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Blackout

發佈時間: 2022/06/24

元朗電纜橋起火爆炸,導致元朗、天水圍及屯門大停電,嚴重影響民生--食材報銷、停學停課、高溫難眠,甚至流落街頭。

「停電」英文可以怎樣說呢?

停電時,晚上漆黑一片,「停電」英文可以用blackout來形容,非常形象。例句︰The power cable fire caused blackouts across Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai and Tuen Mun.(電纜火災導致元朗、天水圍和屯門大停電。)We had a blackout of at least 10 hours.(我們至少停電了10小時。)

「停電」比較口語化的說法,則可以用The power is out/off. The power went out. There's no power supply.

工程人員全力搶修,於翌日恢復電力供應予大部分用戶。「恢復電力」可以說︰The power is back on. The power has returned. The power is restored等。

以下舉例如何運用上面的句子︰Last night, the power suddenly went out halfway through the film.(昨晚電影放映中途突然停電。)Luckily, it's back on real quick.(好彩很快就恢復電力了。)

(本欄逢周三、五刊登)

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