「解釋、說明、闡明…想法」的英文怎麼表達?14個與explain相關的英文語句!

解釋 說明 闡明 英文

explain 有「解釋、說明、闡明」的中文意思,但要怎麼用英文溝通,才能清楚地闡明、解釋你的想法或是敘述一個完整的過程呢?

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第一部分:如何解釋一個過程。例如昨晚的行程,你都做了哪些事?

1To start off with 一開始、首先

例:To start off with, try to have dinner between 6 and 7pm.

首先,試著在晚上6點到7點之間吃晚餐。

2First, Second, Third, Forth, Fifth 第一、第二、第三

例:First, take a bath directly after dinner. Second, brush his teeth. Third, go into the bedroom right after.

首先,晚餐後直接洗個澡。第二,刷牙。第三,之後馬上進入臥室。

3Next 下一個

例:Next, he’ll probably want to play with his stuffed animals in his room with you.

接下來,他可能會想和你一起在他的房間裡玩布絨動物玩具。

4Then 然後

例:Then, ask him if he wants you to read a book or to tell his a story.

然後,問他是否想要你讀書或講一個故事。

5Once you’ve done/finished that 一旦完成

例:Once you’ve done that, turn off the light, sit beside his bed, and tell him about his day.

完成後,關閉燈,坐在他的床邊,並告訴他關於他今天的一天。

6Lastly/Finally 最後

例:Lastly, leave the room and tell his that you’ll come back in to tell him goodnight.

最後,離開房間,告訴他你會回來跟他說晚安。

7In the end 最後、終於

例:In the end, he’ll usually fall asleep immediately and then wake up around 8am in the morning.

最後,他通常會立刻睡著,然後在早上8點左右醒來。

 

第二部分:如何清楚地解釋、闡明你的意思或想法?

當你約會快遲到時,可以這樣說:

1What I mean is 我的意思是

例:What I mean is, I’m going to be 30 minutes late.

我的意思是,我會遲到30分鐘。

2What I meant was 我的意思是(過去式)

例:What I meant was, I’m going to be 30 minutes late. Traffic is awful.

我的意思是,我會遲到30分鐘。交通很糟糕。

3Oh, I meant 我的意思是(過去式)

例:Oh, I meant that I was going to be 30 minutes late. Traffic is awful.

我的意思是,我會遲到30分鐘。交通很可怕。

當你朋友問到你的工作好嗎?或是老闆、同事如何時,可以這樣說:

1Let me put it this way 這樣說吧、老實說

例:Let me put it this way, I probably should have stayed at my old job.

我這樣說吧,我可能應該留在以前的工作上。

2The thing is 重點是

例:The thing is, I miss my old coworkers.

重點是,我想念我的老同事。

3Well, you see 好吧,你看

例:Well, you see, the boss is nice, but I’m not a fan of the commute. 好吧,你看,老闆很好,但我不是通勤愛好者。

4In other words 換句話說

例:In other words, I guess no job is perfect.

換句話說,我猜沒有一項工作是完美的。

 

當你和朋友聊起昨晚的聚會情況時:

例1Let me put it this way, we just didn’t have a good connection..

我這樣說吧,我們之間沒有很好的聯繫。

例2The thing is, we just didn’t have a good connection..

重點是,我們之間沒有很好的聯繫。

例3Well, you see, we just didn’t have a good connection..

好吧,你看,我們之間沒有很好的聯繫。

例4In other words, we just didn’t have a good connection.

換句話說,我們之間沒有很好的聯繫。

例5In other words, I think he’s the one!

換句話說,我想他就是那個人!

 

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