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词汇积累 | breezy & a slew of

• June 18, 2021 • 翻译·译事随笔

breezy

英英释义:

①If you describe someone as breezy, you mean that they behave in a casual, cheerful, and confident manner.【adj.随意的;乐天的;自信的】

②If you describe something as breezy, especially music or clothing, you mean that it is bright, lively, and cheerful.【adj.明快的;生动的;活泼的】

③When the weather is breezy, there is a fairly strong but pleasant wind blowing.【adj.(天气)有微风的】

例句:

①Mona tried to sound breezy.

莫娜竭力使自己的声音听上去轻松随意。

②This album is bright, breezy and playful.

这张专辑音乐轻松明快,趣味十足。

③The day was breezy and warm.

这一天微风习习,暖洋洋的。

Matt Haig的新书 The Midnight Library 也出现了这个表达:

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a slew of

大量的

英英释义:

A slew of things is a large number of them.

例句:

①There have been a whole slew of shooting incidents.

发生过大量枪击案。

②They dealt with a slew of other issues.

他们处理了大量的其他问题。

《经济学人》一篇题为 Wildlife wars 的文章也出现了这个表达:

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拓展:

“slew”这个词大家可能比较陌生,它作为动词 表示:(使)(车辆失控)滑行,(使)侧滑 【If a vehicle slews or is slewed across a road, it slides across it.】

举个栗子:

The bus slewed sideways.

公共汽车滑到了一边。

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