阿博 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 7 年前

在biz雜誌看到的句子

(1) Which part of town are you looking at?

她翻成你想要找市區哪個區域呢?

為何不用looking for 而用 looking at?

(2) There has been a drop in DVD rentals as people increasingly download movies.

這裡的as 是當when 來使用嗎?

因為dvd的租金下降所以人們增加下載電影的數量這樣翻嗎?

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(3) After weeks of looking for a venue for the wedding reception, we have finally found one that fits the bill.

這句的主詞動詞在哪裡還是省略了.

2 個已更新項目:

(4) And the lease is for two years, right? What am I looking at in terms of a deposit?

這裡的in terms of 是甚麼意思

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  • 羅莉
    Lv 7
    7 年前
    最佳解答

    (1) Which part of town are you looking at?

    她翻成你想要找市區哪個區域呢?

    為何不用looking for 而用 looking at?

    因為他是在市街地圖上找那個區域, 所以用looking at.

    如果是在街上問這個問題, 才是用looking for.

    這是語感, 片語要避免死記, 試著體會說話的情境.

    (2) There has been a drop in DVD rentals as people increasingly download movies.

    這裡的as 是當when 來使用嗎?

    因為dvd的租金下降所以人們增加下載電影的數量這樣翻嗎?

    as改用when是可以的, 意思一樣;

    本句的as也可以理解為「因為」或「既然」, 改用because或since也都可以.

    您的翻譯因果倒置, 本句的意思是:

    當人們與日俱增的下載電影時, DVD租片已益發冷清了.

    rentals是租金也是租用, 在本句的意思傾向後者.

    (3) After weeks of looking for a venue for the wedding reception, we have finally found one that fits the bill.

    這句的主詞動詞在哪裡還是省略了.

    逗號以前是時間副詞子句,

    主詞是we, 動詞是have found, 受詞是one,

    後面是修飾one的關係子句(形容詞子句)

    句子結構完整, 沒有任何省略.

    (4) And the lease is for two years, right? What am I looking at in terms of a deposit?

    這裡的in terms of 是甚麼意思

    in terms of = about 有關;關於

    2013-10-08 22:08:00 補充:

    其實中文也是一樣, 例如通常你在買房地產之時, 朋友會問你:

    1) 你在看哪個區域(的房子)?

    2) 你在找哪個區域(的房子)?

    這兩句意思是一樣的, 前者為look at, 後者為look for

    但意思都是「找尋」, 這就是我上面所說的語感, 中英文皆然.

    參考資料: 羅莉 + 英文文法
  • 7 年前

    Which part 在修辭學上美式用 Which area 比較適切

    Michael Chen

  • 7 年前

    (1) Which part of town are you looking at?

    贊同Louis 大師的解釋

    通常在買房/租房 的時候 仲介 都會問

    "what areas are you looking AT?"

    What price range are you looking AT?

  • Louis
    Lv 7
    7 年前

    (1) Which part of town are you looking at?

    她翻成你想要找市區哪個區域呢?

    為何不用looking for 而用 looking at?

    looking for才是尋找

    looking at是看著

    所以應翻成:你現在所看的是這城鎮的那一區?

    (2) There has been a drop in DVD rentals as people increasingly download movies.

    這裡的as 是當when 來使用嗎?

    因為dvd的租金下降所以人們增加下載電影的數量這樣翻嗎?

    這裡的as=because,提供的是原因,不是時間點。不能換成when來解釋。

    因為越來越多人改從網路下載影片,所以DVD的零售數量減少了。

    (3) After weeks of looking for a venue for the wedding reception, we have finally found one that fits the bill.

    這句的主詞動詞在哪裡還是省略了.

    after ...reception是介系詞片語,用來修飾主句的述部。

    這是一個complex sentence(main clause + adjectve clause)

    主詞是we

    動詞是have ... found

    形容詞子句:that fits the bill用來修飾先行詞one(=venue)。

    venue = the place where an activity or even happens (4) And the lease is for two years, right? What am I looking at in terms of a deposit?

    這裡的in terms of 是甚麼意思

    The savings, both in terms of time and money, could be considerable.

    in terms of xxx = 在xxx這個條件上

    What am I looking at in terms of a deposit?這句的語意有問題,看不出這人為何要[問自己]?抄錯題目了嗎? 好像不該是連著兩個問句吧?前一問句的yes/no還沒得到回答,就自己問自己起來,好像不符邏輯?

    2013-10-08 13:55:41 補充:

    (1) Which part of town are you looking at?

    這句的使用背景可能是問話的人懷疑看本鎮地圖的那個人看錯區域了,找不到想去的地方,所以才問他正在看的是那區。

    2013-10-08 13:57:20 補充:

    更正:所以DVD的零售數量減少了>所以DVD出租量減少了。

    2013-10-09 07:30:16 補充:

    What is whispered is heard all over town.

    Where you go is not my concern.

    Whoever gossips to you will gossip of you.

    Whoever is not for us is against us.

    名詞子句當主詞時,後面應接述部成敘述句,而非問句.

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  • 7 年前

    look at = 看, look for = 尋找

    a drop in DVD rentals = DVD出租下降

    主詞動詞在哪裡 ==>主詞 = we, 動詞 = have found

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