Simon
Lv 4
Simon 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 9 年前

such much ...as 句型

Obedientlythe body levers itself out of bed wincing from twinges in thearthriticthumbsand the left knee, mildly nauseated by the pylorus in a state ofspasm andshamblesnaked into the bathroom, where its bladder is emptied and it isweighed: still abitover 150 pounds, in spite of all that toiling at the gym! Then to themirror.Whatit sees there isn't so much a face as the expression of apredicament.是single man 小說

粉紅色的部份到底是什麼意思?? 要怎麼翻譯才好?

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  • Kevin
    Lv 7
    9 年前
    最佳解答

    雖然無極大師的說法也通, 但是版主問的是一個特定句型, 表達的並不是這樣的含意.

    What it sees there isn't so much a face as the expression of a predicament.

    它所看到的, 與其說是一張臉, 倒不如說是一付困窘的表情. [not so much A as B]: 本來的意思是[A的成份沒有B的成份多], 用中文的語法說就是:[其說是A, 倒不如說是B.]

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/much_1A與B可以是... 形容詞, 動詞, 片語, 甚至於是子句.

    She was not so much nervous as impatient for the journey to be over.

    Most of our diversions do not so much delay death as accustom us to it. 所以並不是[so + adj. + n.]/[such + adj. + n.]的用法.

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  • 9 年前

    Then to the mirror. What it sees there isn't so much a face as the

    expression of a predicament.

    然後到了鏡子前, 在那兒它所見到的, 比一張帶著困窘表情的臉差不了多少.

    it = body(身體擬人化)

    so與such片語寫法:

    so Adj.a N.

    = such a Adj. N.

    用於比較時:

    isn't so much a face as xxx

    = is a face no more than xxx

    參考資料: *Infinito - 無極*
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