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中式英语口语错误之鉴56:特点mp3

中式英语口语错误之鉴

56. 特点

[误] This is one of the main characters of Shakespeare\'s sonnets.

[正] This is one of the main characteristics of Sharkespeare\'s sonnets.

翻译:这是莎士比亚十四行诗的主要特点之一。

讲解:character 是表示某一事物的总体特征(the combination of qualities which make a thing different from others),而 characteristic 则表示事物的具体特征。由此说来,一个事物只有一个 character,但却可以有多个 characteristic。所以在上面的例句中,one of the main characters 是错误的,应该改成 one of the main characteristics。又如:A person\'s character is always formed in his early years(一个人的性格通常在小时候养成);Carelessness is one of his characteristics(粗心是他的一个特点)。

更多口语例句:

The struggle fetched out his true character.
这场斗争揭示出了他的真实品质。



 

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