Harold
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Harold asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

單字” in”在這個句子中是代表什麼意思?

前言:

英國名歌手Katie Melua 最近為紅十字會發表了一首單曲以便募款,而這首單曲更登上了排行榜第一,之後Katie把心得貼在她的網站上。

問題來了,她這篇心得中出現了以下句子:

I thought that because charity records don't seem as fashionable as they used to be, which is awful as raising money for a certain charity shouldn't be about whether it's "in" or not!

而我的翻譯是:

我想那是因為過去的慈善記錄都未那麼時尚過…

問題來了,之後的句子我不知道該如何翻譯,尤其是單字 in 在這個句子中到底代表什麼意思?

懇請英文高手解惑,萬分感謝!!

原文出處:

http://www.katiemelua.com/blogs.html

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  • 1 decade ago
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    ***In the definition of dictionary, in can mean " popular or fashionable."

    Informal usage: currently smart, popular, fashionable, etc. ex: an in place to go

    Therefore, in this sentence, the singer is talking about the difficulty of fund rasing for charity, and people are concerned about

    whether to donate money for a certain charity just because they are popular( fashionable) or not.

    @ People shouldn't choose where to donate money for certain charity for fame, they should donate money just because

    it's the right thing to do.

    Source(s): Grace TA's contributions
  • 1 decade ago

    他在這裡應該是指流行的意思

    就口語化芭

    向人家會說

    現在最IN的是什麼

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