触到她所有的信件. (b) when or while sb is (sth) 某人是(某身分)时: As a child she was sent to six different schools. 她儿时前后上过六所学校.

 > as adv
as...as (used before advs and adjsin order to make a comparison
用于副词和形容词之前, 以构成比较句型) (a) (with the second as a prep 第二个as用作介词) to the same extent...; equally...as 达到与...相同的程度; ...等同: as tall as his father 和他父亲一样高 * This dress is twice as expensive as that. 这件连衣裙比那件贵一倍. * He doesn't play half as well as his sister. 他演奏的水平不及他姐姐的一半. * I haven't known him as long as you. 我没有你认识他的时间长. * As likely as not(ie Very probably), it will rain. 很有可能要下雨. (b) (with the second as a conj 第二个as用作连词) to the same extent...as; equally...as ...一样达到某种程度; ...等同: He looks as ill as he sounded on the phone. 他的样子和他在电话中说话的声音反映的病情是一样的. * His eyes aren't quite as blue as they look in the film. 他的眼睛不像在电影里见到的那么蓝. * Run as fast as you can. 你能跑多快就跑多快. * He recited as much of the poem as he could remember. 他把诗中记得住的都背诵出来了. * She's as good an actress as she is a singer. 她当演员和当歌手都一样出色.
not differently from; like
...无不同; ; : As before he remained unmoved. 他和以往一样无动于衷. * The `h' is silent as in `hour'. hour这个字中, h不发音.
 as conj
during the time when; while
...期间; ...的时候: I watched her as she combed her hair. 她梳头的时候我一直看着她. * As he grew older he lost interest in everything except gardening. 他年纪越来越大, 除了喜欢园艺以外, 对一切都失去了兴趣.
(usu placed at the beginning of the sentence
通常置于句首) since; because 由于; 因为: As you weren't there I left a message. 因为你不在那里, 我留了个信儿. * As she's been ill perhaps she'll need some help. 她由于生病可能需要些帮助.
(used after an adj or adv to introduce a clause of concession
用于形容词或副词之后, 引导让步从句)although 尽管; 即使; 虽然: Young as I am, I already know what career I want to follow. 我虽然还小, 可是对要从事的职业已胸有成竹了. * Talented as he is, he is not yet ready to turn professional. 别看他有天分, 他还没把心用到专业上去. * Much as I like you, I couldn't live with you. 我尽管很喜欢你, 却不能和你在一起生活. * Try as he would/might, he couldn't open the door. 他试过多次了, 却仍打不开那门.
in the way in which
...方式: Do as I say and sit down. 照我说的, 坐下. * Leave the table as it is, ie Do not disturb the things on it. 那桌子就那样吧(不要动上面的东西). * Why didn't you catch the last bus as I told you to? 你怎么不听我的话赶乘末班公共汽车呢?
a fact which
...之事实: Cyprus, as you know, is an island in the Mediterranean. 如你所知, 塞浦路斯是地中海的岛国. * The Beatles, as many of you are old enough to remember, came from Liverpool. 你们这样年纪的人大多还记得披头士乐队吧, 他们都是利物浦人.
(usu followed by be or do + subject
通常后接bedo +主语) and so too 也一样: She's unusually tall, as are both her parents. 她特别高, 她父母也都那么高. * He's a doctor, as was his wife before she had children. 他是医生, 他妻子生儿育女之前也当过医生. =>Usage 见所附用法.
(idm
习语) as against sth in contrast with sth ...对照; ...相比: She gets Saturdays off in her new job as against working alternate weekends in her last one. 她新找的这份工作星期六放假, 而原来的那份工作周末是隔周放假. * We had twelve hours of sunshine yesterday, as against a forecast of continuous rain. 昨日有十二小时的晴天, 预报却说仍有雨. ,as and `when (a) (referring to an uncertain future event or action 指将来的某一未定的事或行动) when 到时候: We'll decide on our team as and when we qualify for the competition. 我们来决定自己的队到什么时候才有资格参加比赛. Cf 参看 if and when (if). (b) (infml ) when possible; eventually 可能时; 终于; 最终: I'll tell you more as and when, ie as soon as I can. 有可能时我再多跟你说. as for sb/sth with regard to sb/sth 至于某人[某事物]: As for the hotel, it was very uncomfortable and miles from the sea. 至于旅馆呢, 非常不舒服, 而且离海边有好几里地. * As for you, you ought to be ashamed of yourself. 至于你, 你应该感到惭愧. as from; esp US as of (indicating the time or date from which sth starts 指某事物开始的时间或日期): As fromnext Monday you can use my office. 从下星期一起, 你可以使用我的办公室. * We shall have a new address as of 12 May. 我们自512日起将用新地址. as if; as though with the appearance of; apparently 好像; 似乎; 彷佛: He behaved as if nothing had happened. 他装作若无其事的样子. * As if unsure of where she was, she hesitated and looked round. 她彷佛茫然不知身在何处, 犹犹豫豫向四周打量. * He rubbed his eyes and yawned as though waking up after a long sleep. 他又揉眼睛又打哈欠, 好像睡了一大觉刚醒似的. ,as it `istaking present circumstances into account; as things are 照现状看; 看样子: We were hoping to have a holiday next week as it is, we may not be able to get away. 我们原来盼望着下星期放假--看样子走不了了. * I thought I might be transferred but as it is I shall have to look for a new job. 我以为我可能调动工作, 照目前情况看我得另找工作了. ,as it `were (used to comment on the speaker's own choice of words, which may give only an approximate meaning 用以评断自己用词是否恰当, 指词义接近而已): She seemed very relaxed in her natural setting as it were. 似乎十分悠然自得--可以说是有自己随遇而安的天地. * He'd been watching the water rising for two hours preparing to meet his destiny, as it were before help arrived. 他在获救前的两小时中, 一直眼看着水在上涨--可谓准备听天由命了. as to sth; as regards sth with regard to sth; regarding sth 至于某事物; 提到某事物: As to correcting our homework, the teacher always makes us do it ourselves. 谈到批改我们的作业, 老师总是让我们自己改. * There are no special rules as regards what clothes you should wear. 至于应该穿什么衣服, 并没有硬性规定. as yet => yet. ,as you `were (used as an order to soldiers, etc to return to their previous positions, activities, etc 用作口令, 意为恢复到原来的位置、姿势、活动等).

 NOTE ON USAGE
用法: 1 When referring to the similarity between people, things and actions, both as and like are used 在谈到人、事物或动作彼此有相同点或共同点时, 使用aslike均可. Like is a preposition and is used before nouns and pronouns *like介词, 用于名词和代词之前: Like me, she enjoys all kinds of music. 她和我一样, 各种音乐都喜爱. As is a conjunction and is used before a clause *as是连词, 用于分句之前: She enjoys all kinds of music, as I do. 她各种音乐都喜爱, 和我一样. In informal speech likeis frequently used as a conjunction, replacing both as and as if 在口语中, like往往用作连词, 当作asas if使用: Nobody understands him like/as I do. 没有人能像我这样理解他. * It looks like/as if he won't arrive in time. 看来他好像不能按时到达了. 2 Compare the use of as and like indicating occupations or functions 试比较aslike用于职业或作用方面的用法: She worked as a teacher (ie was a teacher) for many years. 她当了许多年的教师. Our doctor always talks to me like a teacher talking to a child, ie He is not a teacher but he has the manner of one. 给我们看病的医生对我说话总是像教师对小学生说话一样.

 

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