emerald

音标:

/'em(ə)r(ə)ld/

英英释义:

①An emerald is a precious stone which is clear and bright green.【n.翡翠;绿宝石】

②Something that is emerald is bright green in colour.【n.翠绿色;翡翠色】

例句:

①Flaws in emeralds greatly reduce their value.

祖母绿上的瑕疵大大降低了其价值。

②Her bracelet was set with emeralds .

她的手镯上镶着绿宝石。

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

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这里再拓展一下,红宝石可以说“ruby” /'ruːbɪ/

蓝宝石可以说“sapphire” /'sæfaɪə/


speak for itself

不言而喻,不言自明

英文释义:

If something speaks for itself, it is clearly so good or effective that no additional argument about it is necessary.

例句:

His success as a lawyer speaks for itself .

《经济学人》一篇题为 To feed the world 的文章也出现了这个表达:

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