迷你对话学地道口语第2075期:大意是说
日期:2020-07-31 07:51

(单词翻译:单击)

情景对话:

A: What does Pro. brown say in his lecture?

布朗教授在讲座里说什么了?

B: He speaks to the effect that the same symbol carries different implication or association in different cultures.

他的大意是,同样的一个象征符号在不同的文化背景中有着不同的含义,可引起不同的联想。

A: Can you give me an example?

能否举个例子?

B: Ox in chinese is the symbol of diligence, honesty and responsibility as well as selfless contribution. But in japanese, it's of backwardness and inefficiency.

在中国文化中,牛是勤劳、诚实、有责任感和无私奉献的象征;而在日本文化中,却是落后和无能的代表。

A: It's very interesting.

真有趣。

一, 词海拾贝

to the effect that….

e.g. He made a declaration to the effect that he would soon resign.

他发表一项声明,大意是他将很快辞职。

e.g. I said a few words to the effect that all he had told us was already well known.

我说了几句话,大意是他所告诉我们的一切早已为人熟知。

e.g. She grumbled something to the effect that Madame ought to have come to a decision.

她咕噜了几句话,意思大概是说太太早应该有所决定。

e.g. He left a note to the effect that he would not be returning.

他留下一张字条,大意是说他不回来了。

二, 语汇积累

1. in one’s lecture:在某人的演讲中,在某人的讲座中

e.g. The professor in his lecture went beyond the capacity of his audience.

这位教授的讲课超过了听众的接受能力。

e..g He noted the importance of the problem in his lecture .

他在演讲中着重提到这一问题的重要性。

3. give someone an example:给某人举个例子

e.g. You'd better give an example to support your view.

你最好举出一个例子来证明你的观点。

e.g. There's a lot in what you say but please give us an example.

你说得很有道理,但请举个例子说明一下。


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