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Dash

Verb or Noun 動詞或名詞

Dash 在標點符號中被稱為破折號( – ),  與Hyphen 的分别在於Dash 用在分隔整句而hyphen 用於分隔兩字。

在一篇CNN 廣播電台中報導關於阿根廷把利率調升至4O%,說到:

……nervous investors made a quick dash out of developing markets.

神經緊張的投資者趕快衝離這個發展中市場。

Dash 在這裡,無論用作動詞或名詞,都是衝出,直奔的意思。例如:

Sorry I need to dash now, I have to get home by ten. 不好意思,我必须現在趕快走了,我需要在十点前返到家門。

Dash 用作動詞也有猛撞,撞擊的意思,例如:

The tidal wave dashed the boat against the cliff.

潮汐把那小船猛撞往懸崖去。

Dash 在日常用語中,又可解作一小量。例如:

A : How would you like your tea? Milk? Sugar?

B : just a dash of sugar, please.

B 的回答是只要少許糖便可以了。

Oh dash! I keep writing on this. My wife is yelling.

真糟糕!我在不停寫作此稿,我的太太在大聲叫我呢。Dash 也會作語氣的展示呢。

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