ambience

n.周围环境;气氛;格调

音标:

/'æmbɪəns/

英英释义:

The ambience of a place is the character and atmosphere that it seems to have.

例句:

①The overall ambience of the room is cosy.

房间整体的感觉是温暖舒适。

②Dining outdoors in the streets during the winter makes it difficult to enjoy the food and ambience .

冬天在街上露天用餐,很难享受食物和氛围。

《卫报》一篇题为 The joy of small things 的文章也出现了这个表达:

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拓展:

这里补充一个词汇:ambient,它有两个意思。

第一个意思是“(气温)周围的 ”;

第二个意思是“(声音、光线)四周的,环绕的 ”【Ambient sound or light is the sound or light which is all around you.】

举个栗子:

ambient sounds of children in the background.

背景里环绕着孩子们的声音


a kick in the teeth

令人极度失望的事;重大的挫折

英英释义:

If you describe an event as a kick in the teeth, you are emphasizing that it is very disappointing and upsetting.

例句:

We've been struggling for years and it's a real kick in the teeth to see a new band make it ahead of us.

我们奋斗了多年,看到一支新的乐队反而超越了我们,真让人大失所望。

电影《爱在午夜降临前》也出现了这个表达:

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关于“kick”,还有一个常见的短语:kick sb when sb is down 落井下石 【If you say that someone kicks you when you are down, you think they are behaving unfairly because they are attacking you when you are in a weak position.】

举个栗子:

In the end I just couldn't kick Jimmy when he was down .

最后我就是无法做到在吉米倒霉时落井下石。

这里再补充一个短语:for kicks 为了寻求刺激 【If you say that someone does something for kicks, you mean that they do it because they think it will be exciting.】

举个栗子:

They made a few small bets for kicks .

他们觉得好玩便小赌了几把。


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