About English

语言的理解很重要。英语我一直以为很容易的一种语言,不想也有不解的事情发生。以下文字出自Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary(推荐),仅举三例以说明(部分引用编辑):

which (ADDS INFORMATION)
pronoun
used to add extra information to a previous clause, in writing usually after a comma:
Examples: That bar on Milton Street, which by the way is very nice, is owned by Trevor’s brother.
She says it’s Charlotte’s fault, which is rubbish, and that she blames her.
Anyway, that evening, which I’ll tell you more about later, I ended up staying at Rachel’s place.
It’s the third in a sequence of three books, the first of which I really enjoyed.
He showed me round the town, which was very kind of him.
注意断句,要清楚这个which指的是什么。

learn
verb learned or UK ALSO learnt, learned or UK ALSO learnt
1 [I or T] to get knowledge or skill in a new subject or activity:
They learn Russian at school.
"Can you drive?" "I’m learning."
I’ve learned a lot about computers since I started work here.
[+ to infinitive] I’m learning to play the piano.
[+ question word + to infinitive] First you’ll learn (how) to use this machine.

3 [I or T] to start to understand that you must change the way you behave:
She’ll have to learn that she can’t have everything she wants.
She soon learnt not to contradict him.
He’s not afraid to learn from his mistakes.
没有居高临下老师教导学生的意思。

get back to sb phrasal verb
to talk to someone again, usually on the telephone, in order to give them some information or because you were not able to speak to them before:
I’ll get back to you later with those figures.
显然不是回到某人身边的意思。

学习一门语言自然要多翻字典,这个可比某些所谓“英语很好”的人来得更可靠些。更不敢臆断随便出主意,包括我也是要看看字典再回应/写作的。交流基于语言,如果语言理解不畅,后果将会严重。

总之,理解万岁!

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4 Responses to About English

  1. TAO says:

    phd就是有钻研精神啊。

  2. Chao says:

    这也是有感而发…

  3. Chao says:

    PS. 说起理解万岁,这个说容易也容易,说难也难。基本上是要“求同存异”的,“妥协”也是不可避免的。

  4. Zhenhua says:

    做学问的人就是不一样,每时每刻都在研究新课题啊.

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