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million的用法

大家可能在本站的另外一个栏目看到过a million and a half,I bet,feel a thing里a million and a half的解释,本文要介绍一下million的用法

例:I could eat about a million and a half of these. (阿甘在第一段话谈及巧克力时说到的)
我能吃下去无数块巧克力。

Million 在美国人的日常用语中经常见到,用夸张的语气表示数量的不胜枚举。例如本句中,阿甘形容自己可以吃下“一百五十万块巧克力”,意即百吃不厌。

1. 阿甘在形容自己是多年来第一批访问中国的美国人时,是这样讲的:
I was the first American to visit the land of China in like a million years or something like that.
我是几百万年来第一批访问中国的美国人。

2. 当一个美国人在形容自己即将到来的婚礼是多么兴师动众时,他可以这样表述:
It’s like a million people flying in around the world.
似乎有几百万人从世界各地飞来参加我们的婚礼。

3. 类似的表达方法还有“thousand”,“hundred”,甚至“twenty”。
1) Our house had been in Mama’s family since her grandpa’s grandpa’s grandpa had come across the ocean about a thousand years ago.
自打一千年前妈妈的爷爷的爷爷的爷爷祖父漂洋过海来到这里,这座房子就属于妈妈的家族。
2) I’ve told you a hundred times that today I’ll come back late.
我给你讲过无数次了,今天我会晚些回来。

 

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