2008年2月22日 星期五

slyness, contemptuous, nonchalance, ubiquitous, exotic



索魯(Paul Theroux)為《異國風土明信片──遠土的召喚》(“Exotic Postcards:The Lure of Distant Lands,”2007)

Take-Two Interactive's nonchalance toward Electronic Arts's decision to scrap its $2 billion hostile takeover bid for the video game maker may be part of a high-stakes tactic, The New York Times wrote. Electronic Arts may also have something up its sleeve, the Deal Professor says.



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日本08年度財政預算大綱:關鍵詞為“能源”与“泛在”??

這則日經新聞的Tech-On 可以讓我們了解日本政府的戰略花費和現象
比較值得注意的是有翻譯一致問題--一是"泛用" 另一為"泛在"---

它們在教育部國語辭典查詢的結果如下:找不到符合的詞彙!


而日本採用英文音譯 因為 "泛用"一般不是 "ubiquitous"( That means something is everywhere if it is ubiquitous.)


u·biq·ui·tous (yū-bĭk'wĭ-təspronunciation
adj.

Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent: “plodded through the shadows fruitlessly like an ubiquitous spook” (Joseph Heller).
━━ a. (同時に)至る所にある, 遍在する.

contemptuous
(kən-tĕmp'chū-əs)

adj.

Manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful.

nonchalance

(nŏn'shə-läns')
n.
Casual lack of concern: The contemptuous nonchalance of her trailed hand irritated him (Elizabeth Bowen).

Meaning #1: the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern
Synonyms: unconcernindifference

trailed hand 手下垂
Matthew happily trailed his hand in the cold water.

exotic
adjective
unusual and often exciting because of coming (or seeming to come) from a distant, especially tropical country:
exotic flowers/food/designs

exotica 
plural noun
unusual objects, often ones that have come from a distant country:
Collectors of eighteenth century exotica are our main customers.

exoticism

noun [U]


sly 
adjective slyer, slyest
1 deceiving people in a clever way in order to get what you want:
He's a sly old devil - I wouldn't trust him with my money.

2 [before noun] seeming to know secrets:
"You'll find out eventually, " said Mary with a sly smile.

sly 
noun
on the sly If you do something on the sly, you do it secretly because you should not be doing it:
He drives his mother's car on the sly while she's at work.

slyly
adverb
She grinned slyly and refused to tell me where the money came from.

slyness
noun [U]

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
━━ a. (~er, ~est; slier, sliest) ずるい; 陰険な; ひそかな; ちゃめな, (目つきなど)いたずらっぽい.
on the sly ひそかに.
sly dog 隠れて楽しむ人.
sly・ly ━━ ad. ずるく; こっそりと.
sly・ness ━━ n.

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