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Doldrums

發佈時間: 2021/06/18

雖然很多市民已經習慣在新常態下生活,香港疫情亦見穩定,但是不少行業仍然消沉(in the doldrums)。從業員或要轉型,才可捱過這難關。

名詞doldrums可以解「停滯、不順利、沒有進展」,常用於描述行業、公司、活動等。例句︰The economic doldrums may continue into next year.(經濟低迷可能會持續到明年。)Many people in the tourism industry have changed their jobs during the economic doldrums.(許多從事旅遊的人在經濟低迷期間轉了工。)常用句式in the doldrums,例如,His career has been in the doldrums for many years.(他的事業已經處於低迷多年。)

Doldrums也可以解「消沉、心灰意冷的、無精打采的」。例如,He has been in the doldrums ever since his wife died.(自從妻子去世後,他一直處於情緒消沉。)Let us help you. We don't want you to remain in the doldrums.(讓我們幫助你吧,我們不希望你繼續心灰意冷。)

留意,doldrums一字本身是-s字尾,我們不會用doldrum。

(本欄逢周三、五刊登)

撰文: Ally Dean's List級英文老師
欄名: WordDiscovery