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词汇积累 | 天气好心情就好~

• 2021 年 05 月 20 日 • 翻译·译事随笔

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balmy

adj.(天气)温暖舒适的,温和宜人的[/scode]

音标:/'bɑːmɪ/

英英释义:

Balmy weather is fairly warm and pleasant.

例句:

①It's a balmy evening,the golden time for lovers.

这是一个暖和的夜晚,是恋人们的黄金时光。

②The balmy evening was suddenly piercingly, bitingly cold.

刚才温和宜人的夜晚突然变得寒冷刺骨。

《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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这里再补充一个易混的单词:barmy adj.有点疯的;傻头傻脑的;愚蠢的 【If you say that someone or something is barmy, you mean that they are slightly crazy or very foolish.】

举个栗子:

a barmy idea.

一个近乎疯狂的想法

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prim and proper

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英英释义:

very careful about your behaviour and appearance, and easily shocked by what other people do or say.

例句:

①You can't tell her that joke—she's much too prim and proper .

你可别跟她讲那个笑话,她这个人古板正经得要命。

②We tend to imagine that the Victorians were very prim and proper .

我们往往认为维多利亚时代的人非常古板、循规蹈矩。

《大西洋月刊》一篇题为 The last of the nice negro girls 也出现了这个表达:

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大家注意,这里的‘prim’和“proper”其实是同义词,“prim ”本身表示“极拘谨的;一本正经的;古板的 ”【If you describe someone as prim, you disapprove of them because they behave too correctly and are too easily shocked by anything rude.】

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