請問最近在研究的一段英文

各位大大

我最近看到一段英文如下所示

While these are generally accepted concepts of graphology, no single characteristic in writing is significant by itself.

You have to look at handwriting in context.

While在此處的功用為何?

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While these are generally accepted concepts of graphology, no single characteristic in writing is significant by itself.這一句中的反身代名詞itself是代表甚麼?

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  • 9 年前
    最佳解答

    "while" is used as a conjunction, it means "雖然, 儘管". Since the questioned sentence is a little hard to understand. Let me give you some other sentences and try to give you the feeling about the function of "while"

    While I like the color of the car, but I don't like its style.

    While US is greatly weakened by the recession, she is still strongest country

    in the world.

    From the above simpler and easier to understand example sentences. We can tell in these cases, the function of "while" is to bring up the general idea of a subject that follows after "while", then follows with another sentence that will state a difference or exception from that general idea led by the "while". Therefore, the posted sentence can be translated as:

    雖然這些是被普遍接受的筆跡學概念,但是單一書寫的文字筆跡本身是不具有重要意義。

    That is to say, although the the concepts of graphology is generally accepted, but one cannot draw any significant meaning by ONE single written character.

    2012-02-20 00:07:44 補充:

    Master Bravo!, Have not seen you for a while!

    Your Chinese explanation is even clearer!

    2012-03-02 23:08:55 補充:

    "by itself" means "單獨地". Hence "itself" means "它本身" it represents " single characteristic "

    參考資料: self
  • 9 年前

    Tell me about it! Even energy and medicine are both bad sciences. You may cure one disease or 2, but all men will find a way to die. What are the diff between 1 generation for 100 year and 10 generations at 10 years each?

    2012-02-26 13:47:23 補充:

    Why do we human, nowadays, need to achieve at a 100x faster pace than the 2000 generations before us combined?

  • bravo
    Lv 5
    9 年前

    While 是時間用字,用為起頭,代表大多數的情形,在後面才講例外。

    看這句中文:

    「大多數的時候,是這個樣子,但有些時候不是這樣。」

    出現「時候」,「時候」二字是時間用語,其妙用和 while 異曲同工。

    「雖然、儘管」也和時間有關,更明白的說,是和情形有關。情形與時間難以脫勾。

    2012-02-21 12:52:43 補充:

    最近我在看delphi。仔細想想,這個年代,除了energy和medicine之外,還有什麼值得研究的?商業—當人們沒有新需要,或是人口數沒有劇烈改變,比如多5%—這個世界對於年過奮青之後,就沒什麼新鮮感了。如果人口數少了,那反而可怕,少了這些交易,代表進帳會少,萬一物價又增,唉!無言。國家人口老化,消費會變,原來賺得到的會變賺不到,做得動的會變做不動。可怕的無形力量。先少花一點。

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