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Hearty dinner

發佈時間: 2017/12/22

慶祝佳節最重要的一環莫過於「食」!冬至可以不用加班,跟家人吃一頓豐盛的晚餐(hearty dinner),簡單又幸福。

Hearty依字面看,只是在名詞heart後面加上字尾-y,變成形容詞hearty,應該與heart一字有關。無錯,hearty的其中一個意思,解「熱誠的」,感受或者意見深刻強烈。例如,They all nodded their heads in hearty agreement.(他們都點頭,表示衷心同意。)I would like to express my hearty congratulations on your company's thirtieth anniversary.(我謹向貴公司30周年表示衷心祝賀。)笑得開懷,也可以用hearty一字形容──a hearty laugh。

Hearty用於形容食物,則解「豐盛的」,佳餚令人滿心滿足。例句:Mum will prepare roasted meat, lobsters, scallops and even a chocolate cake tonight. I can't wait for the hearty dinner tonight.(媽媽今晚將準備烤肉、龍蝦、扇貝,甚至朱古力蛋糕。我很期待今晚豐盛的晚餐。)除了說a hearty dinner,簡單說a big dinner也可。例如,We had a big dinner to celebrate Peter's recent promotion.(我們吃了一頓豐盛的晚餐來慶祝彼得最近升職。)

(本欄逢周一、三、五刊登)

撰文: Ally 最漂亮英文專業老師
欄名: WordDiscovery