公子哥 asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

睇左d英文書有d句子唔明..

And the old grey woman,who lives in sky,was busy plucking her geese.the migthy birds lay across her broad knees,and she pulled out the white feathers and scattered them on the earth below.

我係英文白痴..thz

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仲有呀,,

' pouf!Away they go!What a litter they make to be sure!'

我想問點解d句子咁怪ge??

係5係有分古英文同現代英文??呢d係5係古呢??

thz..

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    And the old grey woman,who lived in THE sky,was busy plucking her geese.The migthy birds lay across her broad knees,and she pulled out the white feathers and scattered them on the earth below.

    and那 個 住在天空,上了年紀灰白頭髮的婦人忙於拔鵝的毛.那隻強而有力的鳥躺在她闊闊的膝蓋附近

    the old woman pulled out(= plucked)拔 the mighty bird's white feathers and撒於

    the earth below下面.

    Note: I cannot type in Chinese. I had to copy and past every word from

    yahoo.dictionary for you. Hope you know what I mean.

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The following sentence is not old English.

    pouf!Away they go!What a litter they make to be sure!'

    我想問點解d句子咁怪ge??

    係5係有分古英文同現代英文??呢d係5係古呢??

    " Pouf!" 感歎詞 is an old French word which means " a fall, of imitative ".

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pouf

    away they go = they go away <-----------

    This kind of sentence structure is a bit poetic to me. Actually you may try to write something like this.

    - Off you go <------------ = You go off = You go la ( in Cantonese)

    - Together we fight.<---------- We fight together.

    What a litter they make <------------- means they make such a mess.混亂

    litter here means mess 雜亂

    What a litter they make to be sure it is obvious that

    they make ( made) such a mess.

    What a nice day it was ! ( past)<------------------What a XXXX

    What a beautiful girl she is ( present)!<------------------What a XXXX

    What a car he has( present)! <------------------------What a XXXXX

    What a xx<-------------------- To show surprise

    What a crazy man he is ! --------------感歎

    2009-01-26 19:48:12 補充:

    I had to copy and paste every word ***

    2009-01-26 19:50:32 補充:

    係5係有分古英文同現代英文??

    Ans: By all means ( sure)

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  • 1 decade ago

    接著一個心情不太好的老婦人,她住在天空,當她忙於拔鵝的毛時.那隻鳥飛過她的胳膊,和將她的鵝毛散亂到地面。

    ' pouf!Away they go!What a litter they make to be sure!'我估應該係古英文.因為pouf在現不是解作一個助語詞,而是解作:

    1. (十八世紀西方婦女流行的)高髮髻髮型

    2. 衣服打褶膨起的部分

    3. 厚座墊

    4. 【英】【俚】男性同性戀者

    所以 ,' pouf!Away they go!What a litter they make to be sure!'

    係古英文。

    ' pouf!Away they go!What a litter they make to be sure!'到最後我都5知點解。

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