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

有關要加THE不加THE的問題

夜市在超級市場的對面

翻成英文 夜市前面要加the嗎 ?

Update:

翻譯是The night is across from the movie theater嗎 ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    單數可數名詞 night market 和 movie theater 前面都要加冠詞 a/an 或the

    a/an 是不定冠詞,不指定任何一個 night market 或 movie theater, 不可能隨便一個夜市都在超市對面,

    所以在此不適用

    the 是定冠詞, 指特定的那一個夜市和超市, 當你說這句話時, 雙方一定明白所指的那個超市或夜市,

    所以應該加 the

    The nigh market is across from the movie theater.

    當然如 Jane 所說, 如果加上了特定的夜市名稱,如士林夜市, 就不用加the.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    看看下面例句:

    如果說話者對聽者這麼說

    There is a night market across from the movie theater.

    這代表聽者可能不知道有一個夜市在[聽者知道的那一個]電影院對面所以用a night market.至於movie theater前會加the是因聽者知道指的是那一個movie theater.

    基本上,個人覺得Louis 大大已指出精髓所在,若再加上積極才會快樂大大之:

    I live near A night market. THE night market is across from a store.

    2010-06-26 19:09:46 補充:

    你應該是會先用不定冠詞提到這個夜市,等第二次提到的時候,才用the來指定它就是你先前提到的那個夜市。

    就已對板主所提問題做出需要掌握的大方向了.

    最後我們再來參考原文文法書是如何為這個問題做簡短的評論[細節部份你可參考Practical English Usage 作者Michael Swan]:

    It is sometimes difficult to know whether or not to use THE. For example, we use no article to GENERALISE with uncountable and plural words;

    2010-06-26 19:10:45 補充:

    but we use THE to show that the listener/reader KNOWS WHICH people or things we are talking about. Sometimes both these meanings come together, and it is difficult to know which form is correct. The grammatical distinctions in this area are not very clear;

    2010-06-26 19:10:57 補充:

    often the same idea can be expressed both with THE and no article.

  • Louis
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    night market和movie theater都是普通名詞,所以應該加上冠詞a或the

    在說的人和聽眾都知道這兩個地方是指什麼地方(或兩者均屬本地唯一的所在)時,則應加上定冠詞the,即你我所知道的那一間超市在你我所知道的那一間戲院前面.the的意思等於於是that one (但a = any one)

    即 The night makret is across from the movie theater.

  • Jane
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    完整的翻應該是

    The night market is across from the movie theater.

    其中Night market前一般應該會加the,除非是你明確的寫xx夜市整個名子,那麼就不需要加the,直接寫

    ex. Shi-lin night market is across from the movie theater.

    希望有幫助

    Source(s): me
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  • 1 decade ago

    大問哉!

    這完全要看你的上下文,光看這單獨一句是無法確認的。The是一個語意的問題,不是文法的問題。

    還有要看你怎麼講這個句子。我舉例,你試著體會一下唷!

    I live near A night market. THE night market is across from a store.

    你應該是會先用不定冠詞提到這個夜市,等第二次提到的時候,才用the來指定它就是你先前提到的那個夜市。

    再看以下這個例子,原則都是一樣的。

    A night market is across from the store. The night market is very big....

    There is A night market across from the store...

    Have you been to 某某 night market? THE night market is across from...

    了解了嗎?一定要先提到它,之後才能用the唷!

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