amenity

n.生活福利设施;便利设施


音标:/ə'miːnɪtɪ/

英英释义:

Amenities are things such as shopping centres or sports facilities that are provided for people's convenience, enjoyment, or comfort.

例句:

①The hotel amenities include health clubs, conference facilities, and banqueting rooms.

饭店的便利设施包括健身俱乐部、会议设施和宴会厅。

②Most hotels have amenities , but in some hotels you have to pay extra for the amenities.

大部分旅馆都有设施,但在一些旅馆里你必须付额外的费用。

这个词其实也是一个日常高频表达,经常会在听力题中出现,并且这个词一般以复数形式呈现:

China Daily 一篇题为 Gamers give a much-needed boost to hoteliers nationwide 也出现了这个表达:
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peter out

逐渐结束;逐渐消亡


英英释义:

If something peters out, it gradually comes to an end.

例句:

①The six-month strike seemed to be petering out.

长达6个月的罢工好像正逐渐平息。

②The road petered out into a rutted track.

这条路渐渐变成一条满是车辙印的小径。

《金融时报》一篇题为 A race to vaccinate the developing world 也出现了这个表达:
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《金融时报》一篇题为 China's record purchase of corn a 'watershed moment 也出现了这个表达:
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看到这个词,我联想到一个和它意思很相近的短语:phase out 逐步淘汰;逐步放弃 【If something is phased out, people gradually stop using it.】

举个栗子:

They phased out my job in favor of a computer.

他们逐步用一台计算机淘汰了我的工作岗位


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